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Nikon Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera with 12.1 Megapixels, 18x Optical Zoom, 3in LCD, Full HD (1080p) Movies, 5-Way VR Image Stabilization, Black

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About Nikon

The Nikon Coolpix S9100 (Black) features innovative Nikon technology like a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor that delivers great image quality even in low light conditions. Adding to its distinctive appeal is the ability to compose and view images on the three-inch, 921,000 dot ultra-high resolution monitor. It boasts an astonishing 18x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens-providing flexibility for wide-angle coverage shots to a telephoto with ease.

Integrated Scene Modes including Easy Panorama, Advanced Night Portrait Mode and Night Landscape help nighttime photos shine with brilliance. Full 1080p HD movie recording in a single touch adds real life excitement to expeditions. Special effects modes like Selective Color, Monotone and Sepia lets your jet-setting customers get creative for more dramatic results. The Nikon Coolpix S910 is the ideal solution for those who want to travel lightly and capture brilliantly.

Nikon Features

  • The new Nikon Coolpix S9100 is loaded with innovative Nikon technology, like a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that assures superb image quality in low-light conditions. Optimized with Nikon's exclusive EXPEED C2 processing engine, you'll capture natural looking pictures with exceptional detail
  • You'll also love composing images on the large 3-inch Clear Color Display. This dazzling 921,000-dot, ultra-high resolution display that makes viewing photos and HD movies instantly gratifying
  • The Coolpix S9100's High-Speed Shooting feature captures five photos in approximately one second at full resolution. And Subject Tracking keeps the camera automatically focused on your moving subject
  • At 1.4 inches thin and 7.6 ounces in weight, the portable Coolpix S9100 is the perfect travel companion, no matter where in the world you take it
  • Choose one of 19 Scene Modes to assure optimized camera settings for specific scenes. Or, with Scene Auto Selector, the camera automatically selects the most appropriate mode from among seven choices for you
  • Nikon's amazing Easy Panorama mode allows you to pan the camera in any direction as it automatically detects, combines and assembles your shots into one seamless panoramic image
  • With Night Landscape mode, capture high quality images at night. It shoots a series of consecutive shots and composes them into a single, brilliant image. Night Portrait mode takes outdoor portraits against bright backgrounds and combines multiple shots to capture the essence of night scenes
  • The Coolpix S9100's Backlighting HDR Mode automatically provides optimum exposures when you're shooting backlit subjects
  • It is equipped with in-camera special effects feature that helps you take shots you've never considered before! You can re-capture yesteryear with the Nostalgic Sepia effect, or try some intricate black and white shooting with the High-Contrast Monochrome feature
  • The versatile camera also lets you highlight bright areas of a photo with the High Key effect, or highlight dark areas with the Low Key mode. A Selective Color feature boosts the vibrancy of specific aspects of a photo or movie, while Soft Effect subdues harsh elements for a gentler, silkier look
  • Its high quality 18x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens offers impressive telephoto coverage (25-450mm) with outstanding color capture and razor-sharp results. This is the only lens you'll ever need for exacting portrait studies, scenic panoramas and challenging compositions
  • Shooting from the roof of an SUV, a gondola overlooking the Swiss Alps, or a whale-watching boat in Iceland can get bumpy. That's why Nikon has included a 5-way, Hybrid VR Image Stabilization system
  • It uses sensor shift in combination with electronic stabilization features to minimize the effects of camera shake, so you can say goodbye to unwanted streaky or blurred images
  • Sharing your travel adventures-or posting them on the Internet is even more exciting with Full HD (1080p) movies. While the Coolpix S9100 can capture 100 of memorable still images for you to easily print and save, its moviemaking features bring a safari, ski trip, cruise, or balloon ride to life
  • One touch of the movie recording button and you'll be shooting 1080p HD movies complete with stereo sound. Plus, optical zoom & auto focus functions will bring you close to the action. You can even shoot still images while recording movies, or experiment with special effects like fast or slow motion
  • When the time comes to share your movies, simply use the in-camera playback feature or the convenient HDMI-CEC output for quick hookup to an HDTV or computer
  • When traveling on an exotic adventure, you can't afford missed photo opportunities. You'll find Nikon's Motion Detection feature to be important because it identifies moving objects and automatically adjusts shutter speed and ISO to assure crisp, blur free images
  • Nikon's Best Shot Selector automatically takes up to 10 shots and saves the sharpest image. ISO speeds up to 3200 will help you capture great shots in low-light. Blinking eyes and red-eye can ruin portraits. That's why the Coolpix S9100 includes Blink Warning
  • It offers in-camera Red-Eye Fix that automatically corrects red-eye as you shoot and Skin Softening that smoothes skin tones
  • The Coolpix S9100 also has Macro Shooting for shooting as close as 1.6 inches. And, when you're in remote regions, you'll appreciate the camera's 270-shot rechargeable Li-ion battery

