With Nikon unveiling several new CoolPix cameras in its series lineup, VR Zone gets to have some fun hands-on with the Coolpix S4000 that is lushed with some lovely features. What makes this camera interesting?

Let us take a look.

With Nikon unveiling several new CoolPix cameras in its series lineup sometime ago, Vr-zone gets to have some fun hands-on with Coolpix S4000, lushed with some lovely features. What makes this camera interesting?

Nikon CoolPix S4000 is a 12-megapixel camera with a 3” touch screen (460,000-dot with anti-reflection coating) and capable of 720p HD movie recording.

Most of its controls are performed by tapping on the touchscreen with its stylus or you can tap using your fingers. Our test model was silver in color, of course, there are other colors such as red, pink, gold and black (supplied colors may differ depending on region)

Here’s a look at the technical specifications of the camera..

Type of Camera Compact digital camera
Effective Pixels 12.0 million
Image Size (Pixels) 4,000×3,000 (High:4000), 4,000×3,000 (Normal:4000), 3,264×2,448 (Normal:3264), 2,592×1,944 (Normal:2592), 2,048×1,536 (Normal:2048), 1,024×768 (PC:1024), 640×480 (TV:640), 3968×2232 (16:9: 3968)
Lens 4x Zoom; f=4.9-19.6mm / F3.2-5.9
Vibration Reduction Electronic VR
Digital Zoom Up to 4x
Focus Range Normal mode: 50cm, Macro: 8cm
LCD Monitor 3.0″; 460,000-dot, TFT LCD (touch screen) with anti-reflection coating
Storage Media SD memory cards (SDHC-compliant;) and internal memory (approx. 45MB)
File Format Compressed [JPEG (EXIF )], mono/wav file, AVI movie
Shooting Modes Auto mode, Scene modes, Scene auto selector, Smart portrait mode, Movie mode, Subject tracking mode(with tapping)
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach/snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Backlight, Panorama assist, Draw
Capture Modes Single, Continuous (approx. 0.9 fps up to 3 shots), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16 (16 frames with a single burst)
Video Recording Yes (with sound)
Exposure Metering System 256-segment matrix metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Sensitivity Auto (auto gain ISO 80-1600),Fixed range auto (ISO 80 to 400, ISO 80 to 800), Manual selection: ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
White Balance Auto, Preset manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
Self-Timer 2 and 10 sec. duration
Flash Sync Modes Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Off, Fill flash, Slow sync
Pictmotion No
Supported Languages Total of 24 languages
Power Requirements Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10, AC Adapter EH-62D (optional)
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery) Approx. 190 shots with EN-EL10 battery (based on CIPA standard)
Dimensions Approx. 94.5 × 56.5 × 20.4 mm excluding projections
Supplied Accessories (may differ by country or area) Camera Strap AN-CP19, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10, Charging AC Adapter EH-68P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Stylus TP-1, Software Suite CD-ROM
Weight (without batteries and memory card) Approx. 131 g
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