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Nikon Coolpix 4100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 519 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the responsiveness and value for money. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and lens. There are mixed comments on the reliability and zoom.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix 4100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix S4100 Digital Camera Review

 

The Nikon S4100 is the 2011 replacement for our pick for last year's Budget Point & Shoot of the Year. While the new Coolpix is certainly an improvement over the S4000, we were disappointed to so few improvements—and a handful of… un-improvements.

We were happy to see Nikon continue its strong Coolpix tradition with the S4100 (MSRP $179.95). It improves on its S4000 predecessor with some added features and a new lens, but several areas of performance were a disappointment.

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Nikon Coolpix 4100

 

Images show good detail. Handy design with 14.5MB of internal memory. Framing assist helps the focus work better. Can use double-A alkalines or rechargeables.

Daylight images are soft around the perimeter. Graininess in shadows. Flash is weak. Slowest recycle time of any camera we've seen, and boot time is also a bit long. Shutter lags enough that you'll miss many photo opportunities.

Despite its ergonomics and ease of use, the Coolpix 4100's extremely slow performance and weak flash should send even casual shutterbugs looking elsewhere.

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Nikon Coolpix 4100

 

The Coolpix 4100 is a compact, lightweight digital still camera with 4 megapixel effective image resolution and a Nikkor 3x zoom lens. It's an easy-to-use mid-range model with superior image quality that will satisfy the needs of beginners to advanced...

Users can shoot, crop and make color changes right in the camera and then send great pictures directly to a printer. The Coolpix 4100 offers a step up to a more powerful point-and-shoot digital camera without sacrificing simplicity, portability and...

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Nikon S4100

 

Few steps forward and several steps back from last year's Budget Point & Shoot of the Year

Excellent color accuracy; Strong resolution scores

Mediocre noise performance; Lackluster image stabilization

We were happy to see Nikon continue its strong Coolpix tradition with the S4100 (MSRP $179.95). It improves on its S4000 predecessor with some added features and a new lens, but several areas of performance were a disappointment.

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Excellent Features according to the price...

 

Nikon Coolpix S4100 is a nice product according to the price. Comparing the Nikon S3100 there is no difference in price but there's a big difference in features

Coolpix S4100 has 3.0" touch screen and S3100 has 2.7" non-touchscreen screen. Also s4100 has a HDMI support.. which is one bad thing about this camera. When I joined my camera to my 40" LCD LED HD TV, then all the pictures were stretched up and got rippe

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could be worse, but i'm satisfied

 

I'm not exactly a camera buff. I am an aspiring film maker, however, and in a spontaneous black friday fueled decision i purchased the S4100 for $119 today. Personally, I am pretty satisfied with it. The only problems with this camera are that it...

Touchscreen, 720p HD video (widescreen), Rechargable Lithium Ion Battery, several built in effects and features, Optical and Digital Zoom, stylus included

Occasional Malfunctions, Trouble Focusing, Delayed Flash or Shutter Action, touchscreen occasionally unresponsive of not precise, Limited Zoom

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Very dissapointed in this camera

 

The first Nikon Coolpix S4100 lasted 2 weeks. It locked in the open position and would not charge, close or turn back on. I optimistically exchanged it for another one, which lasted one week. This one would freeze up when I put in a larger memory card....

Size, cost, touch screen

Very unreliable camera ; 1st one froze open within 2 weeks of purchase. It wouldn't charge or turn back on. The 2nd one didn't like the larger memory card and would freeze up as well

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This Cannot Be Nikon

 

I pray that other Nikon cameras aren't like this one. Almost everything about this model is poorly executed. The Auto setting isn't even mediocre like you would expect on most cameras...it's just poor. Most pictures are overexposed or underexposed and...

Sleek looking, Compatible with 3rd Party Tripod, Lanyard with Stylus Pik, Pretty Plum Color

Poor Picture Resolution Quality, Minimally Responsive Touch Screen, Slow or Unresponsive Picture Taking, Blurry Images, Underexposed or Overexposed on Auto, Lens Lockup, No Manual View Finder

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This Cannot Be Nikon

 

I pray that other Nikon cameras aren't like this one. Almost everything about this model is poorly executed. The Auto setting isn't even mediocre like you would expect on most cameras...it's just poor. Most pictures are overexposed or underexposed and...

Sleek looking, Compatible with 3rd Party Tripod, Lanyard with Stylus Pik, Pretty Plum Color

Poor Picture Resolution Quality, Minimally Responsive Touch Screen, Slow or Unresponsive Picture Taking, Blurry Images, Underexposed or Overexposed on Auto, Lens Lockup, No Manual View Finder

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This Cannot Be Nikon

 

I pray that other Nikon cameras aren't like this one. Almost everything about this model is poorly executed. The Auto setting isn't even mediocre like you would expect on most cameras...it's just poor. Most pictures are overexposed or underexposed and...

Sleek looking, Compatible with 3rd Party Tripod, Lanyard with Stylus Pik, Pretty Plum Color

Poor Picture Resolution Quality, Minimally Responsive Touch Screen, Slow or Unresponsive Picture Taking, Blurry Images, Underexposed or Overexposed on Auto, Lens Lockup, No Manual View Finder

Product Specifications

The COOLPIX 4100 features 15 specially programmed modes to automatically handle focus, exposure, white balance and other adjustments that help you take great pictures at the press of a button. 4 of the 15 scene modes come with Scene Assist which offers a selection of easy framing assist options, to help you compose your pictures with the assistance of framing guides displayed in the monitor.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.5in
Height:2.6in
Weight:0.2lbs
Width:3.5in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Copy / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated

Header

Manufacturer:Nikon
Model:4100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Max Focal Length:17.4mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 200 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Cyanotype / Sepia / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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