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Nikon COOLPIX S3100 14 MP Digital Camera with 5x NIKKOR Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 2.7-Inch LCD (Silver)

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  • 14.0-megapixel CCD sensor for superb image quality
  • 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens
  • 4-way VR Image Stabilization System
  • 2.7-inch (230,000-dot) display
  • EXPEED C2 for enhanced image quality and processing speed
  • 14.0-megapixel CCD sensor for superb image quality
  • 5x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens
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Product Details

Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.7 x 2.3 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004M8SVBG
  • Item model number: S3100 Silver
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,915 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 7, 2011

Product Description

Color: Silver

From the Manufacturer

Stay connected, share your life.

Can a camera be your BFF?
s3100 side shot
Ultra-slim body

Slip this ultra-slim, ultra-light COOLPIX S3100 camera into your pocket and you'll never miss a memorable moment. At an incredibly slender 0.8 inches and just 4.2 ounces, it goes wherever the fun is—the beach, the mall, your best friend's house. It comes in seven attractive colors—silver, black, red, yellow, purple, blue and pink. And you'll love its One-Touch HD Movie function, which enables you to watch the action with family and friends.

s3100 color lineup
Powerful yet fun and easy to use

Can a powerful camera fit in the palm of your hand? Yes, if it's the ultra-light, ultra-thin COOLPIX S3100, engineered with a 14.0-megapixel CCD sensor that assures superb image quality with every shot. This remarkable camera lets you put your creativity to the test, with its 5x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens. Its versatile 26-130mm lens ranges wide to capture a sunset over the ocean or zooms in on a windsurfer catching the last ride of the day. Whether you're shooting winter landscapes, portraits of your favorite pet, or can't miss shots of your friends, you'll do it effortlessly with this camera. And you'll love composing images from the vibrant 2.7-inch LCD display that brings still images and HD movies to life, enabling you to capture and share brilliant pictures every time.

back of s3100
Capture and share brilliant pictures
Create images as unique as your imagination.
two girls dressing up in costume

When you want to get really creative, the COOLPIX S3100 will match the limits of your imagination with a variety of features. There are 19 Scene Modes, including Portrait, Party, Landscape, and Sunset—all of which automatically adjust camera settings to specific scenes. You just point and shoot. Plus, the COOLPIX S3100 comes with our new Pet Mode, a technology that automatically finds and focuses on the face of your dog or cat, then automatically fires the shutter. With functions like Quick Retouch you can give your photos the high quality look you want. And for even more versatility, this camera comes with several filter effects like Soft Focus, Selective Color, Miniature, Cross Screen, and Fisheye.

in-camera effects
One Touch HD Movie Recording
record button

When you want to tell a great story, nothing does it like a movie. Whether you're capturing the excitement of a live concert, the heart stopping action of a sporting event, or the casual fun of a family vacation, the COOLPIX S3100 makes it easy to shoot high quality 720p HD movies. It has a simple One-Touch recording capability, so the action will never get away. And, it lets you digitally zoom in on your subjects while recording, so you can pull in tight on your subject whenever you choose. When you're ready for playback, you can do it instantly in-camera or quickly connect to your TV or computer.

Capture superb image quality.
two girls jumping on a bed

Nikon's reputation as a world leader in digital photography only gets better with the COOLPIX S3100. This easy to use, easy to carry camera is loaded with innovations that assure outstanding images. Our high ISO speeds also mean you can shoot fast moving objects with optimum results.

With our EXPEED C2 processing engine, the COOLPIX S3100 expands your photographic possibilities, adding improved levels of detail, image quality and processing speed. Its four-way Electronic VR Image Stabilization system automatically ensures that your images will be sure and steady. A Motion Detection feature also identifies moving objects in your images and adjusts both shutter speed and ISO to keep them crisp and clear. And you'll love Nikon’s Best Shot Selector, which automatically takes up to ten shots with a single press of the shutter, then selects and saves the sharpest one.

Convenient Features
two friends hugging

The COOLPIX S3100 isn't just the most stylish and convenient camera you'll ever own, it's also the smartest. Consider our Smart Portrait System, which includes amazing advantages like our Smile Timer that automatically releases the shutter when your subject smiles, and Face-Priority AF, our latest face-finding technology that detects and focuses on up to 12 faces. Blink Warning tells you when a subject may have blinked—and alerts you to re-take the photo.

Tired of red eyes ruining your portraits? Our in-camera Red-Eye Fix™ automatically corrects for red-eye as you shoot. And our Skin Softening feature assures perfect facial studies by smoothing skin tones. And the COOLPIX S3100's rechargeable Li-ion battery lasts for approximately 220 still shots—so you'll have juice to shoot an entire party. The COOLPIX S3100 is a remarkable blend of simplicity, convenience and advanced imaging features.

