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 CameraCompact digital camera
Effective Pixels12.0 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)
Lens4x Zoom; f=4.9-19.6mm / F3.2-5.9
Vibration ReductionElectronic VR
Digital ZoomUp to 4x
Focus RangeNormal mode: 50cm, Macro: 8cm
LCD Monitor3.0″; 460,000-dot, TFT LCD (touch screen) with anti-reflection coating
Storage MediaSD memory cards (SDHC-compliant;) and internal memory (approx. 45MB)
File FormatCompressed [JPEG (EXIF )], mono/wav file, AVI movie
Shooting ModesAuto mode, Scene modes, Scene auto selector, Smart portrait mode, Movie mode, Subject tracking mode(with tapping)
Scene ModesPortrait, 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 ModesSingle, Continuous (approx. 0.9 fps up to 3 shots), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16 (16 frames with a single burst)
Video RecordingYes (with sound)
Exposure Metering System256-segment matrix metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
SensitivityAuto (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 BalanceAuto, Preset manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
Self-Timer2 and 10 sec. duration
Flash Sync ModesAuto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Off, Fill flash, Slow sync
Supported LanguagesTotal of 24 languages
Power RequirementsRechargeable 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)
DimensionsApprox. 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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