Nikon Coolpix S100 Ilse Jurriën : August 26th 2011 - 13:00 CET
Nikon Coolpix S100 digital camera : Nikon releases a new Coolpix S-series model that offers a refined design and advanced functions. As a successor to the Coolpix S80, the new Nikon Coolpix S100 is a compact digital camera with an image sensor offering 16.0 megapixels and a widescreen 3.5-inch, approximately 820k-dot OLED touch panel monitor with a wide viewing angle. Various improvements to touch panel operation since the Nikon Coolpix S80 have enabled more stress-free, intuitive operation. The Nikon Coolpix S100 adopts a backside illumination CMOS image sensor, which offers superior performance when shooting at high sensitivities, suppresses the noise that often occurs with capture of night landscapes and dimly lit indoor scenes.
Nikon Coolpix S100 digital camera
In addition, the Nikon S100 supports Full-HD video recording and offers a new 3D photography scene mode to make photography more fun and the resulting images more beautiful. Despite these new features, the Nikon Coolpix S100 still maintains the slim body and sharp, stylish design emphasizing portability of its predecessor.
Nikon S100 touch screen monitor
The Nikon Coolpix S100 digital camera is equipped with an 820k-dot widescreen 3.5-inch OLED touch panel monitor with a wide viewing angle. The high-resolution Full WVGA OLED monitor makes shooting, viewing and sharing photos more enjoyable. The OLED monitor enables expression of richer, more vivid colors. The 180° viewing angle enables clear viewing of the monitor display from nearly any angle.
16 Megapixel Nikon Coolpix S100 camera
The 16 megapixel Nikon Coolpix S100 camera is equipped with a slim, right-angle optics zoom Nikkor lens offering 5x optical zoom that begins at the wide-angle 28mm (equivalent in 35mm format). Despite the compact size, the Nikon Coolpix S100 still offers excellent basic camera performance and stress-free operation. Design of the Nikon S100 has been refined and simplified with a touch panel monitor that takes up nearly the entire rear surface, and by incorporating the power switch into the slide cover and reducing operational controls to the shutter-release button. A beautiful form has been achieved with the Nikon Coolpix S100 through the skillful combination of smooth curves and a sharp look.
3D photography function on the Nikon S100
With the 3D photography option, the photographer presses the shutter-release button once to capture the first picture and then moves the camera horizontally until the subject is aligned with the guide displayed in the monitor. The Nikon Coolpix S100 camera takes the second picture automatically and then processes the two images (left eye image and right eye image) to create a 3D image. This feature enables the capture of 3D still images with a sense of depth in any situation regardless of the shooting distance, from macro to telephoto photography. 3D images captured with the Nikon Coolpix S100 can be viewed in 3D by connecting a 3D-compatible HDMI cable to the camera and a 3D TV.
Nikon Coolpix S100 video recording in Full HD
The Nikon Coolpix S100 records impressive full-HD movies with stereo sound and a frame size of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, optical zoom can be used during video recording. What's more, dramatic movies recorded using the HS Movie function can be played back in slow motion at 1/8, 1/4 or 1/2 the normal playback speed, or in fast motion at twice the normal playback speed for a comical effect.
Filter effects on the Nikon Coolpix S100 camera
Easily edit pictures taken with the Nikon Coolpix S100 by simply choosing the option that suits the desired intent from the Filter Effects item in the retouch menu. (Available options: Color options, Soft, Selective color, Cross screen, Fisheye, Miniature effect).
Nikon Coolpix S100 price & availability
The Nikon Coolpix S100 will be available from September 2011 and carries an estimated retail price of € 270. The new Nikon Coolpix S100 comes in the colors black, red and pink.
Nikon Coolpix S100 review
As soon as we receive a Nikon Coolpix S100 test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Nikon Coolpix S100 review.
Nikon Coolpix S100 test photos
In the mean time Nikon published some test photos of the Nikon Coolpix S100 camera, so you can check out the image quality yourself. You can download the Nikon Coolpix S100 test photo here and here.