Nikon® S4100 review, 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating
The Nikon S4100 was released in early 2011. It’s toward the middle of the “Style” series, between the low-end and high-end models. You’ll get a good amount of features for a price that won’t break the bank with the S4100. We’re going to look at some of the best and worst parts of the camera in this post. Read on to find out if the S4100 is right for you.
Nikon S4100 advantages
You’ll get a lot of useful and neat features with the S4100.
- Image quality: Some of the cameras in this price range have issues when it comes to image quality. The problem isn’t readily apparent until you do something like try to print out the image, and things start to get a little fuzzy. That isn’t the case with the S4100, which turns out sharp images in many situations.
- Touch display: The S4100 has a 3-inch touchscreen display, which is a nice feature to have in this camera segment. If you’re familiar with a touchscreen because of your phone or other electronics you know how handy (no pun intended) it can be. You can use it to change the focus of the camera and to go through the menu options.
- Price: The S4100 is also relatively cheap. You can get this camera and all its features without breaking the bank.
Nikon S4100 advantages
There are some aspects of the camera that you’ll want to keep in mind when considering your purchase.
- Low-light performance: The S4100 doesn’t perform very well in low-light situations. If you turn up the ISO you’ll end up with an image that isn’t very sharp. It won’t be an issue in the light of day, but if you plan on shooting at night a lot you might be affected by it.
- Image stabilization: The S4100 also uses electronic image stabilization, which isn’t the greatest feature. There are other ways to stabilize the camera that are more effective. If you’re going to be taking photos in situations where your hands might be a bit shaky then this camera might not work out very well.
The Nikon S4100 is a good option if you’re looking for a mid-level camera with good features. You can see other point and shoot options in our comparison here. If you end up buying the Nikon S400 you’ll get good images and a nice touchscreen for a good price.