Nikon Coolpix S5100 Review

November 3, 2010 | Gavin Stoker |


Effective pixels 12.2 megapixels
Image sensor 1/2.3-in. RGB CCD, 12.39 total megapixels
Lens Optical 5x zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length 5.0 to 25.0mm (35mm format equivalent to 28-140mm)
Aperture f/2.7-6.6
Lens construction 7 elements in 6 groups
Digital zoom Maximum 2x (35mm format equivalent to approx. 280mm)
Focus range (from lens) Approx. 45 cm (1 ft. 6 in.) to infinity (at wide-angle setting), approx. 70 cm (2 ft. 4 in.) to infinity (at telephoto?setting), Macro mode: approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) to infinity (at wide-angle setting)
Vibration Reduction (VR) Lens-shift type
Other blur-reduction functions Enhanced Motion Detection, BSS (Best Shot Selector)
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (4,000 x 3,000), Auto (ISO 100 to 1600), Fixed range auto (ISO 100 to 400/ISO 100 to 800)
LCD monitor 6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD monitor (QVGA), with anti-reflection coating and brightness adjustment
Storage media Internal memory (approx. 32 MB), SD/SDHC memory card* * Not compatible with Multi Media Card (MMC) or SDXC
Face-priority AF/ max. number of faces to be detected 12, Face priority, Face-priority AE, Face Zoom-in
Skin Softening During shooting/playback
Smile Timer Up to three smiling faces can be detected, can be switched on/off
Blink Proof Takes two sequential shots, can be switched on/off
Blink Warning Can be switched on/off
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix Automatically corrects red eye digitally, pre-flashes
Subject Tracking* Auto lock-on/AF activation/Tracking Restart available *Tracks a designated subject automatically
Scene modes 18 scene modes (Scene Auto Selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Fireworks show, Copy, Backlight, Panorama assist)
Scene Auto Selector 6 scene modes + Auto mode (Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Night landscape, Close-up, Backlight)
Movie HD 720p: 1,280 x 720/30 fps, VGA: 640 x 480/30 fps, QVGA: 320 x 240/30 fps
D-Lighting Yes
Color Options 5 Color Options (Standard color, Vivid color, Black-and-white, Sepia, Cyanotype)
Quick Retouch Yes
File-sorting functions Auto Sort mode, List by date mode
Battery charging with USB With supplied charging AC Adapter: approx. 3-hour charging time When camera is connected with powered on PC* via supplied USB cable: approx. 3-hour charging time *Depends on power supply from PC
Interface/Direct print compatibility Hi-Speed USB/PictBridge
Supported languages 24 languages (products for Japan feature Japanese/English only)
Power sources Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL10 (740 mAh), AC Adapter EH-62D (option)
Number of shots per charge (battery life)* Approx. 200 frames with EN-EL10 *Based on CIPA Standards for measuring life of batteries
Dimensions (width x height x depth) Approx. 97.1 x 56.9 x 21.6 mm/3.9 x 2.3 x 0.9 in. (excluding projections)
Weight* Approx. 132 g/4.7 oz. (including battery and SD memory card), approx. 115 g/ 4.1 oz. (camera body only) *Based on CIPA Guidelines, DCG-005-2009