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Nikon S3100

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Nikon S3100

£950.00
Nikon S3100
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PhotographyBlog.com Recommended smartson.se Value for Money
An award winning and good spec compact camera
Compact 14MP 5x Yes Aug 2011
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Nikon S3100 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon S3100 number 523 across all digital cameras.
85
Reviews
507 Reviews + 2 Awards
71
Features
Good Features
62
Age
6 Years Old
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 69%, based on 507 reviews. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Value for Money" from Smartson.se and a "Recommended" from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is a good size, it is easy to use and good video capture.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Can A camera be your BFF
Create images as unique as your imagination
Capture superb image quality
Powerful yet fun and easy to use
One touch HD movie recording
Convenient features
Lower than average megapixels
Only 4320 x 3240 pixels image resolution

Nikon S3100 Video Reviews

Nikon S3100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this camera. This Nikon camera received a Smartson.se "Value for Money" award and it received a "Recommended" award from website PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 24 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 65%.

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Average User Reviews

On average, S3100 owners rated this camera 74%.

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Customers Report That it is a Good Size

15 people wrote in their reviews that the product was compact, 13 owners who reviewed it considered that it was thin and five customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to carry around. three customers agreed that it was lightweight.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

48 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use and five people who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

Nikon Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 40,636 owner and expert reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Five owners who purchased the Nikon S3100 considered that it was good for video recording.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

29 people said in their reviews that the Nikon S3100 was good value for money.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Seven customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good flash.

Users Report That it is Robust

Six owners who bought the product thought it was well made and five owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report Excellent Design

11 people thought it was good looking, three people reckoned that the Nikon S3100 was well designed and three owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was neat.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

15 owners reckoned that this digital camera had good features.

Users Report Great Battery Life

Five owners who purchased the product agreed that it had a good battery life.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five owners who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

91 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images, however 29 purchasers wrote in their review that it did not take good photos. and 27 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was not able to produce good images.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

32 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality, however 19 purchasers wrote in their review that it was not of a good quality. and 19 customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was not good quality.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Smartson.se highlighted in their review that this camera was good value for money.

Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

Nikon released the S3100 in August 2011.

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The Nikon S3100's sensor megapixels of only 14MP is lower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is lower than 74% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon S3100 has a maximum image resolution of 4320 x 3240 pixels. That's 12% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Nikon S3100 of 5x is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 50% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon S3100 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon S3100's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 3,200 is lower than 70% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Nikon S3100 of 3.2 is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 82% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S3100 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Camera Shutter Speed

The Nikon S3100's camera shutter speed of 0.0005s is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is faster than 52% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon S3100 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Very Light

The Nikon S3100's weight of only 118g is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 15% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Nikon S3100 of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 26% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Audio Recorder

The Nikon S3100 has an audio recorder, unlike 99% of cameras which do not have an audio recorder.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon S3100's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 130mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 68% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S3100 has an HDMI port. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon S3100 has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of cameras range from 1GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 43GB. The maximum memory card size of the Nikon S3100 of only 8GB is in the smallest 18% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Nikon S3100 does not have a video out. 100% of cameras also do not have a video out.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Nikon S3100 of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 30% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon S3100's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than 71% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Only 220 Battery Life

The Nikon S3100 is a digital camera that takes 220 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Very Light

The weight of the Nikon S3100 of only 0.118kg is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lighter than 79% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 0.095kg to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.24kg.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon S3100 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that 76% of digital cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon S3100's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26mm is in the longest 29% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Nikon S3100's image sensor size of 0.435" is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 55% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Nikon S3100's maximum aperture number of 6.5 is in the largest 19% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon S3100 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Nikon S3100 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon S3100 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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