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Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Red 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera - 26249

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12.1 Megapixels/ 1080p Full HD Video Recording/ 18x Optical Zoom/ NIKKOR ED Glass Lens/ Bright 3.0" TFT Display With Anti-Reflection Coating/ 18 Scene Modes/ TTL Auto Flash With Monitor Preflashes/ 3 Color Options/ Red Finish
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Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Red 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Model COOLPIXS9100RED


Advanced, Powerful, yet can go anywhere
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 three-inch Clear Color Display. This dazzling 921,000-dot, ultra-high resolution display that makes viewing photos and HD movies instantly gratifying.

Whether you’re people watching in Paris or waiting for just the right light to hit the Grand Canal in Venice, 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.

Create a scene and get the most out of every shot.
The world is brimming with creative shooting opportunities, and the COOLPIX S9100 has the advanced features to match. 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. Plus, 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. And, the COOLPIX S9100’s Backlighting HDR Mode automatically provides optimum exposures when you’re shooting backlit subjects.

In-camera special effects that don’t require post-shot processing.
You don’t want to be hassled with post-shot processing, which is why Nikon equipped the COOLPIX S9100 with in-camera special effects. These advanced features help 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. This 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. The COOLPIX S9100 even has a Creative Slider to adjust the brightness, intensity and hue of an image.

Wide angle, high power 18x compact Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens
Producing precision camera optics is at the heart of Nikon’s proud photographic heritage. The COOLPIX S9100 is no exception. 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. Plus, we realize that 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 we’ve included a five-way, Hybrid VR Image Stabilization system with the COOLPIX S9100. 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.

Bring back Full HD (1080p) movies of your treks around the world.
Sharing your travel adventures—or posting them on the Internet for friends and relatives—is even more exciting with Full HD (1080p) movies. While the COOLPIX S9100 can capture hundreds 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 and 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.

Convenient features
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. When conditions conspire against you, 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 also 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. .


  • Type: Compact Digital Camera
  • Effective Pixels: 12.1 million
  • Image Sensor: CCD
  • Sensor Size: 1/2.3 in.
  • Total Pixels: 16.44 million (approx.)
  • Lens: 7x optical Zoom, NIKKOR glass lens
  • Lens Focal Length: 5.0-35.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-196mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Lens f/-number: f/3.7-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Lens Zoom: 7x
  • Digital Zoom: Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 784mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
  • Vibration Reduction: Lens-shift VR
  • Autofocus (AF): Contrast-detect AF
  • Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection: Auto (9-area automatic selection), Center, Face priority, Manual (focus area can be selected using the touch panel), Subject tracking
  • Focus Range:
    • [W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
    • [T]: Approx. 3 ft. 8 in. (1.1 m.) to infinity
    • Macro close-up mode: Approx. 1.2 in. (3 cm.) to infinity
  • Focus Lock: Yes
  • Monitor Size: 3.0 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type: TFT-LCD (touch panel) with Anti-reflection coating
  • Monitor Resolution: 460,000-dots
  • Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode): 97% horizontal (Approx.), 97% vertical (Approx.)
  • Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode): 100% horizontal (Approx.)
  • Storage Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Storage File System: DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF compliant
  • Storage File formats:
    • Still pictures: JPEG
    • Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
  • Movie:
    • Audio file format: AAC stereo
    • HD: 1280x720p / 30fps
    • Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
  • Voice Memo Function: Yes
  • Image Size (pixels): 4608 x 3456 (16M)
  • ISO Sensitivity: ISO 80-3200, Auto (auto gain ISO 80-1600)
  • Lowest ISO Sensitivity: 80
  • Highest ISO Sensitivity: 3200
  • Exposure Metering: 256-segment matrix, Center-weighted
  • Exposure Control: Programmed auto exposure
  • Automatic Exposure Scene Modes: Yes
  • Scene Modes: Back Light, Beach, Black and White Copy, Close Up, Draw, Dusk/Dawn, Fireworks Show, Food, Landscape, Museum, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama Assist, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Scene Auto Selector, Snow, Sports, Sunset
  • In-Camera Image Editing: Color Options, Cross Screen, Crop, D-Lighting, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Glamour Retouch, Miniature effect, Paint, Perspective Control, Quick retouch, Selective Color, Skin softening, Small Pic, Soft, Stretch
  • Exposure Compensation: ± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
  • Exposure Lock: Yes
  • White Balance: Auto, Manual
  • Shutter: Mechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter
  • Shutter Speed: 1/2000-1 sec. (when ISO sensitivity set to Auto) 4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution: Up to 2 shots at approx. 1.2 frames per second
  • Continuous Shooting Options: Continuous
  • Self-timer: Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
  • Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto):
    • [W]: 0.5 to 4.5m (1ft 8 in. to 14 ft.)
    • [T]: 1.1 to 2.4 m (3 ft. 8 in. to 7 ft. 10 in.)
  • Built-in Flash Control: TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
  • Interface: Hi-speed USB
  • Interface Data transfer protocol: MTP, PTP
  • Video Output: NTSC, PAL
  • HDMI Output: Auto, 480p, 720p, 1080i
  • I/O terminal: Audio/video (A/V) output, Digital I/O (USB), HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI output)
  • Power Sources: One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
  • Battery / Batteries: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
  • Battery Life (shots per charge):
    • Nikon Rechargeable: 210 shots (CIPA)
  • Tripod Socket: ¼ (ISO 1222)

