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Nikon S8100 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 12.1MP 10x Sep 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Four industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Inferior technical features
32 Reviews + 4 Awards
Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended M3.idg.se Recommended

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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera did not have good technical guidance. Six years ago Techreviewsource.com wrote “No manual adjustments” in their review of the Nikon S8100. Digital Versus said “Not many manual settings”. What Digital Camera said “Lack of manual controls” in their review of the Nikon S8100.


Features

Inferior Technical Features

Two people who purchased it considered that it did not have good features. Expert website Photoradar.com wrote “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” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera “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”.


Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and M3.idg.se all of whom concluded that this Nikon camera was good.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 78% based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 25,534 owner and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its low megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 99% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

One Nikon S8100 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it did not have a good battery life. Techreviewsource.com wrote “Limited battery life”.


Design

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was well designed.

One person who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good looking. Six years ago Digicambuyer.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Nikon’s COOLPIX S8100 sure is a good-looking piece of kit”.

One Nikon S8100 owner concluded that it had a good case.

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Robust

Three customers who reviewed it thought it was well made. Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote “From the outset, you’ll be impressed with its grippy, yet sleek casing, its metal buttons and excellent build quality” in their Nikon S8100 review and gave the product a rating of 8 stars.

Easy to Use

Two Nikon S8100 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert review site Digital Versus “The Nikon S8100 is responsive, easy to use and has a nice screen”. Digicambuyer.co.uk wrote in their Nikon S8100 review on expert review site Digicam Buyer.co.uk “The S8100 is an absolute joy to use”.

Good Quality

Nine Nikon S8100 reviewers agreed that it was good quality. Techradar said “Good build quality” nonetheless they gave the product a score of 18.8 out of 100. What Digital Camera said “Excellent image sharpness, well built, impressive movie quality” in their Nikon S8100 review. Techradar also wrote “Good quality images” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Nine customers said that this digital camera was compact. Techreviewsource.com mentioned “Compact, sleek design” in their review of this digital camera. Six years ago Cnet.com said on CNET.com “10x zoom in an attractive compact body”. Alphr.com wrote in their review of the Nikon S8100 “When the S8000 came out last year, Nikon lauded it as the slimmest compact camera in the world with a 10x zoom lens” and rated it 7 stars.

One Nikon S8100 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Six years ago expert website Alphr.com wrote “Nikon has changed the body” and gave it a rating of 77.97532903871 out of 100.

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Average Weight

The Nikon S8100 has a relatively typical weight (209 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “Some digital noise at full magnification”. 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”.

Noisy

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “Some digital noise at full magnification”.

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”.

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S8100 features voice recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S8100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the S8100.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon S8100 supports video recording, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon S8100 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon S8100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of this type and age. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Nikon camera support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all low megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon S8100 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 640 pixels and the highest is 1,100,000 pixels. The Nikon S8100 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) (921,000 pixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon S8100 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S8100 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S8100 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S8100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Only 1280 X 720 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S8100 has a 1280 x 720 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of this spec and age. Across all low megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 to 4032 x 3024.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is typical of many low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon S8100 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the Nikon S8100 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 7.5x.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of low megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 1.3, the largest is 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3. The Nikon S8100 has a quite large minimum aperture number (3.5) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon S8100 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (30 millimeters) amongst low megapixel digital cameras of this age. Low megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.5mm and 38mm.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon S8100 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the Nikon S8100 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.45m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.077m.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S8100 has a hand strap, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S8100 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S8100 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The Nikon S8100 features connection to PC, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon S8100 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also support PictBridge.

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Memory

Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 102 megabytes, the Nikon S8100 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. Low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera have internal memory of between 8MB and 7.5GB.

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Light Exposure

Supports Five ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon S8100 is more than most low megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The ISO sensitivities "160", "800", "1600" and "3200" are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Good Screen

Two Nikon S8100 owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Cnet.com mentioned “Excellent LCD screen”.

Good for Video Recording

Five people wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Techreviewsource.com wrote in their Nikon S8100 review “1080p video”. Six years ago Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned “The camera offers an impressive full HD video mode, that allows use of optical zoom, an” in their review of the Nikon S8100. Expert review site Alphr.com said “A worthwhile update to the excellent S8000, with Full HD video and excellent image quality” and rated this digital camera 6 stars.

Good Zoom

Five Nikon S8100 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this digital camera “1080 HD video mode with stereo sound and optical zoom” yet they rated it 17.6 out of 100. Imaging-Resource.com wrote on expert review site Imaging Resource.com six years ago “The camera does reasonably well considering the 12-megapixel resolution and long zoom” in their Nikon S8100 review. Expert website Cnet.com.au wrote “The S8100 is a tempting proposition for those looking for a 10x optical zoom compact” and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.

One Nikon S8100 owner said in their reviews that the Nikon S8100 had a good autofocus. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Fast, responsive camera (startup, autofocus, burst” however they rated the Nikon S8100 1 stars.

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Good Picture Resolution

Nine Nikon S8100 owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Imaging-Resource.com wrote six years ago “The Nikon S8100 takes very good photographs with excellent color”. In the same month Digicambuyer.co.uk scored the product 7 stars and said on expert website Digicam Buyer.co.uk “It looks fantastic and provides quality, detailed images that don’t disappoint” in their Nikon S8100 review. Also six years ago Ephotozine.com gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars and mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “Most importantly delivers great photo quality in practically all situations”.

Five Nikon S8100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com said “A staggering amount of shooting options to choose from” in their review of this digital camera yet they only scored it 18.68 out of 100. Techreviewsource.com wrote in their Nikon S8100 review six years ago “HDR shooting mode”. Cnet.com also said “Excellent shooting performance” in their review.

Three people considered that this digital camera was good in low light. One customer who purchased the Nikon S8100 considered that it had a good ISO range. Digital Versus mentioned “Electronic noise handled well up to 400 ISO”.

One Nikon S8100 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Techreviewsource.com gave it a score of 6 stars and wrote six years ago “The Nikon Coolpix S8100 is a 12.1-megapixel digital camera with an advanced CMOS sensor and a 10x optical zoom” in their review of the Nikon S8100.

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