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.
Excerpt: - Fun camera that I take everywhere I go. - Night landscape and night portrait modes work well. - Nicely implemented flash release. - No problem getting decent images at longest focal length using VR. - Camera metering is good. - Good responsiveness of menus. Problems: - Noticeable degree of barrel distortion at widest focal length. - In camera HDR is not good, images come out grey.
Excerpt: For a couple days I've been testing my new camera. PROS Picture quality is fine, the shutter fires quickly, LCD display is great 921,000 pixels gives a sharp image. Problems: I can only complain about metering. Auto focus indoor works very poor - sometimes need to half-press shutter button a few times before image is sharp. In a poor light auto-focus does not work at all even though illumination light is on.
Excerpt: PROS - Well built with a good feeling in the hand. - Well placed buttons and easy to use. - Fairly good photos even dim light. - Fast first shot and fast focusing. CONS - Can only recharge when the battery is INSIDE the camera. So you cannot use the camera while you are recharging one battery even if you have 10 spare batteries. COMPLETELY IDIOTIC! - The connector for recharging/USB is on the bottom of the camera.
Excerpt: After owning 2 compact cameras and having 1 fat-body one I decided to get back into the lightweight compact world. Overall, Nikon S9100 is great performer apart 2 issues (described in problems). Zoom and noise reduction are impressive. HDR works pretty nice (not like post-processing on the PC, but works!) Image stabilization is very good in hybrid mode (a bit noisy though, but not a problem). In-camera picture editing features are sufficient. Problems: 1.
Excellent zoom (duh), but not so great dark processing
22 August 2011
Summary: I bought this camera after doing research on this model, the S8100, the Canon S95 and SX230 HS, and the Panasonic DMZ-ZS10. After trying them all in stores, reading the spec sheets and reading reviews I settled on the S9100. My wife and I currently own a Canon SD750 and have been extremely happy with it, we also own a Nikon D40x with it's own kit, so we're not exactly newbies to the photography world.
Conclusion: Although still pictures look good, ergonomic is fine and response is fast, that camera can not be used as a "travel zoom" camera if you consider also taking video as well as stills.
Pros: Although still pictures look good, ergonomic is fine and response is fast, that camera can not be used as a "travel zoom" camera if you consider also taking video as well as stills.
Cons: Poorly implemented electronic image stabilization in video. In addition, for an unknown reason, CMOS rolling shutter effects (jello) become worst at the end of the zoom when shooting video. On paper it should work well, as the sensor (Sony made) provides adequate frame-rate for effective electronic stabilization. Will be more than happy to see a firmware fix for the electronic stabilization.
Good camera but there are better brands way much better than this!
Oscar Pozos Saldivar "Oscar_Pozos", Amazon
2 May 2011
Summary: Overall, the camera has a compact size, an excellent zoom but it has too many disadvantages: Pictures: This is a good camera if you are patient to focus and shoot. The camera responds slowly. Once it response, it takes great pictures. The scenes programs are not clear, it should, but you need to read the manual to learn how to set them up. The menu itself does not allow you to change the scene type and the menu is not friendly on it.
Summary: Sinds anderhalf jaar in mijn bezit. In principe een heel goede camera. Maar net als mijn vorige Nikon coolpix 3200 (vlekken in beeld) gaat ook deze kuren vertonen. Het geheugen heeft kuren. Gemaakte foto's komen soms niet te voorschijn. En zelfs na een gewist geheugen komen ze na enige tijd opeens weer te voorschijn. Kortom Nikon heeft heel goede camera's maar de levensduur geeft te denken. Het is jammer dat daar niet op getest (kan) worden.
Summary: In goede lichtomstandigheden mooie foto's. Maar te veel onscherpe foto's bij minder licht en snelle focus, flitser vaak overbelicht en niet bij te stellen. Onbegrijpelijk dat deze camera aan zo'n goede notering kwam. Heb camera gekocht vanwege notering van consumentengids. Geen aanrader..