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Nikon S5100

alphr.com Recommended pcauthority.com.au Recommended
A Multi Award Winning 12.2 Megapixel 5 Times Zoom Factor Camera
Compact Camera 12.2MP 5x Yes Aug 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Nikon S5100 Review

With very good reviews, we have ranked the Nikon S5100 number 725 across all digital cameras.
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10 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Not Currently for Sale
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14 Great Features
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6 Years Old
Overall Score
50
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 50?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 73%. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Pcauthority.com.au and one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
The S5100 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports video recording
Features voice recording
Only 200 battery life (CIPA standard)
Very small digital zoom

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Nikon S5100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Nikon digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites Pcauthority.com.au and Alphr.com, both of which decided that this camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 10 expert reviews from sites including Techradar, T3.com, Photo Radar and testnumerique.fr the average expert rating of this low megapixel camera is 73%.

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 28,808 user and expert reviews (including 955 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its low megapixel cameras. 98% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Fairly Priced

Two customers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money.

  • A great budget compact camera which is easy to use…
    T3.com September 2010
  • A brilliant little camera whose few minor flaws are compensated for by excellent value…
    Alphr.com September 2010

Easy to Use

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use.

  • Looking for a handy compact camera for everyday snapping? Barely wider than a credit card…
    CNET.co.uk October 2010
  • A great budget compact camera which is easy to use…
    T3.com September 2010

Good Size

Three people who reviewed it concluded that it was compact.

  • Looking for a handy compact camera for everyday snapping? Barely wider than a credit card…
    CNET.co.uk October 2010
  • The compact camera market shows no sign of becoming less cutthroat…
  • A great budget compact camera which is easy to use…
    T3.com September 2010

Features

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon S5100 supports video recording. Most of the other latest low megapixel cameras also support video recording.

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Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S5100 features voice recording. Most of the other low megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many latest cameras.

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12.2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.2 megapixels digital camera.

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Supports 100, 400 and 7 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon S5100 is more than most low megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by low megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 6.6, the Nikon S5100 has a fairly large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other low megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 38.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S5100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon S5100 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon S5100 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other low megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera take between 100 and 999 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S5100 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S5100 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 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). The video resolution of all digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S5100 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S5100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

The Nikon S5100 has a relatively standard weight (132 grams) compared to most of the other latest digital cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Nikon S5100 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. Comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera have digital zooms of between 0.72x and 14x.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon S5100 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Supports Video Capability

The Nikon S5100 supports video capability. Most of the other new low megapixel cameras also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Nikon S5100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon S5100 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other low megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon S5100 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S5100 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most recently released low megapixel cameras. Most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Nikon digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768. The still image resolution of all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera ranges from 384 x 480 to 4288 x 2848.

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Very Light

The lightest latest comparable spec digital camera is 0.1kg heavy and the heaviest is 270kg. The Nikon S5100 is fairly light (only 0.132 kilograms) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the S5100 in August 2011.


Nikon S5100 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon S5100 review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,495 product attributes, 187,829 digital camera reviews and 2,949,500 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

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