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5.0 out of 5 stars Great small camera loaded with features!!, April 13, 2011
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This review is from: Nikon COOLPIX S6100 16 MP Digital Camera with 7x NIKKOR Wide-Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch Touch-Panel LCD (Red) (Electronics)
This is a great little camera with alot of fun features. I had a hard time deciding between the s8100 and the s6100 because the s8100 takes faster pictures, 1080 video, a better sensor, and bigger zoom.The features listed below are the reasons I chose the s6100.

Touch screen--can use your finger but it can be a little tricky to move it just right. It does come with a stylus that allows you to move through the screens quickly. Makes it very easy to get through the menus. The menu on the left has the options for flash, self-timer, macro, and exposure compensation. The menu on the bottom has the options for touch shutter, image mode, movie options, and settings. The battery levels are always displayed in the left hand corner so there is no guessing how much battery is left. Above that the scene mode is displayed.

Scene selection--There are 19 scenes to choose from plus the scene auto selector. When you push the scene button and all 20 options are listed there is a question mark box in the upper right hand corner that will explain the different modes to help you choose the right one.

Filter Effects--It has the ability to draw or write on photos, add decorations, cross screen, fish eye, selective color, black and white, sepia. I have messed around with a few of these features, I will try to upload a few pictures. It also has glamour retouch and skin softening.

Playback button--Has options to star a photo as favorite, delete, slide show, protect, print, draw, retouch, voice record, and settings.

Charger--This camera can charge through your computer or it also has an adapter much like most cell phones now do so you can use the USB cord to charge using an outlet. There is a light on the back that flashes to let you know it is charging.

The dedicated movie button makes it very simple to record videos. Unlike the 8100, you cannot take a photo while you are recording with the 6100.

From the opinion of a hobby photographer, I think there are alot of features nicely packaged into this pocket-sized camera.
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Initial post: Apr 18, 2011 4:55:56 PM PDT
B.Wronski says:
Could you please tell me if it takes panorama? Since I like to travel that is important. ( think a picture of the Grand Canyon). Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2011 5:45:07 PM PDT
It has a panorama mode and comes with ArcSoft Panorama Maker 5 software to stitch them together.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2011 5:50:16 PM PDT
B.Wronski says:
Thanks for your reply. You say you have to use the software to stitch them together, but some cameras do it in-camera, like Sony sweep panorama. Unfortunately, Sony and Mac don,t get along. A new Samsung I saw, has a panorama in-camera feature. Will look into it. Thanks again.

Posted on May 16, 2011 1:15:52 PM PDT
As S. Welsh stated above, I too was torn between the Nikon s8100 and s6100..and found his review very helpful. I chose the s6100 but have not received it yet. Hopefully I be able to give it a high rating also.

Posted on Jun 4, 2011 4:15:54 PM PDT
JerzeyBird says:
Can you tell me if you can exposure bracket with this camera? Thank you

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 10:52:22 PM PDT
K. Hinds says:
how well does this camera take pictures in low light conditions? as i have seen the s8100 night shots and they are gr8?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 10:34:36 PM PST
Aishwaryame says:
Beatriz,
I too am a Mac user, and i own a sony camera... i found a way to make them get along and even though it was a hassle, i finally got to it.
I still think Nikon is outstandingly better. My pro cameras are Nikon, only my pocket one is Sony... in any case, i love them both. Happy shopping!

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 4:19:31 AM PST
Lanelane says:
just bought this camera, how do you get to the filter effects that the poster mentioned where you could write on picture, would like to try it out. thanks
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