Last Updated (08 June’12):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Ephotozine

Nikon COOLPIX S30 is a 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom Nikkor Glass Lens. It features HD 720p Video Recording, Intuitive Slideshow Mode, Smart Portrait System, Electronic VR Image Stabilization, Easy Auto Mode, Simple Scene Modes, and a 2.7-inch Bright LCD Monitor. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.1 x 2.6 x 1.6″ / 10.41 x 6.60 x 4.06 cm and weight 7.6 oz. (214g) with battery and SD memory card.

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Nikon COOLPIX S30 Reviews

Ephotozine reviews the Nikon COOLPIX S30 and writes;
“The camera is good value for money and while it does not feature many controls, it should keep the point and shoot user happy with bright colourful photos that will be good for web use or prints up to A4. Flash performance is good and the camera has a very good macro mode making it worth looking at, particularly if you want to be able to lend your camera to your kids without having to worry about it.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Digitalversus reviews the Nikon COOLPIX S30 and writes;
“the lens is much better quality than the kind of thing we usually see in kids’ cameras, which are generally more like webcams than genuine camera lenses. However, the S30 has a camera lens that’s worthy of the name—albeit an entry-level, reinforced lens designed for kids.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

User Opinions

Nikon COOLPIX S30 User Reviews

Nice idea for kids
“My daughter was excited to receive this camera from me. There are several kid friendly elements to the camera like the placement of the shutter button, power button, and video button… She still enjoys the camera and picture quality is fine in good light. Much better than the typical “toy” child’s camera.” – By S. Christiansen
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Good Choice for Families
“I think this is a great camera if you just want something to take to the pool or the beach and you don’t want to worry about the kids dropping it in the water or on the ground. It’s easy to use, takes good photos, and you can’t go wrong with a Nikon.” – By L. Howard
Rating: ★★★★☆

Just right for little hands
“This camera fit the bill. It is by and far the cheapest rugged water/shock proof point an shoot you can find. It makes cute animal sounds as alerts and the buttons are well placed. The user interface is simple and clean. It’s like this was designed expressly for kids.” – By Ginseng
Rating: ★★★★☆

Kid-Focused Camera
“My initial impressions when my son used the camera in our home were very bad mostly due to poor, blurry indoor images. Had we not given it a thorough tryout at a water park yesterday this review would look very different. The great pictures this camera created yesterday really helped me like the camera much more.” – By Ryzeldorf
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Nikon COOLPIX S30 User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon COOLPIX S30 Features

The Nikon COOLPIX S30 is a waterproof and shockproof camera which will be ideal choice for people who like capture images from poolside fun to playground action. It comes with a 10.1-megapixels image sensor to produce top quality images which ideal for printing and sharing. It also has a 3x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom NIKKOR glass lens with an Electronic VR Image Stabilization to capture clear and sharp images.


It has designed with waterproof and shockproof ability which lets you drop it, toss it, even throw it in the pool without worry you’ll broke it. You can bring this camera to underwater to create photos and movies at depths down to about 9.8 feet (3 meters). Not only that, Nikon COOLPIX S30 is also shockproof to withstand drops of up to about 2.6 feet.


Moreover, this camera is offer super simple camera operation by including oversized buttons design making it easy to capture photos and movies. There are a number of creative options such as Selective Color that lets you express your creativity by add a color effect to your images and videos. You can view all of your images and videos on the large and sharp 2.7-inch LCD monitor.

Additionally, this camera is able to record your memorable moments that are saved in HD (720p) movies with sound. You can directly record the movies by pressing the movie record button then the camera will automatically start recording movies. You can show the photos and videos on the 2.7-inch LCD monitor or watch them on your HDTV or computer.

The Nikon COOLPIX S30 Highlights Features:

+ 10.1 MP CCD Sensor

+ 3x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens

+ 29.1-87.3mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length

+ 2.7-inch Bright LCD Monitor

+ HD 720p Video Recording

+ Intuitive Slideshow Mode

+ Smart Portrait System

+ Electronic VR Image Stabilization

+ Easy Auto Mode, Simple Scene Modes

+ Waterproof To 9.8′, Shock-Proof To 2.6′

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