Sturdy, simple and fun, the 10-megapixel COOLPIX S30 is a real family camera.
Packed with brilliant features, it’s so simple to operate that everyone from the grandparents to the kids can have fun with it. Shock- and waterproof, it can be used practically anywhere and it’s designed to fit comfortably in any pair of hands.
The menu uses bold, colorful icons for easy navigation and large one-touch buttons make it simple to take a photo or begin filming a video clip. Automatic anti-blur technology ensures sharp shots of even the fastest-moving friends or relatives.
Fun in-camera filters can keep everyone busy for hours as they add their own special touches to the photos they’ve taken.
The COOLPIX S30 – Welcome to the family.
The family camera: made to fit comfortably in hands of any size, the COOLPIX S30 makes it easy for anyone in the family to capture their world.
Sturdy design: waterproof to 3 m and shockproof to 0.8 m, this camera is strong enough to withstand active use at home, the beach and beyond.
Clear menus: bold, colorful icons make it simple to navigate through functions.
Fun filters: in-camera filters make it simple to add a unique touch to photos. Filters include Fisheye and Selective Color, which lets someone add a splash of color to a monochrome version of their photo.
NIKKOR 3x optical zoom lens (29–87mm): ideal for close-ups of everyday curiosities, portraits of friends and family group photos, this precise lens captures sharp shots with ease.
Clear 6.7 cm (2.7-in) 230k-dot LCD screen: this high-resolution screen provides a clear view for easy shooting. It’s big enough to show friends or family the results.
10 MP: the 10-megapixel resolution captures detailed images that stay sharp even when significantly enlarged.
Anti-blur: clear images are easy thanks to automatic technology that counters image blur. e-VR (vibration reduction) counters the effects of camera shake for great photos. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement to deliver sharp shots of even fast-moving subjects.
Easy to handle: the symmetric body design makes the camera easy to hold and helps prevent someone snapping a photo that looks great except for the finger in front of the lens.
One button–one function: large one-touch buttons make it easy to take a photo or begin filming a movie.
Crisp 720p video recording: record life in motion at the touch of a button. Movie clips look just as good when played on the camera’s LCD screen as they do on a TV or computer screen.
Built-in flash: an automatic flash helps capture clear photos when the light is low. The flash is carefully positioned so there’s no risk of accidentally covering it up.
AA-size batteries: the camera is powered by two AA-size batteries, which are readily available across the world.
Compatible with SD cards (not supplied): high-capacity SD cards can store everything that could possibly be captured in a day and more. Simply insert the card into the camera’s SD card slot to store thousands of photos or hours of movies.
Automatic power-off: the camera powers off after three minutes of inactivity in order to conserve battery power.
Compact digital camera
1/3-in. type CCD; approx. 10.44 million total pixels
3x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens
4.1-12.3mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 29.1-87.3 mm lens in 35mm  format)
6 elements in 5 groups
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 349 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Electronic VR (still pictures)
Focus range (from the protective glass)
: [W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity Shoot close-ups: Approx. 5 cm (2 in.) (wide-angle position) to infinity
Center, face detection
6.7-cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Internal memory (approx. 47 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
DCF, Exif 2.3, and DPOF compliant
Still pictures: JPEG Messages: WAV Movies: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)
Image mode (image types)
10M [3648 x 2736] 4M [2272 x 1704] 2M [1600 x 1200]
Auto, Choose a Style (Point and shoot, Shoot close-ups, Shoot under water, Take a series of pictures, Shoot at intervals, Photograph food, Highlight colors, Take soft pictures, Create a diorama effect, Photograph fireworks)
Take a series of pictures
Up to about 4 pictures at about 1.5 fps
Large (720p) (default setting): 1280 x 720/approx. 30 fps, Small (640): 640 x 480/approx. 30 fps
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
Auto (auto gain from ISO 80 to 1600)
256-segment matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x, spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection and exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
1/2000 -1 s (4 s if style is set to Photograph fireworks)
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-3 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.3 and f/9.3 [W])
Approx. 10 s, smile timer
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity Auto)
[W]: 0.3 to 3.5 m (1 ft to 11 ft) [T]: 0.5 to 2.0 m (1 ft 8 in. to 6 ft 7 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Data Transfer Protocol
Can be selected from NTSC and PAL
Audio/video (A/V) output; digital I/O(USB)
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
two LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries, two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries, two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately)
Still pictures1: Approx. 240 shots when using alkaline batteries Approx. 700 shots when using lithium batteries Approx. 410 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries Movies: Approx. 50 min when using alkaline batteries (Large (720p)) Approx. 3 h 45 min when using lithium batteries (Large (720p)) Approx. 2 h 25 min when using EN-MH2 batteries (Large (720p)) The maximum file size for a single movie is 4 GB and the maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording.
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 101.9 x 64.8 x 39.4 mm (4.1 x 2.6 x 1.6 in.) (excluding projections)
Approx. 214 g (7.6 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions) Capacity to shoot pictures underwater up to a depth of 3 m (9.8 ft) and for 60 minutes
JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Cleared our testing conditions2
Camera Strap, LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries (x2), USB Cable UC-E16, Brush, ViewNX 2 Installer CD, Reference Manual CD
Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B2 (set of two EN-MH2 batteries), Rechargeable Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2-B4 (set of four EN-MH2 batteries), Battery Charger MH-72 (includes two slots to recharge Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2) and Battery Charger MH-73 (includes four slots to recharge Ni-MH batteries EN-MH2), Audio Video Cable EG-CP14