Summary: I loved it right up to the point that it randomly became a $300 paper weight. Like so many others, it simply became unresponsive one day. It would power on and the video screen would become active, but it would not respond to any buttons. To power it off, I had to pull the battery.
Summary: I have had this camera long enough for it to be out of warranty but it hasn't been used very much nor mishandled but I started experiencing some locking up issues. Some of the pictures I took were good, others were just okay.
Problems of design, reliability; Nikon support & repair awful; good pictures when it works
29 May 2012
Summary: I bought the camera seven months ago. The reviews were mixed, but I really like the vivid colors in pictures made by Nikon cameras. The problem with the camera failing to focus properly on auto setting (as discussed by other reviewers) was there for me as well.
Summary: This camera is very easy to use and takes amazing pictures. You can select scene settings and picture modes or you can let the camera select them automatically. The macro feature takes great close up shots. Even low light shots turn out great without using the flash. The optical zoom is awesome.
Summary: Nikon coolpix s9100 I bought this camera in early July 2011.I loved the pictures and the videos that I was getting . By mid September 2011. I started having problems with the telephoto motor and focus . I mailed the camera in for repairs on October 13,2011.
Summary: Purchased this camera before trip to Alaska as an upgrade from a previous Coolpix model which still works and we are pleased with. We wanted this camera for the added zoom, quality and added features. The Alaska pictures turned out great!
GREAT PICTURES. . . . LOW QUALITY CONSTRUCTION/FIRMWARE?
11 September 2011
Summary: I bought an s9100 a few months ago and was blown away by the quality of the low light pictures that the CMOS was capable of producing. After two weeks, the camera suddenly froze up. I thought it was a fluke so I exchanged it for a new one.
Summary: I really wanted to like this camera because there are a lot of great things about it. It's a good size and beautiful design, easy to handle and use. The wide angle to extreme zoom is fantastic in theory. I absolutely loved the quick and intuitive menu set-up and feature access.
Summary: I bought this camera from a NYC shop this Spring. It worked great for a few weeks, then froze up. Went through tech assistance - ended up sending camera back & getting a replacement. I like this camera, it's so compact, easy to use, takes great photos & HD video, but now it's FROZEN UP again. Grrr.