We look at one of the latest compact Nikon to launch into the market. Digital Camera Coolpix S2900, we show you a review with photos, videos, and our opinion.
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a model that fits within the range of input in the catalog of Nikon. Specifically within its Coolpix range, in which we find cameras compact, thin, with a line of elegant design and a price that usually around $100.
This S2900 Coolpix will replace the previous model, the S2800, sharing many characteristics, such as a sensor, 20.1 megapixel CCD and optical 5 x zoom, all wrapped up in a pretty slim body with different color options.
Analysis of Nikon Coolpix S2900
Features of the Nikon Coolpix S2900
Inside we find a 20.1-megapixel sensor of the family CCD, which is able to obtain a maximum of up to 3200 ISO sensitivity. Also comes equipped with an optical 5 x zoom with the 35 mm equivalent focal length range 26 - 130mm.
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is designed to be used without too much effort, and without repair in configuring it in excess. It is a camera whose use seems, simple, fast and without too many complications for the average user. It has an automatic mode of scenes, with which Nikon will adjust automatically the settings required for each situation. It has also had 8 filters or effects to decorate and give an original touch to your photographs.
How already is becoming customary in this type of cameras, is equipped with a mode that detects when the subject smiles and makes the shot. Any imperfection can be touched up from the camera using the smoothing of digital skin that has.
General technical specifications:
- 20.1 megapixel CCD sensor
- 5 x optical zoom, equivalent 26 - 130mm f / 3.2 to 6.5
- Touchscreen 2.7 inches, 230 k-dot
- 720 p HD video
- ISO100 to ISO1600 (selectable ISO3200 in automatic mode)
- System self-portrait
- Five color options
With a thickness of 20mm, the Nikon S900 is a thin, easy-to-carry camera, and low weight, thus only reaches 119 grams. Its design makes that carry it in your Pocket is feasible, and the have it always at hand will not be a problem.
The disadvantage of this design is that in order to hold the camera, being so thin, is complicated, plus its silky finish makes the continuous feeling of that is slippery. However do not get to slide, and is more question of feelings than anything else.
These S2900 buttons are a pretty good size of the face to use. The overall quality of construction of the camera is very good, and as a whole gives a feeling of quality in materials, which however would have to see how they withstand the passage of time. But on a first impression, is a point at which this very carefully.
One of their weak points is the LCD display panel. Which has a 2.7-inch size and a resolution of 230,000 points, which makes the display this slightly pixelated due to its low resolution of the screen, in addition to their viewing angles that are not very good either.
The Nikon S2900 uses design, in terms of browsing through the menu, typical of Nikon that we find in other models. It is a simple system that is easy to learn quickly.
This camera comes equipped with a rechargeable Li-ion battery, so do not open to resort to their use with AA batteries, which is generally in this type of cameras, and is a point of frustration occasionally face the user. This battery capacity reaches to 250 shots per charge while limiting the use of flash can be 300 without excessive problems.
- Shutter response - 0.2secs
- Wide - Focus/shutter response 1.1secs
- Full zoom - Focus/shutter response 1.3secs
- On until the first photo - 2.8secs
- One trip to another without flash - 6.0secs
- Shot to shot with Flash continuous shooting 10.0secs - JPEG 1.1fps
The lens performance
With 5 x optical zoom lens does not generate appreciable distortion on each of the points of the zoom. The sharpness is consistent, with a slight softening of minimal importance in the environment of the corners. Chromatic aberration is not very well-made in some circumstances is quite charged.
Approach speed, the automatic mode which has, is nothing special but is in line with the rest of models in its range. In low light conditions, it is possible to take more in focus, reaching even the 2 seconds. Catch macro with a distance not less than 5 cm are possible.
In the range of ISO 80 - 200 performs good quality screenshots, just shows the noise visible. However when we passed 400 noise begins to be quite appreciable and begins to show spots in terms of the range of colors. However you have to be aware of the type of camera that is, and the segment that focuses, being in this case sufficiently and an aspect that should not generate concern in basic users.
The S2900 has eight filter effects that you can preview and register at full resolution. These filters are soft, sepia nostalgic, monochrome high contrast, selective color (choose among 12 color options), Pop, toy camera effect 1 effect toy camera 2 and cross process.
Nikon Coolpix S2900 Video:
Its low weight
Its Li-ion battery
Easy and fast use
Quality of the sensor
Resolution LCD screen
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is easy to use, with a slender body, which generates quality images with a proper exposure. The duration of the battery and this Li-ion is a point in its.