What's in the box
  • COOLPIX S3100 Digital Camera
  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP14 Audio/Video Cable
  • EN-EL19 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
  • Nikon View NX 2 CD-ROM

Product Description

The Coolpix S3100 is the ideal camera for teens that love taking and sharing pictures. It has 14 megapixels and a powerful 5x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens for sharp and detailed images. It includes an impressive19 Scene Modes-including Scene Auto Selector-so capturing great images is easy and virtually fail proof.

Teens love to experiment with creativity and the Coolpix S3100 offers plenty of ideas; Pet Mode, Fisheye Lens and Miniature Effect that can be applied to images to make original works of art. Because life is constantly moving, HD (720p) movie recording is a must-have feature for anyone looking to capture and share more fun. Nikon's innovative technology ensures outstanding images and movies for sharing anywhere-in-camera, prints or on the Internet. Offer the camera that helps them stay connected and share their lives.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Picture quality is quite good. The flash is very powerful, so it would not make the best camera for shooting in doors any object that reflects light, such as an album cover… Read more ›
I highly recommend this! The pictures are also good too :p Read more ›
They never let me down. Takes awesome pictures and the quality is great! Very slim to put in your pocket. Read more ›
The cost on this model is also low enough that if by some chance it gets ruined I'm not going to be to…Picture quality is great also with lots of scene settings to pick. Read more ›
The directions are decent and the quality of the shots are very good. Another reviewer had issues with Read more ›
The image resolution is excellent. While most of her photos never see anywhere other than facebook or online albums, the image quality is excellent. Read more ›
This camera is easy to use and fits in the palm of your hand and takes great pictures Read more ›
Too many settings that aren't really helpful. Less settings that actually worked would make it much nicer to use. Read more ›
Surprisingly very simple to use, and the picture quality is awesome any better and I'd be 3D. Lol! Read more ›
Simple and easy to use. A no brainer. Read more ›
I am a little technologically challenged and this camera is perfect for me. Simple to use and even I can take great pictures! Read more ›
We purchased this camera for our…It had an entire section about how it was good to use with children as it can capture movement and has a relatively fast shutter speed. W… Read more ›
the macro function is spectacular. you can get really great close ups. Read more ›
The LCD screen in back is bright and works quite well. Controls are reasonably simple (but don't expect much in the way of manual control.) Read more ›
The scene-selector mode is sweet when I am the one taking the picture there are 15+ differing options that optimize the camera for different types of pictures such as:… Read more ›
The pictures are nice. It has some great features, but having owned a Sony,a Cannon, an Olympus and this Nikon this would be my least favorite. My Sony is a larger camera… Read more ›
I bought this camera as I've had a generally good history with Nikon products. We bought a very similar Coolpix model for my wife. Read more ›
This camera is very easy to use because most of the functions in the menus are so well laid out you can figure them out without using the manual or dvd instructions. One of… Read more ›
I bought this camera to replace one that was broken. The price was great, 14 megapixels, and it was a Nikon--figured I couldn't go wrong. Except... all my pictures are a BLUR! Read more ›
The picture quality is great and I love that they also incorporated a "delete all" feature. Definitely a great camera and the price is also great. Read more ›
Am thinking buy another because my baby crash me this and my camara die. But the quality is great good price good product Read more ›
The…It was past the warrantee by a month so I would have to pay a minimum of a third of the price, if not more than the full purchase price, to get it fixed ($29-$117). I… Read more ›
Great quality and functions as expected from Nikon products. Purchased at a great price and picture and movie quality is very good in a small lightweight point n shot camera Read more ›
As far as a point and shoot camera they have all been good performers. It's obviously no match for my Canon DSLR, but for the money spent they are good value. I think we… Read more ›
for an entry level point n shoot. video quality is decent. Read more ›
The only reason I gave this camera 2 stars was because the video is pretty decent, though I still had to mess with settings to get it to be that way. Do not have wind… Read more ›
This is one that the scene settings actually work! Took very acceptable pix in low light, 720 video is great. So far I've owned a Panasonic Lumix, a Fuji S70 and a Casio. Read more ›
I received this camera and was happy at first. The still shots were crisp and the video was great. One morning I went to charge the battery and after about 1 hour I… Read more ›
The only downside I would say is that the video quality, although 720p is not really anything to write…Although it can get the job done if you need to shoot a quick video. Read more ›
excellent camera, nice pictures. good video, very comfortable, good quality. la recomiendo. Read more ›
I have other full size Nikons but this is one that I usually have with me on a regular basis. It handles a lot of lighting situations very well. Read more ›
Bought this as a Christmas gift and my mother loved it! It's a great size and very easy to use! Read more ›
I owned this camera for a month and really tried to like it. It has a nice small size, looks good, a well thought out menu system and 14MP. Read more ›
