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Nikon Coolpix S8100
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Nikon Coolpix S8100 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 10x CMOS Apr 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Quick. Powerful. Versatile. 10 X Zoom. Full HD Movie. High Resolution Display.The Nikon COOLPIX S8100 combines 12. 1-megapixel camera with a 10 X wide Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens, covering 30-300... More
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Four Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras love this digital camera and have given it four awards.

This camera received a "Recommended" from What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and M3.idg.se all of whom said that this compact camera camera was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on twenty-three expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon Coolpix S8100 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com scored the product 4 stars and wrote five years ago “With fast performance, good photos”. In the same month expert website Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote “It looks fantastic and provides quality, detailed images that don’t disappoint”. Expert review site Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “The Nikon S8100 takes very good photographs with excellent color”.

A few Nikon Coolpix S8100 owners reckoned that the product was good in low light. Six years ago Infosyncworld.com wrote “The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is a premiere example of why the low light revolution should be proud”.

Several Nikon Coolpix S8100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned on expert website Imaging Resource.com “Had a lot of fun shooting with it” in their review. Imaging-Resource.com also wrote “The camera does reasonably well considering the 12-megapixel resolution and long zoom”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good image sensor. Five years ago Techreviewsource.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is a 12.1-megapixel digital camera with an advanced CMOS sensor and a 10x optical zoom”.

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Good Size

Eight Nikon Coolpix S8100 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “The Coolpix S8100 compact megazoom is Nikon's follow-up to the Coolpix S8000” . Cnet.com also mentioned “The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is a compact megazoom worth considering”. Five years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “This compact sports a 12.1 megapixel CMOS optical sensor al” in their Nikon Coolpix S8100 review.

One Nikon Coolpix S8100 owner reckoned that the product was a good body shape. Alphr.com wrote “Nikon has changed the body” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8100.

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Good Product Quality

A few Nikon Coolpix S8100 owners thought the Nikon Coolpix S8100 was good quality. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “Most importantly delivers great photo quality in practically all situations”. Cnet.com.au said in their review on expert website CNET.com.au “Offering a whole heap of shooting modes and generally good image quality” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars. Digicambuyer.co.uk said on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk five years ago “From the outset, you’ll be impressed with its grippy, yet sleek casing, its metal buttons and excellent build quality”.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

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Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good case. One Nikon Coolpix S8100 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Digicambuyer.co.uk said “Nikon’s COOLPIX S8100 sure is a good-looking piece of kit” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

Three Nikon Coolpix S8100 reviewers said that it had a good zoom. Photographyblog.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix S8100 review on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is an appealingly simple-to-use yet powerful travel zoom camera that is a marked improvement on the original S8000 in many ways.” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Cnet.com.au mentioned on expert website CNET.com.au six years ago “The S8100 is a tempting proposition for those looking for a 10x optical zoom compact” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Video Capture

Several customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix S8100 agreed that it was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The camera offers an impressive full HD video mode, that allows use of optical zoom, an”. Expert website Alphr.com wrote “A worthwhile update to the excellent S8000, with Full HD video and excellent image quality” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8100.

Good Support

A few customers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix S8100 considered that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Techradar.com said “The Nikon Coolpix S8100 has all the essentials, plus a few features that help you get decent shots in tricky situations, notably in low light” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8100. Five years ago Photoradar.com wrote in their review on expert website Photo Radar “The Nikon S8100 has all the essentials, plus a 10x zoom lens and a few features that help you get decent shots in tricky situations, notably in low light”.

Easy to Use

A few people said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S8100 was easy to use. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “The Nikon S8100 is responsive, easy to use and has a nice screen”. Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The S8100 is an absolute joy to use” in their Nikon Coolpix S8100 review.

Robust

One person considered that this digital camera was well made.

Good Flash

One person considered that it had a good flash. Expert website Infosyncworld.com rated it 4 stars and said in their review “The Nikon Coolpix S8100 has a better focal length, flash, LCD screen”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was noisy. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine “Switches from a CCD imaging sensor in the S8000 to a high speed backside illumination CMOS sensor, for improved noise performance” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix S8100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S8100 had a good screen.

