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Can a camera be your BFF? Slip the ultra-slim, ultra-light COOLPIX S3100 into your pocket and you'll never miss a memorable moment. At an incredibly slender 0.8 inches and just 4.2 ounces, it goes wherever the fun is—the beach, the mall, your best friend's house. It comes in seven attractive colors: silver, black, red, yellow, purple, blue and pink. And you'll love its One-Touch HD (720p) movie function for sharing all the action with family and friends.
VR Image Stabilization icon Motion Detection icon ISO Sensitivity Up To 3200 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
2.7"
Bright
LCD
HD
(720p) Movies
with Sound
A backside shot of the COOLPIX S3100's 2.7-inch LCD display

Powerful, easy and fun

Capture your memories with vivid clarity

The ultra-light, ultra-thin COOLPIX S3100 features a 14.0-megapixel CCD sensor and a 5x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens that assures outstanding image quality with every shot. Whether you're shooting winter landscapes, portraits of your favorite pet or can't-miss shots of your friends, you'll do it effortlessly with this camera. And you'll love composing and viewing your shots in the vibrant LCD display that brings your still images and HD (720p) movies to life.

Create effortlessly

Images as unique as your imagination

When you want to get really creative, the COOLPIX S3100 will match the limits of your imagination with a variety of features. There are 19 Scene Modes, including Portrait, Party, Landscape, and Sunset—all of which automatically adjust camera settings to specific scenes. You just point and shoot. And for even more versatility, the camera comes with several filter effects like Soft Focus, Selective Color, Miniature, Cross Screen, and Fisheye, so you can give your photos the exact look you want.
An example photo taken with the COOLPIX S3100's Soft Focus effect
A still from an HD (720p) movie recorded by the COOLPIX S3100

Tell better stories

One-Touch HD movie recording

When you want to tell a great story, nothing does it like a movie. Whether you're capturing the excitement of a live concert, the heart stopping action of a sporting event, or the casual fun of a family vacation, the COOLPIX S3100 makes it easy to shoot high quality HD (720p) movies. It has a simple One-Touch recording capability, so the action will never get away. You'll love the ability to digitally zoom while recording and instantly play your videos back in-camera or on your TV or computer.

Big quality in a small package

Superb images in the palm of your hand

Nikon's reputation as a world leader in digital photography only gets better with the COOLPIX S3100. This easy to use, easy to carry camera is loaded with innovations. Its high ISO speeds mean you can shoot fast moving objects and low-light situations with optimum results. Its EXPEED C2 processing engine adds improved levels of detail, image quality and speed. And its four-way Electronic VR Image Stabilization system ensures that all of your images will be sharp and steady.
Photo demonstrating the small size of the COOLPIX S3100
Example portraits taken with the COOLPIX S3100'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 photo taken with the COOLPIX S3100's Pet Mode feature
Better shots of your furry friends

The COOLPIX S3100 also includes Nikon's new Pet Mode feature, a technology that automatically finds and focuses on the face of your dog or cat.

A sequence of photos taken with the COOLPIX S3100's Best Shot Selector mode
Strength in numbers

You'll love Nikon's Best Shot Selector, which automatically takes up to ten shots with a single press of the shutter and then selects and saves only the sharpest one.

LCD display of the COOLPIX S3100 using the Motion Detection feature
Sharper objects in motion

The COOLPIX S3100'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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This camera performs. I bought this camera because my friend had it and I reallly liked the pictures she had taken. It has performed extremely well in all situations: Shuttle launch video, riding video, bands, flowers, birds, rain, etc. I'm convinced of its construction quality because it flew out of my hand on a recent trike ride and ended up in the middle of the road. I lost the battery door and the battery but not the SD which was loaded with pictures. I bought a new battery, charged it up, downloaded my pictures, took the camera through all its settings and added a little duck tape for the battery door. It works like new but looks like junk. I will likely spring for another Coolpix in the future because I really like the size and quality of the photes. Thanks NIKON. September 6, 2011
great camera prize I love my Coolpix S3100! Because of my ten years and I love it! I always loves this Camera! November 20, 2013
Excellent Camera This is an excellent camera, what it needs is people who know photography to appreciate it ! I took these two pictures on low light with the flash on minimum, and also lower the ev to its lowest and these are the results, so don't knock anything down is you don't have the knowledge. March 26, 2013
Great camera for the price I have just had this camera for a few days, and it takes very good pictures and video. Everything functions as stated in the manual. It is very easy to use. December 30, 2012
Great little back up camera to carry in my purse or pocket. I'm a retired tractor trailer driver and I bought this camera as a take along in the truck instead of my "big one". I hate to say it, but this little camera rivals the photo quality of the other one. Well made and great quality in a small carry along package. Now that I'm retired I either carry it in my purse or pocket when I talk the dog, just in case a good photo op comes along. So glad I bought this camera. November 24, 2012
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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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What's the problem if the screen flashes a message " BATTERY EXHAUSTED " ???

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Even when I connect the charger it stills flashes the message " BATTERY EXHAUSTED ".
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This appears to be an issue with this camera. I just called today to Nikon and they said it was my adapter wasn't working. So I have to mail it back to them at my cost they said, even though it is under manufacturer warranty. Call them. I am hoping that is all that is wrong as I have read numberous reports on this as a problem on this site.
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Please verify that that you have the correct option selected for the Charge by computer, MENU > SETUP MENU > Charge by Computer. Also, 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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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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