Nikon S1100pj

Nikon Coolpix S1100pj front
  • 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
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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 #63 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all round #1008 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can try our Advanced camera filter to get camera ratings based on your custom factors.

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Below is a chart of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Nikon S1100pj history

The Nikon S1100pj is part of a family of products. You can view the complete list underneath.

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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.

decent sized screen (3 inch)
flash built-in
good min ISO (80)
good zoom range (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
pretty wide (28mm)
touchscreen functionality
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
does not have external microphone jack
does not have HDMI support
does not have headphone jack
does not have phase detect AF
does not have RAW format
does not have Timelapse function
external flash not possible
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
more heavy than others (180 grams)
no aperture priority
no shutter priority mode
pixelated screen (460 k dot)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
sluggish at long end (f5.8)
sluggish max aperture (f3.9)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
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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.

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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.

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To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Underneath is a shot of the Nikon S1100pj beside a soft drink so you can have a sense of its size.

Nikon Coolpix S1100pj dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button layout on the S1100pj.

Nikon Coolpix S1100pj topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Underneath is a collection of Ultracompact cameras which have the strongest battery life:

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.

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good resolution (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

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.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
heavier than average in class (180g)

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.

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image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF

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.

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decent MP (14MP)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (180g)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)

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.

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fairly wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
no manual mode
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function

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.

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rather wide (28mm)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no mic socket
heavier than competition (180g)

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.

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General Information
Nikon Coolpix S1100pj
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
Expeed C2
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Full resolution
4320 x 3240
RAW data
Max native ISO
Max boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
3 inch
Screen resolution
460k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range
3.50 m
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30,15 fps)
Max video resolution
Video format
Microphone input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
180 gr (0.40 lb)
101 x 68 x 24mm (4.0" x 2.7" x 0.9")
Battery model
Self timer
Yes (10 or 2 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots
Launch pricing