we bought this camera for our 15 year old daughter going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Switzerland, Italy, and Rome that we planned and paid for over the course of a year and a half. She charged the camera the night before she left, and when she got there, it wouldn't charge! she got three days worth of pictures out of it, but all of Italy and Rome are just memories in her head and pictures from friends along with her cause her NEW camera wouldn't charge. When she came home we plugged it in here thinking it was the outlet converter, but it didn't charge here either. Took it back and are VERY upset that she has very little pictures from her all important trip that she worked so hard to go on. At least she had a wonderful time, despite the stupid camera.
August 6, 2011
Not worth it.
Received as a present for my birthday from my husband. I like the touch features. It only works well for close up pics in the "right" lighting. Otherwise, the pictures are grainy and horrible! I am sooooo disappointed and upset. It also takes forever for the image to save once you take the picture, which means you better make sure you catch the shot at just the right moment. After about 5 uses and during the middle of an important event the camera lens would not open and stated "lens error". Needless to say I missed a priceless memory. The bad part is now we don't have the money to buy a "real working camera". Would absolutely not recommend this camera, and really don't think I would risk the money to try another camera by this brand. :(
August 5, 2011
stop working less than a month from purchase
Device stopped working camera didn't respond when turning it on. After charge it all day no power. When fully zoomed you loose pic quality and image displays blurry. For a childs camera I guess it would be ok, for personal adult camera I don't think it would a good device.
August 5, 2011
This product is terrible
I just bought my Coolpix S4100 and after 2 days the screen stopped working. I always had it in it's case and used the stylus that came with it. I would never recommend this camera or any other from Nikion.
August 1, 2011
I bought this camera for my mother for mothers day. After one use it would not charge. Same as some other reviews doesn't charge. I like how good the pictures come out and the features of the camera but its very upsetting when you buy a gift for someone and it doesn't work. I am very unhappy customer.
July 30, 2011
I bought this camera for my trip to Guam. Had it for about a week, went to a baseball game took lots of pictures then it died. I went home later that nigt to charge my camera then put the pictures on my computer. I plugged it in and it wouldn't charge. Plugged it into mulitple outlets, still no charge. After I bought this camera I read reviews about it, and everyone was right about the camera not charging. I thought Nikon was suppose to be a good company, but I was wrong. I don't think I will ever buy a Nikon again.
July 29, 2011
My new camera came in a box with explanitory CDs, but with no printed User's Manual, a handy item to have when one is out in the world taking photographs. Searching the official Nikon website, I learned that some, but not all, manuals are for sale for the amount of greenbacks that correspond to which month of the year September is. I was willing to pay Nikon's blackmail in order to make optimum use of my purchase but, as luck would have it, the manual I require is not even available by mail order, even though my model is still being manufactured. Two phone calls to Tech Support later, I learned I could readily view and download a facsimile of a manual in Spanish, but not in English unless I registered my purchase. I did so. I'm expecting email offers of terrific deals from Nikon any day now. Three hours later I finally figured out how to print a booklet on my printer, which was an interesting, although somewhat lengthy and ink-devouring, process that I doubt I will ever make use of again; but I digress: how I occupy my free time is, obviously, of no consequence. Now, I have only to scissors 47 pieces of paper neatly in two. Then, hopefully, somewhere on the Net I can take a crash course in bookbinding, or have it professionally done and, voila`, I'll be all set. If this evaluation email is calculated to afford me the opportunity to vent my anger and frustration, it hasn't. Very bad form, Nikon. Good luck with my money.
July 27, 2011
Don't waste your money!!!!
This camera is horrible. I paid $139 for it. I used it one time before the LCD screen started going out. One quadrant of the screen started going out at at time over a two day period. I tried to take the camera back to Best Buy but they refused saying the camera was damaged by being dropped. I never dropped the camera and it was stored in a case. I sent the camera back to Nikon within 30 days. They told me the LCD screen was damaged and it would be $89 to repair.
July 25, 2011
I bought this camera in April as a birthday gift for my daugther and by June had been damaged twice in the same way. When the battery runs out, I put it to charge overnight and the next morning did not work. It seems as if it was off and could not load even though everything indicates that it was charging. Hardly used, never dropped or wet, not been exposed to heat.
July 20, 2011
its the worst camera i never seen.........the company's caring is also not good........
July 18, 2011
Stopped working after only 12 days!
I recieved this camera on July 2nd, used it only a few times, charged it for only the second time and it would not charge or turn on anymore. have to pay an annoying fee to send it back in and insure it, because i have to mail it. cool.
July 15, 2011
Not reliable at all
I bought this camera in May 2011 and around June it stopped working all of a sudden. Within a month! It wouldn't charge, turn on and was dead basically. I had to send it back to Nikon, who knows how much they'll charge me to fix it. It has no damage, hasn't been dropped, it just stopped working one day! Waste of money.
July 8, 2011
Product was excellent for a month, but then I was unable to turn it on. The screen said, "lens error". I tried a few things, recharging the battery, and just letting it sit for a few days, but it had the same problem. The store I bought it at wouldn't exchange it, and Nikon said they would fix it for free if I ship it to them. A big inconvenience for a brand new camera, but we will see.
June 20, 2011
Terrible close-up zoom
This camera has terrible close-up and the movie feature on this camera is terrible for close-ups, it is blurry. I had a "cheaper" Nikon with less power and pixels than this one and it was 10-times better. Got this camera because my other one was dropped on the lens. This Nikon cool-pix S4100 is not worth the value for the price. Too much money and not good quality for the cost. Also, not even a month old and already have to send in for battery adapter not charging camera! If you buy this one definately get a warranty.
June 4, 2011
Don't buy This Camera
Software can't install, called 800 number. Every time told me different issues. Nothing got fixed. The software itself has some problems,
Customer Tech support people need more training......
Fix the problems Nikon.....
May 24, 2011
Camera phones are much better than this product.
Comparing the photos taken using this product and some of the latest phones in the market, I found that camera phones have a better image quality, and better focusing. This product is not worth to buy. It is very expensive in all it's aspects. Everything is poor (photo quality,zooming, focusing, etc). Even the touch screen (resistive) is also poor. You need a stylus to have a better contact to the screen. There are other brand not well known but they have a very responsive products, better performance and best of all better photo quality.
I don't find any difference between the shots using 14.0Mpixels of this product compared to my phone which only have 5.0Mpixels.
It's really hurt my pocket so well.
May 13, 2011
I bought a new nikon s3100 recently based upon the success of its predecessor model nikon S3000 which nikon claims to be the best seller for europe. Photos i shoot with my camera were under exposed, dark and subject cant be focused well... it was not expected from the renowned brand worldwide nikon at least...
moreover, while shooting vedio if we zoom in.. it gets blurred..so finally i would not suggest this product to anyone..i will be thankful if nikon support team can help me for the issue..
May 9, 2011
didnot live up to expectations
i was told this camera would shoot as fast as i needed it takes at least 2 secs or more to shoot another shot if u need a camera that will pu 16 pics of the same shot in one frame this might be for u i wanted to shoot my grand children dancing in a dance and be able to capture different moves i brought it wednesday i will return it friday maybe a kodak or some other model would not reccomend this camera to anyone
May 4, 2011
as fotos são de qualidade muito ruim a menos que sejam tiradas com muito sol
April 16, 2013
I picked up this camera before the holidays. I got 2 full charges out of the camera and now it will not charge. I should have done the research. If you are reading this, be warned!
May 30, 2012