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Nikon COOLPIX S3100 Silver 14.0 MP 5X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

  • 1/2.3" CCD 14.0 MP
  • 5X Optical Zoom
  • Electronic VR
  • 2.7" 230k LCD
  • 1280 x 720
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Can a camera be your BFF? Slip the ultra-slim, ultra-light COOLPIX S3100 into your pocket and you'll never miss a memorable moment. At an incredibly slender 0.8 inches and just 4.2 ounces, it goes wherever the fun is—the beach, the mall, your best friend's house. It comes in seven attractive colors: silver, black, red, yellow, purple, blue and pink. And you'll love its One-Touch HD (720p) movie function for sharing all the action with family and friends.

  • newegg Powerful, easy and fun The ultra-light, ultra-thin COOLPIX S3100 features a 14.0-megapixel CCD sensor and a 5x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens that assures outstanding image quality with every shot. Whether you're shooting winter landscapes, portraits of your favorite pet or can't-miss shots of your friends, you'll do it effortlessly with this camera. And you'll love composing and viewing your shots in the vibrant LCD display that brings your still images and HD (720p) movies to life.
  • newegg Create effortlessly When you want to get really creative, the COOLPIX S3100 will match the limits of your imagination with a variety of features. There are 19 Scene Modes, including Portrait, Party, Landscape, and Sunset—all of which automatically adjust camera settings to specific scenes. You just point and shoot. And for even more versatility, the camera comes with several filter effects like Soft Focus, Selective Color, Miniature, Cross Screen, and Fisheye, so you can give your photos the exact look you want.
  • newegg Tell better stories When you want to tell a great story, nothing does it like a movie. Whether you're capturing the excitement of a live concert, the heart stopping action of a sporting event, or the casual fun of a family vacation, the COOLPIX S3100 makes it easy to shoot high quality HD (720p) movies. It has a simple One-Touch recording capability, so the action will never get away. You'll love the ability to digitally zoom while recording and instantly play your videos back in-camera or on your TV or computer.
  • newegg Big quality in a small package Nikon's reputation as a world leader in digital photography only gets better with the COOLPIX S3100. This easy to use, easy to carry camera is loaded with innovations. Its high ISO speeds mean you can shoot fast moving objects and low-light situations with optimum results. Its EXPEED C2 processing engine adds improved levels of detail, image quality and speed. And its four-way Electronic VR Image Stabilization system ensures that all of your images will be sharp and steady.
  • newegg Strength in numbers You'll love Nikon's Best Shot Selector, which automatically takes up to ten shots with a single press of the shutter and then selects and saves only the sharpest one.
  • newegg Sharper objects in motion The COOLPIX S3100's Motion Detection feature identifies moving objects in your images and adjusts both shutter speed and ISO to keep them crisp and clear.

Learn more about the Nikon Inc COOLPIX S3100

General

Brand
Nikon
Model
COOLPIX S3100
Color
Silver
Type
Compact

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.3" CCD
Effective Pixels
14.0 MP
Resolution
4320 x 3240 (14M)
Image Stabilization
Electronic VR

Lens

Optical Zoom
5X
Digital Zoom
4X
Focal Length
4.6-23.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26-130mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Aperture
f/3.2-6.5

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/2000-1 sec. (when ISO sensitivity set to Auto)
4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Self-timer
2s or 10s

Focus

Normal Focus Range
[W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 2 ft. 8 in. (80 cm.) to infinity
Macro Focus Range
[W]: Approx. 4 in. (10 cm.) to infinity

Exposure

Exposure Compensation
± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
Metering System
256-segment matrix
Center-weighted
Sensitivity
ISO 80-3200

White Balance

White Balance
Auto
Manual

Viewfinder & Monitor

LCD
2.7" 230k

Functions

Continuous Drive
Up to 3 shots at approx. 0.7 frames per second
Scene Modes
Back Light
Beach
Black and White Copy
Close Up
Dusk/Dawn
Fireworks Show
Food
Landscape
Museum
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Panorama Assist
Party/Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Scene Auto Selector
Snow
Sports
Sunset

