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Nice little camera I was looking for a camera to slip into my pocket for those times when carrying my SLR wasn't feasible ... like when fly-fishing and wanting to get a picture of that "great catch"! The Coolpix fit the bill. There are so many options that are just a finger-click away - close-up, scenery, night, etc. The response time if reasonable .. on the same par with other point-and-shoot cameras in the same price range. In some cases the color doesn't come out as the "original" looked .. but I'm guessing in time I will learn what buttons to push to make that a little better. I would have liked a more detailed instruction manual. I know that a CD with all the information was provided, but when we're on the road and I don't have the computer handy - it would be nice to be able to look up on paper what I need to know. All in all, I am pleased so far with the results. July 25, 2011
I love this camera. The pictures are super clear even at full zoom (both screen and playback). All the extra features for editing the photos are useful and/or fun. My only issue is the flash. When it's in auto it goes off almost every time, even if I have it in outside mode. July 11, 2011
very clear, high definition and great zoom picture quality and zoom are extremely good. However since the lens retracts into small size, unless safely protected while carrying, it might harm the lens and quickly develop lens error. Nikon Service is great and customer friendly June 27, 2011
PERFECT FOR EVERY NEED This product fits everyone's needs. This is the camera you should get if you don't need a dslr. Not only does it have HD (720p) video, it also has 14 megapixels! What tops it off is that it comes in fun colors and is very affordable. June 23, 2011
Overall very good Overall very good; however I am disappointed in the zoom. It doesn't seem to be doing the full 5x. The ease of operation is great and I love the size and feel. I have only used it for my grandson's baseball games, but I bought to use on a trip so I am sure I will find other good features. I have never owned a Nikon so I thought I would give it a try. May 31, 2011
This product has a lot of great features We've only had the product a couple of weeks; but seems to have a lot of great features and easy to use and manage the menus. The only thing so far I'm not sure that I like is the Portrait option - the "skin softening" seems a little too much for me. But, it is a great camera and compact - very easy to carry and have ready access when needed. May 2, 2011
Pausa en el momento de la grabacion !! Bueno, de mi parte todo lo que contiene esta camara digital es mas que super. lo unico es que no comprendo como o porque no podemos pausar las grabaciones ?? es lo unico que tengo. Gracias. February 18, 2013
imagem gostei bastante da máquina, porem achei muita configuração desnecessária. Coloco apenas em retrato, pois as outras saem embaçadas, tremidas e tal . Além do que eu nao consigo por nada usa-la no modo panorâmica!Veio um cd para q eu pudesse baixar o manual e tal, mas tenho um netbook e este nao tem entrada para cd room. Se puderem me ajudar, agradeco. Fora isso, gostei bastante da maquina!!! Fina, barata e compacta. June 6, 2012
Charging battery The camera worked great and easy to use. However, the first time I tried to charge the battery it would not charge and the camera froze up. Had to exchange it for another one, hope it will charge. February 20, 2012
battery life I think camera takes good picture. But don't like delay between each picture plus battery seems to have gone bad already February 19, 2012
Overall decent I love the COOLPIX family for taking up-close flower photos. Unfortunately, this one isn't up to par with macro settings. The rest of the features so far seem to be alright, but not any better or more exceptional than other cameras. November 14, 2011
Camera was broken when I purchased it. I purchased this camera from WalMart. It was broken when I opened it, but I put it on the shelf and didn't return it within the allotted time (2 weeks, I think). WalMart would not take it back. I have sent it to you (Nikon) to have repaired. I wanted a much simpler camera and would very much rather have my money refunded than have it fixed - again it was broken when I took it out of the box. October 31, 2011
Not what I expected If you want to take all pictures where the subject is 3 feet away, then this is your camera. Otherwise the results are not good at all. The picture is fuzzy and unpredictable at all other times. October 22, 2011
Video failed to work properly I made several little videos with this camera. I did not like the results. On the first videos, the audio dropped out about 10 seconds before the video ended. Then recently I made a video and when played back, the audio preceded the video. It was upsetting. Someone said that I needed to use a SanDisk memory card (I was using a PNY 8GB). I have bought a SanDisk card and need to see if that solved the problem. September 19, 2011
Minor problems I bought my Nikon to take on vacation this year.. I've had trouble with the lens and it has currently been returned for repairs. However, it takes good pictures and has some nice features. I really use the picture cropping a lot so I can zoom in on my grandson and get close ups. It doesn't do well in low light conditions. September 5, 2011
