For night... and day
You're a night owl who loves to explore the city with your camera in hand. And you don't want to be burdened down by a big camera when you're out with friends. The Nikon Coolpix 9100 has an advanced CMOS sensor that can capture vivid portraits and landscapes day and night. The sensor keeps your photos detailed and sharp, even in dim settings, and the advanced image processing lets you capture blur-free, full-resolution photographs in high-speed shooting mode. With its slim body and 18X optical zoom, this camera manages to stay travel-friendly without sacrificing performance.

3" LCD screen and portrait modes
The hi-res 3" LCD screen (921,000-dot display) makes it easy to frame and review your photos. You'll see exactly what you're going to get, and can make the necessary adjustments before you take your shot. Portrait mode helps you capture flattering photos of friends and family, and pet mode helps you take sharp photos of your dogs and cats. And panorama mode stitches several shots together so you can get one shot of the whole city skyline.

HD movie recording and easy playback on your HDTV
The S9100 also lets you record full high-definition video clips when you prefer to capture a moment with movies instead of photos. And when you're ready to share your pictures and videos, a mini HDMI output lets you show them on your compatible HDTV (mini HDMI cable sold separately).

Product Highlights:

  • 12.1-megapixel effective recording
  • 18X optical zoom (4X digital/72X total zoom)
  • high-resolution 3" LCD screen (921,000 dots)
  • records photos and video onto optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
  • 35mm equivalent focal length: 25-450 mm
Special Features:
  • high-definition movie mode (up to 1080p resolution)
  • advanced CMOS sensor for sharp photos even in low light
  • night mode and night portrait mode
  • smile mode automatically snaps the shutter when the camera detects a smiling subject
  • in-camera automatic red-eye correction
  • pet portrait mode
  • panorama mode stitches photos together for a 360° or 180° view
  • optical image stabilization
  • 74MB internal memory
Connections and Dimensions:
  • mini HDMI output for connecting the camera to a compatible HDTV (cable not included)
  • high-speed USB interface
  • 4-1/4"W x 2-1/2"H x 1-3/8"D
  • weight (without battery and media): 7.6 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

High-zoom cameras put you "right there"

High-zoom cameras have powerful built-in lenses that get you close — really close — to your subject. Focus in on a hawk in the tree across the meadow, or zoom across the backyard for a candid close-up of your toddler's face. High-zoom cameras tend to be a bit bigger than the average point-and-shoot because of their larger lenses. These cameras also sometimes feature advanced controls for customizing your photos.

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Great camera.

Written By Traveller, Arlington VA on Friday, June 29, 2012

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I love this camera. Took it to Prague and came back with some great pics. Used to have to carry two cameras, one smaller and one bigger. No longer need to do that since this one has such great zoom and is small enough to carry everywhere. Plus, after I bought it went on amazon and found that I could buy replacement batteries for really cheap. Needed them b/c it's sometimes hard to re-charge overseas.


Written By RocketGal, Kentucky on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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I had another Nikon Coolpix that I wanted to replace rather than repair (after I dropped it hard). I liked the old camera alot and thought an updated Coolpix would be perfect. The reviews on this looked fairly strong. However, I am really disappointed with the quality of the pictures. The sharpness I expected is simply not there. This camera has more pixels than my last one, but the photos are not as good. I was excited about the major zoom capacity, but this doesn't make up for the clarity issues. I am so disappointed. I may return it.

Pros: Great zoom feature, easy to handle and operate

Cons: Pictures are simply not sharp and clear, whether I'm in the auto mode or any other mode.

Good Camera for the price

Written By TBaker, Nacogdoches, TX on Saturday, February 11, 2012

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I have never owned a camera with out a viewfinder. It has been difficult for me to focus with this camera, but I am getting the hang of it. Camera has plenty of features.

Pros: Nice size, price! I have taken some great outdoor photos, pretty good indoor action.

Cons: For me it has been difficult to get the correct setting up. I end up changing the mode dial back to auto so the menu will flash back up so I can choose the one I want.

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Written By Dog Lover, Somers, CT on Tuesday, August 02, 2011

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I am strictly a point and shoot amateur. This camera is a dream come true. It makes allowances for photographer vibration and subject movement. I can't believe that when I tried it out and one dog moved her head during the shot it was clear! The movie "button" is fantastic. No having to go through a menu to find the setting.I took quick pictures of unlit rooms indoors and they are beautiful. I'm thrilled with this camera!

