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Nikon Coolpix S3100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1048 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and image quality. The responsiveness and portability are also appreciated, but opinions about the viewfinder and reliability are different. Many are less positive about the features and shutter.

usability, portability, responsiveness, image quality, value for money

shutter, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S3100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

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Nikon CoolPix S3100 Digital Camera

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Not for me

 

I bought this camera to replace an aging Nikon Coolpix 3200. I tool several shots with the two cameras, with the same settings with really different results. The image quality produced by the older 3200 was so much better than the S3100. I've testet...

Compact, excellent display screen, nice features

Inferior image quality

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Not usable due to the time between picture

 

Screen and flash seem to work well

It took 5 seconds between pictures. Totally unacceptable when taking pictures of kids

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Not for me

 

I bought this camera to replace an aging Nikon Coolpix 3200. I tool several shots with the two cameras, with the same settings with really different results. The image quality produced by the older 3200 was so much better than the S3100. I've testet...

Compact, excellent display screen, nice features

Inferior image quality

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Amazon review summary for Nikon Coolpix S3100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 354 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S3100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, portability, performance, design

stabilizer , build quality, features, viewfinder

63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nikon Coolpix S3100 14.0 MP Digital Camera (Silver) with 8GB Card + (2) Batteries + Case + Tripod + Cleaning KitNikon COOLPIX S3100 14MP Silver Digital Camera 8GB Bundle - Includes COOLPIX S3100 Digital Camera, 8 GB Memory Card, Battery, Camera Carrying Case, Me

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not too bad but

 

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.

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

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....

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What to say...

 

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...

Nice Price when on sale ; Compact and not bad to look at

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

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Fine camera

 

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

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...

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...

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Solid Point and shoot

 

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...

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

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

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This camera is a good deal

 

I bought this camera for my mom and she is very pleased with the quality of the camera. I do not recommend this camera to anyone that is looking for image stabilized zoom. All in all very good deal price/quality.

Easy To Use,Good Image Quality,Makes a great gift,Small \/ Compact,Takes very nice pictures

No image stabilized zoom,Poor Image Stabilization

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: No
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
HDMI: No
HDMI Interface: No
PictBridge: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Bridge Camera: No
Chip Type:CCD
Product Type:Compact Camera
Sensor Size:1/2.3''
SLR / Compact:Compact Camera

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:4
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Memory

Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
Memory Type:Internal + External
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Nikon EN-EL19
Battery Type:Nikon EN-EL 19

Recording

Aperture Priority: No
Face Detection Mode:Face + Smile Detection
Movie / Voice Recording:Movie + Voice
RAW Format: No
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: No
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