Nikon Coolpix S9100

Announced Feb 9, 2011 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 25 – 450 mm (18×)
dpreview conclusion

The S9100 is streets ahead from its predecessor the S8000, thanks to a new sensor and much more versatile zoom lens. Image quality is very good in daylight conditions, and HD video footage looks great. The S9100 is also one of the fastest and most responsive cameras in its class. The only major negative points are sub-par image quality in poor light at high ISO settings and very little manual exposure control.

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75%
dpreview score
Good for

25-450mm (equivalent) lens is great for travelling

Not so good for

Anything that requires manual exposure control

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DCRP Review: Nikon Coolpix S9100
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Sep 12, 2011)

The Nikon Coolpix S9100 is a decent, but not great, compact ultra zoom camera. The S9100's most appealing feature is its value: you get a lot of camera for around $275. While its photo quality is good enough for the point-and-shoot crowd (assuming they aren't cranking up the ISO too high or making large prints), it could certainly be a lot better. Still, its snappy performance and broad set of...

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