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.
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Nikon Coolpix S9100 first look video preview
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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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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