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Nikon S8100

Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended M3.idg.se Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel 10 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 10x Yes Sep 2011
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon S8100 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon S8100 number 546 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 41?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 78%, based on 22 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

Nikon S8100 Video Reviews


Nikon S8100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

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

Average Expert Reviews

22 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.com and Ephotozine have rated this camera on average 78%.

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Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 31,432 expert and user reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three owners wrote that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that the Nikon S8100 was good quality.

  • Most importantly delivers great photo quality in practically all situations…
  • Offering a whole heap of shooting modes and generally good image quality…
    Cnet.com.au December 2010

Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon S8100 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. The best image resolution of all digital cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Nikon S8100 has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Weight

The Nikon S8100 has a pretty average weight (209 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the Nikon S8100 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon S8100 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon S8100 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Nikon S8100 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras. The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras is 0.001m and the largest is 5m.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Nikon S8100 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Quite Short Camera Shutter Speed

With a camera shutter speed of only 0.00025 seconds, the Nikon S8100 has one of the shortest camera shutter speeds amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.00008s and 4s.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of digital cameras is 420MB. With an internal memory of 102 megabytes, the Nikon S8100 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S8100 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S8100 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Nikon camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S8100 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon S8100 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (30 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the Nikon S8100 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Nikon S8100 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S8100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Nikon S8100 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S8100 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only 210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon S8100 is a camera that takes 210 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camera was released in September 2011.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208262199, 00018208262212, 00018208919826, 00018208919864, 03610170021094

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