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Nikon Coolpix S5100

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Nikon Coolpix S5100

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Compact 12.2MP 5x Yes Sep 2011
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Nikon Coolpix S5100 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix S5100 number 917 across all digital cameras.
90
Reviews
10 Reviews + 2 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 73%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Nikon digital camera has some great features:
Average minimum aperture number
Has an image stabilizer
Faster than average camera shutter speed
Very light
4-way VR image stabilization system
2.7-inch bright (230,000-dot) display
In-camera editing functions
Smart portrait system
Scene auto selector
200 shots
ISO
Color options
HD (720p) movie
18 scene modes
Macro shooting

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Nikon Coolpix S5100 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Nikon Coolpix S5100 of only 12.2MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 21% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix S5100 has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Coolpix S5100 of 5x is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 38% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix S5100 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Coolpix S5100 of 2.7 is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 59% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon Coolpix S5100 of 3,200 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 59% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix S5100 has an image stabilizer, as do 77% of digital cameras.

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Faster Than Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Coolpix S5100's camera shutter speed of 0.0769s is in the fastest 32% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Light

The weight of the Coolpix S5100 of only 132g is lighter than 75% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S5100 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other digital cameras, the Coolpix S5100 does not support Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Coolpix S5100 of 0.435" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 66% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Coolpix S5100's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 77% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Coolpix S5100 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S5100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1280 x 720. That's 69% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The Nikon Coolpix S5100 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Coolpix S5100 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 70% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix S5100 has an HDMI port. 73% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Very Light

The weights of digital cameras range from 0.095kg to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.24kg. The Coolpix S5100's weight of only 0.132kg is lighter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lighter than 66% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The Coolpix S5100's digital zoom of only 2x is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 8% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Coolpix S5100 of 28mm is longer than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is longer than 79% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon s580black

Barcodes:

00018208262229, 00018208919949, 00018208919970, 00018208920013, 00018208920037, 00018208920068, 00018208920099, 00182088846364, 00182089199490, 00182089199704, 00182089200134, 00182089200370, 00182089200684, 00182089200998

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