Recording System

File Formats
JPEG
Internal Memory
Approx. 45MB
Storage Media
SD / SDHC / SDXC Card

Movie

Movie Format
AVI (Motion JPEG)
Movie Recording
Yes
Max. Recording Resolution
1280 x 720

Interface

USB
Yes
A/V Out
Yes

Battery

Battery
EN-EL19

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Phil M.
  • 2/23/2012 8:36:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsnot too bad but

Pros: It has better specs than my current older and first digital (DiMage) camera bought several years ago. The display is larger and nice for such a small camera. It has lots of settings. Relatively easy to use and set up.

Cons: Physically it is hard to handle with its smooth somewhat rounded case. It is easy to accidently cover a sensor or light or whatever on the camera front. I cannot see the files on the memory card except by using the software which came with the camera. This required buying a usb card adapter. For its relatively high resolution cf. my older camera, the pictures do not seem much better.

Other Thoughts: For the low price when purchased (under 90$) I am still hoping for ease of use and adequate pictures as I use it more. So it seems reasonable for the price.

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  • J D.
  • 2/9/2012 4:05:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWhat to say...

Pros: Nice Price when on sale.
Compact and not bad to look at.

Cons: This thing takes some of the worst pictures I have ever seen on a modern digital camera. Seriously...

Other Thoughts: No matter what settings I tweaked the pictures almost always came out blurry and orange. I'm not sure if the camera I received has a bad lighting sensor but even pictures taken outside, under full daylight looked like they were taken under a heating lamp.
Forget taking a picture of children. Blurs e'rywher'.
The response time is terrible. 3+ seconds to take a pic and then freezes on the image preview screen for another 3 (this can be turned off, but still).
The couple clear pictures I did seem to get out of it (still images taken on a tripod) were very nice, besides the color. The screen from this has nothing on my f31fd from 2007! In fact nothing on this rivals my f31fd besides the pixel count, which obviously isn't everything.

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  • Leonard R.
  • 2/3/2012 5:01:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsFine camera

Pros: I upgraded to this from a 4MP camera and WOW - what a difference. I use it to document model airplane builds and take pictures outdoors. I took a picture of a boat house on the river and it is so nice I am thinking of getting it enlarged and framed. It charges when you download pictures and so far it has never needed more chage time.

Cons: Sometimes in indoor lighting the pictures look yellow, but there is a white balance feature where you can set it by pointing a white object and telling the camera that is white. It should be emphasised more. My daughter didn't like the camera until I showed her that feature.

Other Thoughts: I paid about $109 for the camera and at $75 it is a steal.

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  • Justin L.
  • 1/25/2012 9:18:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Point and shoot

Pros: Quick camera speed (assuming your SD card is of sufficient class)
Macro focus works quite well
easy-to-navigate menus
Fits in your pocket

Cons: Image stabilization in low light is pretty bad (but that's pretty much the case for all P&S's).
Nikon lifetime warranty not the greatest.

Other Thoughts: Compared this and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25. Ended up buying the Nikon as I was going on a trip within a couple days, needed a camera, and it was locally available. Intended on returning it after the trip and exchanging for the Lumix, but was really happy with the picture quality, so kept it. Was able to try out the Lumix about a month later and was even happier that I kept my Nikon.
Walmart sells this camera for the $75 price Newegg is currently listing it for; additionally WM sells the s4100 (full 1080p video support, and a touch screen) for even cheaper, though the ratings for it are unimpressive.

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  • Joseph K.
  • 12/22/2011 6:20:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDON'T BUY THIS CAMERA!

Pros: NONE

Cons: My 1.5 MP phone takes better pictures.

Other Thoughts: Nikon should be ashamed to have its name on this camera.

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