Malfunction in first week The lens would not operate after onlu 4 days. Do not know why but started working on it's own. Holding my breath that it continues to work and I do not have to be inconvienced with sending it back at my expense. June 28, 2011
average takes good close up pictures. The only aspect i don't like is that the setting dusk/dawn & night pictures are orange and blurry and terrible for me. it turns the flash off and its just ick. but he flash works good at night. i love how its lightweight and many picture settings. June 18, 2011
grr great light weight camera great pics... want to charge it and it wont!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why wont it charge ??? hearing it a lot lately with this model. Its going back to where i purchased it tomorrow !!! June 1, 2011
not my best pictures I had a sony until I got this Nikon, it was easier to use and I got better results. I am sure it is the operator and it will imporve. I do like the looks and the size. It is nice not to have to replace batteries. May 2, 2011
Razoável Comprei há 2 anos e uso regularmente. Pontos positivos: - dimensões bastante compactas, pra quem eu mostro comenta; - gosto das cores que capta, bem mais vibrantes do que câmeras equivalentes de outras marcas - fotos em dia claro, com sol ou em ambientes muito iluminados são magníficas - gosto muito da duração da bateria, muito potente Pontos negativos: - apesar de ter várias opções de tamanho de imagens não gosto da definição, acho um tanto borradas. Poderia ter contraste / definição melhores nas imagens. - fotos a noite ou em ambientes com baixa luminosidade ficam muito ruins. Simplesmente evito fotografar sob estas condições. - o zoom é até bom mas derrubam muito a qualidade das imagens. Tive recentemente um problema, enquanto fotografava, os botões Ok, Menu e Lixeira pararam de funcionar, mesmo reiniciando a câmera. Um dia depois voltaram a funcionar normalmente. Acho que o legal mesmo, para fugir de problemas é ter uma câmera semi-profissional ou profissional. É um investimento considerável, mas pode ter certeza que vale cada centavo. January 23, 2014
Lens problems I bought two of these on the same day at the same place and they both had lens problems and had to be sent away to be fixed. When you turn it on the lens pops out and retracts and a lens error comes up on the screen. One of them was never used and did this the first time it was turned on and the other one was repaired but it still occasionally gives that error. Not a good experience since I've used 35 mm cameras for 37 years and rarely had problems. January 13, 2013
Nice pics but too fragile Within two months of me using this camera, the lens stopped working. I don't know if there is just something wrong with my specific camera or if this happens to a lot of coolpix owners, but the camera is way too fragile. December 28, 2012
Not the best quality Quality isn't very good. Macro mode never works. And you have to be rock-still or else the picture is blurry. July 18, 2012
Not a great camera!! Overall this camera is really simple to use. I purchased this camera because it was smaller than my other camera and easy to handle. I liked that it was 14 megapixels. However, if I am not up close to the object I am taking a picture of the photo is either blurry, grainy, or dark. I have tried to change all of the settings and even reset all the settings, NOTHING seems to work. Also I find that when ever I zoom in on something I get the same results if not worse. This was my first Nikon and I am not impressed. July 10, 2012
Great taking pics It takes great pics but i dropped it not even 2 inches and now it has stopped working. May 28, 2012
Constantly blured pictures without flash Bought this camera because of the real high iso rating and cannot get a sharp picture without the flash. Very dispointed! May 2, 2012
Not Good for shot with Movement Anytime there is movement or if you don't use the flash, it is difficult to get good shots. Takes Lousy Sport shots April 18, 2012
Not a great Nikon I have many problems with this camera. For one I can't seem to get it to focus on my subject, it always wants to focus on something behind them. The main reason I bought this camera was for times when I don't really want to lug my DSLR around with me, like when we go to dinner with friends. This camera does not perform well in low light/flash situations. February 19, 2012
Nice Camera good pictures SOMETIMES I bought this camera back in November 2011 and i was able to upload pictures fine onto my computer with the USB cord. Now here it is December literally only a month later and I cant upload pictures. I installed that ViewNX2 or whatever onto my computer and still nothing. I registers for that myphototown stuff and nope nothing. I emailed Nikon service & support and I have yet to get a response back from them. I am disappointed with this part of the camera. If anyone knows how to go about fixing this please let me know. December 29, 2011
Blurry pictures I bought this in June 2011, my outdoor pictures were beautiful. I had some major events all fall and had lots of trouble with the camera. My indoor pictures were blurry, or it took 20-35 seconds for the flash to go off and then my battery would go dead. After less than six months with this camera, the battery no longer charges. After seeing the price to replace, I am going to see Nikon can help. This is my first Nikon camera. December 19, 2011
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When is the being released?

