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When is the being released?

I have only seen this product avalible for pre-order. when is it going to be released?
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I bought a s3000 a few weeks ago and like it.
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The new Coolpix models were release at the beginning of February and it’s usually available after 30 to 45 days. You may want to check with your local dealer or keep visiting our Nikon store.
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What's the problem if the screen flashes a message " BATTERY EXHAUSTED " ???

Even when I connect the charger it stills flashes the message " BATTERY EXHAUSTED ".
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This appears to be an issue with this camera. I just called today to Nikon and they said it was my adapter wasn't working. So I have to mail it back to them at my cost they said, even though it is under manufacturer warranty. Call them. I am hoping that is all that is wrong as I have read numberous reports on this as a problem on this site.
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Please verify that that you have the correct option selected for the Charge by computer, MENU > SETUP MENU > Charge by Computer. Also, try it with a backup battery. If the problem persists you will need to send the camera and the charger to be evaluated.
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I Don't want the date and time coming up on my pictures when i print them how can i take this off??

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once the date and time is on the picture when it is taken, it cannot be taken off. You must go to the settings menu prior to taking the photo and turn it off.
One option is photo shop, but would be time consuming.
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You press MENU > Setup > Print Date and turn off the option. Please see page # 143 of the user's manual for the COOLPIX s3100.
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what is the warranty?

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1 year manufacturer warranty. I bought the addtional warranty for 2-years. See if you can buy it because this camera definately has issues with it.
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Coolpix cameras warranted by Nikon, Inc. to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase.
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Can I use extra lens with this camera? If Yes, what is the suggested type/model?

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No, Coolpix s3100 just has one fixed lens.
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This is a Compact Digital camera, doesn't use interchangeable lenses.
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Can I film a video for 30minutes with this camera? Or does it only shoot video clips like a phone?

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30 min when VGA is selected, 8 min when HD. 8 min it´s too short =(
It´s because of the 32 GB card? idk
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The maximum file size for a single movie is 2GB or the maximum movie length for a single movie is 29 minutes, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording.
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Can I use nikon coolpix S3100 digital camera as a webcam? If it does then how is it possible?

I want to get all the drivers of Nikon Coolpix S3100 Digital Camera so that I can use it as a webcam in PC.
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No you cant.
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This camera doesn't have the feature to be use as a webcam.
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Error occured during installation of ViewNx2 software cd in PC!!!

During installation of the cd supplied with nikon coolpix s3100 digital camera when view nx2 is installing after some time "ClvActv- Initializefile is not found" - this error has come for 3 times... Why?? But when I click on the Ok messsage for 3 times the installation is done & images also be tranfered through usb port. But why the error message??? my PC configuration:- Windows XP Professional(service pack 2), intel pentium4, 3.0GHZ processor, 512 MB ram, over 9 gb free disk space, Microsoft visual C++ 2008 x86 9.0.30729.17, MSXML 6.0Parser, .NET 2.0......
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For better assistance, please click on the link below in order for you to send sample images:
Answer Title: How to ask or update a Technical Support question
Answer Link: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Your main problem is not having enough RAM, the minimum requirement is 768mb with a recommended 1gb, so with your 512mb that is just not enough, time for an upgrade..
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How do you turn the flash off ?

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On the round button with the "ok" in the middle of it, click the top of that circle where the icon looks like a squiggly arrow(its the flash icon), it opens the flash settings, and the third one down with a circle and line going through flash icon, is the setting to turn off the flash.
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Please see page# 31 of the user's manual for the COOLPIX s3100.
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My s3100 will not power on

The coolpix will not power on or will it take a charge. No lights are display when i plug in the powercord.
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Remove the battery and then replace it. I've had to do this to my camera several times. It seems to lock up or something, and this will reset it.
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Please try it with a backup battery. If the problem persists you will need to send the camera and the charger to be evaluated.
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How do i use the s3100? is there a video i can watch?

I just bought the s3100 Coolpix, and im not finding it overly user friendly. My biggest issue is i want to be able to take pictures and not have them come out all blurry cus i dont have a very steady hand when its comes to photography or if im walking and dont have time to stop i want to be able to take the picture as im moving. How can i do this?
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you can try looking at the different settings...there might be action, or sports, or something? if not, something i sometimes do is take a video instead, so i can be walking around and stuff, and then, when i upload it to the computer, snip out that frame. it might not be the ideal photo taking expieriance, but at least it records your memories all the same! good luck!
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Please visit our Learn and Explore website for Photography Techniques:
http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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where do I purchase replacement cords

My Daughter lost the recharging cord that also hooks up to computer for her Coolpix S3100.
Where do I purchase a new one?
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The correct cable for your camera is the UC-E6 USB cable and you can get at our online store. Please got to store.nikonusa.com.
 
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Check amazon thats where I have always bough replacement part for cameras.
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Does this camera have color selection?

Does this camera have the option to pick one color to stand out in a black and white photo?
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Yes, see page 110 of the manual (Filter Effects: Digital filter; Selective color).
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no
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Is it Wasterproof?

I am about to get this camera and I am curious to know if it is water proof.
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No, the COOLPIX S3100 is not a waterproof camera. You may want to check the COOLPIX AW100 or the S30.
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No its not.
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I don't have the usb charger for this camera. Is there any other way to tranfer photos from my camera to the computer?

I only have a charger that charges the battery. Is there other ways to transfer the pictures without the usb cord?
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Any mini usb cable will work or you could use a card reader
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Go to any electronics retailer and purchase a USB to mini USb cable, it doesn't have to be Nikon, they are generic.They dont cost more than $5 or $6.00. If you use a sd card you can also purchase an sd card reade if you computer doesn't have one built in. Remove the sd card from the camera and insert it into the card reader.
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does this camera have date and time option on the photograph?

I need to take photos with the date and time in the photo, does this camera have that option?
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Yes, this model has the date imprint feature (date and time).
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how can you recharge the battery?

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Insert the battery in the camera, connect the AC Adapter EH-69P to the camera using the USB cable and then plug the charger into an electrical outlet.
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Photos in memory

When I turn on my new CoolPix S3100 camera, some previous photos I've taken appear that are are not on my card. How can I access or recover these?

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Thanks for your concern about or Peers in Japan.

Regarding the issue with your camera please reset the camera to default settings:
Go to MENU > Setup > Reset All
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which cameras digitally imprint the date on the picture?

I need this feature in the real estate business. we don't print the pictures, the date must show up on the digital image we upload into various bank's systems. My boss has the Nikon P1 and it has this feature. Not sure how old the P1 is, but I have not been able to locate it in a store in my area.
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All Coolpix models have the Date Imprint feature. On the Coolpix P1 you just have to rotate de mode dial on top of the camera to SET UP to select DATE IMPRINT and press OK.
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Is it possible to stop the compression of the images?

Despite having a very high resolution/megapixil number, it seems to be compressing the images when they're saved to the card. My old (non-Nikon) camera took pictures at 4mp and the file size was 3mb. The S3100 at 14mp is barely 3mb, and it shows in the images - they look fuzzy where I expect them to look crisp. The manual says nothing about this setting (that I can find) - is this a possible adjustment?
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The max resolution for your camera is 4320x3240 which would indeed give you a file size of approximately 3mb, look on page 38 of your manual as there appears to be a setting slightly higher than the default.
Im not so sure about your old camera giving you 3meg files from 4mp's unless of course it was shooting in or being converted to TIFF or Bitmap.
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