Nikon Coolpix S9100 Review - Test shots: Zoom, Contrast and Colour Review


Here are some general test shots taken with the Nikon S9100 to give an idea of performance ability when it comes to image quality, dynamic range, colour rendition and the focal range provided.

The Nikon’s naturalistic colour rendition can suit some subjects better than others – as here, when there is naturally plenty of warmth in the subject anyway

This is a nicely exposed image straight from the camera that has seen the S9100, unlike the great majority of our test cameras, maintain most of the highlight detail in the swan feathers

The S9100’s maximum telephoto setting and pocket sized dimensions are a boon for the amateur paparazzi, as shown by this image to which we’ve given a slight boost in contrast to aid definition

As noted in the body text, the Nikon’s so-called ‘special effects’ are a little subdued compared to digital filters found on rivals. But here’s an example of what you get on the S9100, with the first example taken on regular auto mode, the second in nostalgic sepia mode, which not only provides that familiar rusty sheen but softens the image to look like a fading photograph too, and the third in high contrast monochrome setting – for us the Anton Corbijn-like option that prove the most effective of the lot


Score in detail

  • Value 8
  • Design & Features 8
  • Image Quality 8
  • Build Quality 7