LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S02 has a Fixed Type 2.7" LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.7", the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
S02 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare) or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S02 can shoot continuously at max speed of Unknown
and has max shutter speed of
Unfortunately S02 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S02 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. Nikon S02 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon S02, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in and MPEG-4 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon S02 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
S02 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S02 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or Samsung SH100 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect S02 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Nikon S02 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 210 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, Nikon S02 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend S02 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S02 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S02 Features Compared to Main Competitors