Coolpix S6100

Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100 Review

By

Review posted 05/16/2011

Quick Take
Pros
  • Compact
  • Easy to use and carry
  • Versatile 7x optical zoom
  • Lens Shift image stabilization
  • Excellent features for the price
  • Huge 3.0-inch touch screen
  • HD video capture
  • Dedicated video recording button allows recording anytime
Cons
  • Noise at all ISO levels
  • Poor battery life
  • No external battery charger
  • Touch screen can be difficult to operate
Bottom Line
The Nikon CoolPix S6100 is a compact digicam loaded with features. It has very good performance but the images show a lot noise for all of the ISO settings. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
S6100_BK_front34l_lo.jpgIn addition to seven other models announced for 2011, Nikon's COOLPIX S6100 offers the highest level of resolution seen in a Coolpix model (as of 2/2011). The 16-Megapixel image sensor is paired with a 7x optical zoom using NIKKOR ED glass to cover a wide range of photographic needs, and the S6100 also comes equipped with a 3-inch 460K dot touchscreen. In addition to stills, the S6100 shoots 720p video.

The camera has an ISO sensitivity range of 80-3200 and uses Nikon's EXPEED C2 digital image processing. The S6100 also comes with automatic scene selection as well as red-eye fix, face tracking, Smile Mode, Blink Warning and Skin Softening features. You can also use a new Pet Portrait mode to capture the perfect face from your cat or dog.

Nikon COOLPIX S6100 features:
  • 16-megapixel 1/2.3" CCD image sensor
  • 7x optical zoom (28-196mm equivalent zoom range)
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • 3.0-inch LCD Touchscreen (460,000 dot resolution)
  • 720p HD video recording
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, Face-Priority AF, Face Priority AE, Smile Mode, Blink Warning and Skin Softening modes
  • Scene Auto Selector / Easy Auto Mode
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
  • Li-ion battery pack

What's in the box?:
  • Camera Strap AN-CP19
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-69P
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Nikon ViewNX 2 Software CD

The Nikon COOLPIX S6100 comes in four colors to choose from: Black, Silver, Violet and Red; with a suggested retail price of $199.95 US. See our buy box below for more accurate online pricing.

Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.

Buy related cameras and accessories from Amazon.com
Related Product Description Price
JXULE Replacement Waterproof Housing Case Lock Buckle Clip For GoPro HD Hero 3+ Camera( pack of 2) JXULE Replacement Waterproof Housing Case Lock Buckle Clip For GoPro HD Hero 3+ Camera( pack of 2) $2.40
Andoer Shipping Cost for Your Order Andoer Shipping Cost for Your Order $2.02
GFM 3-inch LCD Hood Flips Up Shade For Digital Camera Screens GFM 3-inch LCD Hood Flips Up Shade For Digital Camera Screens $2.00
Pentagram 3x Pentagram 3x $1.50
Hitech - USB Cable for Digital SLR Camera CANON EOS 10D / EOS 20D / EOS 20D EF-S 18-55mm Kit / EOS 30D / EOS 30D EF-S 18-55mm Kit / EOS 4D Hitech - USB Cable for Digital SLR Camera CANON EOS 10D / EOS 20D / EOS 20D EF-S 18-55mm Kit / EOS 30D / EOS 30D EF-S 18-55mm Kit / EOS 4D $0.92
Nikon replacement EH-69P adapter charger & UC-E6 cable for Coolpix S100 S3100 S3300 S4100 S4300 S6100 S6200 S6300 S8200 S9100 S9300 P300 P310 P500 P510 Digital Cameras Nikon replacement EH-69P adapter charger & UC-E6 cable for Coolpix S100 S3100 S3300 S4100 S4300 S6100 S6200 S6300 S8200 S9100 S9300 P300 P310 P500 P510 Digital Cameras $17.99
BM Premium 2-Pack of EN-EL12 Batteries & Battery Charger Kit for Nikon Coolpix A900, AW100, AW110, AW120, AW130, S31, S800C, S6100, S6200, S6300, S8100, S8200, S9050, S9100, S9200, S9300, S9400, S9500, S9700, S9900, P300, P310, P330, P340, S1100PJ, S1200PJ Digital Camera BM Premium 2-Pack of EN-EL12 Batteries & Battery Charger Kit for Nikon Coolpix A900, AW100, AW110, AW120, AW130, S31, S800C, S6100, S6200, S6300, S8100, S8200, S9050, S9100, S9200, S9300, S9400, S9500, S9700, S9900, P300, P310, P330, P340, S1100PJ, S1200PJ Digital Camera $14.99