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The best Nikon digital cameras under $100 price range are the cheap compact cameras suitable for capturing photos on the go. Most of these digital cameras support an optical zoom of 7x which also support HD video recording along with LCD screens of over 3 inch. Check for the cheaper Nikon digital cameras under their Coolpix product line.

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Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600


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Nikon Coolpix S3600
Nikon Coolpix S3500
Nikon Coolpix L25
Nikon Coolpix S30
Nikon Coolpix S3300
Nikon Coolpix S3600
Nikon Coolpix S3500 Digital Camera
Nikon Coolpix L25 Digital Camera
Nikon Coolpix S30 Light Field Camera
Nikon S3300 Light Field Camera
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Release Date
Feb 2014
Mar 2013
May 2012
Feb 2012
Feb 2012
Camera Type
Compact
Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Light Field Camera, Compact
Compact, Standard Point and Shoot
Optical Zoom
8.0 x
7.0 x
5.0 x
3.0 x
6.0 x
Resolution
20.0 Megapixel
20.0 Megapixel
10.4 Megapixel
10.1 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
CCD
LCD Screen Size
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
3.0 in.
2.7 in.
2.7 in.
Image Sensor Size
2.5 mm
7.66 mm
6.0 mm
6.0 mm
7.7 mm
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    If you're a typical point and shooter, using a camera on days out, nights on the town and holidays, then the Nikon Coolpix S3600 is great for those situations. Bright light or using with flash is good for the camera because you can use a low ISO and obviate the noise issues. For the price of the camera, the noise performance isn't too bad though. The screen on the back of the camera does the photographs no favours, though.


  • The price of around £100 is perfect for this camera. It means it's easily accessible to many people who may be looking at their first camera but don't want the complications of a normal compact. It would make a great first camera for a younger person with the funky colours and digital filters to attract the "Instagram" generation. If you're looking for a small, light weight digital compact camera and you have around £109 to spend then you need to take a look at the Nikon Coolpix S3500 because it will fit your needs perfectly.


  • If you're looking for a cheap camera you can't go far wrong with the Nikon Coolpix S3500, particularly as most budget cameras have at most 5x optical zoom, here you'll find a 7x optical zoom lens for less than £90. It has a fairly limited set of features, but image quality isn't too bad, particularly for sharing on Facebook etc.


  • Arguably the most important benefit to the Nikon Coolpix L25 is the price. The sub-£50 threshold has generally been a market for the very low spec cameras. Much lower than this. A year ago, this camera would've been £100. So what's happened? Either the build quality has dropped slightly, materials to build the cameras are cheaper or Nikon are making them cheap to make them more enticing in the war against camera phones.


  • If you are on a very strict budget, or are buying a child their first camera, the L25 is ideal. Images produced aren't ideal for large prints, but should look great when shared on Facebook thanks to the cameras good colour reproduction. Overall, you can't expect much for £40, but you do get a decent amount of zoom and a large screen in this compact camera, it also looks good in red.


  • Simple operation, a 5x zoom and a rock-bottom price, but image quality falls short of our modest expectations.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S30 is an inexpensive, family-friendly waterproof point-and-shoot that's best used outdoors in good lighting and with slow-moving or stationary subjects. If you need more than that, be prepared to spend more than $120 on a different camera.


  • The Nikon Coolpix S30 is a waterproof camera that is easy to use and designed to survive being dropped and generally treated in a less than ideal way. This makes it ideal for families or those with small children, especially as it's design makes it very easy to use. The camera is good value for money and while it does not feature many controls, it should keep the point and shoot user happy with bright colourful photos that will be good for web use or prints up to A4.

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    Overall, we think that the Coolpix S30 offers an affordable weatherproof option for shutterbugs on a budget. Despite having a smaller feature-set than its tougher AW100 brother, its low price makes it attractive to users who want something hardy without breaking the bank--from frugal, globe-trotting backpackers to parents looking for their child's first camera


  • The Coolpix S3300 isn't a great camera, even for only $140. The cheap lens produces some of the most distracting chromatic aberration we've seen, and overall resolution is poor as a result. Shot to shot speed is also quite slow, ruling out action or sports photography, and noise reduction is highly destructive above the minimum ISO. We will admit this camera does have a few advantages. The slim, flat design fits very easily into the pocket, even more so than most compacts.


  • If you're looking for a camera to aid you in your photography and accelerate your learning of the art then this isn't it. While it offers a few effects and over-rides, they're sparse in order to keep costs down. The Nikon Coolpix S3300 is a simple machine designed to record moments in time. If that's what you want a camera for then it will do you proud.


  • Having been impressed with previous models (S3000 and S3100) we were looking forward to seeing how the S3300 would perform. Sadly we feel a bit let down. The S3300 continues to offer good colour reproduction in a compact body available in a range of colours. Sadly, image quality is poor, particularly if you are shooting at ISO 200 and above, although if you only take pictures to share on social networking sites you shouldn't have too much to be concerned about.


Top 5 nikon digital camera under $100:

  1. Nikon Coolpix S3600
  2. Nikon Coolpix S3500 Digital Camera
  3. Nikon Coolpix L25 Digital Camera
  4. Nikon Coolpix S30 Light Field Camera
  5. Nikon S3300 Light Field Camera