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Fun to use and a pleasure to look at, the ultra-slim COOLPIX S2500 makes it easy for anyone to capture beautiful images. The precision NIKKOR wide-angle zoom lens and 12.1 megapixel image sensor combine to deliver incredibly detailed results that make superb poster-size enlargements. When the moment calls for a portrait, Nikon’s Smart Portrait system helps you achieve perfect shots. You’ll never miss a smile, and the camera will warn you if someone had their eyes closed so you can quickly take another shot.

The COOLPIX S2500 - incredibly reliable and terrific fun, it’s the stylish way to enjoy carefree shooting.


Ultra-slim 20 mm body

12.1 megapixel CCD image sensor

NIKKOR wide-angle 4x zoom lens

Large, 6.7 cm (2.7 in.) LCD monitor

Key features

Easy-to-use and easy-to-carry: boasts an ultra-slim 20 mm body and a host of automatic functions for effortless shooting.

12.1 megapixel CCD image sensor lets you capture outstandingly detailed images and produce stunningly sharp enlargements.

NIKKOR wide-angle 4x zoom lens offers outstanding precision and sharp resolution. (35mm equivalent: 27-108mm).

4x anti-blur automatically counters blurred images in four different ways. Electronic VR (Vibration Reduction) reduces the effect of camera shake. High ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred images with fast-moving subjects or in low-light. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots.

Large, 6.7 cm (2.7 in.) LCD monitor with brightness boost function to enhance visibility.

Smart portrait system: advanced automatic features for perfect portraits. Smile Timer takes the shot when your chosen subject smiles. Blink Proof alerts you when someone had their eyes closed. Skin softening adjusts uneven skin tones on people's faces for smoother looking skin. In-camera Red-eye Fix corrects false eye color due to flash the instant you take the shot.

EXPEED C2: Nikon's advanced image processing system optimizes all camera technologies for superior performance and maximum image quality.

Scene Auto Selector selects the optimum Scene mode for popular photographic situations.

17 scene modes automatically optimize settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations.

Subject Tracking AF will keep the camera focused on a selected subject, even if it is moving around.

Available in a range of colors to suit your style (color versions may vary depending on country or region).


Full resolution images in mocie mode (aspect ratio 16:9) 321321x321321

Technical Specifications

Effective pixels12.0 million pixels
Image sensorType: 1/2.3-in. type interline-transfer CCD; Color filter array: RGB filter; Total pixels: Approx. 12.39 million pixels; Recording pixels:Approx. 12.00 million pixels (4000 x 3000)
LensOptical 4x zoom, NIKKOR lens; Focal length: 4.9-19.6mm (35mm [135] format equivalent to 27-108 mm); Aperture: f/3.2-5.9; Lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups (# ED glass element)
Focus range (from lens)Normal shooting: approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (at wide-angle setting), approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (at telephoto setting); Macro close-up mode: approx. 8 cm (3.2 in.) to infinity (at closest focus distance), approx. 50 cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to infinity (at telephoto setting)
MonitorSize: 6.7. cm (2.7-in.); Number of dots: Approx. 230k-dot; Type:TFT LCD monitor; (Acrylic) cover: Anti-reflection coating, no protective cover
Storage mediaInternal memory (approx. 16 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card 2
Vibration Reduction (VR)Electronic type; Other blur-reduction functions: Motion Detection (conventional type), BSS (Best Shot Selector)
ISO sensitivityISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (4000 x 3000), Auto (ISO 80 to 1600), Fix range auto (ISO 80 to 400, ISO 80 to 800)
InterfaceHi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Power SourcesRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (700 mAh), AC Adapter EH-62G (option)
Battery life1Approx. 220 frames with EN-EL19
Dimensions (WxHxD)Approx. 93.1 x 57.1 x 20.0 mm/3.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 in. (excluding projections) 4
WeightApprox. 117 g/4.2 oz. (including battery and SD memory card) 4
MovieVGA: 640 x 480 (30 fps), QVGA: 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Supplied accessoriesCamera Strap AN-CP19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 Charging AC Adapter EH-69P USB Cable UC-E6 Audio Video Cable EG-CP14 ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
Optional accessoriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 Charging AC Adapter EH-69P Battery Charger MH-66 AC Adaptor EH-62G USB Cable UC-E6 Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
  1. Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C; zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.
  2. Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
  3. Setting is available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
  4. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
  5. In case of using four AA Energizer(r) Ultimate Lithium batteries.
  6. In case of using two AA Energizer(r) Ultimate Lithium batteries.