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NikonCoolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Red)
 
4.2

(based on 170 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (134)
  • Good image quality (129)
  • Zoom range/performance (129)
  • Large clear LCD (119)
  • Compact (105)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (30)
  • Short battery life (14)
  • Lag / shutter delay (13)
  • No image stabilization (13)
  • Poor flash (13)

Best Uses

  • Travel (105)
  • Family photos (101)
  • Landscape/scenery (95)
  • Low light (57)
  • Video (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (72), Photo enthusiast (68), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (143), Yes (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It would be better if I had one more!

On the day that I bought this camera I thought it was so hard to find out which camera was the best option for me! But, thanks to the employees which were really...Read complete review

On the day that I bought this camera I thought it was so hard to find out which camera was the best option for me! But, thanks to the employees which were really helpful, I got this camera!

I started "playing" with my new camera at the store.. and I was really happy.. The zoom, the quality... everything was just the way I wanted!

I love my camera! And I love BH employees!! Wish I could travel more just to visit and buy more =))

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice point and shoot but ...

I'm a DSLR user and wanted something for light days. Since this is a CMOS camera I figured I'd give it a try but unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations. It...Read complete review

I'm a DSLR user and wanted something for light days. Since this is a CMOS camera I figured I'd give it a try but unfortunately it did not live up to my expectations. It just was not sharp enough for me and without any manual controls it was limiting. This is only because of my expectations and you can see I marked I would recommend it to a friend who was only interested in a decent P&S. I returned it and will try again with the "P" series (manual controls).

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4.0

good for the money

By rb

from hartford, ct

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Low light performance

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery

Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

I've owned a "megazoom" for a few years that needed to be replaced. I would have liked a changeable lens camera but just couldn't afford it. So basically this gives me an upgrade over the megazoom in a smaller package. Good picture quality, hd video, and a lot of zoom for less than $100 (refurbished).

What I would like is better low light performance and more manual options.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Auto Camera w/ little manual settings

By pug_ster

from New York, NY

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Short Lag Time
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Weddings/Events

Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

I saw this refurbished camera on B&H Photo for a good price. The picture quality is excellent but you have to have ample lighting for it. For example, when I take indoor photos with ample light without flash, the pictures still come out soft when other cameras have no issues. So you will have to simply raise the flash when you take picture indoors. Low light pictures is where this camera shine because of its backlit illuminated sensor. When you go out at night and take pictures out in the street, the picture quality just can't be beat.

Another strange thing about this camera is that there is no manual mode and all of its manual settings are buried inside some menu in all of its automatic settings. Although the camera hypes a 1080p 30fps video capture, it is basically useless somehow optical stabilization doesn't seem to work. The video quality is shaking, even though my hands is not. So the only way to take good video is if you use a tripod or something.

There are many people who have commented about the camera freezing problem but I have only experienced it once where pressing any buttons on the camera does not respond and it would shut off about 15 seconds later. Besides that, I have taken 200+ pictures so far and it did not happen again. Perhaps the problem was fixed because my camera was refurbished and fixed by nikon.

Overall, despite its quirks, this camera is excellent for what it does, taking photos and nothing else and is excellent for anybody who don't want to deal with manual settings.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 9
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Great Refurbished Camera

By RC Patel

from Dallas, TX

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • No Viewfinder
  • Plastic body

Best Uses

    Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

    I purchased this camera (Refurbished) really cheap during last Thanksgiving. It snaps very good pics. Even, I tried to take couple of shots in max Tele mode [18x zoom]. It worked very well. I guess it has very good image processing system in the background. I love this camera.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 7
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Picture this: one great camera.

    By Pastor Pav

    from Oakdale, MN

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Poor placement of flash
    • Poor Placement Of Tripod

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

    I haven't owned the CoolPix S9100 for long; I was replacing my S8100. The lens is great, the photos are crisp through most of the zoom range. There seems to be quite a bit of computer compensation at the far end of the zoom. And Nikon - please change the placement of the flash and put the tripod mount IN THE MIDDLE. But that's small stuff. Everything else though, its exactly what you want from a Point and Shoot camera.

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    • No

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    4.0

    good camera for affordable price

    By raju

    from santa fe

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Zoom rangeperformance

    Cons

    • Poor Image Stabilization

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

    zoom low light settings aperture

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 9
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    3.0

    after some trial and error...

