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Nikon Coolpix 4100 4MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

by Nikon
44 customer reviews

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  • 4-megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality 11-by-15-inch enlargements
  • 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens combines with 4x digital zoom for 12x total zoom
  • One-Touch Red-Eye Fix feature; movie mode with sound; PictBridge compatible
  • Store images in 14.5 MB internal memory or optional Secure Digital (SD) cards
  • Powered by 2 AA-size batteries (alkaline included; rechargeable Ni-MH recommended); connects to computers via USB
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Product Description

Product Description

This sharp little Nikon Coolpix 4MP digital camera features 3x Zoom-Nikkor and 4x digital zoom; 14.5MB SD memory card; QuickTime movie storage; multiple shooting modes; red-eye reduction and more. 3-1/2Wx2-1/2Hx1-1/2D". 4.9 oz.

Nikon adds more megapixel power to its popular 2200/3200 models with the Coolpix 4100. Featuring the same stylish, comfortable grip, the compact Coolpix 4100 has a 4-megapixel resolution as well as an internal 14.5 MB memory, which enables you to shoot pictures when you've filled your SD memory card. Other features include Nikon's exclusive one-touch red-eye fix (using the included PictureProject software), 3x optical zoom lens, movie mode with audio, and 15 versatile scene modes (for with Nikon's Scene Assist function).

Optics and Resolution
The Coolpix 4100 has a maximum resolution of 4 megapixels for 2288 x 1712 images--good enough for print enlargements up to 20 x 30 inches. It also has three lower resolution modes: 1600 x 1200 (2 MP), 1024 x 768 (SVGA), and 640 x 480 (VGA). The high-quality 3x optical Zoom-Nikkor lens has a focal range of 5.8-17.4mm (35-105mm, 35mm photography equivalent). The handy Macro mode can be used as close as 1.6 inches (4cm) so that small objects can fill the frame.

Movie Mode
Capture video (without audio) at 15 frames per second (fps) at three different settings: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, or 160 x 120 pixels. Movie length is only limited by the amount of storage you have on hand (either internal memory or external memory cards).

More Features
The exclusive Nikon In-Camera Red-Eye Fix function analyzes image data and corrects typical instances of red-eye in less than 3 seconds. It's activated when the camera is set to the red eye reduction flash mode, where a the typical pre-flash first minimizes red eye effect. The camera then analyzes the picture using powerful image processing and analysis technology, which is completely automatic and transparent.

The Coolpix 4100 features 15 specially programmed modes to automatically handle focus, exposure, white balance and other adjustments that help you take great pictures at the press of a button. Four scene modes (Portrait, Night Portrait, Landscape, and Sports) come with Scene Assist, which offer a selection of easy framing assist options to help you compose your pictures with the assistance of framing guides displayed in the monitor.

Other features include:

  • 1.6-inch, 80,000-pixel low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment
  • Built-in flash with red-eye reduction, auto, anytime flash, flash cancel, and slow sync modes
  • Date Counter imprints the number of days to, or time since a specified occasion
  • Playback options include Full frame playback, Zoom to 10x maximum with photo trimming, and a Small picture function
  • Noise Reduction automatically reduces noise to ensure faithful color reproduction in some scene modes
  • Best Shot Selector (BSS) takes a series of shots, then automatically picks and records the clearest one
  • Blur Warning function alerts users of shots compromised by camera shake, giving you the choice to record them or not
  • AF assist illuminator makes focus easier when shooting in darker situations
The Coolpix 4100 is PictBridge compatible, which enables you to transfer pictures from your digital camera to your printer, without a PC or image-editing software. All PictBridge devices share three basic features: camera-to-printer connecting, single-image printing, and uniform error messages (in case something goes wrong)

Storage and Transfer
In addition to storing images in the built-in 14.5 MB memory, the Coolpix 4100 is also compatible with Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMedia (MMC) memory cards. It transfers images to Macs and Windows-based PCs via a USB 1.1 connection.

Power and Size
The camera is powered by 2 AA batteries (alkaline included; NiMH rechargeables recommended). It measures 3.5 x 2.6 x 1.5 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 4.9 ounces without battery or recording media.

What's in the Box
This package contains the Coolpix 4100 digital camera, wrist strap, USB and A/V cables, 2 alkaline AA batteries, and CD-ROM with PictureProject software. PictureProject enables you to transfer your pictures from your camera seamlessly. You can then edit, remove red-eye, enhance, crop, print, e-mail, post pictures to the web or create a photo album. You can even publish them to your PDA, create slideshows with music or stitch together a number of pictures to create a stunning panorama.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.5 x 2.6 inches ; 6.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0002JZ2F2
  • Item model number: Coolpix 4100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,808 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at June 1, 2004

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By D. Lyons on August 31, 2004
The 4100 is an easy to use camera with several nice features that deliver better than expected results. It is perfect for vacations and parties, and most other personal uses. This is not a camera for photo enthusiast requiring lots of options and lots of zoom capability. Overall, it is a great bargain.


