Nikon announced the 16-megapixel COOLPIX S100 compact digital damera. As successor to the COOLPIX S80, the S100 offers a widescreen 3.5-inch, approximately 820k-dot OLED touch panel monitor with wide viewing angle for high-definition, high-contrast rendering.
Various improvements to touch panel operation since the S80 have enabled more stress-free, intuitive operation. Adoption of a backside illumination CMOS image sensor, which offers superior performance when shooting at high sensitivities, suppresses the noise that often occurs with capture of night landscapes and dimly lit indoor scenes. In addition, support for recording of full-HD movies and a new 3D photography scene mode have been adopted to make photography with the camera more fun and the resulting images more beautiful. Despite these new features, the S100 still maintains the slim body and sharp, stylish design emphasizing portability of its predecessor.
The COOLPIX S100 features a 16.0-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 5x Optical Zoom and Full HD (1080p) recording with stereo sound for impressive images and movies even in low-light. In addition to a wide selection of Filter Effects, the COOLPIX S100 also features 3D-image recording capability.
Price and Availability
The COOLPIX S100 will be available in mid September 2011 for $299.95 in a choice of attractive colors including red, black, purple and gold.
|Effective pixels||16.0 million|
|Image sensor||1/2.3-in. type CMOS; total pixels: approx. 16.79 million|
|Lens||5x optical zoom, NIKKOR lens 5.0–25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28–140 mm lens in 35mm  format) f/3.9–4.8; Digital zoom Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 560 mm lens in 35mm  format)|
|Focus range(from lens)||[W]: Approx. 50 cm to infinity, [T]: Approx. 1 m to infinity, Macro mode: Approx. 1 cm to infinity ( wide-angle zoom position )|
|Monitor||8.7 cm(3.5-in) , widescreen, OLED (touch panel) with antireflection coating, approx. 820k-dot, 5-level brightness adjustment|
|Storage media||Internal memory (approx. 71 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card|
|ISO sensitivity||ISO 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto (auto gain from ISO 125 to 800) Fixed range auto (ISO 125 to 400)|
|HDMI output||Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i|
|Power sources||One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19 (supplied) AC Adapter EH-62G (available separately)|
|Battery life(EN-EL19)||Still pictures: Approx. 150 shots Movies: Approx. 55 min (HD 1080p (1920×1080)). (Each movie is limited to a file size of 4 GB and a movie length of 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording.)|
|Dimensions(WxHxD)||Approx. 99.0 x 65.2 x 18.1 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 138 g (including battery and SD memory card)|
|Supplied accessories||Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL19, Charging AC Adapter EH-69P, USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, ViewNX 2 CD-ROM|