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Nikon S100
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Nikon S100 Digital Camera

Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
16MP 5x CMOS Aug 2011
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Whether you re headed out for a night on the town or a quick weekend get-away, the COOLPIX S100 is the camera you ll want to take. The ultra-slim COOLPIX S100 offers a host of features that fits... More
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30 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both liked this compact camera digital camera. This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on twelve expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and Cameras.co.uk this compact camera digital camera has an overall expert rating of 71 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 88 user reviews the average user rating of this Nikon digital camera is 85 out of 100.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Nice Design

Four Nikon S100 reviewers who bought the product mentioned that it was good looking. Five years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote “Featuring an eye-catching sliding shutter cover design”. Six years ago Ephotozine.com wrote “Is designed to be both high-tech and stylish” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Photographyblog.com mentioned in the same month “The Nikon Coolpix S100 is a brand new, stylish digital camera that sports a massive 3.5 inch OLED touch-screen” in their review of the Nikon S100.

Good Size

A number of Nikon S100 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was compact. Expert website Cnet.co.uk said “You'll understand why we were so excited to get our hands on Nikon's £250 Coolpix S100 compact camera”. Cnet.co.uk also wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S100's performance doesn't quite live up to its looks, and, while this compact camera is packed with features, its price is too high for our liking”.

One Nikon S100 reviewer who purchased this digital camera thought it was thin. Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Nikon S100 on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Thin, minimalistic and stylish”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of Nikon S100 reviewers who purchased it agreed that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com said six years ago “The S100 is packed with full 1080p HD video recording and takes 360°/180° panoramics using the sweep method” and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk said in their review “The inclusion of a full HD movie mode means it’s a camera for all occasions Overall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features” and rated the Nikon S100 4 stars.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon S100 owner reckoned that the product had a good zoom. Six years ago Photographyblog.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their Nikon S100 review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The 16 megapixel S100 is controlled almost entirely by interacting with its multi-touch control system, while the 5x optical zoom, full 108”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the Nikon S100 had a good lens. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “However, although the new lens has a proper wide-angle setting” in their review of the Nikon S100.

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Good Quality Pictures

One Nikon S100 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Five years ago expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has a number of the latest buzz features including 3D photos and Full High Definition movies with stereo sound”.

Robust

One Nikon S100 owner concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “The S100 seems closely related to the AW100 waterproof compact” in their review of the Nikon S100 nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 2 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased it concluded that it had good features.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Digicambuyer.co.uk said on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk “A comprehensive, affordable package with plenty of features for beginners to utilise”.

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon S100 of 3.5 inches is one of the largest amongst compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S100. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3.5" screen cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price] which has better reviews.

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8") which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon S100 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S100 which do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might want to look at including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to look at include the X10[pl_1150_price], or the X10[pl_1150_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

Unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the S100 which do not support video capability, the Nikon S100 supports video capability.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Nikon S100 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price], or the GE J1455[plb_1773004_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price].

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon S100 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Manual" and "Sunny" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon S100 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this age and spec is 640 x 360 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Nikon S100 is more than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the S100. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Nikon camera.

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OLED Display

The Nikon S100 has an OLED display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. OLED is a newer technology for displays and has much better colour reproduction, faster response times, wider viewing angles and higher brightness compared to LED displays. The best display of all cameras of a similar spec and age to the S100 is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon S100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon S100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the S100.

A 320 x 240 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras of this age and spec have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels. The Nikon S100 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (820,000 pixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S100 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this age and type. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon camera supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The best video resolution of all digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the S100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One Nikon S100 owner wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Nikon S100 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not noisy. Six years ago expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “The battery has a short life expectancy and noise effects image quality from ISO 400” in their Nikon S100 review.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon S100 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the S100 also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR[plb_394895_price], the Samsung 150F[plb_1609687_price], or the Canon N100[plb_2118439_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most cameras of a similar spec and age to the S100 are not 3D. The Nikon S100 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P330[plb_1724102_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon S100 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon S100 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the S100 are also not waterproof.

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Only 150 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras that have been available for more than two years take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Nikon S100 which takes 150 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Nikon S100 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon S100 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Nikon S100 is more than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported power source type is Battery, but this power source type is not supported by this camera. The power source types AC are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 72. The Nikon S100 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 4.8) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the S100.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S100 have field of views of between 96% and 100%. With a field of view of only 98 percent, the Nikon S100 has a fairly narrow field of view compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the S100.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the S100 have internal memorys of between 6.9MB and 8.2GB. At only 17 megabytes, the Nikon S100 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the S100.

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Only Features Three Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Nikon S100 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the S100. The light meterings "Centre-weighted" and "Matrix" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon S100 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.9, the Nikon S100 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S100. Across all the cameras of this type and age the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 22.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Nikon S100

Released Over Five Years Ago

This digital camera was released over five years ago.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the Nikon S100 has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the S100.

Other 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Samsung SAMSUNG ST200F[plb_1682904_price] (16.1MP and higher rated), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60[plb_2384424_price] (16.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S100 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the S100.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] is also worth considering.

If this compact camera digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the SAMSUNG WB150F[pl_1682907_price] (5x), or the SAMSUNG ST96[pl_1338363_price] (5x) both from Samsung or the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] (4.1x) which is also higher rated.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon S100 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the S100.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS[plb_66875_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon S100 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], or the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price].

Cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon 25[plb_1676851_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 138 grams, the Nikon S100 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
USB Version
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Multi-Shot
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Date Imprinting
Weight
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Camera Shutter Speed

2 Awards

Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended

Expert Reviews

(16)
1 March 2012

The Nikon Coolpix S100 is a touch controlled digital camera. At around 18mm wide it will fit easily into more or less any pocket. It has a number of the latest buzz features including 3D photos... Read more…

30 January 2012

Available in a pair of loud colours, and featuring an eye-catching sliding shutter cover design, the Nikon COOLPIX S100 is certainly pitched at the more style conscious. That isn't to say,... Read more…

27 December 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S100 is certainly very different from the S80. However, although the new lens has a proper wide-angle setting, it's just not up to scratch. As a result, Nikon struggles to get...

19 December 2011

A comprehensive, affordable package with plenty of features for beginners to utilise and the inclusion of a full HD movie mode means it?s a camera for all occasions Overall Our provides the...

5 December 2011

The S100 is packed with full 1080p HD video recording and takes 360°/180° panoramics using the sweep method. On occasion there is some vignetting visible, the battery has a short life expectancy...

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Slightly expensive, but great wireless, noise cancelling all in one...

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Having a couple of similar style Samsungs in the drawer at home that are defective through a mere grain of sand in the works, I studied form and went for this as a replacement. At £49 it is... Read more…

Reviewed 16 October 2015 by Amazon Customer
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But it would have been useful if either of the two instruction sheets enclosed would have been in English! I have been unable to register this problem and ask for copy. I hope that someone will... Read more…

Reviewed 19 March 2016 by RichT3
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for parents in their 70's who wanted easy and simple camera to use. Does the job and takes good photos...

Reviewed 13 March 2016 by Acj
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Very good...

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