Excellent Point and Shoot

Written By Lizzie, Santa Fe, NM on Saturday, June 11, 2011

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I bought this camera after some careful research. I wanted it for my bicycling blog which contains, obviously, a lot of photos. I wanted that 18x zoom and since I do some post production work on all my photos, I appreciated the lower JPEG compression option. Even if you're not doing Photoshop stuff, this setting just gives a better image. The camera size is a perfect compromise. Not as big as my Canon G11----which is harder to take on my bike rides. Focus CAN be a tad slow at times. No camera is perfect, but this one is a winner in my book. Explore all settings, however, before you render a judgement. Cheers!

Great camera!

Written By JLLACC, Oakfield, NY on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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I love this camera. It takes really nice pictures, and has a great zoom for as compact as it is -- it fits nicely in my purse with no problems, and is ready to take a picture as soon as you turn it on (no 5-10 second delay). I opted for this camera to replace a 5 yr old Kodak, and the zoom, stability and picture quality is much higher. I debated between the Canon SX210, and I'm happy with my decision. I've only had it a few weeks, so I haven't figured everything out yet. The only issue I've had so far is trying to determine when the pictures go directly to the camera's memory vs the SD card...I got really nervous at one point about this, but got all of the pictures with no problem. I just need to print out the manual rather than simply read the quick start guide to figure a few of these things out.

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  • Digital camera (red)
  • EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with plastic terminal cap (3.7V/1050mAh)
  • EH-69P AC adapter (5V/0.55A)
  • Wrist strap
  • 59" USB cable (with Type A USB connector on one end and a proprietary connector on the other end)
  • 48" A/V cable (with proprietary connector on one end and RCA stereo audio and composite video plugs on the other end
  • ViewNX2 CD-ROM
  • User's Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide (Eng / Span / Fren / Port)
  • Nikon Digital Imaging Limited Warranty sheet
  • sheet
  • Online registration sheet
  • For Your Safety sheet

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD No
Wi-Fi No
Touchscreen No
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent 25-450 mm
Optical Zoom 18x
Digital Zoom 4x
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing No
Manual Exposure No
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Mini
Internal Memory 74 MB
Memory Media SD/SDHC/SDXC
Effective Megapixel Count 12.7
Total Megapixels 12.75
Image Stabilization Sensor Shift
Highest Resolution 4000 x 3000
HD Video Recording 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720
Width (inches) 4-5/16
Height (inches) 2-1/2
Depth (inches) 1-3/8
Weight With Battery (ounces) 7.6
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Play, Edit and Print Functions
Battery Information
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Supplied Software

Recording Features

3" LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix S9100 has a 3" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 921,000 dots, an anti-reflective coating and a five-level brightness adjustment. The LCD monitor has approximately 97% horizontal and vertical coverage in the shooting mode and approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in playback mode. There is no separate viewfinder on the camera.

Image Sensor/Processor: The Coolpix S9100 features a 1/2.3", high-density CMOS image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 12.75-million pixels. The effective pixel count is 12.1-million. The EXPEED C2 Image Processing engine delivers high-quality, natural-looking pictures with stunning color and sharpness.

Optics: The Coolpix S9100 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 S9100 uses an 18x wide-angle optical zoom lens, that is equivalent to a 25-450mm lens in 35mm photography. Coupled with the 4x digital zoom, the camera's total zoom capability is 72x. The angle of view is equivalent to that of approximately 1800mm lens (35mm format).

5-Way VR (Vibration Reduction) Stabilization: The Nikon Coolpix S9100 offers a 5-Way Vibration Reduction (VR) Stabilization System:

  • Image Sensor Shift: Nikon's Vibration Reduction compensates for the effects of camera shake by image sensor shift. When the camera is panned horizontally, vibration reduction only reduces vertical shake. When the camera is tilted vertically, vibration reduction only compensates for horizontal shake.
  • Hybrid VR Image Stabilization: Nikon's Hybrid VR Image Stabilization uses a combination of image sensor shift and electronic vibration reduction to compensate for the effects of camera shake.
  • 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: High ISO up to 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.

