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.
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).
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.