Nikon Coolpix S3100
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The Nikon Coolpix S3100 comes in a range of seven colours (silver, black, purple, red, pink, yellow & blue), is styled with smooth curves and a sleek profile, and weighs in at 118g.
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Not just elegant, the design of the Nikon Coolpix S3100 is also comfortable to hold, thanks to a raised grip for your thumb. In operation, it’s easy to use with nicely-spaced buttons in a configuration that’ll be familiar to most compact users, while the menu system is very slick and easy to navigate. It’s pretty responsive, too, with fast write and startup speeds.
The S3100 offers a 5x optical zoom, though it’s a bit wider than most, providing an equivalent focal length of 26-130mm. This makes it marginally better when you’re trying to squeeze a lot into the frame, but not so good should you need to zoom in.
Equipped with a 14Mp sensor the S3100 offers 21 Scene modes as well as Auto and 720p HD video recording. Image stabilisation is on hand, but only in the form of Electronic Vibration Reduction, which increases the ISO rather than stabilising the optics or moving the sensor to compensate.
In terms of image quality, the S3100 handles Noise well up to ISO 800, where images start to lose colour saturation but White Balance is fairly accurate. However, it suffered in image sharpness in our tests, which seemed to be over-compensated for with a rather waxy appearance.
AS FEATURED IN APRIL 2012 ISSUE OF DIGITAL PHOTO.
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