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Nikon Coolpix 4200 Digital Camera {4 M/P}

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Nikon Coolpix 4200 Digital Camera {4 M/P} Description


The elegant aluminum exterior of the Coolpix 4200 exudes a sense of sophistication. The camera also features the same stylish grip design as the other cameras in the popular Coolpix range, has efficient compact dimensions, and is light weight. Furthermore, all controls are conveniently located within easy reach on the back of the camera body. This enables highly intuitive operation in general and provides easy access to the camera's 15 Scene modes. Each of these modes adds simplicity for the shooting of a different kind of subject, while four of them offer a Scene Assist function to make shooting simple and quick. The Coolpix 4200 also features Advanced Red-eye Reduction, which provides automatic in-camera correction. Convenient and useful in a range of situations, it also activates automatically upon selection of Night portrait mode.

Image Sensor
4.0 megapixel CCD sensor

ISO: Auto, or Selectable from 80 to 400

Optical: 3X Zoom Nikkor; F-7.7-23.4mm (35mm equivalent 35 - 105mm)
Digital Zoom: 4x

F/2.8 (Wide), F/4.9(Telephoto)

Shutter Speed
4 seconds - 1/2000th of a second

Burst Rate
1fps, Multi-shot 16

Built-in Speedlight
Flash Range: (Wide) 0.9 - 12.5 feet, (Telephoto) 0.9 - 9.5 feet
Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction by Pre-flash; Red-eye reduction, Anytime Flash, Flash cancel and Slow sync

White Balance
Auto with TTL control, 7-mode manual, Pre-set white balance

Exposure Modes
256 segment Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot

Shooting Modes
15 Scene Modes, Auto, Scene Assistance, Portait, Lanscape, Night Portrait, Sports, Movie mode

Movie mode
Quicktime with audio

Self Timer
3 or 10 second duration

Video Output
A/V out (PAL / NTSC)

Optical: Real-image zoom viewfinder, frame coverage approximately 75%

1.5 inch, 110,000 pixel TFT color display

File Formats
Movie (Quicktime Motion JPEG)

Storage Media
Internal memory: 12MB
External memory: SD memory card

Power Supply
(1) EN-EL1 Rechargeable Lithium or (1) 2CR5 Lithium Battery
AC Adapter or Charger

Computer Connectivity
USB or Card Reader

Operating System Requirements
Windows: 98, 98SE, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Mac: OS 10.0, 10.1, 10.2

Dimensions (WxHxD)
3.5 x 2 x 1.4 inches.
88 x 60 x 37 mm

Weight (Excluding Battery)
5.5 oz

Other Features
The Coolpix 4200 achieves rapid power-up and swift, precise autofocus, which allows photo opportunities to be seized at any time. It also offers high-speed continuous shooting too, allowing the user to capture fast action as it happens. Additionally, the Coolpix 4200 has an easy-to-see menu, which allows the user to select desired settings and functions in minimal time, with minimal effort.

The COOLPIX 4200 achieve shots of superior quality. That's because they deliver the clarity of 4.0 effective megapixels, the freedom of a powerful 3X Zoom-Nikkor ED lens, and the advantage of a D-SLR-based image processor. Such factors mean shots remain stunning even when enlarged to A4 size, while an innovative lens design keeps overall dimensions compact throughout the zooming range. Multi-area AF enables sharp focus regardless of the subject. Manual Area focus enables the selection of an area anywhere in the frame, while Auto Area focus achieves optimal results with minimal effort. High-quality white balance maintains natural colors in different kinds of light. The camera also feature an advanced GUI (Graphic User Interface), which is as easy to see as it is to operate.



Flash Memory Capacity 12 MB


Camera Modes

Shooting modes:

  • Auto
  • Scene Assistance (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait)
  • Scene (Party/Indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night landscape, Close up Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Back light, Panorama assist)
  • BSS (Best Shot Selector)
  • Image adjustment
  • Image sharpening
  • Saturation control
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • White Balance
  • WB bracketing
  • Digital zoom (Max. 4x)
  • Noise reduction
  • Self-timer

Capture modes:

  • Single
  • Continuous (approx. 1.3fps)
  • Multi-shot 16 (16 frames 1/16 in size)
  • 5 shot buffer


Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card


Longest Shutter Speed 4 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second


Image Formats JPEG


Maximum Frame Rate 15 fps
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
HD Movie Mode No
Video Formats QuickTime



Network & Communication


Display & Graphics

Display Screen Type LCD
Total Camera Resolution 4.1 Megapixel
Display Resolution 110000 Pixel
White Balance Modes
  • Auto
  • Preset
  • 7 manual modes
Effective Camera Resolution 4 Megapixel
Screen Size 1.5"


Built-in Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction

General information

Product Model 4200
Product Line Coolpix
Manufacturer Part Number 25517
Manufacture GTIN 0018208255177
Brand Name Nikon


Minimum Focus Distance 1.60"
Lens Construction 7 Elements in 6 Groups
Focus Modes Auto
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom 4x
Focal Length 7.80 mm to 23.40 mm


Platform Supported PC
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