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6.8 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX S9100

18x optical zoom. Refined and ready to go. 7.5 cm (3-in.) high Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon COOLPIX S9100

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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

ludwik123, DP Review
1 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this camera almost 3 years ago for the pockatable 18X optical zoom.  My previous camera  only had a 10X zoom. It is fast, the image stabiliser works well and image quality is acceptable when in focus.  The LCD screen is excellent. The big and I mean very big problem is the focus.  IQ is irrelevant if the photo is out off focus! There are two situations where this camera has problems focusing. First outside at long distances with the zoom above 10X.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Picture quality 4
4.0

conked out after three months of use

sunshinetootsie, Bestbuy
1 November 2013
  • Summary: I used this camera for 3 months and then the lens would go out part way and be stuck. I had to send it to the factory for repair.
  • Cons: Doesn't take a photo when the button is pushed or there is an extreme lag between time the button is pushed & photo take
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Overall 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Battery performance 10
10
Portability 10
10

Nice pics but too complicated for everyday use

supermiller, Viewpoints
27 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I asked for a "simple" camera with video capabilities after our first son was born. My parents went above and beyond and bought this camera for us. No matter how hard I try I cannot seem to find a basic setting for everyday pictures. I am constantly missing great moments trying to find the right setting. Active toddlers and pets are blurry - particularly if they're in the same shot.
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Overall 2
2.0

Takes Terrible Pictures & Breaks Easily.

J.J. Money, Amazon
19 July 2013
  • Summary: 1- Camera has always taken terrible pictures. a- They are slightly blurry and fuzzy. b- Even to get it to that point, you have to hold your breath and hold *perfectly* still for three seconds. c- Lighting has to be absolutely perfect (rare). d- On auto mode the pics are crap. e- Even if you mess with all the settings for each individual shot (who wants to waste time with that??), they are still bad. f- Back lighting or low light are huge problems.
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Overall 2
2.0

"A JOKE! Don't buy this camera!!!!!!!!!!"

dianewpb, CNET
1 February 2013
  • Pros: When it worked it was OK - TERRIBLE WARRANTY - SERVICE!
  • Cons: Lens barrel frozen - won't retract - Nikon not like the company or reputation it used to be nor is the warranty!
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Overall 2
2.0

"The reviews didn't prepare me - look elsewhere."

videoismylife, CNET
23 November 2012
  • Pros: 1. It was cheaper than most pocket zooms (but for a reason) 2. Quite a brick in the hand - felt solid 3. Fast "on". 4. Menu system better than average. 5. Pretty screen - but it didn't help see image flaws.
  • Cons: 1. Excessive, destructive noise reduction. 2. Poor auto-exposure; chooses 1/10s but IS can't handle it. 3. Features like panorama don't work well. 4. Heavy, large, corners too sharp - not a "pocket zoom" 5. IS can't handle 18X; blurry.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Features Despite Design Flaw Repair Potential

Andrew Johnson, Amazon
15 September 2012
  • Summary: This item arrived on time and in working condition. PREAMBLE & RELIABILITY: I purchased this camera knowing full well the 50/50 chance that I was plunking down nearly $200 on a very good pocket megazoom or a paper weight. The review I found at PCWorld.com of the top 10 pocket megazooms was glowing by virtue of the features packed into it for the price.
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Overall 10
10

Nikon Camera 9100

C. Knisley "CDK", Amazon
11 September 2012
  • Summary: This is my second 9100. I gave my first one to my wife because of the quality of pictures and ease of use. As for Amazon it is by far the best to order items on line. My only complaint is that some of the companies linked to Amazon charge a fairly high handling charge for very small items. Amazon the main company is outstanding.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Freezes after a period of time"

gecrash, CNET
4 July 2012
  • Pros: Good shots when carrying a DSLR and a bag of lenses is inconvenient
  • Cons: Freezes up requiring the battery to be removed in order to reset, eventually just dies altogether.
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Overall 7
7.0

"I have the s8100 and now the s9100"

nikecar, CNET
29 May 2012
  • Pros: Zoom Fast shots overall Flash popup is revised location Panorama mode (I love this) Video is quicker to turn on
  • Cons: Flash popup now not automatic shutter button and dial knob is swapped vs the s8100 does have some blurriness vs the s8100
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