The New Nikon COOLPIX S01 Digital Camera


Nikon has just announced its latest compact camera, the COOLPIX S01, and you really have to see it to believe it. Better described as an ultra-compact, this beautifully designed little camera measures 3.1” (77mm) across and is only 0.75” (17mm) thick. It can easily fit in your pocket and at 3.4 oz (96 g), it may even be hard to notice once it’s in there!

Nikon is a world leader in camera optics and the COOLPIX lenses reflect that commitment. The S01 has a 3x optical zoom NIKKOR lens with 35mm equivalent focal lengths that reach from 29-87mm. That’s a focal range to encompass all your day-to-day shooting needs, from wide-angle to standard telephoto.

Quick and easy performance is at the core of this camera’s design. And to that, Nikon has built the S01 with internal memory and battery. No need to worry about taking out memory cards or replacing batteries, the unit is self-contained and ready to be thrown into your purse, pocket or backpack and brought out when the moment calls. The internal memory of 7.3GB is large enough to hold thousands of photos before a download. And of course, the COOLPIX S01 shoots movies as well. With a simple touch of the LCD, 720p HD Video capture is available for you to tell stories that move.

The COOLPIX S01 is designed for shooters who like their gadgets to look as good as they perform. The mirror-silver model of the S01, for example, has a unique polished look that feels good to the touch and its coated stainless-steel finish reduces scratching to keep your camera looking fine. It features a 230K-dot resolution 2.5” touch screen display that is as easy to use as any smart phone, and when you’re swiping through images at a party, showing off your photos with Fish-eye, Miniature or Instagram-like Toy Camera effect, the camera itself might get its share of deserved attention. Four large icons on the touch screen direct you to all operation and playback functions for both photo and video. Pressing the screen for a few seconds will call up a customizable shortcut menu that takes you directly to the functions you need most.

Convenient and stylish it certainly is, but that charm is matched by its performance and functionality. With a 10.1 Megapixel sensor and the EXPEED C2 image-processing engine, high-resolution images will crack with detail and color. And when inspiration hits, your camera is ready with fast start-up, autofocus and transfer rates. A built-in flash is also at the ready if need be. But at the heart of the S01 is Easy Auto Mode, which recognizes the scenes you want to shoot and applies the best camera settings for accurate color and exposure. In the best sense of the words, this truly is a point-and-shoot camera. The COOLPIX S01 is the perfect camera to carry with you all the time to capture the shots that make your life yours.

Resolution Effective: 10.1MP, Actual: 10.34MP
Sensor 1/2.9" CCD
Bit Depth Not specified by manufacturer
File Formats Still images: JPEG
Movies: MOV, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: WAV, AAC stereo 
Max Resolution 10MP: 3648 x 2736 
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Image Stabilization Electronic 
Color Spaces Not specified by manufacturer
Lens NIKKOR lens
6 elements in 5 groups
EFL: 4.1-12.3mm  (35mm equivalent: 29-87mm)
Aperture: f/3.3  (W)-5.9 (T)
Zoom Optical: 3x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 1.7' (0.5 m) to infinity
Macro: 2.0" (5.1 cm) to infinity 
ISO Sensitivity 80-1600
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1-1/2000 sec
Exposure Metering Not specified by manufacturer
Exposure Modes Programmed Auto, Exposure Lock
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3 EV steps
White Balance Modes Auto
Burst Rate Not specified by manufacturer
Self Timer Not specified by manufacturer
Built-in Flash Yes
Effective Flash Range Wide:
1.7-4.6' (0.5-1.4 m)
1.7-3.9' (0.5-1.2 m)
Built-in Memory 7.3 GB
Memory Card Type N/A
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL: HD 1280x720p / 30 fps
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder Type LCD screen
Viewfinder Coverage  96%
Screen 2.5" (6.4 cm) TFT LCD Rear Touch Screen (230,000 pixels)
Connectivity A/V Output, USB 2.0
Software Requirements Not specified by manufacturer
Operating/Storage Temperature Not specified by manufacturer
Battery EN-EL11 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (built-in) 
AC Adapter EH-69P (included)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 3.1 x 2.1 x 0.7" (7.7 x  5.1 x 1.7 cm)
Weight Approx. 3.4 oz (96 g) 

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I washed it in my pants pocket.  I tried to dry it out in a bag of rice.  The screen cleaned up and seemed dry.  I have ordered at new battery and plan to install it.  Is there anything else I can do or should have done other that not soak it???? send me instructions for battery installation.

The battery for this camera is built-in, and not user replaceable.  Nikon would have to replace the battery for you. You may contact Nikon directly at:


Tel: 800-645-6678or 800-645-6689Website:

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