- 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-140mm (F3.9-5.8) lens
- 180g - 101 x 68 x 24mm
- Released August 2010
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon S1100pj overview
Nikon S1100pj is Nikon's Ultracompact digital camera initially introduced on August of 2010. It features a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4320 x 3240.
The S1100pj comes in at #66 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #1010 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can try our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your custom factors.
Below is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon S1100pj history
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Nikon S1100pj Gallery
You can view the S1100pj from various angles in the gallery below.
Nikon S1100pj Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Nikon S1100pj based on aspects which are often seen as important in a digital camera.
Nikon S1100pj Sensor information
The Nikon S1100pj is run by the Expeed C2 processor. The sensor size in the Nikon S1100pj is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4320 x 3240 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and includes a standard ISO range of 80 - 1600. The ISO can also be increased digitally to a maximum of 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath shows the S1100pj's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The S1100pj sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon S1100pj dimensions
Nikon S1100pj weighs 0.40 lbs (180 grams or 6.35 ounces) and features outer measurements of 101mm x 68mm x 24mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 0.9"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Nikon S1100pj is weightier compared to its competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Underneath is a shot of the Nikon S1100pj beside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the S1100pj.
Nikon S1100pj Lens information
The S1100pj features a built-in lens giving a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really ideal nevertheless it will definitely be handy in some conditions.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.9 which will be somewhat sluggish and not the best in low light situations and you may find it hard to capture good bokeh. You could also have to raise your ISO setting which causes noisy shots. On the long end, 140mm comes at f5.8 which is very slow and you will have to apply slower shutter speeds.
Nikon S1100pj Connectivity
The S1100pj has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send images and sometimes adjust settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Several apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Nikon S1100pj Video information
The highest video resolution in the Nikon S1100pj is 1280 x 720 and it can save in H.264 file format. 720p is low by today's standards. You should target a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The body doesn't include a mic and headphone port so you have got zero control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to buy another model in case you want better audio in your videos.
Nikon S1100pj Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the Nikon S1100pj so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Nikon S1100pj Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon S1100pj features a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 460k dots.
Additionally the screen is touch friendly so you will be able to shift focus points and change settings using your finger.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs regarding Nikon S1100pj are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be very beneficial during sunny outdoor situations which will make the camera screen washed out and difficult to view.
Nikon S1100pj Shutter information
The maximum shutter speed is 1/1500 seconds.
Nikon S1100pj Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon S1100pj has got just integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Nikon S1100pj Autofocusing information
Nikon S1100pj has got only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and exact compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
It features 9 focus points to select from. Nikon S1100pj has not got manual focus. Manual focus is good during low light situations or you need more exact control on depth of field.
Nikon S1100pj Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 offers the highest (320) battery life within this range of cameras.
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Nikon S1100pj for varying categories of photography
The following graph presents a analysis of the Nikon S1100pj for varying categories of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon S1100pj Portrait photography details
The Nikon S1100pj has a points tally of 28 which is subpar, meaning that it is not acceptable to use for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support & ability to work with external flash.
Nikon S1100pj Street photography features
Coming in at a modest points total of 54, the Nikon S1100pj is reasonably adequate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of image quality and portability.
Nikon S1100pj Sports photography advice
A subpar sports photography score of 38 indicates the Nikon S1100pj is not acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have great focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon S1100pj as a Travel photography camera
Portability is really crucial when picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Nikon S1100pj gets a nice 61 as a travelling camera which is a fine choice to take with you on your holidays.
Nikon S1100pj as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Nikon S1100pj and it's subpar grade of 42 as a landscape camera is not acceptable compared to its rivals.
Nikon S1100pj as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera ought to offer a moving display screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Nikon S1100pj is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a subpar rating of 29.
Nikon S1100pj Alternatives
If you need replacements to the S1100pj, below is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the class of Ultracompact.
The line graph down below provides you an overview of the S1100pj versus it's top ranked rivals mentioned above.
These are some more cameras you might look at as alternate options. To review a complete comparison, go to the "compare" link.