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Nikon unveils Coolpix S9100 18x compact camera

Compact superzoom camera added to Coolpix S range

Nikon S9100 18x superzoom compact camera - red

Nikon’s S9100 packs a 18x superzoom lens into a compact body – available in red, black and silver

Nikon has added to its Coolpix S range of digital cameras with the new S9100, an 18x superzoom compact.

With an estimated £300 launch price, the Nikon S9100 is aimed at keen photographers needing a large zoom range in a compact body. The S9100’s Nikkor lens offers an equivalent focal length range from 25 to 450mm.

Nikon claims that with a highly sensitive back-illuminated 12.1Mp CMOS image sensor, the camera will capture high quality images even in low-light and night-time conditions. We’ll put the S9100’s picture quality to the test in our labs when we review this camera.

Check out other 18x superzoom cameras in the Which? bridge camera review

Nikon Coolpix S9100 first look video preview


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Full HD video

The Nikon S9100 can also capture Full HD 1080p video with stereo sound, via a dedicated movie record button. Creative movie-making is possible as both optical zoom and autofocus are available during recording video. 

Additional features include the Easy Panorama setting which can take a rapid burst of shots which are then merged in-camera to form a 180-degree or 360-degree panorama.

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Automatic settings

For portraits, Nikon has included its Smart Portrait System on the S9100. This incorporates automatic functions including in-camera red-eye fix, blink warning, smile timer and skin softening.

For composing and viewing photos the S9100 has a 3-inch 921k-pixel LCD monitor which Nikon claims has low power consumption yet is visible even in bright sunlight.

In terms of connectivity, the S9100 has a mini HDMI connector for output to connected HD TVs.

The Nikon S9100 is available from 17 March 2011 with a choice of red, black and dark silver colours. It measures 105x62x35mm and weighs approximately 214g when loaded with rechargeable Li-ion battery and SD memory card.

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