Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Inputs and Outputs Notes
LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix L100 has a 3.0" TFT
LCD monitor featuring approximately 230,000 pixels, an anti-reflective coating
and a five-level brightness adjustment. The LCD monitor's wide viewing
angle makes it easy to see and use. The LCD monitor has approximately 97% horizontal and vertical coverage in the
shooting mode and 100% during playback mode.
Note: There is no separate viewfinder on the camera.
10.0 Megapixels CCD With EXPEED Engine: The Coolpix S230
features a 1/2.33-inch, high-density CCD imager with a total pixel count of
approximately 10.7-million pixels. The effective pixel count is 10.0-million.
Optimizing performance and color reproduction is an advanced new
image-processing engine, EXPEED. EXPEED is custom-tuned for the Coolpix
digital camera and applies optimized technologies to render natural-looking
pictures of incredible quality and quick response so you will not miss a shot.
Optics: The Coolpix L100 digital camera uses a Zoom-Nikkor glass lens for superb image
quality. Every aspect of the lens manufacturing process is controlled by Nikon.
The Zoom-Nikkor lens is designed for the specific camera and CCD combination.
The Coolpix L100 uses a 15x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom lens (60x total zoom) that is equivalent
to a 28-1680mm lens in 35mm photography.
4-Way VR (Vibration Reduction) Stabilization: The Nikon
Coolpix L100 offer a 4-Way Vibration Reduction (VR) Stabilization System.
- Optical VR Image Stabilization: Nikon's Optical VR
Image Stabilization compensates for the effects of camera shake by moving
the image sensor. This produces clearer, sharper results in lower lighting
or unsteady conditions
- Motion Detection: Motion Detection automatically
detects moving subjects and adjusts the shutter speed and the ISO setting to
compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
- High ISO 3200: High ISO 3200 capability gives you
sharper results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving
subjects. This creates new opportunities to take sharper, more
natural-looking photos in lower light conditions.
- Best Shot Selector (BSS): Nikon's Best
Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is
pressed and then saves the sharpest image.
Built-in Memory: The camera has a built-in 44MB internal memory for storing still images and
movies with sound.
Recording Media: In
addition to the built-in memory, images can be recorded onto SD (Secure Digital)
Memory cards. When an SD Memory card is inserted in the camera, the images are
automatically recorded onto the card. When no card is inserted, the images
automatically record to the internal memory. The camera can support SD cards from
128MB up to 2 GB; and 4GB to 16GB SDHC cards.
Still Image Size: The Coolpix L100 records still
images in JPEG format. You have a choice of five still image size options and
five movie options:
Storable Images (approx.)
3648 x 2736
2592 x 1944
2048 x 1536
1024 x 768
640 x 480
3584 x 2016
1920 x 1080
Shooting Modes: You can choose one of the following shooting modes:
- Single: The camera records one picture each time the shutter release button is
- Smile Mode: The camera detects a smiling face (up to 3) to shoot your
- Continuous: While the
shutter-release button is held down, up to 7 pictures are taken at a rate of about
1.2 frames per second (fps) when image mode is set to 10M Normal 3648.
- Sport Continuous Mode: The Sport Continuous Mode allows
rapid continuous shooting (up to 30 frames) while you press and hold the
camera's shutter-release button fully. With continuous shooting,
instantaneous movements in moving subjects can be captured clearly. You can
set the Sport Continuous Mode to 3 speeds: High (approx. 13 fps), Medium
(approx. 6.5 fps), and Low (approx. 4.3 fps). During this mode, the shutter
speed is set automatically with the range of 1/4,000 to 1/15 seconds and
the ISO sensitivity is she high. The Image Mode can be set to 3M (2048) or
smaller. In addition, the focus, exposure, and white balance settings are
fixed at the values for the first picture in each series.
- Multi-Shot 16: Each time the shutter release button is pressed, the camera takes 16
consecutive "thumbnail" images at a rate of about 7.5 frames per second, and arranges them
into 4 rows of 4 images in a single frame measuring 3648 x 2736 pixels.
- Best Shot Selector: The BSS is recommended for situations in which inadvertent camera movement
can produce blurred pictures, or when parts of the image are prone to under- or
over-exposure. When BSS is on, the camera takes shots while the shutter-release
button is pressed, to a maximum of 10. The images are compared and the sharpest
picture is saved to the memory or memory card.
- Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second timer for self-portraits.
