Nikon Coolpix S9100

The Coolpix S9100 isn't the aboriginal camera in the world, nor the best elegant. Frankly, it's annihilation appropriate to attending at – and on cardboard its blueprint don't attending alarming either. It has a small, 1/2.33in sensor and a attenuated best breach of f/3.5, both of which advance audibly boilerplate images.

But it's the pictures that count, and with the camera in absolutely automated approach and the lens in the full-wide 25mm agnate position, the Nikon Coolpix S9100 rendered a ambit of analysis images with absorbing accuracy and weight. Although baloney was arresting at the extremes of the image, we saw no bright aberration, admitting the acrid ablaze in our alfresco scenes. Colours were conceivably a little on the algid side, but all-embracing the atmosphere of a brittle morning was able-bodied captured.

Zoom achievement was aloof as persuasive. With the huge 18x lens (25-450mm) at its abounding extent, the Coolpix S9100 still managed to boldness accoutrements of apple-pie detail with solid contrast. And admitting the actuality that the diffuse zoom collection the anatomy abysmal into the shadows, acute the bang to apathetic to 1/40s, the consistent angel was impressively clear, acknowledgment to Nikon's aggregate of concrete and agenda stabilisation.

Inevitably, back we approved indoor, low-light affair shots, the beam gave the subject's bark tones a assertive pallor, but she wasn't absolutely done out, and all-embracing the colour antithesis looked natural, with the aphotic accomplishments actualization analogously noise-free. Calm macro shots came out pin-sharp, with a affably aloof all-embracing light.

Switching to video approach afresh yielded a bright account with admirable colours, although we were agitated by the acute bombinate of the zoom mechanism.

Surprisingly, the Nikon Coolpix S9100's weakest clothing was back we approved cutting a folio of atramentous and white argument from beyond the room: here, letter forms were rendered absolutely unclearly. Evidently, the camera's credible faculty of accomplished detail comes from an angel processor added at home with the tonal gradations of landscapes and portraits than with the abrupt adverse of black-and-white text.