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First Look: Nikon Coolpix S9100

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First Look: Nikon Coolpix S9100

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Nikon produces another solid point-and-shoot compact megazoom with the Coolpix S9100 by offering fast performance, good photos, and an excellent feature-to-price ratio.

-Hey there, I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor with CNET and this is the look at the Nikon COOLPIX S9100. Now like all point-and-shoot makers, Nikon continues to push just how much lens will be jammed into a compact camera. This one is packing a 25 mm wide angle lens with an 18X zoom, that's longer and wider than most in this category. It's also using a 12 mega pixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor that improves low-light photo quality and shooting performance and this camera is fast. There is almost no shutter lag and its shot-to-shot time is barely more than a second. The only time it really slows down is when you pop up the flash. Actually using the camera is nice too, Nikon S series cameras are geared for point-and-shoot use. So you wont fine any manual controls, be on changing exposure compensation, ISO, or white balance. What you will find are a lot of automatic modes to help you get the best results without worrying too much about settings and that includes some special effects that can help spice up otherwise boring photos. S9100 also captures movies in full HD in 30 frames per second or high speed videos for a slow motion effect. Zoom lens works while shooting regular movies, but the movement gets picked up by the stereo mic on top, so in quite scenes you will hear it a bit. Otherwise, the clips are pretty good and photo quality is good too, but average for this type of camera. There's some lens distortion in the corners at the wide end and if you're a stickler for sharpness or fine details when photos are viewed in full resolution, well then this camera probably isn't for you, but for its price and shooting flexibility, most people after a descent snapshot, should be pretty happy with the results. I'm Josh Goldman and that's the Nikon COOLPIX S9100, thanks for watching.

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