Blink Warning: You can set whether or not the camera detects human
subjects with eyes closed when shooting picture in the Face Priority shooting
mode. When the camera detects that one or more human subjects (up to 3) have closed their
eyes shortly after recognizing the faces and shooting them, the face of the
human subject that may have closed his/her eyes is framed is displayed so you
can check the shot picture and determine if you need to take the picture again.
Center/Face Priority Auto Focus: The camera automatically
focuses on the center of the frame. When the camera recognizes a face (front view only), the camera will focus on
the face automatically. The L100 can recognize up to 12 faces.
Macro Mode: Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close
as 0.4-inches. The flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances less
Focus Lock: The Focus Lock feature is used to focus on
off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting.
AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist illuminator
may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release button is
pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of about 11.416 feet at the maximum wide-angle position and
8.0 feet at the
maximum telescopic position. You can turn this function on or off.
Exposure Modes: You can set the camera to suit
your level and style of photography. The mode choices include:
- Auto Mode: The Auto Mode is a simple point-and-shoot mode in which the
majority of camera settings are controlled by the camera. This mode is
recommended for first-time users of digital cameras.
- High Sensitivity Mode:
In High Sensitivity Mode, ISO sensitivity
is se high to reduce blurring caused by camera shake or subject movement
even when shooting under low lighting or with zoom applied. This allows you
to capture the atmosphere of the scene without flash or extend the effective
range of the flash compared to other shooting modes.
- Scene Modes: The camera gives you the option of various Scene Modes. The camera settings are automatically
adjusted to suit the selected scene. The Scene Modes include:
- Portrait: Useful for
photographs where you want the main subject to stand out clearly from
- Landscape: For vivid landscape shots that enhance outlines,
colors, and contrast in such subjects as forests and skyscrapers.
- Night Portrait: For shots that provide natural balance
between the main subject and the background when shooting portraits
under low lighting.
- Party/Indoor: Shots
include details of the background behind the main subject, or to capture
the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
Vividly captures the brightness of subjects such as snow fields, beaches or
sunlit expanses of water.
- Sunset: Preserves deep
hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise and after
- Night Landscape: A
slow shutter speed is used to produce stunning night landscapes.
- Close Up: Used to
capture vivid colors in close-up shots of flowers, insects and other
small objects, with the background artistically blurred.
- Museum: Use indoors
where flash photography is prohibited or in other settings in which you
do not want to use flash.
- Food: Use when shooting foods; camera focuses on subject in
center of frame.
- Fireworks Show: Slow
shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of light from
- Copy: Provides clear
pictures of text or drawings on a white board, business card or in other
- Back Light: Use when
light is coming from behind your subject or when your subject is in the
shade but the background is brightly lit.
- Panorama Assist: Use
to take a series of photographs that you will later join to form a
single panoramic scene.
- Auto Scene Selection: The camera automatically selects one of the
following scenes (Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night
Portrait, Backlight, or Close-up) when you point the camera at a subject.
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the
camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from
-2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 steps.
White Balance: You can set the White Balance to Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent,
Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Preset White Balance and use a
neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual
When you are shooting your images, you can make certain colors more vivid, or
record the images in monochrome. You have the following choices:
- Standard Color: The images will be recorded in their natural colors.
- Vivid Color: You can use this to give your images a vivid, "photoprint" colors.
- Black and
White: The image will be recorded in black and white.
- Sepia: The
image will be recorded in sepia tones.
- Cyanotype: The image will be recorded in cyan-blue monochrome color.
Built-In Flash: The Coolpix L100 has a built-in
Speedlite flash with a range of 1.665 feet to 36 feet (Wide angle) and 1.665
feet to 29 feet (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:
Auto: Flash fires automatically when lighting is poor.
Auto with Red-eye Reduction: Pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce
Flash Off: Flash will not fire, even when lighting is poor.
Fill Flash: Flash will fire whenever a picture is taken.
Slow Sync: Auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds.
In-Camera Red-Eye Fix: If the camera detects red-eye after the pre-flash has fired, advanced
red-eye reduction processing is used to further reduce red-eye, slightly
increasing the time required before the next picture can be taken.
Movie Mode: You can make movies (AVI) with or without sound
can select TV Movie 640 (640 x 480) at 30 frames per second (fps) and Small Size
320 (320 x 240) at 30 fps or 15fps.
