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Nikon S3100

Nikon S3100
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A good spec and award winning compact digital camera
Compact 14MP 5x Yes Aug 2011
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Nikon S3100 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Nikon S3100 as follows:
86
Reviews
508 Reviews + 2 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 69%, based on 508 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Can A camera be your BFF
Create images as unique as your imagination
Capture superb image quality
Powerful yet fun and easy to use
One touch HD movie recording
Convenient features
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4320 x 3240 pixels image resolution

Nikon S3100 Video Reviews

Nikon S3100 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Nikon S3100's sensor megapixels of only 14MP is in the lowest 26% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon S3100 is 4320 x 3240 pixels. That's 12% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all cameras 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 Nikon S3100 of 5x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 52% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon S3100 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon S3100 of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 33% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Nikon S3100 of 3.2 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 20% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S3100 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Nikon S3100 of 0.0005s is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 54% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon S3100 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Light

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Nikon S3100 of only 118g is lighter than 85% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon S3100 of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 74% of all cameras when sorted 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 620,000 pixels.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most other digital cameras, the Nikon S3100 does not have a video out. 100% of digital cameras do not have a video out.

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Has an Audio Recorder

The Nikon S3100 has an audio recorder, unlike 99% of cameras which do not have an audio recorder.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon S3100 does not support Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon S3100 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon S3100 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon S3100 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the Nikon S3100 of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 69% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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

The Nikon S3100's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26mm is longer than 81% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Light

The Nikon S3100's weight of only 0.118kg is lighter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 20% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 0.25kg, with the lightest being 0.095kg and the heaviest being 1.3kg.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S3100 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Only 220 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Nikon S3100 which takes 220 battery life.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon S3100's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 26% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon S3100's digital zoom of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 30% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of all cameras is 43GB, with the smallest being 1GB and the largest being 260GB. The maximum memory card size of the Nikon S3100 of only 8GB is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 18% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon S3100 has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Nikon S3100's maximum aperture number of 6.5 is in the largest 20% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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