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S8100 which do not support Full HD video, the Coolpix S8100 supports Full HD video.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Nikon Coolpix S8100 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix S8100.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon Coolpix S8100 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S8100 also have an image stabiliser.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix S8100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The smallest closest focusing distance of digital cameras of this age and type is 0.01m and the largest is 30m. The Coolpix S8100 has a fairly small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S8100.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The Nikon Coolpix S8100 has a greater number of photo effects than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras of this type and age. The photo effect "Sepia" is also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix S8100 range from 1MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 330MB. The Nikon Coolpix S8100 has one of the bigger internal memory (102 megabytes) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Quite High Display Resolution

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the Coolpix S8100 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix S8100.

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Fairly Big Extra / Smart Zoom

With an extra / smart zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 has a fairly big extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The extra / smart zooms of comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix S8100 range from 1.3x to 96x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 26x.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix S8100 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution, whereas most cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this Nikon camera have still image resolutions of 1024 x 768, 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1944 and 3264 x 2448. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this age and type is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix S8100 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 160 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by cameras of this age and type. The ISO speeds "200", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon Coolpix S8100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Nikon camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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17 Reasons Against

Inferior Technical Features

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix S8100 did not have good features.

Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 12.1 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 has a fairly low megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix S8100. Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S8100 have megapixel counts of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix S8100, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix S8100 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S8100 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix S8100 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix S8100 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 209 grams, the Coolpix S8100 is quite heavy compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average weight of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S8100 is 170g, and the weights range from 20g to 710g.

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Only Features Two Flash Modes

The Coolpix S8100 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Nikon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix S8100. The flash mode "Manual" is also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Mode

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix S8100 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix S8100.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The average total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 16MP. With a total megapixel count of only 12.75 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Nikon Coolpix S8100 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Across all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S8100 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 1.8, the smallest is 87, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8. At only 5.6, the Coolpix S8100 has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Coolpix S8100 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Nikon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

At 3.5, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The minimum apertures of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3 to 6.6, and the average minimum aperture is 3.2.

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Heavy

The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is one of the heavier cameras of this spec and age (0.209 kilograms) amongst digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix S8100 have weights of between 0.097kg and 180kg, and the average weight is 5.2kg.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

At 30 millimeters, the Coolpix S8100 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix S8100. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum focal lengths of between 5mm and 120mm.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix S8100 is 10, the biggest is 1,600, and the average minimum ISO speed is 99. At 160, the Coolpix S8100 has a very big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix S8100.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix S8100

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Coolpix S8100 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S8100.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix S8100 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix S8100.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix S8100.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Coolpix S8100 has a better sensor type than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
PC Connectivity
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Weight
Interface
Focal Length
Cable
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

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Expert Reviews

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The S8100 is an absolute joy to use. It looks fantastic and provides quality, detailed images that don?t disappoint. If your budget can stretch, then it?s a must-have Overall Our provides the...

Overall, we liked the Nikon Coolpix 8100, and had a lot of fun shooting with it. Outdoors, the Nikon S8100 takes very good photographs with excellent color. Indoors, the camera does reasonably... Read more…

1 March 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is an impressive compact camera that is packed with features, and most importantly delivers great photo quality in practically all situations. The camera offers an...

Ephotozine

1 March 2011

The Nikon S8100 is responsive, easy to use and has a nice screen. However, the BSI CMOS sensor seems to have given Nikon a false sense of security, as picture quality at high ISO settings is...

18 February 2011

Although it's not stuffed to overflowing with technology, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 has all the essentials, plus a few features that help you get decent shots in tricky situations, notably in low... Read more…

11 February 2011

A worthwhile update to the excellent S8000, with Full HD video and excellent image quality...

3 February 2011

Although it?s not stuffed to overflowing with technology, the Nikon S8100 has all the essentials, plus a 10x zoom lens and a few features that help you get decent shots in tricky situations,... Read more…

2 February 2011

The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is an appealingly simple-to-use yet powerful travel zoom camera that is a marked improvement on the original S8000 in many ways, but its 30mm lens and average image quality...

PhotographyBlog.com

26 January 2011

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The Jessops exclusive Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has some impressive specs on paper, from the 12MP sensor through to the 10x optical zoom lens with five kinds of anti-shake technology.Nikon COOLPIX S8100... Read more…

20 January 2011

With a 10x zoom lens, four-way image stabilization and a 3-inch LCD screen, the Coolpix S8100 ($299.95 list) by Nikon promises "superb color and razor-sharp results," according to the company.... Read more…

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