    By Mark

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Poor Image Quality
    • Poor Image Stabilization

    Best Uses

      Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

      I bought this as a holiday gift for my wife in hopes it would please her desire for a useful, quality camera without breaking the bank. Since she's had it and been trying it out it has taken blurry pictures at least 7 out of every 10 pictures. Not sure if it's some settings she is missing or just not a good unit. The unit I bought was refurb.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      3.0

      Average Camera

      By Sankaii

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Poor Focus When Zoomed
      • Poor Image Stabilization

      Best Uses

        Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

        The picture and video quality are pretty good. However, when I zoomed in, the camera lost its focus and failed to focus on a particular object. Another prolem is that the camera screen were delay when I move the camera around.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent camera

        By ShankerD

        from Hilliard, OH

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

            This is my first Nikon, I have been using Canon cameras. And for being a refurb item it is great. The camera had no signs of use. I just wish that I could charge the battery without the need of the camera.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Value

            By Stampy

            from Chicago

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

              I use the camera for general scenery in which I find it to be a welcome combination of capability and portability. I really appreciate have an 18x optical zoom and having not had to pay a lot for it. I guess I could ask for higher resolution as cameras now come standard with more megapixels but I have not found it to hinder my shot taking in the least. The pictures also stay just the right size that I do not need to compress them to send over e-mail.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              looks brand new

              By Mike t

              from Ottawa ont, canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • No Viewfinder

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

              So far the camrea works great pictures are awsome and so far i have no compliants.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Gets the job done!

              By Marcin

              from New York City

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

              For people who don't want something too expensive but also provides a good gf quality I think this camera is just for you.

              It has great hd features with its video as well. Just make sure you get a tripod for it.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 9
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great!

              By dognurse

              from Powell, Ohio

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel

                Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

                I purchased this camera to use at the front desk of our veterinary hospital. I needed a camera that was fast - because our patients are constantly in motion. This camera works great. I have had Nikon refurbish/fix products previously and they have come back like brand new so I wasn't worried at all about purchasing a refurb. Great little camera!

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 9
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                1.0

                Cool Pix S9100

                By hopethishelps

                from Colorado

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • Poor Image Quality
                • Poor Image Stabilization

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

                  Just got this for my Wife for Christmas. Was hoping to replace our older Canon 7 mega pixel camera. This item was either bad from the manufacture or just did not live up to the reviews. Our older camera takes much better pictures even though it does not have image stabilization. The HD video was nothing to brag about either. In a well lite room the image was very grainy. B&H is helping me with a full return so I am not blaming them at all - I hope this helps.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 7
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  A good camera

                  By Sanpei

                  from Carson City, NV

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Full HD Video
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Slow motion video
                  • Small / Compact
                  • Take A Photo In Video Mod

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

                  My current digital camera got some problems, & I needed a new one. I was a Nikon fan before digital cameras came out & I picked this one from the Consumer Reports' recommendation list. I'm a bit nervous about the refurbished status, but the price was right & I took a gamble on a short warranty.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Point & Shoot Camera

                  By GolfDaily

                  from Texas

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

                  It's been over 10 years since I purchased my last digital camera (Canon Power Shot S30). The Nikon Coolpix S9100 far exceeds the Canon in pixals, optical zoom, stabilization, and many other features that were not available 10 years ago. If you haven't upgraded recently, you should!

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 10
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera

                  By Edo

                  from Austin, Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

                    The HD video quality is excellent. Currently using footage shot on this camera in a documentary movie. Battery life is good. The zoom is impressive. Nice feel in the hands - not too large or small.Way more features than I have taken the time to learn.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Refurbished Nikon 9100

                    By Amatuer photographer

                    from East Coast

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Short Lag Time
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

                        Bought a refurbished Nikon 9100 from B&H for $ (way down from it's + price last year). THere was a problem with the lens but the company immediately sent me a UPS ticket and replaced it within a week. The replacement is an amazing camera! Coupled with a very reasonably priced two year warrantee and it's a great deal. I am very a happy with the camera and B&H's service. I expect to be doing business with them again.

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 8
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        A lot better then the dying Nikon 3200

                        By Dave W

                        from Upstate NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Short Lag Time
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                        • No Viewfinder

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos

                        Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

                        This is/will be used mostly for quick snap shots complementing the DSLRs I own. So far, it has done a very nice job. It's still too new to have any likes/dislikes yet though manually opening the flash seems like a not too hot an idea, but we'll see

                        • Ease of Operation:
                        • 9
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        This is my second S9100.

                        By Kayak

                        from Orlando, FL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Great Zoom

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

                          Great all around camera. My other one tried to swim. It didn't succeed:). I would and have bought this camera twice. Highly recommend it.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works Perfectly. Glad I discovered you

                          By Gringo Raider

                          from Kenly, NC 27542

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Short Lag Time
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Coolpix S9100 Digital Camera (Black):

                            Mine from Best Buy broke. Replaced with exact model from B & H. best buy's customer service was terrible and I will NEVER buy from best buy ever again. I am so glad I discovered the catalog from B & H. Jeff [*]

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 9
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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