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I have only seen this product avalible for pre-order. when is it going to be released?
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I bought a s3000 a few weeks ago and like it.
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The new Coolpix models were release at the beginning of February and it’s usually available after 30 to 45 days. You may want to check with your local dealer or keep visiting our Nikon store.
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I Don't want the date and time coming up on my pictures when i print them how can i take this off??

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once the date and time is on the picture when it is taken, it cannot be taken off. You must go to the settings menu prior to taking the photo and turn it off.
One option is photo shop, but would be time consuming.
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You press MENU > Setup > Print Date and turn off the option. Please see page # 143 of the user's manual for the COOLPIX s3100.
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what is the warranty?

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1 year manufacturer warranty. I bought the addtional warranty for 2-years. See if you can buy it because this camera definately has issues with it.
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Coolpix cameras warranted by Nikon, Inc. to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase.
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Can I use extra lens with this camera? If Yes, what is the suggested type/model?

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No, Coolpix s3100 just has one fixed lens.
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This is a Compact Digital camera, doesn't use interchangeable lenses.
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Can I film a video for 30minutes with this camera? Or does it only shoot video clips like a phone?

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30 min when VGA is selected, 8 min when HD. 8 min it´s too short =(
It´s because of the 32 GB card? idk
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The maximum file size for a single movie is 2GB or the maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording.
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Can I use nikon coolpix S3100 digital camera as a webcam? If it does then how is it possible?

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I want to get all the drivers of Nikon Coolpix S3100 Digital Camera so that I can use it as a webcam in PC.
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No you cant.
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This camera doesn't have the feature to be use as a webcam.
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Error occured during installation of ViewNx2 software cd in PC!!!

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During installation of the cd supplied with nikon coolpix s3100 digital camera when view nx2 is installing after some time "ClvActv- Initializefile is not found" - this error has come for 3 times... Why?? But when I click on the Ok messsage for 3 times the installation is done & images also be tranfered through usb port. But why the error message??? my PC configuration:- Windows XP Professional(service pack 2), intel pentium4, 3.0GHZ processor, 512 MB ram, over 9 gb free disk space, Microsoft visual C++ 2008 x86 9.0.30729.17, MSXML 6.0Parser, .NET 2.0......
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For better assistance, please click on the link below in order for you to send sample images:
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Your main problem is not having enough RAM, the minimum requirement is 768mb with a recommended 1gb, so with your 512mb that is just not enough, time for an upgrade..
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How do you turn the flash off ?

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On the round button with the "ok" in the middle of it, click the top of that circle where the icon looks like a squiggly arrow(its the flash icon), it opens the flash settings, and the third one down with a circle and line going through flash icon, is the setting to turn off the flash.
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Please see page# 31 of the user's manual for the COOLPIX s3100.
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My s3100 will not power on

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The coolpix will not power on or will it take a charge. No lights are display when i plug in the powercord.
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Remove the battery and then replace it. I've had to do this to my camera several times. It seems to lock up or something, and this will reset it.
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Please try it with a backup battery. If the problem persists you will need to send the camera and the charger to be evaluated.
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How do i use the s3100? is there a video i can watch?

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I just bought the s3100 Coolpix, and im not finding it overly user friendly. My biggest issue is i want to be able to take pictures and not have them come out all blurry cus i dont have a very steady hand when its comes to photography or if im walking and dont have time to stop i want to be able to take the picture as im moving. How can i do this?
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you can try looking at the different settings...there might be action, or sports, or something? if not, something i sometimes do is take a video instead, so i can be walking around and stuff, and then, when i upload it to the computer, snip out that frame. it might not be the ideal photo taking expieriance, but at least it records your memories all the same! good luck!
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Please visit our Learn and Explore website for Photography Techniques:
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