Nikon Coolpix S5200 Review

Overall 43
Imaging 7
Features 6
Size 91
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 125 - 3200
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • 3″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 1920 x 1080
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 98 x 58 x 22 mm
  • Weight: 146 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Nikon Coolpix S5200 Summary

This review is devoted to Coolpix S5200 that Nikon has first introduced to the public in Jan 29, 2013. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.16 x 4.62 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #227 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 43/100 and it takes a rank of #555 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Nikon Coolpix S5200 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Nikon Coolpix S5200 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

CONs

No CONs

Complete Comparison of Nikon Coolpix S5200 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Compact Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Nikon Coolpix S5200. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Compact cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200 has the following external dimensions 98 x 98 x 22 mm (38.58 x 22.83 x 8.66″) with the weight of 146 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Compact type cameras is 175g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Nikon Coolpix S5200, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Nikon Coolpix S5200 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 22mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Nikon Coolpix S5200 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Nikon Coolpix S5200 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Nikon Coolpix S5200 — 160 shots
Min: 140 shots
Average: 241 shots
Max: 470 shots

Thickness

Nikon Coolpix S5200 — 22 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Nikon Coolpix S5200 — 146 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix S5200 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix S5200 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Nikon Coolpix S5200 Photo and Sensor Features

Nikon Coolpix S5200 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.16 x 4.62 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Nikon Coolpix S5200 has the following ISO range 125 - 3200 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Nikon Coolpix S5200. However, if you are looking specifically for a Compact camera with a RAW file support, you should check out one of the following models from the same class and within similar price range .

Nikon Coolpix S5200 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Nikon Coolpix S5200 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Nikon Coolpix S5200 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Nikon Coolpix S5200

LCD and ViewFinder

Nikon Coolpix S5200 is equipped with a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 460k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in ViewFinder.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Nikon Coolpix S5200 are its fps max speed and 1/2000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Coolpix S5200 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Nikon Coolpix S5200, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files.

Nikon Coolpix S5200 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.

Nikon Coolpix S5200 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Nikon Coolpix S5200 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, Coolpix S5200 is equipped with USB 2.0 port. that make it possible to connect Coolpix S5200 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Nikon Coolpix S5200 provides a shooting life of 160, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 241 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Nikon Coolpix S5200 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Nikon Coolpix S5200 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Nikon Coolpix S5200’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Nikon Coolpix S5200’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Coolpix S5200 to the average Compact camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Nikon Coolpix S5200 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S5200 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 0. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S5200 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.16 x 4.62 mm) sensor
  • You might not like Nikon skintone
  • No Image Stabilization

Nikon Coolpix S5200 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S5200 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 13. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S5200 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (98 x 58 x 22 mm)
  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • No Image Stabilization
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.16 x 4.62 mm) sensor

Nikon Coolpix S5200 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S5200 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 33. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S5200 can be called a 33 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Small Number of CrossFocus Points (0)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)
  • Small battery life (160 shots)
  • Small size (98 x 58 x 22 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S5200 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S5200 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 29. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S5200 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (146 g)
  • Small size (98 x 58 x 22 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.16 x 4.62 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Nikon Coolpix S5200 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S5200 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 5. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S5200 can be called a 5 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.16 x 4.62 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (3200)

Nikon Coolpix S5200 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix S5200
Announced Jan 29, 2013
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus No
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range
Screen
Screen Type Fixed Type
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 460k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 4 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization No
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment No
Average No
Spot No
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.46 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 3,200
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 125
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single No
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View No
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection No
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Video Features
Video Resolutions 1920 x 1080
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats n/a
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI No
USB USB 2.0
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 146 g
Physical Dimensions 98 x 58 x 22 mm
Battery Life 160 shots
Battery Type 160 shots
Battery Model EN-EL19
Other Features
Self Timer No
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1

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