Nikon Coolpix S9100 review

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

Nikon Coolpix S9100
18x zoom and full HD video recording are impressive specs

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Nikon coolpix s9100

Priced at around £220, the Nikon Coolpix S9100 is a camera that offers good image quality and a flexible zoom range in a compact body at a very reasonable price.

The ease of use will suit point-and-shoot photographers incredibly well, as will the compact dimensions. Having an 18x zoom lens included will add to the flexibility on offer, too.

We liked

A flexible zoom range and good image quality at high sensitivities are packaged in a compact, easy to use body.

We disliked

The fiddly dial on the rear and unreliable autofocus at the long end of the zoom may spoil the experience for some.

Final verdict

Unfortunately there are a few niggles, such as the difficulties with focusing, especially at the telephoto end of the zoom range and with lens distortion.

Despite these shortcomings, with care the Nikon Coolpix S9100 can produce excellent quality images in a wide range of conditions, making it an ideal point and shoot camera for those who travel frequently and will make good use of the extended zoom range.