Nikon Coolpix S5200 in the Test

Easy to use, easy to carry and wireless communication: the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is a digital camera for the Smartphone generation. In the test, we examine the image quality.

Since it is easy 145 grams and measuring only about 10 x 6 x 2 cm, the Nikon Coolpix S5200 is a True always in camera. A 16-Megapixel CMOS sensor and a 6 x zoom with 26-156 mm focal length into her either silver, black, red, blue or purple case (based on small picture). The light intensity of 3.5-6.5 is not outstanding, but it is acceptable for this class of camera.

The integrated WLAN module makes the Nikon Coolpix S5200 in addition to the always in contact camera – at least, when the battery is fully charged. Then the camera, holds that “The smart way to share” promises her claim: the stored data can be namely Wi-Fi on the Smartphone transferred and send out all over the world from there.

Alternatively you can look at the Nikon Coolpix S5200 mobile phone remotely add happen or stored photos and videos on the screen of the Tablet and co.. Drops the voltage below a critical value, but the digital camera fails the wireless communication, for which you can download an app on the phone easy to use in the iTunes app store or Google play store.

Manual shooting modes which has to offer Nikon Coolpix S5200, not to merely an exposure compensation +/-2 aperture can make the photographer. In addition to the automatic are 19 scene modes to choose from, that automatically adjust all settings to the selected photographic situation. Among them, there is also a 3D function, which stores the images in the MPO format that can be processed on a 3D or on special printers.

Very easily work taking panoramicphotos: Easy camera with pressed shutter button slowly swing, and writes as soon as you let go of the shutter button, the camera the captured image data as a panoramic photo in the store. The highlight: The swing works both in horizontal and vertical direction.

Beauty surgery without a scalpel

According to a2zcamerablog, Nikon of the recording and editing of portraits has devoted much attention in the current generation of cameras. The Smart portrait system of Nikon Coolpix S5200 should help “at any time perfect portrait shots” according to operating instructions. The “Smile Shutter” is enabled, the camera at the moment give it to me, in which the model smiles, the blink test releases a warning, if on the recording someone had their eyes closed, and Glamour retouching makes virtual cosmetic surgery without scalpel or anesthetic, by them in the image file corrected impure complexion, changed the shape of the face, brightens teeth or expanding even eyes.

Handfesten advantage offers the focusing speed of the Nikon Coolpix S5200: that is pretty neat with just 0.39 seconds in the wide-angle position and 0.43 seconds at telephoto setting. Reaction time is also acceptable with a good 2 seconds, only switching off needs fairly long – this is inconvenient when you want to quickly put the camera in the bag.

Image quality

The image quality is in this camera – not to expect – anything other than brilliant, but quite usable. At the lowest sensitivity (ISO 125) the Nikon Coolpix S5200 delivers a resolution of 1418 LP/BRA, however is the edge drop over 400 LP/bra – this is true for all sensitivities.

The noise generated in addition pandemonium artifacts in solid surfaces that stand out especially at low sensitivities. Also, it lacks the recordings to contrast; especially in the telephoto with higher sensitivities, frayed edges stand out. Where the electronics wants to compensate for this deficiency, it does of good too much, so that the edge sharpening edges of spirits produced.

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Review conclusion

The Nikon Coolpix S5200 is a chic and easy-to-use camera that scores primarily with their ease of handling and the communication-capable Wi-Fi function. The image quality is not high, meets but its camera class and the entry-level price.