Whether at the beach or out on the slopes, the S33 is the perfect camera for everyone. Waterproof, shockproof, and resistant to dust and cold, the S33 is always ready to endure the elements of any family outing. With large buttons and easy-to-operate menus, everyone can now experience the joy of photography.
The family-friendly S33 is waterproof up to 10m, shockproof to a drop of 1.5m, dustproof and cold-resistant to temperatures as low as -10°C, so you can shoot anywhere, be it in the pool, or even on a ski holiday with your family. For times when you do not want to get wet, simply submerge the S33 underwater and use the Underwater Face Framing function, which automatically detects and shoots pictures of your subjects.
Capture and relive every family vacation with superb colour and clarity with S33’s 13.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with 3x optical zoom (30mm – 90mm equivalent in 35mm format) and 6x Dynamic Fine Zoom*1 (approximately 180mm equivalent in 35mm format). Together with the Target-Finding autofocus, your subjects will always be in focus no matter where they are in the frame.
Always look your best and add a touch of creativity to all your photos with a host of special effects such as Glamour Retouch, Decorative Frames and Slide Animations. You can even personalise each special moment by recording voice messages to your photos.
*1 Dynamic Fine Zoom refers to the areas in which the camera can zoom while maintaining resolution from the maximum optical telephoto zoom position.
1. Key features
Cute but sturdy, this camera is waterproof down to a depth of 10 m/33 ft, shockproof to withstand a 1.5 m/5 ft drop, freezeproof down to a temperature of -10°C/14°F, as well as dustproof. So even if you accidentally drop it, or it gets wet and messy at the beach, or winds up in the snow, you won’t lose your precious family memories. In just about any situation you can count on the CMOS image sensor to deliver high quality images, as well as 3x optical zoom (30-90 mm*) and 6x** Dynamic Fine Zoom (approx. 180 mm*) to get you closer to the action.
In addition to large separate shutter buttons for stills and movie shooting, there are four buttons logically aligned next to the LCD monitor for intuitive operation. By setting the Variety Menu to “on” you get a colorful graphical screen with extra functions to make operation more fun, or set it to “off” for a simple menu screen with essential functions. Capturing your subject is easy since Target finding AF automatically finds your intended subject within the frame. If you want to take pictures of the kids underwater but don’t want to get your own face wet, just dunk the camera. The new Underwater face framing function looks for faces and automatically takes a picture when it spots someone.
Both adults and kids alike will get a kick out of the way you can add “makeup” effects to people’s faces. Apply Color faces, Color lips, Add mascara, Add eye shadow and more, to make portraits and selfies look more lively. A total of 12 glamorous effects are available.
Add a Bubble effect, Neon effect or Cartoon effect to your shots to make them more unique and fun to share. Add a decorative frame, with 9 styles selectable. Have fun rating each other’s pictures by adding “Excellent” and “Good” stamps at the touch of a button. Get family conversations going with fun functions both kids and adults will enjoy.*
Shoot Full HD 1080p resolution movies (30 fps) to capture living memories with high quality. Shoot a movie miniature, in which time-lapse stills are taken at intervals and stitched together into a single movie. Street corners and landscapes will look like moving miniature models.
The Micro-USB connector on the COOLPIX S33 enables you to quick charge the battery approx. 65% faster than the predecessor model, making it convenient for continuous usage even while travelling.
2. Other features
Compact digital camera
13.2million, (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)
1/3.1-in.type, CMOS, Total pixels: approx.14.17million
NIKKOR lens with3x optical zoom
4.1–, 12.3mm, (angle of view equivalent to that of 30–90 mm lens in 35mm  format)
6elements in, 5groups
Digital zoom magnification
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 360 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Electronic VR (movies)
Motion blur reduction
Electronic VR (still images)
[W]: Approx.5 cm (2 in.) to infinity, [T]: Approx.50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity, Shoot close-ups, Photograph food, Shoot under water, Mirror, Add a bubble effect, Add a neon effect, Add a cartoon effect, Take soft pictures, Create a diorama effect, Shoot a movie miniature, Highlight colors: Approx. 5 cm (2 in.) (wide-angle position) to infinity, (All distances measured from center of front surface of the protective glass)
Center, face detection, target finding AF
6.7cm (2.7-in.) diagonal
Approx.230k-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode)
Approx. 96% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode)
Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Internal memory (approx. 25 MB)
DCF and Exif 2.3 compliant
Still images: JPEG Voice messages: WAV Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: PCM stereo)
Image size (pixels)
13 megapixels [4160 x 3120] 4 megapixels [2272 x 1704] 2 megapixels [1600 x 1200]
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)
Matrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)
Programmed auto exposure and exposure compensation (–2.0 – +2.0 EV in steps of 1 EV)
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/2000–, 1s, 4 s (Choose a style is set to Photograph fireworks)
10 s, smile timer
Electronically-controlled ND filter (–2 AV) selection
2 steps (f/3.3 and f/6.6 [W])
Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.3–3.1 m (1–10 ft) [T]: 0.6–1.7 m (2 ft–5 ft 6 in.)
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Micro-USB connector, Hi-Speed USB, Do not use any USB cable other than the UC-E21 for Micro-USB connector. Supports Direct Print (PictBridge)
HDMI output connector
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
JIS/IEC protection class 8 (IPX8) equivalent (under our testing conditions) Capacity to shoot pictures underwater up to a depth of 10 m (33 ft) and for 60 minutes
JIS/IEC protection class 6 (IP6X) equivalent (under our testing conditions)
Cleared our testing conditions (*1) compliant with MIL-STD 810F Method 516.5-Shock
Supported languages for camera menus
Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (included) AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)
Approx. 1 h 40 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains)
Battery life of still shooting
Approx. 220 shots when using EN-EL19 (*2)
Battery life of movies (actual battery life for recording)
Approx. 1 h 25 min when using EN-EL19 (*3)
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Approx.109.5, x67.0, x37.6mm (4.4, x2.7, x1.5in.), (excluding projections)
Approx.180g (6.3 oz), (including battery and memory card)
–10°C – +40°C (14°F–104°F) (for land use), 0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F) (for underwater use)
85% or less (no condensation)
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P (*4), USB Cable UC-E21, Camera Strap (*5), Brush (*6)
1. Unless otherwise stated, all figures assume a fully-charged battery and an ambient temperature of 23 ±3°C (73.4 ±5.4°F) as specified by the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA). *1 Dropped from a height of 1.5 m (5 ft) onto a surface of 5 cm (2 in.) thick plywood (changes in appearance, such as paint peeling off and deformation of the drop shock portion and waterproof performance are not subject to the test). These tests do not guarantee that the camera will be free from damage or trouble under all conditions. *2 Battery life may vary depending on conditions of use, such as the interval between shots or the length of time that menus and images are displayed. *3 Individual movie files cannot exceed 4 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. Recording may end before this limit is reached if camera temperature becomes elevated. *4 A plug adapter is included if the camera was purchased in a country or region that requires a plug adapter. The shape of the plug adapter varies with the country or region of purchase. *5 Do not swing the camera by the strap. The camera could strike objects or people causing injury and damage to the camera. *6 The brush is used for cleaning the waterproof packing. Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.