LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S230 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
S230 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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 (Compare) or Canon PowerShot SD780 IS (Digital IXUS 100 IS) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S230 can shoot continuously at max speed of 11 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately S230 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S230 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
With Nikon S230, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 640 x 480 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 640 x 480 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
S230 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Nikon S230 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
Nikon S230 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Nikon S230 Features Compared to Main Competitors