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Nikon Coolpix S5100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 331 reviews of Nikon Coolpix S5100. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The design and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and viewfinder. Views are divided on the screen.

performance, usability, design, portability, size

flash, shutter, low-light, viewfinder, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix S5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nikon Coolpix S5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S5100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and zoom are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, price, zoom, size

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nikon Coolpix S5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Nikon Coolpix S5100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price. The image quality also gets good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the flash and portability.

usability, image quality, price

durability, portability, flash

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Rachael D'Cruze (t3.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5100 review

 

Affordable, attractive, easy-to-use and a great snapper

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Doug Harman (pocket-lint.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5100

 

The Nikon Coolpix S5100 is stylish new 12.2-megapixel digital compact that combines small size with big features, including HD 720p video, Vibration Reduction and Nikon's clever Smart Portrait system, so just how well does it perform? In overall terms,...

Image quality, styling, small size, ease of use, HD movie capture

Low powered flash, optical zoom not possible during video capture, chromatic aberration issues, image noise at high ISOs

In overall terms, while there are similarly specified compacts from other makers for less money available on the market, the modest amount more you pay for this excellent little Nikon is worth considering if you’re in the market for buying a new compact.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Dave Stevenson (techradar.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5100 review

 

A tiny compact that's ideal for snapping on the fly

Simple to use ; Neat design ; Great value

Uninspiring movie mode ; Chromatic aberration a recurring problem

The compact camera market shows no sign of becoming less cutthroat. No sooner has Nikon announced the high-end P7000, designed to go head-to-head with the Canon G12, than the company unleashes an assault on the low-end of the market, with the 12.2...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Nikon - COOLPIX S5100

 

Nikon has a growing number of compact digital cameras in its COOLPIX range that aimed at those who want a slightly wider range of features than the point-'n'-click brigade, but who still want to look chic ...

The COOLPIX S5100 is a fun, chic compact digital camera that produces good low-light results and offers easy to use controls, a wide range of shooting options and impressive daylight imagery - apart from the rather lacklustre and noisy HD video mode.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Jodie Tyley (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Nikon COOLPIX S5100

 

Nikon's compact with lots of style

The Nikon COOLPIX S5100 is reasonably priced and looks stylish, yet its processing power is poor and the picture quality is questionable in certain situations

Dec, 2010

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5100 review

 

A slimline 12 megapixel compact digital camera sporting a 5x zoom lens with vibration reduction.

Good performance at high sensitivities.; Sharp, colourful images; Slim design; 5x zoom with wide angle; Good value for money

Charging is via a proprietary USB cable, which means you're stuck if you lose it

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (talktalk.co.uk)

Nikon Coolpix S5100

 

High-quality camera without a high-end price This largely metal-built compact camera combines a 12-megapixel resolution with a 5x optical zoom lens (equivalent to a wide 28-140mm on an old ...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Nikon Coolpix S5100 Preview

 

Nikon continues to offer affordable compact cameras that are loaded with their proprietary technologies; enter the Coolpix S5100. This compact and stylish camera can easily fit into a small pants pocket or purse, and offers some appealing features for...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Nikon Coolpix S5100

 

Fast start-up ; Low shutter lag ; Small and compact

Lens exhibits fringing, barrel distortions ; LCD screen small, not very sharp

The S5100 is a pocket-sized camera that will suit photographers on a budget just fine. Anyone else expecting stellar image quality and tons of features should look elsewhere.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Nikon Coolpix S5100 Test

 

Nikon Coolpix S5100 Test : Die neue Nikon Coolpix S5100 liegt, was die Typennummer anbetrifft, zwischen der Coolpix S4000 und der S6000. Auch in Bezug auf die Kameraspezifikationen scheint das ziemlich genau hinzukommen. Mit 5-fach optischem Zoom und...

Sep, 2010

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