Really like the size and features of Nikon camera Coolpix S3100. Still getting used to operation of camera, but hope to enjoy for many years to come. Read more ›
I bought this camera after reading some of the reviews. I will say that I do love the size. This camera has never taken good pictures. Read more ›
Takes pictures as well as any sophisticated, pricey camera. We love the size...small, can be conveniently tucked away. We like that there are color choices. Read more ›
well the black and white lacks depth of film cameras but is ok. Vivid color is amazing. Read more ›
When it came, it wasn't broken or harmed in any way. It works perfectly and the color is perfect. Nothing is wrong with this camera Read more ›
What drew me to this camera in the first place was its sleek/compact design as well as its fun color, but after receiving the product I was impressed with how well the… Read more ›
Expect that about 50% of your photos will be blurry or lacking detail, and the other 50% will be very clear. But even in the clear shots the color killed it for me. The end… Read more ›
Is tiny and lightweight Comes in cool colors This camera will even warn you if it thinks someone blinked. Read more ›
I love its color, I somehow got a tan one, unlike any I have ever seen. Sublime. Read more ›
- Battery life seems to be good so far, about 200 pictures and several videos over the course of 3 days with all…- Zoom is pretty powerful for such a compact camera Read more ›
Plusses? It fits in your pocket nicely, you can zoom in and out while taking video (my old fujiFilm can't). Read more ›
The best point and shoot alternative. It's affordable, nice zoom, nice colors. Fits in any pocket... you'll love it. Read more ›
I have been needing a new camera for a long time and had been considering…The nikon s3100 has a great deal to offer in such a small package including a pretty decent zoom. Read more ›
Purple Passion for Pix~ so easy to use... so small it fits in my pocket, purse, hangs from my wrist... nice zoom! less intrusive... fun to play with & great pix!!! Read more ›
Love the zoom feature and the edit and save feature right in the camera. Filled up two memory cards with pictures and loved that I could charge the battery from my laptop. Read more ›
Just a few months…The battery was fully charged, and when the power button was pressed, the light would come on and make a noise like it was trying to open, but would not. Read more ›
You can easily start taking video with a press of a button no matter…The battery life is pretty good, it charges from outlet or when you plug the USB into your computer. Read more ›
For the money and its intended…The internally rechargeable battery is a nice feature and so far has done well holding a charge and taking plenty of pictures on a charge. Read more ›
This camera has a lot of good features...light, decent photos, good battery life, good video, nice screen. The only issue I have is you have to hold it completely still or… Read more ›
Im soo happy i orderd this! its soo amazing. its a good camera, battery is long lasting & rechargable so i dont have to go out and buy any. Read more ›
PROs: lightweight, portable, easy to fit into a small purse or pocket CONs: compared to a DSLR or larger lens compact camera - picture quality is not the best, lens got a… Read more ›
I love this camera, this is actually my second one. It takes great pictures and fits easily in my small purse. The video's are also very good. Read more ›
i love this little camera!Works great and has great video and fits in my pocket so i can take pictures when I am riding my horses! Read more ›
This is a great camera, it is compact, easily fits into a pocket and I love the "scene" feature that lets me get the best picture for the light. Read more ›
I can go months without deleting. The size is super convenient and fits in my pocket. A few issues: 1 - You have to use your fingernail to scroll when using the… Read more ›
I use it almost everyday, its compact size lets me carry it in my bag or my pocket! Very comfortable to carry and use and gives a great image quality, i can't complain. Read more ›
Picture quality is great and it is easy enough for an 8 year old! Its small size makes it convenient to carry. Overall, I love this camera! Read more ›
This camera is so easy to use, and functions perfectly for point and shoot situations. Very small and easy to carry, and downloading is simple. Easy to understand how to… Read more ›
It is fairly grainy in low light settings but that is to be expected without a tripod and a iso setting for low…Other than that its very small and easy to carry around. Read more ›
I recommend saving yourself, or gift recipient, the headache and look for something better. I have an older Lumix DMC-ZS10 that has a larger lens and does a great job. Not… Read more ›
Pics are good when the lens focuses. But I was shooting a lot of images in closeup and it keep changing the focus. Read more ›
I purchased this from a prominent…The lens would open half way, and the motor then kept 'jumping' and refused to fully extend the lens to start up the picture taking. I… Read more ›
CONs: compared to a DSLR or larger lens compact camera - picture quality is not the best, lens got a tiny amount of sand in it towards the middle of the trip causing the… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

328 of 340 people found the following review helpful By Valeri on May 3, 2011
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
this camera is for you. This camera does have some great features, some of which I have not even had time to use yet. The main draw, however, (other than the size) is that it is simple and easy to use. There are tons of point and shoot cameras out there, and there is no use being snobby over which one you buy, because they all do pretty much the same thing. This one is great for the price. You could get a nicer camera, but for 90% of the people in the market for a digital camera, this will do what you need and want it to, and more.

