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Nikon S3100 review

A great little compact camera with 5x zoom and HD video

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution14 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyCoolpix S
Image StabilizationElectronic
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Smile Detection
Screen Size6.9 cm (2.7")
Video FormatsAVI
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)118 g
Flash Memory Capacity45 MB
Minimum Focus Distance100 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4320 x 3240
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCCD
Total Camera Resolution14.5 Megapixel
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Height57.5 mm
Width93.5 mm
Depth18.4 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.60 mm to 23 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Audio FormatsWAV
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS3100
Product NameCoolpix S3100 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA715E1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Slim enough to slip into any pocket, the slender COOLPIX S3100 is the perfect way to capture photos and high-definition movie clips in style.

Dedicated movie-record button makes it easy to begin filming the action and Nikon's Smart Portrait system ensures perfect portrait photos every time. Complete with a range of easy-to-apply filter effects, this compact even makes it simple to get creative with images in-camera.

Battery Life220 Shot/1.58 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • Coolpix S3100 Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery EN-EL19
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP14
  • Camera strap AN-CP19
  • CD-ROM
Display Resolution230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year