In this review of Nikon Coolpix S33 you’ll find out how a camera can be compact as well as professional. Actually when we hear the name of such famous brands like Nikon, we remember the most professional photography equipment but sometimes they surprise us by introducing a simple product (of course, simple is not enough for it, continue reading and you`ll see why) which unconsciously fall in love with. Sometimes compact cameras have more features than a professional camera. Nowadays big brands like Nikon release cameras which make you able to take the most beautiful photos in any situation or environment with little training and creativity, then enjoy those moments on photographs for a long time.
Photography has never been that much easy like these days before. Good lighting, nice subject, a small button to press- and done! It doesn’t matter where you are – at a party, on the beach or under water. You only need to take your camera in your hands, look at the view you want to capture and then with a small pressure on the button, the moment will be beautifully captured. Point-and-shoot cameras give you the easiest way for photography with amazing quality. Large and famous companies started to make point-and-shoot cameras because of their popularity, being easy to use and appropriate performance.
We’ll show you what benefits of these cameras are, how they work, in what situations we can use them, how we can get the best result with them and what rules we should follow to capture a beautiful picture. In addition, we’ll introduce a compact, but functional camera which carries one of the most prestigious names in photography world – Nikon!
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As a professional equipment manufacturer Nikon has not forget about home-based and amateur photographers and like its competitors, started to make simple and compact cameras with many features. Compact Nikon cameras` series is called Coolpix and is an important rival to other compact cameras like Canon IXUS series, easy to use cameras that have fans all around the world. Although size of these cameras is small, their performance is high and can perfectly cover the needs of almost everyone.
One of the advantages of Coolpix S33 is its price, compared to its great features. This series has been released in different models with small differences. According to users` budget and needs, there is a wide range of choices available in Coolpix family. All people in any age range can get the best out of photography with this camera with little training.
These cameras are known as point-and-shoot ones which let you take nice pictures with only focusing on the subject and pushing shutter button.
The size (109.5 x 67 x 37.6mm) and weight (221 g) of this camera may look a little large for a compact camera at first sight, but if we take a look at its features, we’ll realize that it’s OK for this kind of camera. In addition to its design and size, this Nikon device is very light and ergonomic, so it`s easy to record video or take photos with it for a long time. On/Off and shutter buttons are placed on the top of the camera. There are eyelets next to the shutter and video record buttons to connect a hand or neck strap.
The control (up, down, left, right) button is embedded on the back of the body and you’ll have access to analog and digital zoom by pressing up and down buttons. There is USB 2.0 port which helps to transfer data near the battery, as well as you’ll have access to HDMI port which lets you watch recorded videos and images on large displays. Flash of camera is placed on the top of the lens and it can provide light to a radius up of 3 meters.
Play and four untitled buttons have been placed beside its 2.7-inch display and can be used when there are different menus on the display. All buttons are in one column and are placed in good position, so users will remember their place after using them for a few times. Design and position of buttons make them easy accessible for users. The camera is available in four different colors what gives quite a number of choices to its users.
The 13-megapixel sensor has been embedded into S33 and has 3x optical and 4x digital zoom, it’s a suitable choice for people who want to experience the simplest type of photography with high quality. Zoom camera equals 30mm to 90mm focal length which could be better for a camera with this type of specifications. The sensor is a layer containing pixels which optical photons collide with. Photons turn into electric charge after colliding to pixels and invigorate after converting to voltage; finally, this voltage is converted to digital values with the help of several circuits.
There are two categories of sensors: CCD and CMOS. S33 camera has CMOS sensor. In general, there is no big difference between these two sensors, but CMOS is a low power consumption sensor and has better performance in low light or long-time exposure. Size of compact or simple SLR cameras is less than professional SLR cameras, so pixels size is also smaller in this type of cameras.
The big positive point of this camera is its very high durability and resistance in different situations. S33 is able to take pictures and record video up to 10 meters underwater; it also supports face detection technology in the water. Its being shockproof turned S33 into a high quality product that can be safely and easily used by children. Form building and materials used in camera make it humidity and dust proof. Data (images/videos) can be saved on SD, SDHC and SDXC memories with high security. Its variable ISO (varies from 100 to 1600) make users able to take photos in any lighting. The point that puts this camera at the same level with professional cameras is its burst ability with speed of 4.7 FPS. Also, it must be said that that’s not a usual camera; recording video with Full HD 1080p quality gives you the opportunity to record high quality videos in any situation.
Enjoying photography with high quality in any situation is now possible with Nikon Coolpix S33! Like other big companies, Nikon has tried to make this camera as automatic as possible, so all settings will be set automatically and you only need to push the button to capture the picture.
Coolpix S33 is a family member of durable Nikon cameras that has been made very light and compact. It easily fits into your pocket or bag and is easy to carry everywhere. Taking into account its durability, features and high quality of recorded videos and taken pictures, S33`s price is appropriate. In addition, its high build quality and used components has turned Coolpix S33 into a valuable camera.
- Waterproof – up to 10 meters underwater
- Shockproof up to 1.5 meters
- Full HD video recording
- Light and Durable
- Maximum recording video speed – 30 FPS
Hope you enjoyed reading this review. If you’re a photographer or only like photography and have used Nikon Coolpix S33 before or have any experience with any other type of compact cameras, feel free to share it in comments below!