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Life moves fast, catch it!

With its rounded body, sleek lines and four cool colors, the ultra-light COOLPIX S4100 sells itself on looks alone. But it's also packed with versatile Nikon features that make it an ideal everyday camera. Its high quality, high resolution touch display maximizes fun and efficiency, whether navigating the user-friendly menu interface or enjoying fingertip control over most shooting and playback functions. And with One-Touch HD (720p) movie recording, capturing spur of the moment action is easier—and more fun—than ever.
VR Image Stabilization icon Motion Detection icon ISO Sensitivity Up To 3200 icon Touch Screen icon Clear Color Display icon Smart Portrait System icon Scene Auto Selector icon Subject Tracking icon HD (720p) Movie icon
14.0
Effective
Megapixels
5X
Wide-Angle Optical Zoom
NIKKOR Glass Lens
3.0"
Bright High Resolution
(460,000-dot) Touch LCD
HD
(720p) Movies
with Sound
Preview of HD (720p) Movie taken with the COOLPIX S4100

Tell better stories

One-Touch HD movie recording

Staying connected means sharing life's happiest and most poignant moments—and HD movies do that well. With the COOLPIX S4100's One-Touch recording feature, shooting high-quality movies has never been easier. Simply press the button and you'll be recording HD (720p) video complete with sound. Digital zoom gets you closer to the action whether you're at sporting events, beach parties, or music concerts. And watching and sharing your movies is simple with in-camera, TV or computer playback.

Versatility wrapped in style

Stylish, compact and powerful

First it turns heads...then it shoots their pictures. The COOLPIX S4100 packs versatile Nikon features into a compact, stylish camera for the design conscious. It comes in four cool colors—plum, black, red and silver—and slips right into your purse or coat pocket. At 0.8 inches thin and a feather weight 4.7 ounces, you'll hardly know it's there, and yet it's always ready to shoot high quality stills or HD (720p) movies at a party, on the beach or at a ballgame. You live life in high gear. You deserve a camera that keeps up with you every step of the way.
Front of the stylish COOLPIX S4100 in black
Image of the COOLPIX S4100's bright, 3-inch LCD Touch Screen display

A touch of ease

High quality, high resolution touch display

If you love fingertip operation with a cool, intuitive graphic interface, wait 'til you start taking photos with the COOLPIX S4100. The camera's clear, bright, three-inch touch LCD monitor comes alive with 460,000-dot detail. In shooting mode, Touch Shutter lets you choose a focus point simply by touching any part of the frame. There's also Touch AF/AE (Auto Focus/Auto Exposure) for convenient autofocus by touch. Plus, with Subject Tracking, you can touch any subject on the display and the COOLPIX S4100 will follow it through the frame.

Powerful and fun!

Superior image quality and zoom control

The COOLPIX S4100 may be stylish, slim and compact, but it also has plenty of power. Nikon has equipped it with a 14.0-megapixel CCD sensor that assures exceptional image quality. It's paired with a 5x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens that offers you excellent compositional freedom. Nikon's true glass lens boasts a focal length from 26–130mm, a range that zooms in for your best portrait shots and has a wide angle to cover beautiful landscapes.
Example photos demonstrating the COOLPIX S4100's 5x zoom
Previewing the COOLPIX S4100 camera and all of its features

Great shots made easy

Hassle-free Nikon technology

Imagine an affordable, compact camera that's also smart enough to automatically correct for camera shake, take a series of shots and save only the sharpest ones, or intuitively adjust shutter speed when you're focused on moving objects. The remarkable COOLPIX S4100 does all that and much more. It's equipped with a four-way Electronic VR Image Stabilization system that minimizes blurred images. Its Motion Detection identifies moving objects and adjusts both shutter speed and ISO to create optimal settings to achieve the best picture. With the COOLPIX S4100, Nikon has thought of everything.
Sample photos of several COOLPIX S4100 Scene Modes
At home in any setting

Equipped with 20 Scene Modes that automatically adjust the camera settings to assure optimum results for specific scenes, the COOLPIX S4100 is ready to take on your imagination.

Sample portraits taken with the COOLPIX S4100's Smart Portrait mode
Flattering portraits every time

Nikon's Smart Portrait System includes Smile Timer, which automatically recognizes when a subject is smiling and releases the shutter, Face-Priority AF, which finds and focuses on up to 12 faces, Blink Warning, Red-Eye Fix, Skin Softening and more.

Pet portrait taken with the COOLPIX S4100's Pet Mode feature
Better shots of your furry friends

The COOLPIX S4100 also includes Nikon's new Pet Mode feature, a technology that automatically finds and focuses on the face of your dog or cat.

Example photos of the COOLPIX S4100's Motion Detection feature
Sharper objects in motion

The COOLPIX S4100's Motion Detection feature identifies moving objects in your images and adjusts both shutter speed and ISO to keep them crisp and clear.

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THE TERRIFIC ONE THERE ARE A LOT OF OPTIONS WHEN YOU WANT TO PURCHASE A CAMARA, BUT THERE IS JUST ONE WHEN YOU ARE FOUND OF A REAL HQ EXPERIENCE. COOLPIX S4100 IS A TERRIFIC OPTION May 21, 2013
Great camera for those on the go! Writing reviews is not my strong suit, but seeing the number of negative comments, I had to state my experience. I purchased this camera for my wife for her birthday and she loves it. All she wanted was something easy to use and small enough to carry anywhere. The Nikon Coolpix S4100 fits the bill. The camera has gone on a cruise and several trips with her. The operation of the camera is simple, picture are great, the touch screen flawless and absolutely zero trouble charging the battery. I know others with the S4100 are their reaction to the camera is the same. August 9, 2012
Great Quality Pictures I also own A Sony Cybershot. My coolpix takes way better pictures andd awesome videos! LOVE IT :o) May 14, 2012
I love this Cam!! I've recently upgraded from a previous version of Coolpix to this one and I love it with all of it's features May 9, 2012
Wow... is all I can say! I just upgraded from another pocket sized camera and this Nikon Coolpix is so amazing! Love the touch screen, the upclose pics I've taken are completely in focus, the recovery time between pics is WAY FAST, the cool purple color is my favorite, and I can't wait to go shoot some HD video! Totally the gold standard of pocket-sized cameras! April 1, 2012
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I've only had my camera for a couple of months, and I can't get it to connect so I can charge it....

