Nikon Coolpix S01 Compact Digital Camera Review

While every company is trying to come up with big sophisticated DSLRs and powerful compact cameras, Nikon has surprised all by launching a miniature compact device with a 10 MP sensor. The camera, christened as Nikon Coolpix S01 is thus the new talk of the town.

Let us take a closer look at the device and find out what it has in store for the masses. However, that is not all! We would also try to unearth the mystery that led Nikon to come up with this device.

Features of Nikon Coolpix S01

The new Nikon Coolpix S01 has an ultra-compact body with a 10.1 MP CCD sensor. The camera includes 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum resolution, 3x optical zoom, 29 – 87 mm Focal length, Live view, built-in flash, mono microphone, mono speaker, USB 2.0 port, 2.5 inch fixed LCD touchscreen and an Expeed C2 processor.

Nikon Coolpix S01

The device is capable of recording video at 1280 x 720 (30 fps) and 640 x 480 (30 fps). However, the device lacks viewfinder and GPS features.

Look and Feel

It is needless to say that the Nikon Coolpix S01 is a beautiful device and has been crafted elegantly. The brand has successfully been able to put the renowned Nikon image quality into the compact structure of the new Nikon Coolpix S01, thus allowing the users to enjoy spontaneous shooting.

Look and Feel

The camera weighs around 96 g and has dimensions of 3.03 x 2.05 x 0.67 inches.

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Closer Analysis

So, what were the people at Nikon thinking when they all agreed for the Nikon Coolpix S01? Was it sheer surprise and interest, that they thought would urge people to go for the new device or was it something else? Some believe that the Nikon S01 is just a waste of time and money, whereas the marketing gurus believe that the Nikon Coolpix S01 is a mere marketing strategy on the brand’s part.

Price of Nikon Coolpix S01

According to them, Nikon just wanted to get the attention of the masses and now that people have been talking about them, Nikon is sure to witness a surge in sales (even if the much in buzz Nikon Coolpix S01 fails to impress).


The Nikon Coolpix S01 is a versatile point and shoot device and is quite pocket friendly. Its stainless construction and glossy exterior prevents it from getting scratched. It is easy to hold and carry. The new user interface and the smooth touchscreen feature helps you to use the device at ease.

The different scene modes and shooting modes help you click better. Despite its miniature design, the NIKKOR lens and the Xenon flash make the Nikon Coolpix S01 a good device to lay hands upon. The camera is available in different shades (red, white, pink and silver) and thus would indeed impress the masses.

Hence, if you are in need of a small budget camera, that would allow you to click anytime and everytime, you can surely go for the new Nikon Coolpix S01.

Price of Nikon Coolpix S01

The price of Nikon Coolpix S01 is yet to be released in India. However, the device comes with a 2 year warranty.