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Nikon COOLPIX S8100
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Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Digital Camera

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12.1MP 10x CMOS Jun 2011
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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

This Nikon camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras of a similar age and spec.

The experts at What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and M3.idg.se all endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

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

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”.

Good Brand

Compact cameras produced by Nikon have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just compact cameras) and found that Nikon also has good ratings across its entire range.

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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.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The COOLPIX S8100 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on similar spec cameras that were launched 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 Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon COOLPIX S8100 supports video capability, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support video capability.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the COOLPIX S8100, the Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has a built-in flash.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

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

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the cameras that were released around the same time as the COOLPIX S8100 the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.2m. The COOLPIX S8100 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon COOLPIX S8100 is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX S8100. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash" and "Manual" are also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the COOLPIX S8100 the internal memorys range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB. With an internal memory of 102 megabytes, the Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has One Photo Effects

The Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the COOLPIX S8100.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The COOLPIX S8100 has a higher still image resolution than most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s), whereas most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 1024 x 768, 2048 x 1536 and 2592 x 1944 and 3968 x 2232. Digital cameras of this type and age still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the COOLPIX S8100 is 230 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 450,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the COOLPIX S8100 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the COOLPIX S8100.

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Quite Big Extra/Smart Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has a fairly big extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX S8100. The smallest extra/Smart zoom of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the COOLPIX S8100 is 1.3x and the biggest is 96x.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the COOLPIX S8100. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200" and "Auto" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the COOLPIX S8100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Nikon camera. This camera also supports a video resolutions 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 digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of this age and spec.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX S8100.

The worst video resolution across similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Nikon camera supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The audio formats supported "AAC" is also supported by this digital camera.

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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

With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the COOLPIX S8100 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average megapixel of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the COOLPIX S8100 is 14MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 46MP.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the COOLPIX S8100, the Nikon COOLPIX S8100 does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the COOLPIX S8100 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The COOLPIX S8100 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX S8100 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years are not waterproof. The Nikon COOLPIX S8100 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Heavy

The lightest comparable spec digital camera that has been available for more than two years is 20g , the heaviest is 840g, and the average weight is 170g. The Nikon COOLPIX S8100 is one of the heavier compact cameras that came out around the same time as the COOLPIX S8100 (209 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the COOLPIX S8100 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has a greater number of camera file systems than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the COOLPIX S8100. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "DPOF 1.1" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Only Has One Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon COOLPIX S8100 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the COOLPIX S8100.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the COOLPIX S8100 the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP. The COOLPIX S8100 has one of the less total megapixelss (only 12.75 megapixels) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The COOLPIX S8100 has a fairly big maximum aperture number (only 5.6) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. The maximum aperture numbers of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 87.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon COOLPIX S8100 is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the COOLPIX S8100.

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Heavy

The COOLPIX S8100 is quite heavy (0.209 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The lightest digital camera of a comparable type and age to the COOLPIX S8100 is 0.097kg heavy, the heaviest is 180kg, and the average weight is 4.1kg.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.5, the COOLPIX S8100 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the COOLPIX S8100. The average minimum aperture number of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 6.9.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of cameras of a comparable age and type to the COOLPIX S8100 range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. The COOLPIX S8100 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (30 millimeters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 10, the biggest is 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 160, the COOLPIX S8100 has one of the biggest ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon COOLPIX S8100

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the COOLPIX S8100 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the COOLPIX S8100 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the COOLPIX S8100.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the COOLPIX S8100 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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MOS Sensor Type

The Nikon COOLPIX S8100 has a better sensor type than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a MOS sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Cable Type
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
Camera Shutter Speed
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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