Frames Per Seconds
Approximate Movie Length
44MB Internal Memory
512MB SD-card (optional)
TV Movie 640
640 x 480
@30 fps with
7 min. 10 sec.
320 x 240
@30 fps with
1 min. 19 sec.
14 min. 10
Small Size 320
320 x 240
@15 fps with
2 min. 36 sec.
Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Copy: You can internally copy
images between the camera's internal memory and an inserted SD-card.
Image Review: When this function is activated, pictures that are taken
are automatically briefly displayed immediately after being shot.
Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an
automatic slide show with about three seconds between pictures. Maximum
slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.
During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (9, 16, or 25) at a time.
While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to
highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.
Calendar Display: You can select images to view based on the day the
were taken. Days containing pictures will have a yellow line under them when
viewing the dates (1-31) listed on the calendar.
Playback Zoom: During playback,
you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the
multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can
record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.
Image Rotation: This feature allows you to rotation allows you to
rotate an image 90-degrees clockwise or counterclockwise.
Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix L100 to edit recorded
pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose from the
following editing functions.
- D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back
an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the
corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
- In-Camera Cropping: This
feature allows you to crop out the part of the image you don't want and keep the
part you do.
- Resizing Pictures
(Small Picture): You can create a small copy of a recorded image. The copy
will be stored as a JPEG file with a compression ratio of 1:16. You can choose
from the following sizes: 640 x 480 (suited to television playback), 320 x 240
(suited to display on web pages), or 160 x 120 (suitable for email attachments).
Protect: The camera allows you
to protect selected pictures from accidental deletion.
Multi-Language Menu: You can
choose from 24 different menu display languages including English,
Spanish or French.
Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card by
using the Print Set option in the playback menu. Using DPOF (Digital Print Order
Form), you can designate which images to print, and how many copies to print.
Pictures can be printed as followed:
or Photo Lab: insert the memory card into a printer, or take the memory
card to a digital photo lab (images stored in the internal
memory need to be transferred to a memory card prior to printing).
- PictBridge-compatible Printer: connect the camera to a PictBridge-compatible
printer via USB cable
- Transferring to Computer: transfer the images to a computer before
printing them via USB
Power Requirements: The Coolpix L100 is powered by the four
supplied "AA" alkaline batteries. The supplied alkaline batteries will last up
to approximately 350 shots. The L100 is also compatible with Lithium batteries (4 "AA", sold
separately). Four "AA" lithium batteries provide up to 900 shots. For longer periods of use, it
is recommended to power the camera using the optional AC adapter (EH-67, sold
Note: Rechargeable "AA" batteries can be used with the camera, but the camera's battery meter may not work properly. There is a firmware upgrade available through Nikon to fix this issue.
Auto Off: When
the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Off mode will automatically
turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are
performed for the length of time specified in the Auto Off menu. The time limit
for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 30
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Output: The Coolpix L100 features a single proprietary jack on the bottom of
the camera for connecting the supplied USB or A/V cable. This one output allows you
to download your photos to your computer or printer via USB, or view your photos
on a TV via composite video and mono audio RCA. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Full Speed compatible (equivalent
to USB 1.1). The video output is NTSC or PAL compatible.
Software Suite CD-ROM: The supplied Software Suite CD-ROM
contains Nikon Transfer, Panorama Maker and related software. Nikon Transfer is
used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and to perform
such other transfer-related functions as making backups and embedding
information in pictures as they are transferred. Panorama Maker is used for
creating panorama images from the camera's recorded still images.
System Requirements: The supplied software will work with
Windows and Macintosh. You computer will need to meet the following system
|CPU: Intel Celeron, Pentium 4, or Intel
Core series processor with a clock speed of 1 GHz or faster
||CPU: PowerPC G4 or G5 model or
Intel Core or Intel Xeon (Universal Binary) model
|OS: Pre-Installed versions of
Windows Vista Service Pack 1(32-bit Home Basic/Home
Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate editions), Windows XP Service
Pack 3 (Home Edition/Professional),
||OS: MAC OS X version 10.3.9,
512 MB or more with a minimum of 128 MB free (Windows Vista); 256 MB
or more with a minimum of 128 MB free (Windows XP)
||RAM: 256 MB or more with
a minimum of 128 MB free
|Hard-Disk Space: A
minimum of 1 GB free hard disk space required when Software Suite
applications are running (60 MB required for installation)