- Priced a significant amount lower than competing models

- Very easy to use and intuitive menus

- Great picture quality (not excellent)

- Compact and solid, but not at the expense of usability

- Usefull scene and picture framing tools


- The batteries won't last more than twenty five pics w/flash

- The LCD display is not so great in sunlight

- The 3x optical zoom is only good enough for close objects and portrait shots (this is why it is not 5 stars)

- The digital zoom seriously sacrifices image quality
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Raven Joe on January 4, 2005
First off let me say, how this excellent digital camera has got some bad reviews from people is "Mind boggling!" One person remarks he has been using this camera for months and is difficult to use... The Nikon 4100 is a *Point and shoot* camera and it comes with a instructional video CD. The instructions are simple to read with clear diagrams. Among the his other comments as "THE UGLY..the start up sequence for the 4100 (which I think is a cool animation with sound), long the 5 second flash recharge... and STRANGER, "having problems taking pictures in (even when photographing static components)" What ever that is???. And "Taking the memory in and out" To I guess??? "Start -er- up!" Here's another "Very poor focusing system, grainy pictures" "This camera is a mutt"...Well I say "BOOLA" to you! *LOL shaking my head in mind boggling aw*

As a Graphic Artist for 15 years I have seen the evolution of digital cameras threw the years. You want to talk about pixels and grain 8 years ago.. this camera is light years ahead in how it simplified, point and shoot... with it clear and useful settings, eliminating the complex use of shutter speeds and Fstops, the Nikon 4100 does it for you. Read your manuel, trust the different screen modes in your events in taking pictures. There is even a Nikon friendly website ( [...] ) where you can share your pictures and information forum with other Coolpix users...find that with other digital camera name brands.

The 4100 and the 3200 Coolpix are both identical as the only difference is the 1 extra megapixel advantage with in the 4100, you won't be able to tell the difference. As an sworn Olympus user.
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89 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Imajica on October 6, 2004
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I have been using the Nikon 4100 for two months and have found it very difficult to use. I use a camera for work, documenting defects in building construction. The other two cameras I use are a Cannon Digital Rebel and an Olympus D-520. To compare the group, lets get the good things out of the way first. It is small and fits easily in a pocket. It uses 2 AA batteries, so it is easy to get and carry spares. The quality of the photos is what you would expect in a 4 MP camera.

THE UGLY..the start up sequence for the 4100 seems at least twice as long as the Olympus. Once on, the time between button push and actually taking a picture makes the camera difficult to use (even when photographing static components). Frequently, it will not take a photo had you have to turn it off and back on (get a sandwich and take a break). I have never used the camera for a full day when I did not have to turn it off and remove and reinstall the memory card because the camera "lost" the card. The buttons on the back are very sensitive, making the camera almost impossible to use with one hand. When using it with one hand, you end up making sound recordings, movies, etc. There is more but this should give you the picture, no pun intended!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allen on January 9, 2005
If you are looking for a very easy to use, ultra compact, 4Megapixel digital point and shoot camera that takes very good quality images, performs as well or better than, and is priced below most of the cameras in this class, than this camera is a very good choice. Are there better more versatile, more feature loaded 4 MP cameras out there? Yes. But at this price, this camera is hard to beat.

I am a very experienced photographer with my 35mm SLR but the Nikon Coolpix 4100 is my first digital camera. I chose it for its simple graphic menus and ease of use. I wanted a point and shoot that was small and light to carry with me but not so thin and tiny that it cost $600 and was impossible to get a good grip on. This camera is small but not tiny and has very nice ergonomics and is comfortable to hold without worry of dropping it.

I do not agree with the negative comments and reviews about this camera. PC magazine gave it only a fair rating but Steve's Digicams and CDNET and a few other sites recommend it. So you may want to investigate more but it is my opinion that this is a good 4MP camera. It is extremely simple to use and almost anyone should be able to take it out of the box, put it on auto mode and take very nice pictures with it. My 8 year old son can operate it and take pictures with it, and that was another reason I chose this camera. As for battery life, yes it eats alkalines-don't bother with them- Get rechargables or a CRV-3 pack and battery life will be better than average or very good depending on how many flash pictures you take or how much reviewing you do.
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