Supplied Accessories

  • Camera Strap AN-CP19
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Nikon ViewNX 2 Software CD

*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.3"
  • Width: 3.9"
  • Depth: 1.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 6.2 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.5"
Width (inches)4.2"
Depth (inches)1.4"
Optical Zoom18x
Digital ZoomYes
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.5-81.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 25-450mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeTFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer DelayCan be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
Shutter Speed1/2000-1 sec.
Storage MediaSD, SDHC, SDXC
Power SourceOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
White BalanceAuto, Manual


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Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good image quality (3)
  • Zoom range/performance (3)


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      Most Liked Positive Review


      Great take-along camera

      First thing to know: I received this camera from my wife for my birthday. She went to the store to purchase a full sized digital camera for my many photo...Read complete review

      First thing to know: I received this camera from my wife for my birthday. She went to the store to purchase a full sized digital camera for my many photo "needs". I had planted hundreds of subliminal messages directing her to get me something like a Nikon D7000 with Nikkor lenses. The salesman helping her, after effective inquiries, convinced her I'd use the S9100 more. He was right. I'll bet the store's owner would not agree, but I do. So, after 6 weeks of very heavy use, here's what I think about the CoolPix S9100: The versatility and convenient carry size of the Coolpix S9100 combine with excellent quality to provide surprising value. It is easy to use, requiring for me just a few weeks of daily practice. The user manual is an essential element in this process. My opinion; camera company product development teams should ensure their collateral materials (especially user manuals) are as robust and user friendly as the primary product. Video quality is good. Sound quality is adequate for all my needs. I am particularly pleased the zoom features can be operated while shooting videos. Panorama features are excellent. The "assist" setting makes shooting panorama absolutely simple - even without a tripod. I'm eager to get a print made and see the results of this excellent feature. The HDR feature (high dynamic range) is terrific. The manual says very little about it or the way it works. It should. It is a good feature. I tried to determine, before first use, if this camera had automatic exposure bracketing. The reason for that inquiry was simply to ensure I could use the HDR software on my computer to create better photos. (one needs about 6 shots at various exposures) Imagine my surprise when I discovered the S9100 used software inside itself to make HDR photo for me. Now, that's something folks should know. The flash location and functions are good. Backlighting features are very good. "Scene" settings are good. It takes more than 6 weeks to really test them all thoroughly so for now I can only say, "my limited use seems to indicate these factory settings are good". Macro hasn't been as easy for me to use because the camera is very small and more difficult to hold than a larger bodied camera. I think it would be wise, if the user can manage it, to use a tripod with Macro. The size of the camera is one of its features. It is also one of its shortcomings. I have large hands. I found the addition of a pocket sized tripod gave me something to hold and helped me produce better shots. My mini tripod is about 4 inches long with legs like a "snake light". I leave it on the camera all the time. The view screen is terrific. However, like all screens, outdoor viewing can be tough and glare can be a real problem. I am going to test the anti - glare screen protectors sold for cell phones and PDA's. That may help. Recharging is a snap using the USB / 120v adapter with long wire. I prefer to recharge small batteries by removing them from the camera and placing them in a dedicated charging dock. That allows me to put the camera body back in its case (for safety) while the battery is charging, but I've adjusted to the S9100 system and have no complaints. I just have to be more careful. Overall, after 6 weeks of use, the salesman was right, my wife bought a great product, and I'm pleased with the pictures I'm creating. Compact digital cameras tend to be point and shoot devices for an audience that frankly doesn't require much else. But Nikon did right by their brand with the S9100. It's a whale of nice little camera. Of course, I doubt the D7000 would have disappointed me - but don't tell my wife.


