Nikon Coolpix S5200 Camera - 10fps Continuous Shooting Mode

5/25/2013 3:29:49 PM

Nikon Coolpix S5200 is a Wi-Fi integrated camera featuring 16MP CMOS BSI sensor and 6x optical zoom. The device also supports full HD 1080p recording with stereo sound. The model comes in colors: silver-white, black, red, blue and plum. RRP is $273.5.

Nikon Coolpix S5200

Nikon Coolpix S5200


Nikon Coolpix S5200 has a 16MP CMOS BSI sensor and a 6x optical zoom lens which is a 35mm equivalent of 26-156mm. To stand against vibration, the device is equipped with lens-shift (VR) vibration reduction. At hi-speed continuous shooting mode, you can shoot up to 10fps.

The camera also has Auto mode which automatically adjusts settings, 19 capture modes and 360° /180° panorama.  The device also support smart portrait detection with timings for smile, blink notification and image enhancement.

After shooting, you can re-edit the photo in retouch mode including color option and cross screen. You can also transfer photos from the camera to smartphones or tablets, via Wi-Fi. This feature also lets you use your mobile as a remote control.

Video is recorded at full HD resolution with stereo sound.

Key features

·         16MP CMOS BSI sensot

·         6x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 26-156mm)

·         Lens-shift VR

·         3in 460k dot LCD

·         Wi-Fi integration

·         Full HD 1080p filming

·         ISO 125-3200

·         Minimum focusing distance: 5cm

·         Hi-speed continuous shooting mode: 10fps

·         Smart portrait system


Coolpix S5200 owns a metal compact design plus light weight thus it fits most pockets. The 3in screen supports 460k dot resolution and is viewed easily in different lighting condition. The camera has standard buttons for compact: ON/OFF, capture and zoom. In the back, there’s a D-pad with an OK button in the center and buttons: record, shoot, playback and delete.

For S5200, menu system has been renewed and innovated, with neater and user-friendlier interface. When shooting, the screen will show options with preview, allowing you to quickly choose effects for photos. There’re also other effects: pop camera, toy camera and selective color.

To use Wi-Fi, you need to download Wireless Mobile Utility apps into your smartphone or tablet (running iOS or Android). After the download is finished, you can use your mobile device to download photos from the camera to edit and share. You can also use it as a remote control. A preview option pops up on the mobile device, you will be able to adjust zooming level and set time. Other info will appear on screen: shutter speed, aperture, number of shot and battery life…

A preview option will pop up on the mobile device after connected through Wi-Fi

A preview option will pop up on the mobile device after connected through Wi-Fi

According CIPA test result, runtime can last for 160 shots, quite short, especially when Wi-Fi app would consume quite lot of power.

The camera use EN-EL19 battery

The camera use EN-EL19 battery

We took many shots to test the camera’s responsiveness, from switch on to first photo, shot to shot, focusing speed… We shot many times and took the average to ensure the result was consistent and accurate, for easier comparison with other models.

·         Shutter response: 0.1s

·         Wide - Focus shutter response: 0.4s

·         Full zoom - Focus shutter response: 0.6s

·         Switch on time to taking a photo: 1.5s

·         Shot to shot without Flash: 0.9s

·         Shot to shot with Flash 2.8s

·         Hi-speed continuous shooting H: 9.9fps

·         Hi-speed continuous shooting L: 2.1fps

·         Hi-speed continuous shooting H @120fps: 103.8fps

·         Hi-speed continuous shooting H @60fps: 48.5fps

In continuous shooting H and L modes, image resolution was at 16MP. At continuous shooting H: 120fps, VGA sized image was recorded. Continuous shooting H: 60fps, 1MP sized image was recorded.


Sample and product photos are available in Equipment Database, where you can add personal reviews, pictures and ratings.

Sample photos

Photos have good color reproduction and exposure, portrait photos have decent skin tones when captured with Flash, without red-eye.

Image shot at Portrait mode, f/36.0, ISO 280

Image shot at Portrait mode, f/36.0, ISO 280

Lens performance

Detail level is fairly fine even at lens ends though they seem quite soft in corners. It’s possible to see purple fringes in contrast areas yet the whole view is acceptable. Min focus distance is 5cm, allowing to camera to shot macro well.