Nikon Specifications

Camera Type
Compact Digital Camera
Effective Pixels
12.1 million
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
1/2.3 in
Total Pixels
12.75 million (approx.)
18x optical Zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens
Lens Focal Length
4.5-81.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-450mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Lens f/-number
Lens Construction
12 elements in 11 groups
Lens Zoom
Digital Zoom
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1800mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration Reduction
Combination of Image-sensor shift and Electronic VR (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection
Auto (9-area automatic selection)
Face priority
Manual with 99 focus areas
Subject tracking
Focus Range
[W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 5 ft. (1.5 m.) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: [W]: Approx. 1.6 in. (4 cm.) to infinity
Focus Lock
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
Monitor Size
3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Type
TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Monitor Resolution
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode)
97% horizontal (Approx.)
97% vertical (Approx.)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode)
100% horizontal (Approx.)
Storage Media
SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
Internal Memory
Approx. 74MB
Storage File System
EXIF 2.3
DPOF compliant
Storage File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
Audio file format: AAC stereo
Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
Voice Memo Function
Image Size (pixels)
4000 x 3000 (12M)
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 160-3200
Auto (auto gain ISO 160-800)
Fixed range auto (ISO 160-400)
High speed continuous (ISO 160-3200)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity
Highest ISO Sensitivity
Exposure Metering
256-segment matrix
Exposure Control
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Exposure Modes
Programmed Auto (P)
Automatic Exposure Scene Modes
Scene Modes
Back Light
Black and White Copy
Close Up
Fireworks Show
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Pet Portrait
In-Camera Image Editing
Filter Effects
Quick retouch
Skin softening
Small Pic
Exposure Compensation
± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
Exposure Lock
White Balance
Auto, Manual
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed
1/2000-1 sec.
Top Continuous Shooting Speed
Up to 5 shots at approx. 9.5 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options
Continuous H
Continuous H 60
Continuous H 120
Continuous L
Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
Built-in flash Range (approx.)
[W]: 0.5 to 4.0m (1 ft. 8 in. to 13ft.)
[T]: 1.5 to 2.5 m (5 ft. 8 in. to 8 ft. 2 in.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
Built-in Flash Control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Built-in Flash
Hi-speed USB
Interface Data transfer protocol
Video Output
HDMI Output
480p, 720p, 1080i
I/O terminal
Audio/video (A/V) output
Digital I/O (USB)
HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Power Sources
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
Charging Time
3 hours and 50 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-69P) (Approx.)
Battery / Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Battery Life (shots per charge)
Nikon Rechargeable: 270 shots (CIPA)
Tripod Socket
1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
2.5 x 4.2 x 1.4in / 62.0 x 104.8 x 34.6mm (excluding projections)
7.6 oz. (214g) (with battery and SD memory card)
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Most Liked Positive Review


Big camera results from a small package

The camera provides for all your needs and then some with a tremendous zoom and clear brillant pictures that you will be proud to display. The software that comes with this unit was a big surprise also with great editing and programs for making panoramic pictures. This is the total package in compact cameras with out question.


Most Liked Negative Review


Terribly disappointed

I have used Nikons for years, both compact point and shoots to DSLRs. This camera disappointed from the get-go. It is almost impossible to get a sharp image from it. It is slow to focus and many shots remain out of focus. I wasn't expecting a complex camera, this one is pretty easy to use, but if it can't get a photo in focus, it isn't worth much.

Reviewed by 47 customers


Lenses do not close when you turn off the camera


I owned many cameras before. Nikon S9100 was the best by far in its category. I purchased it in February 2012 and it broke around or after September 19th. It didn't even last a year. First lenses, when closing started making weird sound and then didn't close at all. There is not a chance that something could get into them. As well this item never took a hit or was dropped. I think I bought a defective camera. Thinking of replacing it with similar item from Sony.


Another great Nikon product


Compact with a lot of punch

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Great Easy Camera To Use!!


Great Pictures From A Small Camera, East To Use Camera!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Very Good Camera


I was so surprised when I first used this camera. if you look for a small camera for travel, you should take this


Nikon s9100


this camera take outstanding pictures, but for any pitures taken within 5 ft, you have to be patient due to its large zoom.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Blurry Pictures


This camera is terrible!!! For every 10 pictures I take, only 1 or 2 will come out clear. I expected much more from Nikon and they will not issue a refund. Save your money and do NOT buy this camera!


Great pictures - just point and shoot


A great point and shoot camera. I take a lot of pictures/videos of my Golden Retriever and the many deer that visit my backyard. Quality is excellent, camera is easy to use, and small enough to fit into my coat pocket. The only camera you'll every need.


Perfect for exactly what I needed!!!


I have several cameras, some very expensive, and needed something that was compact to use for European travel that would fit my needs. Researched many models but Nikon has always been my camera of choice. The Coolpix S9100 is perfect!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent travel zoom


This little camera only lacks of manual adjustments( exposure/speed priority), but I believe most negative reviews are people who didn't read the manual, it has several features and options to get excellent pictures and the zoom is awsome (obviously zoom compromises sharpness, but this is not the point, you get a 18X zoom in your pocket!) this is a P&S camera with a huge zoom (ideal for travel) the flexibility and size you obtain is invaluable. I also use some canon and nikon SRL's and a small p&s.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Fantastic photo,s from such a user friendly little point & shoot camera !


From the moment that it was removed out of the box and reading the quick start info, this camera just performed absolutely flawless in every respect. Other review's that I have read made this machine sound like a complete disaster but I'm totally convinced that their result's was just a simple cause of a mere operator error in every respect. The whole layout of this model is so easy and simple to use and understand that if your result's are terrible, I can't imagine what your pic's would look like if you were operating a less inferior camera of a different brand. All aside, this model from Nikon is the best point & shoot camera that I have owned and I've had a few. My hat's off to Nikon for such great innovative technology !


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Shopper  Is this camera compatible with the Apple MacBook Compuger?
JACK O  Immediately compatible with iPhoto. I only use Mac's and have never looked back. I replaced several Sony camera's(point-and-shoot) and am impressed with the features of this camera. Not every picture turns out, but a ton more than the Sony's used to yield.
Shopper  How well did it work? Were you happy with it?
EUGENE S  Having trouble with the movie mode not working properly. But all other functions work well. Optical zoom of 18 is perfect for those of us not attached to a tripod all the time. Camera is light, compact & easy to use.
Shopper  How well did it work? Were you happy with it?
EUGENE S  Having trouble with the movie mode not working properly. But all other functions work well. Optical zoom of 18 is perfect for those of us not attached to a tripod all the time. Camera is light, compact & easy to use.
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