Summary Nikon S3100

Prices Price
Camera only $87 - $149
all S3100 prices
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range #n/a of 6 Among similar cameras #n/a of 13
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Specifications Key specs
Zoom Help 5x Screen size Help 2.7"
Aperture Help f/3.2 Screen resolution Help 230k dots
Wide angle Help 26 mm Movie format Help 720p @ 30fps
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reviewsWhat are people saying about the S3100

"The Coolpix S3100 generally produces well exposed images although on occasions the camera underexposed a touch in bright conditions with colours accurately reproduced."
ephotozine.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
"The camera is easy to grip and the menu system is simple to navigate."
ephotozine.com | talking about the camera's feel
"Noise performance isn't as good as the Coolpix S3000 but this is likely to be due to the higher resolution."
ephotozine.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise

Videos

Nikon Coolpix S3100 Video Test

Nikon Coolpix S3100 Video Test
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Pros

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The Nikon S3100 vs other recent compacts

Size Quite small Help
Ultra compact 93x57x18 mm
Weight Light Help
118 g
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$86.95
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The Nikon S3100 vs other recent ultra compacts

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Thickness Thin Help
0.7"
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Cons

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The Nikon S3100 vs other recent compacts

Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.7 fps
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
570 ms shutter lag
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Macro focus Very poor macro Help
10 cm
Announced Old Help
February, 2011
Zoom Below average zoom Help
5x
Screen size Below average sized screen Help
2.7"
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
4 seconds
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Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
26 mm
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic

Appearance

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Discussion

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Ali (6:48 PM, February 21, 2012)
How to avoid blurry snaps with NiKon S3100 ????? Please help me out ........................!
 
Nikongerl (4:48 PM, December 09, 2011)
Own one..find it's an ok camera.  I like the features and filters....nice.  Picture quality could be a bit nicer.
 
one-vic (3:51 PM, December 02, 2011)
it's can take 360' wide image, but you can't do that without pc
 
N Malakar 3579 (8:22 AM, December 01, 2011)
I want to know how to take panorama shots in the coolpix s3100...Please assist.
 
Khalid Alzubaidi (6:08 AM, October 15, 2011)
all-in-all S3100 is very good for its price.