LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S32 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.
S32 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 S32 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately S32 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S32 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon S32 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon S32, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon S32 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.
S32 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon S32 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 S32 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Nikon S32 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 220 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 Waterproof Cameras
Olympus TG-4 with its 380shots is the model with longest battery life among Waterproof cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S32 vs Olympus TG-4 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S32 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon S32 is $179.99