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Nikon Coolpix S100
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Nikon Coolpix S100 Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CMOS Aug 2011
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Whether you re headed out for a night on the town or a quick weekend get-away, the COOLPIX S100 is the camera you ll want to take. The ultra-slim COOLPIX S100 offers a host of features that fits... More
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30 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This digital camera received an Ephotozine "Recommended" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and Cameras.co.uk the average expert rating of this compact camera digital camera is 71%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, Coolpix S100 owners rated this camera 85%.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Nikon cameras and also specifically for Nikon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Nikon had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Nice Design

A few people who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Four years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert website What Digital Camera “Featuring an eye-catching sliding shutter cover design”. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine five years ago “Is designed to be both high-tech and stylish”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S100 is a brand new, stylish digital camera that sports a massive 3.5 inch OLED touch-screen”.

Good Size

Some Nikon Coolpix S100 owners said that this digital camera was compact. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote “You'll understand why we were so excited to get our hands on Nikon's £250 Coolpix S100 compact camera” but even so they gave the product a score of 3 stars. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S100's performance doesn't quite live up to its looks, and, while this compact camera is packed with features, its price is too high for our liking”. Five years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “The S100 seems closely related to the AW100 waterproof compact” but they only gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix S100 review “Thin, minimalistic and stylish”.

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Good Video Capture

A few Nikon Coolpix S100 owners considered that the product was good for video recording. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The S100 is packed with full 1080p HD video recording and takes 360°/180° panoramics using the sweep method” . Four years ago Cameras.co.uk scored the product 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “It has a number of the latest buzz features including 3D photos and Full High Definition movies with stereo sound”. Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “The inclusion of a full HD movie mode means it’s a camera for all occasions Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S100.

Good Quality Lens

One person who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix S100 considered that it had a good zoom. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned five years ago “The 16 megapixel S100 is controlled almost entirely by interacting with its multi-touch control system, while the 5x optical zoom, full 108” in their review of this digital camera.

One Nikon Coolpix S100 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had a good lens. Expert review site Digitalversus.com said “However, although the new lens has a proper wide-angle setting”.

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Good Quality Pictures

One customer reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix S100 was able to produce good images.

Robust

One Nikon Coolpix S100 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon Coolpix S100 reviewer concluded that the Nikon Coolpix S100 had good features.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung WB150F[plb_2060742_price], or the Olympus VR-340[plb_1686246_price].

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5[plb_1900903_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P520[plb_2085254_price] is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W800[plb_2163797_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix S100 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix S100 supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video recording to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Coolpix S100 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S100 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S100 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Nikon Coolpix S9400[plb_1873860_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Coolpix S100, the Nikon Coolpix S100 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Coolpix S9500[pl_1721861_price], or the Coolpix S9400[pl_1873860_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Coolpix S100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S100. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S100 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution found on most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera also have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592. Across all cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S100 the best still image resolution is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Coolpix S100 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S100. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix S100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution across all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix S100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Coolpix S100 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix S100. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Thin

The Nikon Coolpix S100 is one of the thinner compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years (only 18.1 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average depth of comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S100 is 38mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One person who bought this digital camera considered that it did not have a good battery life. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “The battery has a short life expectancy”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person considered that the Nikon Coolpix S100 was not noisy.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon Coolpix S100 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Samsung ST200F[plb_1682904_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S9600[plb_2196636_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S100 are not 3D compatible. The Nikon Coolpix S100 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P7700[plb_1714924_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix S100 does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S100 also do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Nikon Coolpix S9500[plb_1721861_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Coolpix S100 is not waterproof.

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Only 150 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S100 take between 30 and 889 shots per battery charge, including the Nikon Coolpix S100 which takes 150 shots per battery charge.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Coolpix S100 is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S100. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The Nikon Coolpix S100 has a quite narrow field of view (only 98 percent) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The average field of view of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S100 is 99%, and the field of view range from 96% to 100%.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the Coolpix S100 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Nikon camera supports a WAV audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S100. The audio format "AAC" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Coolpix S100 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 17 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age. The internal memory of digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S100 range from 8MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 350MB.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Nikon Coolpix S100 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S100.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S100

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix S100.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S100 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix S100.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the WB150[pl_1682907_price] (5x and higher rated), or the ST200F[pl_1682904_price] (5x and higher rated) both from Samsung or the Canon IXUS 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x and higher rated).

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S100 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S100.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price], or the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price] (7x and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Coolpix S100 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think the Nikon Coolpix S5100[plb_1308_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix X100S[plb_1609683_price] (2.8"), the Canon PowerShot N[plb_1478196_price] (2.8"), or the Sony DSC-WX10[plb_595125_price] (2.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 138 grams, the Nikon Coolpix S100 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Weight
USB 3.0 Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range

2 Awards

Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(16)
1 March 2012

The Nikon Coolpix S100 is a touch controlled digital camera. At around 18mm wide it will fit easily into more or less any pocket. It has a number of the latest buzz features including 3D photos... Read more…

30 January 2012

Available in a pair of loud colours, and featuring an eye-catching sliding shutter cover design, the Nikon COOLPIX S100 is certainly pitched at the more style conscious. That isn't to say,... Read more…

27 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S100 is certainly very different from the S80. However, although the new lens has a proper wide-angle setting, it's just not up to scratch. As a result, Nikon struggles to get...

19 December 2011

A comprehensive, affordable package with plenty of features for beginners to utilise and the inclusion of a full HD movie mode means it?s a camera for all occasions Overall Our provides the...

5 December 2011

The S100 is packed with full 1080p HD video recording and takes 360°/180° panoramics using the sweep method. On occasion there is some vignetting visible, the battery has a short life expectancy...

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Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Shoeburymike
(Verified Purchase)

Having a couple of similar style Samsungs in the drawer at home that are defective through a mere grain of sand in the works, I studied form and went for this as a replacement. At £49 it is... Read more…

Reviewed 16 October 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

But it would have been useful if either of the two instruction sheets enclosed would have been in English! I have been unable to register this problem and ask for copy. I hope that someone will... Read more…

Reviewed 19 March 2016 by RichT3
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for parents in their 70's who wanted easy and simple camera to use. Does the job and takes good photos...

Reviewed 13 March 2016 by Acj
(Verified Purchase)

Very good...

Reviewed 4 March 2016 by Jlt
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to use just what I need...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s100, nikon 26282, nikon s100r, nikon 26281, nikon cps100, nikon s100ro, nikon s100ros, nikon cps100p, nikon cps100pk, nikon s100rose, nikon coolpixs100, nikon coolpixs100p, nikon coolpixs100pk
Barcodes 00018208262809, 00018208262816, 00018208262823, 00018208923977, 00018208924011, 00018208924066, 00018208942985, 00616641730017, 04960759130679, 08033737552711, 08033737552728, 08033737554500

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