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Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Compact Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 18x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

by Nikon
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)



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  • 12 Megapixels with 18x zoom
  • 3 inch high resolution Clear Colour Display
  • 1080p Full HD movie shooting with HDMI connectivity
  • Advanced Flash control combining lens shift VR stabilisation and advanced Motion Detection
  • CMOS sensor offering ISO 6400 at full resolution
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Nikon COOLPIX S9700 Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.0 MP, 30x Zoom) 3.0 inch OLED with Wi-Fi and GPS Nikon COOLPIX S9700 Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.0 MP, 30x Zoom) 3.0 inch OLED with Wi-Fi and GPS 5.0 out of 5 stars (1)
279.99
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 3.5 x 6.2 cm ; 213 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: VMA771E1
  • ASIN: B004LRO72K
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Feb 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,161 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Box Contains

  • Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera
  • Wrist strap
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Charging AC adapter
  • USB cable
  • Audio Video cable
  • Software suite installer CD
  • Quick Start guide
  • Warranty
  • Product Description

    w. battery (EN-EL12)


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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    73 of 73 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great zoom, quirky flash. 13 May 2011
    By Ash TOP 1000 REVIEWER
    Colour Name:Silver|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    The Nikon S9100 is a perfect half-way house for those looking for a bit more from their compact camera without making the jump to a bulky DSLR.

    It combines an excellent 18x optical zoom with a large, crisp and bright LCD. The camera is fast to respond to most commands, and the vast range of different pre-set shooting scenes will enable you to ensure the camera is making the most of whatever you are photographing. It is of average thickness and somewhat unremarkable build, but feels solid and weighty in the hand. It comes with a bespoke lithium battery which holds its charge brilliantly - I used it frequently over a long bank holiday and the charge still showed as full! There is also a wrist strap included, though no case, which is standard but would have been nice at this price.

    Now for the weaknesses. My biggest gripe is with the flash. Most digitial cameras have a built in flash which you can turn on or off using the little directional pad. The S9100 features this too, but even if you have the flash turned on you need to MANUALLY pop up the little flash. The camera tells you to do so in big letters, but if you are trying to take a picture in a hurry this is an annoyance, especially as the button to pop it up is quite small and fiddly. I don't understand why there isn't an automatic release for the flash when surely most people will be taking pictures in the dark WITH a flash, not without. The flash can also be quite slow to fire, as it fires off some smaller flashes to avoid red eye before the picture is taken - though I haven't fiddled with it enough yet to find out if you can remedy this using the settings. Luckily the S9100 performs excellently under low-light conditions, meaning these issues are only a problem when in proper darkness.
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    109 of 110 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but worth the price tag? 2 May 2011
    By Dinah93 VINE VOICE
    Colour Name:Silver|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    My usual pocket digital camera is a Panasonic Lumix, a fairly basic model available for half the price of this camera. For the purposes of this review this is my base to compare it to.

    I've had a pocket camera with a similar size zoom about 2 years ago, and the first thing that strikes me with this one is how light it is. The camera is also fairly slimline. While I wouldn't comfortably put it in my pocket, it's small enough to keep in a handbag or beach bag. The zoom adds little to the bulk of the camera, but is quite easy to use. Unfortunately it's not very sensitive and I did find it quite hard to get it as I wanted, always going too far or not far enough. I also found it a lot harder to zoom in close to take photos for example nature photos. I did feel this was something of a let down for this camera, as it can not find the focus with a depth range of less than about 20cm.

    The big plus point is the images are sharp, very sharp. The camera also automatically adjusts the light levels, which creates nicely balanced photos, but zooming in and out can create a completely different balance of colours and tone. I do think the picture quality on this is superb.

    The screen is huge, and you can zoom clearly into elements of the photo. There are a lot of nice features on this camera, the ability to take 360 panoramic photos for example (but where do you get them printed?!) and taking full videos as you would with a camcorder.

    Overall while this is a very impressive little camera, and if you want the long zoom I would thoroughly recommend it, for an every day pocket camera I don't think it justifies the price tag.
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    35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent walk-around companion! 29 Jun 2011
    Colour Name:Black
    I am a DSLRs user and decided I needed a proper pocket camera (i.e.: no more flimsy mobile phone cameras) for those cases where is not practical having a DSLR and still be able to get decent quality pictures; and this camera delivers dutifully.

    If you have a similar profile then chances are you already looked at all the plethora of cameras available today and may have narrowed your list down to: Canon SX220 HD, Panasonic DMC-TZ20, Sony DSC-HX9V and obviously this Nikon Coolpix S9100.

    Give or take some figures all these cameras have very similar specs. I tried them hands-on at the local shop and the final decision for me was between Canon and Nikon. The Canon is better looking, more ergonomic, has manual functions and slips nicely in your pocket; the Nikon is a bit bulkier but still fits in your pocket. I really wanted to buy the Canon, but: a) it has an awkward wide-screen 3inch display, which means normal pictures look smaller than on the Nikon 3inch display. b) menus and commands are much simpler and intuitive on the Nikon, by miles! and c) The Nikon features a very clever Easy Panoramic stitching function which I tend to use often when hiking or cycling to scenic places (Canon's panoramic version is very poor, almost unusable.

    So, two weeks on and I am very happy with my purchase. Images are coming out very sharp, very low noise, well illuminated and with good white balance. True, auto-focus in macro can be improved but there are easy ways around it, the same way that you have to learn setting Scenes to shoot what you are imagining, which I find good fun.

    I would have given it 5 stars had it included an external battery charger (not the USB in-camera charging which is rather restricting).
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars faulty cameras.
    The first camera they supplied didnt focus properly. They echanged it but the second camera has jammed and wont work. Neither cameras was in a sealed box. Read more
    Published 9 days ago by Alan
    3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
    While the camera takes really good distance photos etc. I have been unable to take close-up shots in focus without a huge amount of concentration and stillness. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by midge
    5.0 out of 5 stars This is my third so I must love it
    Unbeatable image quality all round and especially low light rendition, unbelievable telephoto with tremendous stabilisation, great very wide angle for huge flexibility. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by R. S. S. Byrne
    1.0 out of 5 stars not so coolpix
    Bought this camera for the name "Nikon" bad move probably the worst camera for the money that I have bought, the camera laboured to focus and eventually the shutter release button... Read more
    Published 4 months ago by F. J. Laughlin
    3.0 out of 5 stars My Thoughts on The Nikon Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera
    This camera is ideal for those who want a fully automatic pocket shooter with lots of zoom. Good Image quality, best results in good lighting conditions, it does tend to shoot to... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by CompuSmart
    3.0 out of 5 stars not bad but i dont really like the default exposures
    it does everything it claims to quite well and the battery is quite long lived, but i am often disappointed with the default exposure settings; i am not a camera buff but i feel... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Ant
    5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best camera
    This is the best camera I have ever owned. The zoom on it is brilliant and the effects that you can obtain with it is great. Everybody thinks I get really close at concerts! :). Read more
    Published 9 months ago by amjam
    1.0 out of 5 stars poor lens quality & very frustrating
    I bought this camera for my daughter's 18th present (less than 2 years ago). The lens has now broken 3 times, most recently abroad within a week of its latest repair and she has... Read more
    Published 9 months ago by R. Field
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great camera with big functions with small body
    Great zoom, fun effects to play around with and overall good quality product providing good quality photos and video. There is a scene mode for any event or weather type. Read more
    Published 10 months ago by NuttyRachy
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
    First class camera for the money, big zoom but physically quite small for a big zoom camera, no complaints about the pictures
    Published 10 months ago by Andrew Robinson
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