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Nikon Coolpix S9100 review

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

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

Shutter lag is minimal, even when shooting with the built in flash

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

A decent amount of fine detail is captured by the 12.1 sensor

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

The telephoto is equivalent to a 450mm lens on a 35mm camera and is perfect for picking out distant details.

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

The wide angle is equivalent to a 25mm lens on a 35mm camera and is great for capturing wider views in limited space.

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

Barrel distortion can be quite pronounced at the wider end of the zoom range.

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

Colours are repriced accurately and contrast is good.

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

The zoom range is great for travel, with a wide angle suited to landscape and architecture.

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

Contrast is reduced at the telephoto end of the zoom range and the camera sometimes struggles to focus accurately.

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

Nostalgic Sepia special Effect

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

High Contrast Monochrome Special Effect

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Nikon coolpix s9100 sample image

Selective Colour Special Effect

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
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
ColourRed
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 Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
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