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Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Verdict

Great performance, great image quality, a huge zoom and an intuitive interface make this the king of point-and-shoot compacts

Review Date: 13 Jan 2012

Price when reviewed: £150

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Overall Rating
6 stars out of 6

Alternative products

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

This camera does everything, does it brilliantly and at an amazing price. SLR snobs may scoff; for everyone else, it’s a fantastic buy

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Comparison

Product

Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
Details
Part Code VMA771E1 PowerShot S110 Lumix DMC-FZ150
Review Date 13 Jan 2012 11 Dec 2012 18 Nov 2011
Price ex VAT £150 £293 £266
Price inc VAT £180 £352 £319
Overall rating 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Performance 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Image quality 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Value for Money 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Basic specifications
Camera megapixel rating 12.0mp 12.1mp 12.1mp
Camera screen size 3.0in 3.0in 3.0in
Camera optical zoom range 18x 5x 24x
Camera maximum resolution 4,000 x 3,000 4000 x 3000
Weight and dimensions
Weight 214g 198g 536g
Dimensions 103 x 34 x 62mm (WDH) 98.8 x 26.9 x 59mm (WDH) 121 x 113 x 80mm (WDH)
Battery
Battery type included Lithium-ion Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
Battery life (CIPA standard) 270 shots 200 shots 410 shots
Charger included? no yes yes
Other specifications
Built-in flash? yes yes yes
Aperture range f3.5 - f5.9 fUnknown - fUnknown f2.8 - f5.2
Camera minimum focus distance 0.04m 30.00m 0.01m
Shortest focal length (35mm equivalent) 25 35 25
Longest focal length (35mm equivalent) 450 600
Minimum (fastest) shutter speed 1/2,000 1/2,000 1/2,000
Maximum (slowest) shutter speed 1s 1s 15s
Bulb exposure mode? no no
RAW recording mode? no yes yes
Exposure compensation range +/- 2EV +/- 3EV +/- 3EV
ISO range 160 - 3200 80 - 12800 100 - 6400
Selectable white balance settings? yes yes yes
Manual/user preset white balane? yes yes
Progam auto mode? yes yes
Shutter priority mode? no yes
Aperture priority mode? no yes yes
Fully auto mode? yes yes yes
Burst frame rate 10.0fps 12.0fps
Exposure bracketing? no yes
White-balance bracketing? no no
Memory-card type SDXC SD SDXC
Viewfinder coverage 100%
LCD resolution 921k 461k 460k
Secondary LCD display? no no
Video/TV output? yes yes yes
Body construction Metal Plastic
Tripod mounting thread? yes yes
Data connector type micro-USB USB Proprietary USB
Manual, software and accessories
Full printed manual? yes
Software supplied PC-PJTransfer, ViewNX ImageBrowser EX, PhotoStitch PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.3 HD Lite Edition
Accessories supplied Wrist strap Soft Case DCC-1900 Shoulder strap, lens hood
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