File Formats: The Coolpix S9100 records still images in JPEG format. HD and SD movies are recorded in MOV format (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo). You have a choice of eight still image size options and five movie options (see chart below).

HS Movies: You can record movies at high speed with the purpose of playing them back in slow motion at 1/8, 1/4, or 1/2 normal playback speed, or record them at lower than normal speed to play them back at two times normal speed. HS Movie options include:

  • HS 240 fps: A 320 x 240 movie of up to 10 seconds in length is recorded at 240 frames per second. When played back at 30 fps, the action is 1/8x normal speed, and the clip is 80 seconds in length.
  • HS 120 fps: A 640 x 480 movie of up to 10 seconds in length is recorded at 120 frames per second. When played back at 30 fps, the action is 1/4x normal speed, and the clip is 40 seconds in length.
  • HS 60 fps: A 1280 x 720 movie of up to 30 seconds in length is recorded at 60 frames per second. When played back at 30 fps, the action is 1/2x normal speed, and the clip is 1 minute in length.
  • HS 15 fps: A 1920 x 1080 movie of up to 2 minutes in length is recorded at 15 frames per second. When played back at 30 fps, the action is 2x normal speed, and the clip is 1 minute in length.

Built-in Memory: The camera has a built-in 74 MB 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, SDHC, or SDXC 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 2 GB SD cards, SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards over 32GB. The capacity of the internal memory and optional memory cards is as follows:

Image Size/
Image Quality
(Compression Ratio)
Number of Storable Images (approx.)
Internal Memory
74 MB
SDHC Memory Card
4 GB
4000 x 3000
High (1:4) 12 650
Normal (1:8) 25 1280
3264 x 2448
Normal (1:8) 37 1910
2592 x 1944
Normal (1:8) 58 2940
2048 x 1536
Normal (1:8) 91 4640
1024 x 768
Normal (1:8) 297 15000
640 x 480
Normal (1:8) 528 24100
3968 x 2232
Normal (1:8) 34 1720
Movie Option Movie Bitrate Maximum Recording Time
Internal Memory
74 MB
SDHC Memory Card
4 GB
HD 1080p
1920 x 1080
14 Mbps 42 sec 35 min
HD 1080p
1920 x 1080
12 Mbps 49 sec 40 min
HD 720p
1280 x 720
9 Mbps 1 min 5 sec 55 min
iFrame 540
960 x 540
24 Mbps 21 sec 15 min
640 x 480
640 kbps 3 min 9 sec 2 hrs 30 min

Note: The maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes, or 4 GB file size, even if there is sufficient free space on the memory card.

Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can choose one of the following shooting modes:

  • Auto Mode: A "point-and-shoot" mode with some user adjustments in brightness, hue, and vividness.
  • Night Landscape: A slow shutter speed is used to produce stunning night landscapes.
  • Night Portrait: For shots that provide natural balance between the main subject and the background when shooting portraits under low lighting.
  • Backlighting: Use when light is coming from behind your subject or when your subject is in the shade but the background is brightly lit. You can use the HDR (high dynamic range) function when a bright backlight cause dark shadows on the subject.
  • Scene Auto Selector: The camera automatically judges the type of subject (scene mode) when you frame the picture so that you can more easily take a picture suited for the scene. The mode will automatically be changed to one of the following scene modes: Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, and Back Light.
  • Scene Mode: You can manually or automatically select a scene mode with settings optimized for the shooting situation:
    • Portrait: Useful for photographs where you want the main subject to stand out clearly from the background.
    • Landscape: For vivid landscape shots that enhance outlines, colors, and contrast in such subjects as forests and skyscrapers.
    • Sports: For dynamic action shots that freeze the action in a single shot or record motion in a series of pictures. Up to 24 frames are captured at a rate of about 1.8 frames per second when the shutter button is fully held down. Image size is set to 12M: 4000 x 3000 pixels.
    • Party/Indoor: Shots include details of the background behind the main subject, or to capture the effects of candlelight and other indoor background lighting.
    • Beach: Vividly captures the brightness of subjects such as snow fields.
    • Snow: Vividly captures the brightness of subjects such as beaches or sunlit expanses of water.
    • Sunset: Preserves deep hues seen in sunsets and sunrises.
    • Dusk/Dawn: Preserves the colors seen in the weak natural light before sunrise and after sunset.
    • Close Up: Used to capture vivid colors in close-up shots of flowers, insects and other small objects, with the background artistically blurred.
    • Food: Used when shooting cuisines.
    • Museum: Use indoors where flash photography is prohibited or in other settings in which you do not want to use flash.
    • Fireworks Show: Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of light from fireworks.
    • Black & White Copy: Provides clear pictures of text or drawings on a white board, business card or in other printed matter.
    • Panorama: Use to take a series of photographs that you will later join to form a single panoramic scene.
    • Pet Portrait: Use this mode to photograph dogs or cats. The camera detects and focuses on the face of the dog or cat. When the subject is in focus, the shutter is released automatically.
  • Continuous Shooting: In the continuous shooting mode, you can select in the menu from the following options:
    • Continuous H: Takes up to 5 pictures at 9.5 frames per second (at 12M: 4000 x 3000), while the shutter button is held down.
    • Continuous L: Takes up to 24 pictures at 1.8 frames per second (at 12M: 4000 x 3000), while the shutter button is held down.
    • Pre-shooting Cache: The camera stores images while the shutter is pressed halfway, then saves a total of 5 images at up to 7.5 fps--two before and three after the shutter is pressed fully.
    • Continuous H 120 fps: 50 frames are captured at about 1/125 second or faster each time the shutter button is pressed. Image size is set to 1280 x 960 pixels.
    • Continuous H 60 fps: 25 frames are captured at about 1/60 second or faster each time the shutter button is pressed. Image size is set to 1600 x 1200 pixels.
    • Best Shot Selector: Camera captures up to 5 images while the shutter release is held down, and the sharpest image in the series is selected and saved.
    • Multi-shot 16: Camera takes 16 shots at about 30 fps and arranges them in a single image of 5M: 2560 x 1920.

Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10 second and 2 second timer for self-portraits. In addition, the camera can use face detection to detect human faces, and automatically release the shutter when a smile is detected (Smile Timer).

AF Area Mode: You can select between the following AF Area Modes to determine where the camera focuses.

  • Face Priority: When the camera recognizes a face (front view only), the camera will focus on the face automatically. The camera can recognize up to 3 or 12 faces depending on shooting and exposure mode.
  • Auto: The camera automatically selects the focus area (up to 9) containing the subject closest to the camera.
  • Center: The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
  • Manual: You can manually select one of 99 focus areas in the monitor. This method is handy when the intended subject is not positioned in the center of the frame, and is relatively still.
  • Subject Tracking: By registering a subject, the focus area will automatically track and focus on the subject.

Macro Mode: Macro mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 1.6". The flash may be unable to light entire subject at distances less than 1 feet 8 inches.

Focus Lock: The Focus Lock feature is used to focus on off-centered subjects in the frame while shooting in Center AF mode.

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 16' at the maximum wide-angle position and 13' at the maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.

Blink Warning Function: The Blink Warning function is available when you are shooting in Face Priority mode. When the camera detects that one or more human subjects may have blinked, the blink warning screen is displayed. The subject is framed by a yellow border, allowing you to check the picture and decide whether or not to take another picture.

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 EV steps.

ISO Settings: Sensitivity is the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the following ISO settings:

  • Auto: Sensitivity is set to ISO 160 when there is sufficient lighting, and raises the sensitivity to a maximum of ISO 800 when lighting is dim.
  • Fixed Range Auto: The camera sets the sensitivity within a fixed range of ISO 160-400.
  • Manual: Sensitivity is locked at the set value: ISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, or 3200.

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 lighting conditions.

Built-in Flash: The Coolpix S9100 has a built-in flash with a range of 1'-8" to 13' (Wide angle) and 5' to 8'-2" (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 red-eye effect.
  • 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.

AF Modes: When shooting still images or movies you can choose between two auto-focus modes:

  • Single AF: The camera focuses when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway and locks at this position during recording.
  • Full-time AF: The camera constantly adjusts focus, even when the shutter-release button is not pressed.

Voice Memo Recording: Audio voice memos for pictures can be recorded over the camera's built-in microphone and played back over the unit's built-in speaker. Memos can be up to 20 seconds in length.

