Mark Peters : April 2nd 2012 - 09:30 CET
Nikon Coolpix S30
Nikon Coolpix S30 Waterproof & Shockproof digital camera : Nikon has announced its first digital camera designed specifically for use by all the family - from children all the way up to their grandparents. Waterproof, shockproof and featuring large buttons and simple configuration menus, the new Nikon Coolpix S30 is a compact camera that all the family can really get to grips with. The Nikon S30 Coolpix camera features a 10 Megapixel image sensor, Nikkor 3x optical zoom lens, 6.7cm (2.7-inch) high-resolution LCD display, 720p video recording and fun in-camera filters mean children and adults can capture their world with an affordable digital camera that really works.|
Nikon Coolpix S30 Waterproof camera
The Nikon Coolpix S30 digital camera is built for outdoor action and strong enough to withstand active use at home, the playground, the beach and beyond. The Nikon Coolpix camera is waterproof to depths of 3 meters and shockproof from heights of up to 80 centimeter, so you can be confident that all the family can enjoy taking photographs whatever the situation. An automatic power-off feature ensures the Nikon camera turns off after three minutes of inactivity, conserving the energy of its AA batteries.
Nikon Coolpix S30 camera control
Designed to fit comfortably in small hands, the Nikon S30’s large one-touch buttons make it simple to take a picture or begin filming a smooth 720p video clip. The camera design reflects the way children handle technology, with a symmetrical layout that has a large shutter button on either side - one for photographs and one for movie - allowing intuitive operation of the digital camera. The raised lens and built-in flash is in the middle of the Nikon Coolpix camera make sure fingertips don’t make it into the composition. The Nikon Coolpix S30 interface is simple, with a menu that uses bold, colourful icons for easy operation and navigation.
Waterproof Nikon S30 camera
"The Nikon Coolpix S30 waterproof and shockproof digital camera really encourages everyone to have fun taking pictures, whatever your age or photography level. We’re excited about the design of the Nikon Coolpix S30 camera - with a raised lens and built-in flash, the waterproof Coolpix camera is perfect for sharing great family moments with your children," comments James Loader, Manager for Digital Cameras at Nikon United Kingdom. "It’s not just about design with this camera; the 10 megapixel sensor and 3x optical zoom work together to produce impressive pictures and videos."
Nikon camera filters and creative effects
For the most creative member of the family, easy filters allow them to add their own touch to the pictures they’ve taken. The operating interface is pared down and simple, with a camera menu that uses bold, colorful icons for easy navigation. An automatic power-off function ensures the Coolpix camera turns off after three minutes of inactivity, conserving the energy of its AA batteries. For the most creative in the family, easy in-camera filters also let kids get creative and add their own touch to the photos they’ve taken.
Nikon Coolpix S30 specifications
• 10.1 Megapixel CCD sensor
• 3 x Nikkor Optical zoom lens
• 2.7-inch Bright LCD monitor
• 720p HD Video recording
• Electronic Image stabilization
• Waterproof To 9.8' / 3 meter
• Shock-Proof To 2.6' / 80 cm
• Intuitive Slideshow mode
• Simple Scene modes
• Smart Portrait system
• Easy Auto mode
Nikon Coolpix S30 sample photos
Nikon has published a couple of sample photos of the Nikon Coolpix S30 waterproof camera so you can check out the image quality yourself. You can download the Nikon Coolpix S30 test photo here and here.
Nikon Coolpix S30 price & availability
The Nikon Coolpix S30 waterproof and shockproof digital camera will be available in four attractive colors; white, black, pink and blue and carries a suggested retail price of $330 USD. Prices can vary from country to country. Availability of colors and optional Nikon Coolpix camera accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Nikon website in your region for more information or download the free Nikon Coolpix digital camera brochure.
Included Nikon S30 accessories
• Nikon Coolpix USB data cable
• Nikon rechargeable Ni-MH batteries
• Nikon View NX2 software package
• Nikon BU-1 cleaning brush
• Nikon camera strap
Nikon Coolpix S30 review
As soon as we receive a Nikon Coolpix S30 test sample, we will publish a picture gallery with high resolution sample photos, followed by an complete Nikon S30 review. Also read our Nikon Coolpix S9100 digital camera review.
Nikon Coolpix S30 digital camera