LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S2900 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.
S2900 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 S2900 can shoot continuously at max speed of and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately S2900 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S2900 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon S2900 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon S2900, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30p fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 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 .
S2900 has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S2900 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Samsung PL120 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon S2900 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, S2900 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our S2900. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
Nikon S2900 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Nikon S2900 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 250 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
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 S2900 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S2900 Features Compared to Main Competitors