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Nikon S100 Digital Camera

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16MP 5x CMOS Aug 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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

Two expert review sites endorsed this Nikon camera. The writer at Ephotozine gave this Nikon digital camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On 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 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this compact camera digital camera on average 85%.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Nikon compact cameras have good ratings as do all digital cameras produced by Nikon.

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Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Whatdigitalcamera.com said four years ago “Featuring an eye-catching sliding shutter cover design”. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine five years ago “Is designed to be both high-tech and stylish” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com rated the product 5 stars and said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The Nikon Coolpix S100 is a brand new, stylish digital camera that sports a massive 3.5 inch OLED touch-screen” in their Nikon S100 review.

Good Size

A few Nikon S100 reviewers who bought this digital camera considered that it was compact. Expert website Cnet.co.uk mentioned in their review “You'll understand why we were so excited to get our hands on Nikon's £250 Coolpix S100 compact camera”. 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”. Also five years ago Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Nikon S100 on expert review site Digital Versus “The S100 seems closely related to the AW100 waterproof compact”.

One customer who reviewed the Nikon S100 considered that it was thin. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk rated the Nikon S100 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Thin, minimalistic and stylish”.

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Good Video Capture

Some Nikon S100 owners considered that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their Nikon S100 review on expert review site Ephotozine five years ago “The S100 is packed with full 1080p HD video recording and takes 360°/180° panoramics using the sweep method” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Expert website Cameras.co.uk said in their Nikon S100 review “It has a number of the latest buzz features including 3D photos and Full High Definition movies with stereo sound”. Digicambuyer.co.uk said on expert website 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”.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon S100 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of the Nikon S100 on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The 16 megapixel S100 is controlled almost entirely by interacting with its multi-touch control system, while the 5x optical zoom, full 108”.

One customer who bought the product concluded that it had a good lens. Five years ago Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “However, although the new lens has a proper wide-angle setting”.

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Good Quality Pictures

One Nikon S100 reviewer wrote that it was able to produce good images.

Robust

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress.

Good Technical Features

One Nikon S100 reviewer who bought it considered that it had good features.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

When compared to other cameras of a similar type and age to the S100, the Nikon S100's display diagonal of 3.5 inches is one of the largest. Digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 1" and 4.8".

We compared all the other 3.5" screen digital cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price] is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the S100 which do not support Full HD video, the Nikon S100 supports Full HD video.

Other cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic DMC-TZ35[plb_1974789_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon S100 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type do not support video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S100.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon S100 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon S100 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. The still image resolution of all compact cameras that have been available for more than two years ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon S100 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the S100. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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OLED Display

The Nikon S100 has an OLED display which is better than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays. Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the S100 displays range from LCD to AMOLED.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon S100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this type and age. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the S100 is 450,000 pixels. The Nikon S100 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (820,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S100 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon camera). In addition, this digital camera supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

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

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Nikon S100 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S100. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this digital camera.

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15 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One customer mentioned that it did not have a good battery life. Ephotozine.com mentioned five years ago “The battery has a short life expectancy” in their review of the Nikon S100.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer considered that the product was not noisy.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of this age and spec do not support wi-Fi. The Nikon S100 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], the Sony DSC-QX10[plb_2136113_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price].

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Not 3D

The Nikon S100 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the S100 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not have a GPS (satellite). The Nikon S100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FT4[plb_1353102_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon S100 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Only 150 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Nikon S100 is a camera that takes 150 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Nikon S100 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

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

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Only Supports One Power Source Type

The Nikon S100 has a greater number of power sources than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported power source type is Battery, but this power source type is not supported by this camera. The power source types AC are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S100 is 6.9. The Nikon S100 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 4.8) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the S100.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The field of views of compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S100 range from 96% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. The Nikon S100 has one of the narrower field of views (only 98 percent) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB. At only 17 megabytes, the Nikon S100 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon S100 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.9, the Nikon S100 has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S100 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.3 and 6.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon S100

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Nikon camera was released over five years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Nikon S100 has a pretty typical megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the S100.

We compared all the other 16MP cameras to this camera and we think the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

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

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price].

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x and higher rated), or the Samsung WB250F[plb_1585457_price] (5x 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 frequently found optical sensor size on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon S100 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon 3300[plb_1378452_price] (6x), or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x).

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon S100 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it have a CCD sensor type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this Nikon digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon 28[plb_1877145_price] (CCD), or the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The Nikon S100 has a pretty average weight (138 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the S100.

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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
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Multi-Shot
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Weight
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Camera Shutter Speed

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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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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…

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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
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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
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Very good...

Reviewed 4 March 2016 by Jlt
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Easy to use just what I need...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers ncs416, ncs417, ncs415, nikon s100, nikon 26281, nikon s100r, nikon 26282, nikon cps100, nikon s100ro, nikon s100ros, nikon cps100p, nikon s100rose, nikon cps100pk, nikon coolpixs100, nikon coolpixs100p, nikon coolpixs100pk
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