Nikon Coolpix S9100 Review

Overall Score

42

Main Features

  • 12 MP 1/2.3 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 25-450 mm (18x) F3.5-5.9 Zoom Lens
  • 160 - 3200 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 10 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 105 x 62 x 35 mm, 214g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced by: Coolpix S9300

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Nikon Coolpix S9100 Overview


First introduced in July, 2011, Nikon Coolpix S9100 is a 12 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Nikon replaced Coolpix S9100 with Nikon S9300. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon S9100 with Nikon S9300


Nikon S9100 comes with a 6.16 x 4.62 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.7 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix S9100

Sensor resolution of Nikon S9100 ~ 3995 x 3003 pixels.

Nikon S9100 has Crop Factor: 5.62

The sensor has a surface area of 28.5 mm².

There are approximate 11,996,985 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon S9100 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Nikon S9900 2015 16MP 100 - 6400 289g 112 x 66 x 40mm
Nikon Coolpix S9700 Nikon S9700 2014 16MP 125 - 6400 232g 110 x 64 x 35mm
Nikon Coolpix S9500 Nikon S9500 2013 18MP 125 - 1600 205g 110 x 60 x 31mm
Nikon Coolpix S9300 Nikon S9300 2012 16MP 125 - 3200 215g 109 x 62 x 31mm
Nikon Coolpix S9100 Nikon S9100 2011 12MP 160 - 3200 214g 105 x 62 x 35mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon S9100


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix S9100 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
AF Face Detection
10.0 fps Continuous Shooting
9 Focus Points
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
921k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
5.9 Lens at Tele
25 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.9
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Low Battery Life: 270 shots
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix S9100 has an Overall Score of 42/100 and ranked #333 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #715 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon S9100 Scores
Imaging score
20
Features score
51
Value for money score
59
Portability score
95
Overall score
42
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Nikon S9100


Nikon Coolpix S9100 weighs 214g and has external dimensions of 105 x 62 x 35mm (4.13 x 2.44 x 1.38"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Nikon S9100 is 178 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon S9100 is less by 8mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon S9100
214g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon S9100
35mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix S9100 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix S9100 Dimensions Coolpix S9100
Nikon Coolpix S9300 Nikon S9300 215 g 214 g 109 x 62 x 31 mm 105 x 62 x 35 mm
Nikon Coolpix S9900 Nikon S9900 289 g 214 g 112 x 66 x 40 mm 105 x 62 x 35 mm
Nikon Coolpix S8100 Nikon S8100 180 g 214 g 104 x 60 x 30 mm 105 x 62 x 35 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 214 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 105 x 62 x 35 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 Panasonic ZS40 240 g 214 g 111 x 64 x 34 mm 105 x 62 x 35 mm
Canon PowerShot G16 Canon G16 356 g 214 g 109 x 76 x 40 mm 105 x 62 x 35 mm
Olympus Tough TG-3 Olympus TG-3 247 g 214 g 112 x 66 x 31 mm 105 x 62 x 35 mm
Nikon Coolpix P340 Nikon P340 194 g 214 g 103 x 58 x 32 mm 105 x 62 x 35 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix S9100


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix S9100
Announced July, 2011
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 4
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/4 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 10.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 6.16 x 4.62 mm
Sensor Area 28.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 12 MP
Max Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 270 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model EN-EL12
Physical
Weight 214 g
Physical Dimensions 105 x 62 x 35 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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