Photo shot at Some Optical Zoom (left) and Full Optical Zoom (right)

Photo shot at Some Optical Zoom (left) and Full Optical Zoom (right)

ISO noise level

Noise level is low at ISO 100, slightly increases at ISO 200-400. Image starts getting blurred and loose detail at ISO 800. Image quality falls drastically at ISO 1600. ISO 3200 delivers poor quality thus it must be avoided.

At ISO 3200 quality is low

At ISO 3200 quality is low

White balance performance

Under incandescent light in studio condition, auto white balance mode (AWB) performs well while the Incandescent preset works similarly. Under fluorescent light, AWB mode produces an image with a red tone whereas fluorescent preset results in a nicer picture.

Photo shot at Fluorescent (left) and Incandescent (right)

Photo shot at Fluorescent (left) and Incandescent (right)

Panorama mode

Panorama shot features remarkable and pleasing details.


Digital filter

S5200 model has many creative color options and filters.

Cross Process filter (left) and Selective Color filter (right)

Cross Process filter (left) and Selective Color filter (right)


Video is recorded at full HD 1080p resolution. Quality is good.

Value for money

RRP is $275. Some other options featuring 6x optical zooms that you may consider: Pentax Optio LS465 ($76), Sony Cybershot W710 ($129), Olympus VG-180 ($137), Canon Powershot A3200 IS ($99), and Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5 ($156). At present, there’re a lot of Wi-Fi built in cameras. In case this features appeals to you, we suggest Canon IXUS 240 HS ($230.9), Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 ($167) and Nikon Coolpix S800c ($338).

Additionally, you will need to purchase a memory card and a bag


S5200’s top feature is built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to share photos with smartphones or tablets to edit and so much more. You can also use your mobile device as a remote control. Or, you can retouch the images right on the camera after every shot, you may conduct filters and effects to beautify them.  Besides, S5200 is also a quite standard model, with 16MP sensor and 5x optical zoom. Image quality is fine, suitable for those who prefer sharing photos over networks.


·         Manufacturer: Nikon

·         RRP: $293.4


·         Wi-Fi integration

·         10fps continuous shooting mode

·         360° /180° panorama

·         Many color options


·         Short battery life

·         No optical image stabilization

·         Noise starting at ISO 800 and above


·         Features: 3/5

·         Design: 4/5

·         Performance: 3/5

·         Value for money: 3/5

·         Total: 3/5

Technical specifications


·         Max aperture: f/3.5 – f/6.5

·         35mm-equivalent: 26mm – 156mm

·         Optical zoom: 6x

Image sensor

·         CCD sensor: 16MP

·         Image width: 4,608 pixels

·         Image height: 3,456 pixels

·         Sensor type: CMOS

·         Sensor size: 1/2.3in

·         Aspect ratio: 4:3, 16:9

LCD screen

·         Screen size: 3in

·         Resolution: 460K dots

·         Touchscreen: No


·         Min focus distance: 5cm

·         Focus modes: Auto, Manual, Face Detection, AF Tracking, Center

Exposure control

·         Fastest  shutter speed: 1/4000s

·         Slowest shutter speed: 1s

·         Exposure modes: Program, Scene modes, A

·         Light metering: Center-weight-average, Spot, Center Spot

·         ISO range: 125-3200

·         White balance: Auto, Manual, Outdoors/Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash

·         Exposure compensation: +/-2

Shooting modes

·         Continuous shooting: 10fps


·         Movie mode: Yes

·         Resolution: 1,920x1,080 pixels

·         Video fps: 30

·         Stereo sound: No

·         Optical zoom for video: No


·         Image stabilization: Yes


·         HDMI: Yes

·         USB: USB 2.0

·         Wi-Fi: Yes


·         Memory card: SD, SDHC, SDXC

·         File format: JPG


·         Battery type: rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL19

·         CIPA ratings: 160

Box contents

·         Camera hand strap

·         Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL19 (with battery case)

·         AC Adapter EH-70P

·         UC-E6 USB port

·         Audio Video EG-CP16 port

·         ViewNX 2 CD

·         User manual CD


·         Weight: 146g

·         W x H x D: 97.9mm x 58.4mm x 21.3mm


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