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Nikon 4100 Digital Camera

14MP 5x CCD 1/2.3" Feb 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Optical Sensor Size Release Date
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Compact cameras produced by Nikon have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Nikon also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Size

One person who reviewed it thought it was compact. Twelve years ago Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “Compact, Included Memory Amount” in their review of this digital camera.

One Nikon 4100 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was lightweight. Steves-Digicams.com wrote “The Coolpix 4100 is a compact, lightweight digital still camera with 4 megapixel effective image resolution” in their review of the Nikon 4100.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some customers concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon 4100 reviewer who reviewed the Nikon 4100 reckoned that it had good features. Expert website Cameras.co.uk said “Decent set of features and the four megapixels”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased it thought it was ergonomic. Pcmag.com mentioned “Despite its ergonomics and ease of use” in their Nikon 4100 review.

Good Product Quality

One Nikon 4100 owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Twelve years ago Steves-Digicams.com wrote on Steve's Digicams “Its an easy-to-use mid-range model with superior image quality that will satisfy the needs of beginners to advanced” in their review of this digital camera.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras of a comparable 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.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon 4100 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support Full HD video.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 4100 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do not support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 4100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 4100 also have a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an electronic|mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has Two White Balances

The Nikon 4100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon 4100 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has One Image Editing

The Nikon 4100 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found image editing is Resizing, but this image editing is not found on this camera. The image editings rotating are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon 4100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon 4100 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the 4100.

The worst video resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Cameras.co.uk and PC Mag this camera has an average expert rating of 57 out of 100. This puts this compact camera camera in the bottom 5% of all the cameras of this age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (tele)

With a normal focusing range (tele) of only 0.8 meters, the Nikon 4100 has a quite small normal focusing range (tele) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average normal focusing range (tele) of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 4100 is 1.3m, and the normal focusing ranges (tele) range from 0.2m to 3.5m.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 4100 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon 4100 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the 4100, the Nikon 4100 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon 4100 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the 4100, the Nikon 4100 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

When compared to other digital cameras of this type and age that we have checked, the motion JPEG frame rate of the Nikon 4100 of only 15 frames per second is one of the lowest. Across all the compact cameras that were released more than two years ago the motion JPEG frame rates range from 15fps to 240fps.

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Only Features Two Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Nikon 4100 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Flash off" is also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 99%. At only 97 percent, the Nikon 4100 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon 4100

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon 4100 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Released Over Six Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released over six years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon 4100 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon 4100 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 4100.

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Average Megapixel

The Nikon 4100 has a fairly typical megapixel (14 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 4100.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 131 grams, the Nikon 4100 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the 4100.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Shutter
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Focusing Range
Lens System
Power Supply Type
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(3)
8 September 2004

Despite its ergonomics and ease of use, the Coolpix 4100s extremely slow performance and weak flash should send even casual Specs: Megapixels: 4, Included Memory: On Board, Media Format: Secure... Read more…

24 August 2004

The Coolpix 4100 is a compact, lightweight digital still camera with 4 megapixel effective image resolution and a Nikkor 3x zoom lens. Its an easy-to-use mid-range model with superior image... Read more…

22 June 2004

Typical standard digital camera. Decent set of features and the four megapixels and Nikon brand name may just give it the edge over other, similar cameras...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon s4100, nikon s4100p, nikon s4100r, nikon s4100s, nikon s4100re, nikon s4100si, nikon s4100pl, nikon s4100plu, nikon s4100red, nikon s4100sil, nikon s4100silv, nikon s4100plum, nikon s4100silve, nikon s4100silver
Barcodes 00018208262588, 00018208262601, 00018208262618, 00018208921225, 00018208921256, 00018208921294, 00018208921331, 00018208921355, 00182089212250, 00182089212564, 00182089212946, 00182089213318, 00182089213554
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