Nikon Coolpix S630 Review

Overall 44
Imaging 9
Features 17
Size 89
Price 100

Main Features

  • 12.0 MP 1/2.33" CCD sensor
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 2.7″ Fixed Type Screen
  • ViewFinder: No
  • 11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
  • Built-in Wireless: No
  • Dimensions: 58 x 97 x 26 mm
  • Weight: 140 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No

Nikon Coolpix S630 Summary

This review is devoted to Coolpix S630 that Nikon has first introduced to the public in Feb 03, 2009. This model is a Small Sensor Compact camera with a resolution of 12.0 MP and a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.

In Small Sensor Compact cameras (Top 10 Compact Cameras) this model has taken rank #174 out of 472. Its Overall Score has reached 44/100 and it takes a rank of #432 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Nikon Coolpix S630 Compared to other Compact Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Nikon Coolpix S630 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

  • Min Native Iso: 64
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Continuous Shooting: 11.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Weight: 175 g

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fixed Type
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Coverage: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Sensor Resolution: 12.0 MP
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Nikon Coolpix S630 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 S630. 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 S630

Nikon Coolpix S630 has the following external dimensions 58 x 58 x 26 mm (22.83 x 38.19 x 10.24″) with the weight of 140 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 S630, 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 S630 has about an average thickness compared to other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 26mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Nikon Coolpix S630 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 S630 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 S630 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Thickness

Nikon Coolpix S630 — 26 mm
Min: 10 mm
Average: 26 mm
Max: 60 mm

Weight

Nikon Coolpix S630 — 140 g
Min: 103 g
Average: 175 g
Max: 423 g

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix S630 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 S630 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 S630 Photo and Sensor Features

Nikon Coolpix S630 boasts of a resolution of 12.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.

The base of Nikon Coolpix S630 has the following ISO range 64 - 6400 .

Unfortunately, the support of the RAW file is not included in Nikon Coolpix S630. 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 S630 features a 12.0 MP 1/2.33" 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 S630 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 1/2.33" sensor featured in Nikon Coolpix S630 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Nikon Coolpix S630

LCD and ViewFinder

Nikon Coolpix S630 is equipped with a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 230k dots.

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

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Nikon Coolpix S630 are its 11.0 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 S630 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Nikon Coolpix S630, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 640 x 480 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Nikon Coolpix S630 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.

Nikon Coolpix S630 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

You can connect Coolpix S630 to compatible devices via USB 2.0 port.

How Good is Nikon Coolpix S630 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Nikon Coolpix S630’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Nikon Coolpix S630’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Coolpix S630 to the average Compact camera.

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

Nikon Coolpix S630 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S630 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 12. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S630 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:

  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
  • You might not like Nikon skintone

Nikon Coolpix S630 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S630 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 36. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S630 can be called a Intermediate model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small size (58 x 97 x 26 mm)
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • No Built-in View Finder
  • Small 1/2.33"(6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor

Nikon Coolpix S630 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S630 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 44. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S630 can be called a 44 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Fast Continuous Shooting (11.0 fps)
  • No View Finder

Disadvantages:

  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/2000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small size (58 x 97 x 26 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S630 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S630 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 27. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S630 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Small weight (140 g)
  • Small size (58 x 97 x 26 mm)
  • Built-in Flash
  • Live View
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
  • No Built-in View Finder

Nikon Coolpix S630 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix S630 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 30. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix S630 can be called a 30 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:

  • Live View

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (12 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • No RAW Support
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Nikon Coolpix S630 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix S630
Announced Feb 03, 2009
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 2.7″
Screen Resolution 230k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Resolution 0k dots
ViewFinder Coverage %
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 s
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority No
Aperture Priority No
Manual Exposure Mode No
Exposure Compensation No
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range
Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye reduction, Slow sync
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average No
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted Yes
Sensor
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Size 1/2.33"
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.72 mm2
Sensor Resolution 12.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 64
RAW Support No
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
AF Continuous No
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking No
AF Selective No
AF Center No
AF Multi Area No
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection No
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity No
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 140 g
Physical Dimensions 58 x 97 x 26 mm
Battery Life n/a
Battery Type n/a
Battery Model EN-L12
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC, Internal
Storage Slots 1

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