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Thanks everyone. I was having troubles with mine charging also a couple months after my husband got it for me for Christmas. So I purchased a new charger and it worked for a few months and now I couldn't get it to charge again. I decided to google and see if there was something I was doing wrong and came across all of this. I read what you all had to say and took my memory card out just to try it and it worked and is charging as I type this. So thank you everyone for your comments to help this person!!!
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My daughter had not used her camera since Christmas because it wouldn't charge. Thanks to the forum and your answers, I removed the memory card and ta da, it's charging, thank you! Now to see how long it lasts... I'm just thrilled at this point to see it charging.
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To the Nikon Staff's answer. I recently purchased the S4100 and have had the same issues.

I just looked at page 161 of the manual and did not see anything listed regarding this issue.

Also, the camera can not be turned on to change settings since the battery will not charge.
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Thank you!
Just called Nikon and reported the problem- they said to take into store and troubleshoot
but I decided to try taking out the memory card- it looks like it may be charging--- the light is at least blinking!
Jan 5, 2012 by
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I've had problems charging my camera too! After the original one I purchased simply wouldn't charge as explained in the manual, I exchanged the camera for a different one, hoping that I had had bad luck with the battery or something. I just experienced the SAME problem today with my second one. I carefully followed all the instructions for charging the camera, but it simply wouldn't charge. My husband started playing around with it before we were going to return the camera, and one of the things he tried was removing the additional memory card we had been using. All of a sudden the camera started charging! We are now going to use the camera and drain the battery again, to try to confirm whether removing the additional storage media is the secret to charging these cameras, or if this was just a strange fluke. If anyone else has any ideas or feedback to share, please do! We really like this camera, but obviously need it to charge when necessary!
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Wow! Glad I am not the only one with this problem. I wondered if this was a problem with the camera. Mine is doing the same thing. I actually called to day and I have to send the adapter, they said, to be replaced. Since they know this, you think they would just send me one instead of me sending them the "bad" one. Call Nikon, and if you can return the camera where you bought it, do it! Wish I did.
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Please verify the settings that you have in order to charge your camera through the Computer or wall charger. See page# 161 of the User's Manual for the COOLPIX s4100.
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Lost my USB cable--where can I get a replacement?

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Noticed that the S4100 uses a proprietary USB adapter, not a standard mini or micro. Tried numerous electronic & camera stores while on business trip as forgot the special adapter at home, although they carry the camera, they do not have the specialty adapter cable. To make sure this does not happen again, I bought 2 Nikon OEM cables from a dealer on-line & will make sure they are labeled as Nikon cables &keep one packed with the laptops. Hope this helps
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Be sure it has mini USB connection on one end. While the standard USB connection on one end is universal, manufacturers were notorious for using all types of proprietary connection scheme on the other end, not unlike cellphone manufacturers with their chargers until recently as dictated by change in the law. No such law exist for camera manufacturers so far as I know. Nikon is good about using standard mini USB for their connection.
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Anywhere, any usb cable will work in it.
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Broken Screen

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Can the LCD screen be replaced? And what's the cost if possible?
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Yes, I just had my screen replaced at a cost of $91.
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You will need to send your camera for service in order to be evaluated by one of our techs in order to provide you with an estimate to repair it.
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images are underexposed and cant focus subject well.. vedio goes blur with zoom in

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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 shootind 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..
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This obviously is a problem with their cameras now, as I too have the same problem. I thought at first I just wasnt using the camera correctly or the settings. Well too late to return now and it has only been a month. If you can get yours fixed with that blurriness let me know. I wonder if it is just the camera. I feel stuck with this terrrible camera. I too had a 3100 series and it was better than the 4100S.
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For better assistance, please click on the link below in order for you to send some sample images:
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How do I raise the ISO setting level?

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I am getting very blurred picture in rooms that aren't lit to well. How do you raise the ISO level? I can't seem to find the settings on this camera?
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The camera in general does not work well in dimly lit places, like performances. There is a slider bar that when you touch the screen, it will pop-up on the right side to adjust the lighting. Also if you go to the menu, there is a place to change the shutter which should help.
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While on Auto mode you Tap the bottom tab > ISO sensitivity. See page# 53 of the user's manual of the s4100.
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Does this camera have selective color

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yes it came with three choices...black, red, and blue.
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Yes, this camera has the selective color feature.
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plug camera into usb. It appears in devices and printers window but with the yellow triangle stating that the drivers are not installed. It is identified as "NIKON DSC COOLPIX S4100-PTP" The camera is not in "My computer" I just purchased a little over a month ago from Costco and I am finally trying to download the memory card. What do I do now?
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Try running Windows update while the camera is plugged in, it should find and download any available drivers.
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Try downloading from here, make sure you pick the correct version! 32bit or 64 bit Windows 7. Not sure click start, right click computer, then click on properties and look at system

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17737/related/1
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Are you able to print the time & date stamp on a printed photo?

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Yes, this model has the date imprint feature (date and time).
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Is there any way to change the video format to something other than a .avi file?

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You would need to use a 3rd party application to do that.
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how do i shut off the flash?

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Tab on the Flash Mode Control in order to displayed the menu and choose OFF.
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