Nikon S6100 16.0 Megapixel Stylish Reviews Roundup

On February 8 2011, Nikon announced four new stylish compact cameras - Coolpix S6100, S4100, S3100 and S9100. Aim for the sophisticated traveler, the new S9100 packs a 18x wide-angle Zoom- NIKKOR ED glass lens into a stylish compact body, supporting wide-angle (25mm) to super-telephoto (450mm). It comes with a 12.1 Megapixel backside illuminated CMOS sensor and ISO sensitivity up to 3200, as well as Backlighting scene mode with HDR functionality built-in, Night Landscape mode, Night Portrait mode and Nikon's hybrid VR image stabilization system. The S9100 features a 3-inch high resolution, 921,000 dot LCD monitor, full HD (1080p) movie recording with one-touch operation, optical zoom, stereo sound and the ability to capture still images during recording.
The S8000 features a 14.2 Megapixels sensor with a 10x optical zoom lens at 28mm wide angle. It comes with a 3inch 921,000-dot Clear Color Display LCD on which to frame and review images and movies. The camera supports ISO 3200 and a 4-way VR Image stabilization System. The high-definition movie function with stereo sound offers a resolution of 720p and a frame rate of 30 frames per second. The camera includes a new feature called the Creative Slider, which simplifies adjusting brightness, saturation and color tone in-camera by utilizing the Rotary Multi Selector. Like the S6000, it also support Sport Continuous Mode and Advanced Flash Control. The S8000 has the ability to acquire the subject and lock focus using Subject Tracking.

Nikon Coolpix S6100 Sample Photos on Flickr



Nikon Coolpix S6100 Camera Reviews Roundup


Steve's Digicam - May 17 2011
"The overall quality of our outdoor images is good, but not great. Exposures and colors are excellent, but the problem comes from the amount of noise that you find when looking at the image at 100%. Even at ISO 80, there is enough noise to soften the sharp edges within the image. While it won't make a difference in prints 8x10 and under, you will see it in l..." More »
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User Review of the camera - Nikon Coolpix S6100

