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Inspiring young minds with fun photography and Nikon

Built to resist shock, water (up to 3 meters in depth) and dirt, the COOLPIX S30 allows kids to shoot from various conditions. This camera is built with large buttons and a user-friendly interface for ease of use. For added fun, the creative slide show function lets you create animated effects and music with your photos!

Tech Specs

Product nameCOOLPIX S30
TypeCompact digital camera
Effective pixels10.1 million
Image sensor1/3-in. type CCD; approx. 10.44 million total pixels
Lens3x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length4.1-12.3mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 29.1-87.3 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Construction6 elements in 5 groups
Digital zoomUp to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 349 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reductionElectronic VR (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF)Contrast-detect AF
Focus range (from the protective glass)[W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinityShoot close-ups, Shoot under water, Photograph food, Highlight colors, Take soft pictures, Create a diorama effect: Approx. 5 cm (2 in.) (wide-angle position) to infinity
Focus-area selectionCenter, face detection
Monitor6.7-cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical
Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
MediaInternal memory (approx. 47 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File systemDCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
File formatsStill pictures: JPEG Messages: WAV Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Image mode (image types)10M [3648 x 2736]4M [2272 x 1704]2M [1600 x 1200]
Shooting ModesAuto, Choose a Style (Point and shoot, Shoot close-ups, Shoot under water, Take a series of pictures, Shoot at intervals, Photograph food, Highlight colors, Take soft pictures, Create a diorama effect, Photograph fireworks)
Take a series of picturesUp to about 4 pictures at about 1.5 fps
MovieLarge (720p) (default setting): 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, Small (640): 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)Auto (auto gain from ISO 80 to 1600)
Metering256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x, spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Exposure controlProgrammed auto exposure with motion detection and exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
ShutterMechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
Speed1/2000 -1 s4 s (Choose a style is set to Photograph fireworks)
ApertureElectronically-controlled ND filter (-3 AV) selection
Range2 steps (f/3.3 and f/9.3 [W])
Self-timerApprox. 10 s, smile timer
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)[W]: 0.3 to 3.5 m (1 ft to 11 ft)[T]: 0.5 to 2.0 m (1 ft 8 in. to 6 ft 7 in.)
Flash controlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Data Transfer ProtocolMTP, PTP
Video outputCan be selected from NTSC and PAL
I/O terminalAudio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O(USB)
Supported languagesArabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sourcesTwo LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteriesTwo FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteriesTwo EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately)
Battery lifeStill pictures*1:Approx. 240 shots when using alkaline batteriesApprox. 700 shots when using lithium batteriesApprox. 410 shots when using EN-MH2 batteriesMovies:Approx. 50 min when using alkaline batteries (Large (720p))Approx. 3 h 45 min when using lithium batteries (Large (720p))Approx. 2 h 25 min when using EN-MH2 batteries (Large (720p))The maximum file size for a single movie is 4 GB and the maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording.
Tripod socket1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 101.9 x 64.8 x 39.4 mm (4.1 x 2.6 x 1.6 in.) (excluding projections)
WeightApprox. 214 g (7.6 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
HumidityLess than 85% (no condensation)
WaterproofJIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions) Capacity to shoot pictures underwater up to a depth of 3 m (9.8 ft) and for 60 minutes
DustproofJIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
ShockproofCleared our testing conditions*2 compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock
Supplied accessoriesCamera Strap, LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (x2), USB Cable UC-E16, Brush, ViewNX 2 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD
Optional accessoriesRechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B2 (set of two EN-MH2 batteries), Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B4 (set of four EN-MH2 batteries), Battery Charger MH-72 (includes two rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2), Battery Charger MH-73 (includes four rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2), Audio Video Cable EG-CP14