      Most Liked Negative Review


      It's a pretty good camera...

      I love my Nikon S9100 from the time I got it... It takes pretty good photos. The one thing that I don't like it that moving pictures don't come out so well....Read complete review

      I love my Nikon S9100 from the time I got it... It takes pretty good photos. The one thing that I don't like it that moving pictures don't come out so well. The picture show up well when I upload but when I print them out it was a poor quality picture. My camera actually started going bad after only having it less than a month the shutter was slow and then it just stop completely working. I sent it in hopefully it can be fixed... Will update later on how this situation was handled.

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      (3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


      Great Easy Camera To Use!!

      By jayzilla76

      from Dubuque,IA.

      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

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

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      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


      Very Good Camera

      By marshall-sky

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

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

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      (19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)


      Excellent travel zoom

      By karto

      from Ajijic, Mexico

      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      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.

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      (46 of 52 customers found this review helpful)


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

      By Totally convinced Nikon amateur photographer !

      from The Big Island of Hawaii

      Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital 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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      A Great Camea

      By MikeD

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD


        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          I really like this camera. The lens is very sharp and allows you to make full use of the high pixel count sensor. Blown up photos are still quite sharp.

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          Not what I had hoped

          By kneecee

          from glenview, il

          About Me Casual Photographer



            • Can't get a clear picture
            • Poor Flash
            • Poor Image Quality
            • Poor Image Stabilization

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              Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Red 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              I was so excited to buy this camera with the fantastic zoom. The first time I used it I realized that the picture quality was poor. I missed many special occasions that I had intended to have great pictures from and now I have no pictures. I took it back to the store twice. I spoke to the service department. One tech restored the factory settings for me. I thought that would solve my issues, but instead I have fuzzy out of focus pictures from my daughters homecoming.
              I am sorry I bought this camera and I am basically stuck with it. I can't even exchange it, the time limit is up.

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              • No

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              (9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


              The camera fails to come with the User's Manual.

              By Oarsman

              from Pacific Palisades, CA

              Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              The camera does not come with the "User's Manual", available only on the computer. A compact hard copy is necessary to have when you are using the camera and for ease in looking among pages. The "Quick Start Guide" is manifestly inadequate and is only a start. It is inexcusable that you do not provide a compact hard copy of the "User's Manual".

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              (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


              Great point and shoot

              By pikchert8ker

              from Christoval, Texas

              Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              I am used to SLR cameras and took a long time to decide on this camera. At first it frustrated me in that I couldn't get the closeups I wanted and the zoom wasn't what I was used to. However that it is totally unfair to try and compare a point and shoot with an SLR as there just isn't much comparison between the two. On its own merits as a point and shoot this is a great camera and all the settings help create really good pictures. When I stopped trying to compare apples and oranges I found I really liked this camera.

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              (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


              This is by far the best ...

              By karl0528

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              This is by far the best point and shoot camera I have ever owned! I don't even know where to begin but if you're looking for a solid camera that is point and shoot you cannot go wrong with this. I cannot wait to travel and take some awesome photos with this camera. I am a novice when it comes to photography and this camera is easy to use and has some great features. I upgraded from an older Cannon AS1000 and this blows it out of the water.

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              (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


              A great product in a Small Box

              By Asif

              from Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi ARabia

              Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S9100 Black 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera:

              I beleive that this is the best camer in this price range and the best product made by NIKON. Photo results are excellent with minimum effort.

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