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    amazon 2013-06-11 07:00
    great, mando
    Very pleased with the camera it showed up quickly and is already in great use with my growing son and all the family adventures
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-06-11 07:00
    Nice small Camera, Robert C. Bys "bobinma"
    The charger did not last long, I had purchased 2 batteries. The factory made me pay for the simple part replacement.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-06-01 07:00
    The pictures are not sharp. Lot of shake in many pictures, Shopper
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    This camera supposedly compensates for the hand shake using its moving lenses. But a lot of pictures end up shaky. The colors are vivid and lively in the pictures. Hold the camera very still and the pictures will turn out be really good
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-06-01 07:00
    The pictures are not sharp. Lot of shake in many pictures, Shopper
    This camera supposedly compensates for the hand shake using its moving lenses. But a lot of pictures end up shaky. The colors are vivid and lively in the pictures. Hold the camera very still and the pictures will turn out be really good
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-29 07:00
    didn't last long, History Buff "cp5249"
    Verified Purchase(
    Bought the camera in November, 2011 and it died a couple of weeks ago. It won't focus and I got a "lens error" message eventually. I went online and found that a lot of people had this same issue.
    It took very good pictures and decent video while it lasted but I'm not going to spend as much on a new camera and will definitely not get a Nikon. It's a shame as they used to be the best name in cameras.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-29 07:00
    didn't last long, History Buff "cp5249"
    Bought the camera in November, 2011 and it died a couple of weeks ago. It won't focus and I got a "lens error" message eventually. I went online and found that a lot of people had this same issue.
    It took very good pictures and decent video while it lasted but I'm not going to spend as much on a new camera and will definitely not get a Nikon. It's a shame as they used to be the best name in cameras.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-27 07:00
    Worst camera ever, Seth J Reuter
    Bought this camera before going on vacation and practiced with it for about a week. Went on vacation and found that the battery failed after only half a day of picture-taking. Ended up using iPhone camera as backup but wanted stand alone camera for higher MP quality photos for printing later. Unable to return for refund so I kept the camera and thought the problem was the overseas adaptor so continued to use in the states. Found that using it for videos drained battery instantly. Photos only didnt drain as quickly. Contacted Nikon and they won't stand behind it at all. My negligence in not returning to camera immediately. Would not buy another Nikon point and shoot.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-27 07:00
    Worst camera ever, Seth J Reuter
    Bought this camera before going on vacation and practiced with it for about a week. Went on vacation and found that the battery failed after only half a day of picture-taking. Ended up using iPhone camera as backup but wanted stand alone camera for higher MP quality photos for printing later. Unable to return for refund so I kept the camera and thought the problem was the overseas adaptor so continued to use in the states. Found that using it for videos drained battery instantly. Photos only didnt drain as quickly. Contacted Nikon and they won't stand behind it at all. My negligence in not returning to camera immediately. Would not buy another Nikon point and shoot.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-22 07:00
    Love it!, Rena K. Dill
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    Love the camera! A little trouble with the focus at first, but its working great now. Really takes great pictures!
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-22 07:00
    Love it!, Rena K. Dill
    Love the camera! A little trouble with the focus at first, but its working great now. Really takes great pictures!
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-13 07:00
    Great camera!, PCB,FL
    I've had this camera for 3 years now. It takes beautiful pictures, the zoom is extremely good for a P&S, and this camera has held up so well. It has been all over the country with me, and has worked beautifully for any occassion. (Grand Canyon, Las Vegas lights, Professional baseball game lights, Orlando theme parks, the beach, when I say everywhere, this camera has been all over with me). I do keep it in a hard shell case in my purse, and I carry it every day since photography is my hobby. This camera hasn't failed me in any way. I would not recommend it for complete beginners, as it has many features that are customizable, and a beginner might not know what to do with them all. But then again, it has an Auto setting, so it could just be set on Auto and they could use it that way any time. The touch screen is one of the best things about this camera. Very convenient and easy to use. There are so many settings, like sunset, fireworks, etc., it would be hard not to find a setting that fits your needs.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-13 07:00
    Great camera!, PCB,FL
    I've had this camera for 3 years now. It takes beautiful pictures, the zoom is extremely good for a P&S, and this camera has held up so well. It has been all over the country with me, and has worked beautifully for any occassion. (Grand Canyon, Las Vegas lights, Professional baseball game lights, Orlando theme parks, the beach, when I say everywhere, this camera has been all over with me). I do keep it in a hard shell case in my purse, and I carry it every day since photography is my hobby. This camera hasn't failed me in any way. I would not recommend it for complete beginners, as it has many features that are customizable, and a beginner might not know what to do with them all. But then again, it has an Auto setting, so it could just be set on Auto and they could use it that way any time. The touch screen is one of the best things about this camera. Very convenient and easy to use. There are so many settings, like sunset, fireworks, etc., it would be hard not to find a setting that fits your needs.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-08 07:00
    Its not a bad product., Happy Shopper
    Verified Purchase(
    This is a good product but it takes approx. four seconds for it to take the photo once you hit the shutter button.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-08 07:00
    Its not a bad product., Happy Shopper
    This is a good product but it takes approx. four seconds for it to take the photo once you hit the shutter button.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-05 07:00
    Simple Excellence!, Robert Leahy
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    This is even better than the slightly older version I have. The pictures are fantastically clear and I really like the touch screen.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-05-05 07:00
    Simple Excellence!, Robert Leahy
    This is even better than the slightly older version I have. The pictures are fantastically clear and I really like the touch screen.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-25 07:00
    Excellent product, will buy again. this is my 2nd & will continue to buy on my next, RICHARD
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    Excellent product, will buy again. this is my 2nd & will continue to buy on my next. Does my novice photo needs
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-25 07:00
    Excellent product, will buy again. this is my 2nd & will continue to buy on my next, RICHARD
    Excellent product, will buy again. this is my 2nd & will continue to buy on my next. Does my novice photo needs
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-21 07:00
    Don't waste your money, Brittney N. Clark
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    To start off I'm not really tech savvy, I just wanted a nice point and shoot camera for under $200. I thought I had found that in the Nikon S6100. I have had this camera for almost 2 solid years and at first it lived up to the Nikon name: took crisp photos, touch screen was always responsive, not bulky etc... fastforward to last week. I had a friend who was getting married and I wanted to photograph the happy occasion. I plug in my camera to charge and nothing. The charging light does not even activate. I thought it may have been that particular outlet so I tried every outlet in my bedroom (4 seperate outlets, still nothing. I tried to power on the camera...nothing! The camera was not dead prior, but now it would not even turn on! So I googled this problem only to find out that others have experienced this very problem with the Coolpix S6100. I'm so disgusted. I would think to spend $180.00 on a camera it would last longer than 2 years...Don't even waste your money. I may have better luck with a Canon.
  • amazon
    amazon 2013-03-21 07:00
    Don't waste your money, Brittney N. Clark
    To start off I'm not really tech savvy, I just wanted a nice point and shoot camera for under $200. I thought I had found that in the Nikon S6100. I have had this camera for almost 2 solid years and at first it lived up to the Nikon name: took crisp photos, touch screen was always responsive, not bulky etc... fastforward to last week. I had a friend who was getting married and I wanted to photograph the happy occasion. I plug in my camera to charge and nothing. The charging light does not even activate. I thought it may have been that particular outlet so I tried every outlet in my bedroom (4 seperate outlets, still nothing. I tried to power on the camera...nothing! The camera was not dead prior, but now it would not even turn on! So I googled this problem only to find out that others have experienced this very problem with the Coolpix S6100. I'm so disgusted. I would think to spend $180.00 on a camera it would last longer than 2 years...Don't even waste your money. I may have better luck with a Canon.