First Look: Nikon Coolpix S9100
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Nikon Coolpix S9100

2:05 /

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.

New releases

Give yourself a helping hand with...
6:28 July 25, 2014
When you wish you had an extra pair of hands, two extra robot fingers could be enough. Also, the "holy grail...
Play video
Nokia Treasure Tag tracks your...
1:30 July 25, 2014
If you're constantly misplacing your things -- or are worried you might -- this Bluetooth tracker for iOS,...
Play video
GE's Advantium wall oven combo...
1:34 July 25, 2014
Equipped with a super-charged microwave that browns as well as bakes, the two-drawer Advantium wall oven combo...
Play video
Disable the Fire Phone's 3D fe...
0:55 July 25, 2014
Dynamic Perspective can quickly become more annoying than useful. Here's how to disable it.
Play video
A mini mighty ninja that can't...
2:06 July 25, 2014
The NutriNinja packs plenty of power but falls short of being an all purpose blender.
Play video
Convenience, price, not power is...
2:21 July 25, 2014
For $40 the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go blender offers commuting smoothie drinkers an affordable way to sip...
Play video
Connecting with GE's new freestanding...
2:25 July 25, 2014
With great safety features and an affordable price tag GE looks to bring their new WiFi enabled oven to the...
Play video
Worst tech logos
3:00 July 25, 2014
Some of the most important names in tech started off with awful logos.
Play video

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre