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Nikon Coolpix S5100 Digital Camera Features

Speed, ease and great image quality are the results of advanced Nikon imaging technology built into the Coolpix S5100. A versatile 5x 28-140mm optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens and 12.2 megapixels produce stunning pictures and HD movies. The sleek, compact design makes the S5100 convenient to carry, and its automatic features and bright 2.7-inch LCD makes it easy to compose, view and share images. Nikon’s 4-Way VR Image Stabilization combines four technologies for crisp, sharp pictures, and Nikon’s Smart Portrait System finds faces, fixes red-eye, softens fine skin lines, provides a blink warning and fires the shutter as the subject smiles.

Advanced Flash Control Enable Capturing, Bright Natural Looking Shots With Less Blur Even Under Dim Lighting Conditions

Hand-held/tripod night landscape detection function
When shooting night landscapes and other nighttime shots, the camera automatically distinguishes between hand-held shooting and shooting using a tripod, and then adjusts ISO sensitivity and shutter speed accordingly. This is the first Nikon camera equipped with the hand-held/tripod night landscape detection function, which enables capture of nighttime shots with less blur. This function makes it possible to capture beautiful photos, as intended, with shooting of nighttime scenes that, until now, have often been blurred.

Superior high-speed response that consistently captures the moment
With fast start-up, focusing speed and quick response while shooting, the Coolpix S5100 offers the high-speed operation that will capture those once-in-a-lifetime shots.

Five advanced technologies for beautiful shots at nightAdvanced flash control and Optical VR image stabilization combine with enhanced Motion Detection and ISO 3200 capability at any image size to help ensure beautiful results even when the lights are low. Auto detection and exposure setting for tripod and handheld shooting further ensures better images under challenging lighting conditions.Note: Auto detection functions only when VR image stabilization is turned on in the setup menu and Night Landscape scene mode is selected, either manually or by Scene Auto Selector.

Other features

  • 12.2 effective megapixels
  • 2.7-in. high-resolution LCD
  • Optical 5x zoom NIKKOR lens
  • Smart Portrait System
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Subject Tracking with auto lock-on
  • USB charging via AC adapter (supplied) or PC
One-touch HD movie recording
A single press of a button lets you begin recording 720p high definition movies with ease and speed that helps ensure you capture the moving moment.

Superior Image Quality

  • 12.2-megapixel CCD sensor for stunning image quality.
  • 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens. Versatile 28-140mm lens ranges wide to capture landscapes, zooms in to get close to the action. In the NIKKOR tradition of precision optics, the high-quality glass lens delivers superb color and razor-sharp results.
  • 4-way VR Image Stabilization System
    • Optical VR Image Stabilization by lens shift minimizes the effect of camera shake.
    • Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
    • High ISO up to 3200 at full resolution for optimum results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects.
    • Nikon’s Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to ten shots while the shutter is pressed, then selects and saves the sharpest image.
  • EXPEED C2 continues to expand the possibilities of photography with improved levels of image quality, fine detail and processing speed. Custom-optimized for each Coolpix model, Nikon’s renowned digital image processing engine ensures outstanding images.
Advanced Functions
  • 2.7-inch Bright (230,000-dot) Display with anti-reflective coating for still images and movies that come alive with rich detail and improved contrast.
Creative Control
  • ISO can be set as high as 3200 at full resolution.
  • In-camera editing functions include, Quick Retouch, D-Lighting and more.
  • Color Options include Standard, Vivid, B/W, Sepia, Cyanotype.
  • Subject Tracking will track a moving subject to ensure sharp focus.
HD Movie Recording
  • HD (720p) Movie with one-touch recording for easy operation.
Convenient Features
  • Smart Portrait System
    • Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when your subject smiles.
    • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects most instances of red-eye as you shoot. You may never see red-eye again.
    • Face-Priority AF Nikon’s face-finding technology automatically focuses on up to 12 faces.
    • Skin Softening smoothes skin tones at three different levels for optimal portraits; can be applied while shooting or during playback.
    • Blink Proof automatically takes two sequential shots and saves the one in which your subject's eyes are open.
    • Blink Warning alerts you if a subject has blinked.
  • 18 Scene modes, including Scene Auto Selector
  • Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene you're shooting and selects the most appropriate scene mode; offers six scene modes plus auto.
  • Macro shooting as close as 0.8 inches.
  • 200 shots (approx.) with supplied EN-EL10 Li-ion rechargeable battery.
Sharper results with five advanced Nikon image stabilizing features
Nikon's 4-way VR Image Stabilization System utilizes Optical lens shift image stabilization system to help produce blur-free images. High ISO 3200 capability allows faster shutter speeds when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects. Motion Detection automatically controls shutter speed and the ISO setting to compensate for subject movement and camera shake. And, Nikon’s original BSS (Best Shot Selector) function automatically shoots a series of sequential frames and saves the one with the sharpest focus.

Nikon’s Smart Portrait System with Skin Softening
Face-priority AF helps produce more satisfying portraits by adjusting focus and exposure for as many as 12 faces in the framed shot. Skin Softening function detects and analyzes a framed subject’s skin, and then adjusts smoothness to produce enhanced results.

Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when the subject smiles, while its Blink Proof function shoots two sequential frames, then saves the one in which the subject’s eyes are widest open. Blink Warning presents an alert when it suspects that someone in the shot has blinked. In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects any perceived red-eye effect before saving the image to memory.

Intelligent automated shooting modes that promote carefree shooting
Nikon’s Scene Auto Selector makes it faster and easier to capture the moment by eliminating the need to manually select a scene mode to match the intended shot. This intelligent function determines the subject, analyzes the surrounding settings, and then automatically selects the appropriate scene mode for optimal results. Subject Tracking enhances the shooting experience by following the subject’s movement to ensure clear focus and quick response when that special shutter opportunity presents itself.

Quick Retouch
Quick Retouch automatically adjusts the contrast and saturation of selected photos to create an enhanced copy with the right finishing touch.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
4 stars
(based on 1 review)
great camera
By anniesmomVerified Reviewer from nh on 4/16/2011
Which of the following features do you use on your digital camera?:
Face detection software, Fast Auto focus, Low-light shooting, Night shooting mode
What do you do with your digital images?:
Email to friends and family, Print using an in-store photo service via kiosk or live person, Save to disk, Use in personal blogs, web sites, and social media sites
Picture Quality (e.g. clarity, sharpness, color):
Ease of Operation:
Shutter Speed/Lag Time:
Variety of features (e.g. zoom, image stabilization, low light):
Durability/reliability (e.g. damage resistance, battery life and sturdiness):
Overall Experience:
How likely are you to recommend your digital camera to your friends, family, co-workers, etc.:
Definitely will
Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Best Uses:
Family Photos, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Travel, Weddings/Events, Wildlife photos
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon Coolpix S5100 Digital Camera (Black):

Use on vacation and it is a great camera-fits in my purse.
Take pictures of dogs for a website and it is a great camera for this also

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