LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S9100 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
S9100 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Fujifilm X30 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S9100 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately S9100 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S9100 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Nikon S9100 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon S9100, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon S9100 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
S9100 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. S9100 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a None speaker.
Nikon S9100 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X30 or Olympus XZ-2 iHS in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect S9100 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon S9100 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 270 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 255 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras
Fujifilm HS35EXR with its 600shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Superzoom cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S9100 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S9100 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon S9100 is $359.99