Nikon Coolpix S3100 specs

By Gavin Stoker


Key Features

  • 14 megapixel sensor
  • 5x (26 - 136mm) zoom lens
  • HD Ready video
  • Multiple colour options
  • Manufacturer: Nikon
  • Review Price: £98.90
Quick Glance
Camera type Digital SLR, Digital Compact
Optical Zoom 12 X, 5 X
Camera type Digital SLR, Digital Compact
Optical Zoom 12 X, 5 X
Image Sensor CCD
Video (max res/format) 640 x 480, 1280 x 720
Image Stabilisation Optical, Electronic
LCD Monitor 3 in, 2.7 in
Flash modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync


December 22, 2011, 3:34 am

I bought my Nikon S3100 because I was impressed with its slim dimensions, and its wide angle zoom lens. However I only owned it for 6 days. During that time it seemed to be incapable of getting much more than 50% of the pictures I took in focus. This was despite my trying all the different autofocus modes, and being careful to hold the camera as steady as possible. When the S3100 got a picture in focus the quality was pretty good, but I found I couldn't trust it. I have been dabbling in photography for 55 years and can't remember owning a camera as disappointing as this Nikon. I am prepared to accept that I got a duff one, but I didn't want to take the risk of trying another S3100 and finding that to be duff also, so when I returned the S3100 to the shop I bought a Fuji model instead which I have found to be absolutely first class.


March 18, 2013, 3:04 am

You had a bad one. My wife got one a year ago and it is an absolute delight. $69 at Costco didn't hurt either.

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