Key Features: 18x optical zoom; 3in high res screen; 12.75 megapixel sensor; Full HD video

Manufacturer: Nikon

Quick Glance
Camera type Digital Compact
Optical Zoom 18x
Megapixels 12.75
Physical Specifications
Dimensions Width 104.8
Depth 62
Weight (body only) 214
Camera type Digital Compact
Optical Zoom 18x
Megapixels 12.75
Image Sensor 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Optical focal length 25-450mm in 35mm film terms
Viewfinder No
Shutter speed Not Given
Auto focus Single AF and Full time AF
Manual focus No
Video (max res/format) 1280x720 pixels at 30fps
Max output resolution 4000x3000
Other resolutions 1920x1080
Focus range 50cm to infinity (wideangle), 1.5m to infinity (tele), 4cm to infinity (macro)
Exposure control Program AE
Exposure metering Not Given
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV steps, +/- 2EV
Image Stabilisation Sensor Shift
ISO settings ISO160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
LCD Monitor 3-inch, 921k dot
Flash range Not GIven
Flash modes Auto, Forced/red eye reduction, Off, on, Night portrait
White balance modes Auto, preset manual, daylight, incandescent, flourescent, cloudy, flash
Drive modes Single, continuous
Image formats JPEG
Picture adjustments High contrast monochrome, Soft focus, Nostalgic Sepia, Selective Colour
Movie length Not Given
Self timer 2, 10 secs
Memory card slot SD, SDHC, SDXC
Supplied memory 74MB internal memory
Batteries supplied Yes, lithium ion pack
Charger supplied Battery charged internally via mains adapter plug and USB lead
A/V output Yes
Charging/Computer Connection miniUSB 2.0
AV Out Yes
Manual Basic printed guide and manual on CD


April 27, 2011, 3:14 pm

Thanks for the review, I have been trying to decide between the Nikon S9100, Sony DSC-HX9V & Fuji FinePix F550 EXR. I look forward to your reviews of the other higher-end compacts before I make a choice!

Nic Jones

May 5, 2011, 11:40 pm

Backside illumination? Whatever will they think of next?


September 11, 2011, 3:11 am

Nice comment
As for the camera- looks great,high iso noise levels look very acceptable indeed. Such a shame there's no aperture/shutter priority modes.... :o(
That alone makes it a non starter for me.... shame.. :o(


September 16, 2011, 12:19 am

I bought this camera...... twice. And had to return it both times - so now I've ended up with the Sony DSC-HX9V.

The camera itself was great for me - but the first one I bought, the lens kept sticking and eventually wouldn't return to it's casing at all. The second one I bought also had a problem with the lens - the automatic cover kept sticking either coming out or going in making the camera completely useless.

Very disappointing - so I didn't want to risk getting a third one.

Hubert Richard

February 18, 2012, 2:11 am

So is the Sony DSC HX9 V or Nikon S9100 the winner?


June 30, 2012, 1:27 am

If you are after a point and shoot camera with an excellent 18 x zoom this is without doubt the best camera on the market at £131 it's a no brainer.Yes the Sony may well have more features but remeber it is well over £100 in price. Takes very good pictures and very easy to use my only gripe is when the camera is zoomed right out the you do have to hold the camera very still or the pics can be a little blurry. Best little camera I have bought and would recommend To anyone.


September 23, 2014, 5:09 am

How many bd price ? Nikon Coolpix s9100

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