Summary Nikon S4100

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Among similar cameras
#n/a of 36
Specifications Key specs
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Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/3.2
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Wide angle
Help 26 mm
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 15fps
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The Nikon S4100 vs other recent compacts

Screen size Above average sized screen Help
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Weight Light Help
131 g
Size Quite small Help
Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
Lowest price Inexpensive Help


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The Nikon S4100 vs other recent compacts

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
4 seconds
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.7 fps
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
February 2011
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Nikon Coolpix S4100
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Channie Dagley (7:25 PM, July 19, 2011)
I do not like this camera, the main issue is the lack of Image stabilization throws almost all of the good features out of the window. For a point-and-shoot it performs poorly.  Unless this camera is steel-bolted to a tripod with a wireless remote for snapping the photo, you aren't going to get good pictures. The auto mode takes under or overexposed photos no matter the setting, and if you are in the least bit of shade or dim light all other photos will be blurry.. I did manage to take great fireworks photos but I am led to believe that is more because of my tripod and has less to do with the camera. I'm no camera expert, but I've had other older and cheaper cameras that would blow this camera out of the water. Maybe Nikon should stick to making high end and mid-level DSLRs and leave the digicams to other companies....It just feels like all of the pluses about this camera are like a really pretty paint coat and shiny chrome on a new car and absolutely rusty antiquidated metal under the hood.....
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:04 PM, May 09, 2011)
Hi DC, I get what you're saying, maybe this 1920x1080 at 15fps mode is not a real mode?

1920x1080 is by definition HD. The "p" in 1080p means progressive, I'm pretty confident that this video mode is progressive (rather than interlaced).

I don't think Snapsort is saying that 15 fps is equivalent to 24 or 30 fps.
DC (6:59 PM, May 07, 2011)
yes, but it does not say it is "HD" or even 1080p. Plus at 15fps, it is hardly worth equating in your comparisons to others with 1080p @ 24 or 30 or more fps. And since Nikon advertises that it shoots 720p, and hides this apparent "1080" feature, I hardly think it is worthy....just my opinion.
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (5:24 PM, May 07, 2011)
According to Nikon's website it shoots 1920x1080 at 15 fps, in a "fast motion" mode.
DC (4:41 PM, May 07, 2011)
this camera shoots 720p, not 1080p.