Nikon Coolpix S02 has been announced to replace the cute and tiny S01, while following the same design path as its predecessor.
Back when Nikon introduced the Coolpix S01, the whole world was impressed by the camera’s form factor. It would not be fair to give any predictions of how good the sales have been, but the certain thing is that the company thinks they are enough to continue with this series and introduce a replacement, called S02.
Nikon introduces Coolpix S02 tiny camera to replace S01
The new Nikon S02 is now official and it is aimed at “trendy individuals” with a keen eye for fashion. The company proves that it still understands what a “compact” camera means, as the Coolpix S02 is very small and lightweight, while packing a decent set of specifications.
A 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor is powering this metal camera, which is a change over the previous generation. The S01 featured a 10-megapixel CCD sensor.
Moreover, the Coolpix S02 comes packed with a 30-90mm f/3.3-5.9 lens (35mm format equivalent). It also features a 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen on the back, which can be used as a Live View mode and to review the photos and videos after taking them.
Nikon S02 packs several creative scenes and effects
Despite its small size, the Nikon S02 is capable of recording full HD videos. Although it employs a “smartphone-sized” sensor, the company is claiming that the device can produce “exceptional” footage in low-light conditions.
Since it is aimed at fashionistas, Nikon offers them several creative scenes, such as landscape, portrait, close-up, backlit HDR, and night. Moreover, adding special effects should be easy, as there are some in-camera filters available, such as Sepia, Mirror, and High Contrast Monochrome.
Non-removable battery and non-expandable storage are the price you pay for built-in memory
Nikon’s latest point-and-shoot camera has some other interesting traits, too. The Coolpix S02 features a built-in 7.3GB memory. However, there is no SD card slot, therefore users will have to rely on the internal storage.
This was necessary in order to preserve the ultra-small form factor. Unfortunately, it also means that the battery is non-removable, therefore you will have to find a power outlet to recharge the battery, should it run out.
Availability and price details
Nikon S02 will become available for purchase in late September. The Coolpix camera will cost $179.95 and it will be released in multiple colors. The list includes silver, blue, white, and pink.