Play, Edit and Print Functions

Auto Sort Mode: Pictures and movies will automatically be sorted in any of the following folder names after shooting them for convenient playback: Smile, Portraits, Food, Landscape, Dusk to Dawn, Close-Ups, Pet Portrait, Movie, Retouched Copies, Other Scenes.

Copy: You can internally copy images and voice recordings between the camera's internal memory and an inserted SD card.

Slide Show Playback: View pictures in the internal memory or on the memory card in an automatic slide show with 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds between pictures. If desired, you can loop the slideshow so it will continuously play. Maximum slide show duration is 30 minutes without operation.

Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4, 9, 16, or 72) 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: This feature displays a calendar allowing you to select and view pictures taken on the same date.

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.

Rotate Image: Recorded pictures can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD screen.

Editing Picture: You can use the Coolpix S9100 to edit recorded pictures in-camera and store them as separate files. You can choose from the following editing functions:

  • Quick Retouch: Quick Retouch can be used to easily create retouched copies in which contrast and saturation have been enhanced.
  • 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.
  • Skin Softening: The camera recognizes faces in pictures and creates a copy with softer facial skin tones.
  • Filter Effects: You can apply a variety of effects using the digital filter: Cross Screen, Fisheye, Miniature Effect, or Painting.
  • Frame: Create a copy of an image surrounded by a frame. You can choose from 12 different frame styles.
  • 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).
  • Cropping: Create a copy containing only the portion visible in the monitor.

Multi-Language Menu: You can choose from 26 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:

  • Printer 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

Battery Information

Power Requirements: The Coolpix S9100 is powered by a supplied rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (EN-EL12). The battery is charged in the camera using the supplied EH-69P AC adapter and UC-E6 USB cable. The supplied rechargeable battery will last up to approximately 270 shots or 1 hour 20 minutes of HD movie recording on one charge. A fully-exhausted battery charges in about 3 hours 50 minutes.

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 minutes.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

HDMI: The Coolpix S9100 is equipped with a mini-HDMI (Type C) output, allowing you to connect the camera to an HDTV. An optional mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. The camera's HDMI output can be set to Auto, 480p, 720p or 1080i.

USB/Audio-Video Output: The camera features a single proprietary jack on the bottom of the camera for connecting the supplied AV or USB cable. This one output allows you to download your photos to your computer or printer via USB using the supplied USB cable, or view your photos on a TV using the supplied AV cable. The USB interface is USB 2.0 Hi-Speed compatible. The video output is NTSC or PAL compatible.

Supplied Software

Software Suite CD-ROM: The supplied ViewNX 2 CD-ROM contains Nikon Transfer 2, ViewNX 2, and Panorama Maker 5. Nikon Transfer 2 is used to copy (transfer) pictures from the camera to the computer and ViewNX 2 is used for viewing your images and movies on the computer. Panorama Maker 5 is used for creating panoramic images from the camera's recorded still images.

System Requirements: The supplied software will work with Windows and Macintosh. Your computer will need to meet the following system requirements:

  Windows Macintosh
  • Still Images/Motion JPEG Movies: Intel Celeron/Pentium 4, or Intel Core series, 1.6 GHz or better
  • Movies (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264):
    • Playback: Pentium D 3.0 GHz or better
    • Editing: Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz
  • Still Images/Motion JPEG Movies: PowerPC G4 (1 GHz or better), G5, Intel Core series or Xeon series
  • Movies (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264):
    • Playback: Power PC G5 Dual or Core Duo 2 GHz or better
    • Editing: Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or better
Operating System
  • Windows 7: Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
  • Windows Vista: Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, Ultimate (Service Pack 2)
  • Windows XP: Home Edition, Professional (Service Pack 3)

Pre-installed versions. All installed programs run as 32-bit applications in 64-bit editions of Window 7 and Windows Vista.

MAC OS X Versions:
  • 10.4.11
  • 10.5.8
  • 10.6.5



  • Windows 7 / Windows Vista: 1 GB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
  • Windows XP: 512 MB or more  (2 GB or more recommended)
  • MAC OS X: 512 MB or more (2 GB or more recommended)
Hard Disk Space
  • 500 MB or more available on the startup disk (1 GB or more recommended)
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 x 1024 pixels or higher recommended)
  • Colors: 24-bit color (True Color) or more
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels (XGA) or more (1280 x 1024 pixels or higher recommended)
  • Colors: Millions or more

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