I use mine mainly for snapshots and spontaneous pictures with friends and the like. However, I do enjoy photography, and I have experience with SLR cameras as well (and I own one). Therefore, I also sometimes take artistic shots. This camera does it all unless you are a professional photographer, in which case, you already know you need a different camera.

The size is perfect. This will even fit in small pockets on skinny jeans or whatever. The case I bought with the camera adds some bulk, but the camera is so slim, even the case fits in my pockets comfortably.

I use Amazon Student Prime, so shipping is never a hassle. I can't really comment on other shipping speeds. The package was simple, but the camera box protects the camera with styrofoam and cardboard, and the shipping box used inflated plastic bags to keep the camera box safe. Someone would really have to try to damage the camera to manage it.

Amazon lists plenty of features of this camera, but here is my list:

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76 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Westoncito on May 13, 2011
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
This camera pretty much rocks for its price. I bought this camera because I was in need of a camera update and the cell phone camera on my G2 wasn't cutting it.

When I took this think out of the box for the first time I was glad to notice that it's small and thin and fits nicely in my pocket. My old camera was much bulkier and I couldn't carry it in my pocket without a strange looking bulge in my pants that made me look like an idiot.

I am not a digital photographer so I bought this camera as more of a point-and-shoot camera. I wanted a camera that I could snap a quick picture that would have lots of details and look pretty nice without too much photo editing. Normally when I take a picture I am wanting a picture of my friends or myself at a certain event or next to a landmark etc... So I wanted a camera that would be simple but still take a sweet picture. I can't tell you how many times I've had people trying to snap a picture for me only to not be able to get my old camera to work right and the picture(s) turn out horribly. Like I want to load a fuzzy blur up onto my Facebook page.

That being said, this camera can also cause difficulties with the technologically retarded. This camera has to achieve a "focus" before it will snap a picture. Sometimes you can push down the button trying to take a picture and the "focus" will be off and it won't even snap a photo at all. For those special individuals, who for some reason are always snapping my photos, this can cause extreme problems with their abilities to be able get the camera to function.

Now you may be asking yourself why I would have rated the camera so high and said that it rocks and then ripping it a new one, but I just wanted to let you know the only problem that I have had with it so far.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Kricket on October 20, 2011
Color Name: Blue Verified Purchase
I received my camera from Amazon this afternoon. The first shots that I took with it were blurry, just as some of the previous reviews that I read stated they would be. But then I told myself that Nikon has been making great cameras for many years, so if there was a problem here, it most likely was me, not the camera. The camera does not come with an owner's manual - just the quick start guide, and that does not give you any details about the various settings. The complete owner's manual is available on the Nikon site. Once I read the manual, and found out how to set up the camera so that image stabilization and auto focus worked as they should and other settings did not conflict, everything was great! If you purchase this camera thinking that it is a simple point and shoot camera, it isn't. But that does not mean that you cannot take great pictures once you understand the settings. Also, I should add that I am not a professional photographer - not even close - but I was able to set up this camera so that it takes great pictures. So if you too are an amateur photographer, don't be afraid to purchase this camera. I am giving this camera four stars instead of five only because I have not had it long enough to explore all the features.
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152 of 171 people found the following review helpful By Real Raleigh Reviewer on July 16, 2011
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
To put this in context, we purchased this camera as one of a handful of point-and-shoots; we bought a Nikon D90 shortly before having our first child, which is a stellar DSLR, to add to an old Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot that did take pretty good pictures, despite an excessively bright flash. After a couple of years, we wanted to 'downgrade' back to to point-and-shoot cameras, given that ours is about 5 years old, and newer ones are both more high-tech and relatively inexpensive for the given level of technology. We bought 'a few' to serve a couple of more or less specific roles, all shy of the DSLR's "big heavy super-high-quality photograph field cannon" role. The purpose of this one was to be... well, the cheap one. The everyday, easy-to-use, no-brainer, compact and lightweight and easy for my wife to put in the diaper bag and take to the museum or the park with the kids. Cheap enough that if you lost it or it got scratched by car keys, no big deal, nice enough to take good basic photos but otherwise no particularly fancy features.

Now, put in that context, time for the inevitable 'pros' and 'cons'.

- Extremely compact, lightweight, 'sexy' design with chrome details around silver metal body
- Fast start-up, about 2.5 seconds to power up
- Continuous shooting can get maybe a hair more than 1 picture per second. Specs list as 0.7s intervals.
- Battery life seems to be good so far, about 200 pictures and several videos over the course of 3 days with all varieties of flash and zoom and the battery still indicates fully charged
- Zoom is pretty powerful for such a compact camera

- Skittish. It's hard to get a clear picture from the thing even with a steady hand. Image stabilization does nothing as far as I can tell.
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