The Nikon Nuvis S was an APS compact zoom camera with a unique design. Only the little flashlight window was not hidden in the camera housing when it was switched off. It had to be switched on by pulling the camera body out of its steel housing in which it was mounted. It was not the lightest compact APS camera, but may have been the most robust, since it could be carried in one's pocket without a further case around it. The camera was manufactured in Indonesia by Nikon and launched in 1998.
In 2000, the Nuvis S was replaced by the lighter Nuvis S 2000, which is similar in design but has more plastic and a pop-up flash in place of the fixed flash. Similar specifications were also present in the Nikon Nuvis V.
- Lens: 3× zoom, 22-66mm, max. aperture f/5.2-7.5 (6 elements, including 2 aspherical lenses).
- Autofocus: passive wide field autofocus.
- Viewfinder: focus-dependent (zooming "real image"), with diopter-correction -1.5 to +1.5
- Shutter speed: From 2-1/400s, controlled electronically.
- Multiple flash modes including slow synch for night shots.
- Films: APS films of ISO 50-1600.
- Dimensions: 95×65×32mm
- Weight: 250g with CR2 battery and film.