The Ultimate Family Friendly Camera – Nikon Coolpix S33 Review

The Ultimate Family Friendly Camera - Nikon Coolpix S33 Review

The Nikon Coolpix S33 is the perfect camera for every member for the family, not only is it easy to use but its very light to handle, it only weights 180 grams which includes the battery and SD card !!


The Coolpix S33 is an extremely family-friendly camera, which is waterproof up to 10m, shockproof to a drop of 1.5m, dustproof and cold-resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C. I found this camera extremely easy to use, the best features is the Target-Finding autofocus, in which your subjects (people or places) will always be in focus no matter where they are in the frame (even underwater!).

The plastic body and quick and easy control buttons makes this camera as easy to use as a child’s toy, its not as “hard-core” as some of the other waterproof cameras on the markets (which can be overly complex to use).

The Ultimate Family Friendly Camera - Nikon Coolpix S33 Review The Ultimate Family Friendly Camera - Nikon Coolpix S33 Review

Special features:

The host of special effects such as Glamour Retouch, Decorative Frames and Slide Animations, make it easy to put personalised touches on the photos before uploading them to your computer! You can even add a personalised voice recording messages to your photos to help remember a funny story or special experience.

The S33 also has up to 15 different scene modes ranging from the fireworks, underwater, macro, soft, night, as well as the less common modes like mirror, neon effect, and interval shooting.

Recording and image quality:

The recording options on the S33 are great, start recording with just the push of a button. The S33 captures every occasion in Full HD 1080p/30fps with Vibration Reduction function. You can even shoot 10 second videos with a diorama effect!

While this camera is not a DLSR, it is very easy to use and the image quality is still fairly high (it is a Nikon after all!).

The Ultimate Family Friendly Camera - Nikon Coolpix S33 Review

Nerdy stats:

  • 13.2million, (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)
  • NIKKOR lens with3x optical zoom
  • Digital zoom magnification: Up to 4x
  • Focus-area selection – Centre, face detection, target finding AF
  • Monitor size: 6.7cm (2.7-in.) diagonal
  • Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal memory (approx. 25 MB)
  • Image size (pixels): 13 megapixels [4160 x 3120] 4 megapixels [2272 x 1704] 2 megapixels [1600 x 1200]
  • Self-timer: 10 s, smile timer
  • Built-in flash
  • Waterproof : Shoots pictures underwater up to a depth of 10 m (33 ft) and for 60 minutes
  • Dustproof
  • Shockproof
  • Power source: One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (included) AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
  • Charging time: Approx. 1 h 40 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains)
  • Battery life of still shooting: Approx. 220 shots
  • Battery life of movies (actual battery life for recording): Approx. 1 h 25 min
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx.109.5, x67.0, x37.6mm (4.4, x2.7, x1.5in.)

What you get in the box :

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19
Charging AC Adapter EH-71P
USB Cable UC-E21
Camera Strap

The Ultimate Family Friendly Camera - Nikon Coolpix S33 Review



Buy it here $125 USD (via Amazon)

Disclaimer: Nikon provided the Nikon Coolpix S33 for me to test.


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