Nikon S3100 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon Coolpix S3100 
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General
Model Number: S3100
Camera Format: Ultra Compact
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $139.95
Street Price: $139.99
Date Available: 2011-02-28
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 4.2 oz (118 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.7 x 2.3 x 0.7 in.
(94 x 58 x 18 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 14.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.43 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4320 x 3240 (14.0 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
320x240 (30)
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Zoom-Nikkor VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 26 - 130 mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.2 (wide) / f/6.5 (tele) - ??
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 0
Minimum ISO (native): 0
ISO Settings: Auto (80 to 1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 80 to 400, 80 to 800); 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings:  
Shutter Speed Range:  
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes:  
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
Creative Exposure Modes: 19 Scene modes.
Self Timer: 10 or 2, Smile seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: n/a
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: n/a
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended):  
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format):  
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs):  
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG):  
Cycle Time Min Res (secs)  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps):  
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus):  
Shutter Lag (continuous auto):  
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record Time:  
Record -> Play Max Res Time:  
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E19
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E19 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 220
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 4-way VR Image Stabilization, 720p HD movies, Filter effects such as Soft Focus, Selective Color, Fisheye, Miniature and Cross Screen; Smile Timer, Blink Warning, Red-eye Fix, Skin Softening. Available in black, silver, red, yellow, purple, blue and pink.

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