Nikon Coolpix S9100 review

18x superzoom lens, HD video recording and 12.1MP sensor

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These graphs were produced using data generated by DXO Analyzer.

We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using the DXO software.

Signal to noise ratio

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

Nikon coolpix s9100 snr
Nikon coolpix s9100 snr

JPEG images from the Nikon Coolpix S9100 produce a good signal to noise ratio when compared with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20, Canon IXUS 220 HS and Fujifilm Finepix 550 EXR, beating all but the Canon IXUS 220 HS at ISO 800.

Dynamic range

Nikon coolpix s9100 dynamic range
Nikon coolpix s9100 dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Nikon Coolpix S9100's JPEGs have a at least a 0.5EV lower dynamic range than the comparison cameras up to a sensitivity of ISO 800.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyCoolpix S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
Image StabilizationOptical, Digital
Optical Zoom18x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesManual White Balance, Continuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)215.5 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height63.5 mm
Width106.7 mm
Depth35.6 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length4.50 mm to 81 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS9100
Product NameCoolpix S9100 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control

Programmed Auto

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA772E1
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The new Nikon COOLPIX S9100 is loaded with innovative Nikon technology, like a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that assures superb image quality in low-light conditions. Optimized with Nikon's exclusive EXPEED C2 processing engine, you'll capture natural looking pictures with exceptional detail. You'll also love composing images on the large three-inch Clear Color Display. This dazzling 921,000-dot, ultra-high resolution display that makes viewing photos and HD movies instantly gratifying.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix S9100 Compact Camera
  • Strap AN-CP19
  • Audio Video EG-CP16
  • AC Adapter EH-69P
  • Battery EN-EL12
  • CD-ROM
  • USB Cable UC-E6
Limited Warranty1 Year