|Nikon CoolPix S8100 Digital Camera - 10x Optical Zoom, HDMI, Black|
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|Fast, responsive and versatile, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 with advanced CMOS sensor technology and incredible 10x zoom will capture fast-moving subjects in still images and Full HD (1080) movies. High-speed operation, exceptional low-light performance, outstanding image quality and sophisticated features mark the 12.1-megapixel S8100. The optical 10x wide zoom, and the camera's speedy start-up, fast auto focus, quick shutter release, superior low light performance and high-speed continuous shooting ensure capture of all your memorable moments. The S8100 also offers optical VR image stabilization, high ISO sensitivity, a flash control system, movie recording with stereo sound and a 3-inch ultra-high resolution clear color display for bright, sharp image viewing and sharing.|
|UPC||0018208262199, 018208262199, 609728171148|
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||1cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||30 - 300mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||4 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Matrix, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, Program|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 160, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto (160-3200), ISO auto (160-400), ISO auto (160-800)|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.5 m - 4 m|
|Camera Flash Features||Auto Flash|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||102 MB|
|Supported Flash Memory||Built-in, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Viewfinder Type||None, Without Viewfinder|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - stereo|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Connector Types||1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||H.264, HD (High Definition), MOV, MPEG-4|
|Still Image Format||DCF, DPOF, EXIF 2.2, JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||1080p Full HD Movie Recording, Audio Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Best Shot Selector (BSS), Blink Detection, Brightness Control, Color Control, D-Lighting Technology, DPOF Support, Exif Print Support, Face Detection, Face Retouch, Image Stabilization, Motion Detection, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Red eye Fix, Red-eye Correction, Saturation Control, Smile Capture, Takes Photos While Movie Recording, USB 2.0, USB Charging, With Tripod Mount|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||5 frames per second|
Excellent shooting performance; great LCD; stereo mic; 10x zoom in an attractive compact body.
Soft photos on either side of ISO 200; white balance is a little off; no manual or semimanual shooting modes.
With fast performance, good photos, and an excellent feature-to-price ratio, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 is a compact megazoom worth considering.
Average review score based on 109 user reviews
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I may revise to 5 stars after I use this awhile.TAA DAAA! 5 Stars. I saw a reviewer complain about flash washing out subject. I like what I get with the flash turned off. This camera is great in low light thanks to the CMOS sensor.Be careful not to place your finger on top of the flash when it needs to open. You have to depress the shutter half way to focus and open the flash first so that doesnt happen. I usually am bragging about how Great my cheap camera is and how it performs so well, while making excuses for this or that. I dont feel like I have to brag about a Nikon. Of course its good.
My Camera came with a nice leather case. NICE that is, except for the MAGNETIC CLASP to hold it closed. Someone might call me paranoid, and wonder why I am even mentioning this in my review ,but I seriously am totally against putting magnets in close proximity with my digital electronic equipment. Even a remote chance that the magnet could erase a line or more of code from the O/S is not worth taking the risk. This free case goes into the circular file.
The Manual, while it comes on a CD ROM , I was able to create a New Folder on my computers desktop and just slide the files (including the index) from the CD to the folder. Now I can see the manual when I want without fussing with the CD. Its not hard to do. If you try to download the manual from the website, Itll cost you $10. This camera just feels great in my XL hands. The surface feels grippy like its rubberized paint or something.There is also a thumb grip on the top right corner to help hold it. I dropped my Casio, because it was hard to hold, Neccessitating this purchase.--- In Video mode ,as might be expected with a 1080 recorder,It uses alot of memory.You can set it to a lower resolution, But I bought a 16GB,Class10 SDHC card.Shots cycle into this card very quickly. Also in video, you can zoom in and out.The zoom is slow in video mode.That way the viewer doesnt get seasick when watching something.
Oh yeah, the display is so awesome. Bright, and colorful, 3 inch, 921,000 dot ultra high resolution clear color display , The best Ive seen.
Battery life seems to be very good. I bought two batteries with charger off EBAY for $10. so batteries dont have to charge in the camera. BTW, these batteries are better than the one that came with the unit.
Focusing is very good except in very low light.But the screen lets you know that its not focused with RED [ ] around the subject.The shutter doesnt trip when its red. If theyre green, the camera was able to focus. If the subject is washed out, you should move back a little and zoom in a bit and presto, warm colors. But, my S8100 isnt taking many bad shots. I am really impressed with the great focus when doing a macro shot. I use it to show customers the condition of small piano parts that need replaced and document completed work. Its hard to argue with a picture.
When using the timer, remember to set to the time you want and PRESS OK.in fact when changing most settings,you have to PRESS OK,or the camera reverts to origional setting.Remember this and you will do well my friend.
There are not a lot of gimmicky shooting modes like make up or oil painting like I found on the Casio EXH5, but this isnt a toy camera.
The Viewing/Editing software that came with it makes any picture in your computer look much better. Wow. This camera is making shooting fun again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CAMERA
I checked out a lot of cameras online (reviews) and this seemed to be the one that best fit my needs. I wanted a camera that was pocket size (this one is), and had a little more of a zoom than my old one (this has a 10X zoom!!) Very nice features on the dial, on / off button takes a little getting used to because you have to push it down, but I like it because you won't accidentally turn it on or off. The ONLY feature I don't like is the position of the flash, and the fact that it doesn't pop-up until you shoot. It seems to be right where I like to hold the camera and i end up holding it down, taking a bad photo, then re-taking it with my hand in a different spot. (handing this camera to someone else for a pic and they will do the same thing!!!) No big deal though. I love the rechargeable battery pack, just remember to charge it up before any big shooting day, I have not had it run out yet. LOVE IT .... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
take exelentes photos, very good price-quality ratio,also haves a excellent lents and present a big number off function,a menu very easy,this model is presented in various colors,this model is ideal for people who are fond of the photography
Had the earlier model S8000 which my daughter and I both used and liked the results very much however I did not get it back from her she liked it so much. I had recomended the 8000 to my co-worker but he ended up getting the 8100 instead. Both models took very good pictures but after reading reviews on both I decided to go with the 8100 no complaints about the quality of pictures with either camera although the 8000 came with a user manual the 8100 only had a disc so I had to purchase one on line.
I've been waiting since late summer for the Canon 4500 and the Nikon s8100 to be released. The Canon came out first, about three weeks ago, and I immediately bought one.I played with it for a week and decided it just didn't live up to my expectations (in auto mode: flash too bright and uncontrolable, images NOT razor sharp, 36mm lens too narrow). I returned the Canon 4500 and ordered the Nikon s8100 last week.
What a difference! If picture quality is your main concern (which is, of course, every photographers main concern) this little baby really shines. In auto mode, images are razor sharp and super bright with or without flash and throughout the full range of the zoom. I don't know if it's the Nikor lense or the auto focus system but these pictures are superior to any point and shoot I've ever played with. The Cannons image quality was similar to a lesser priced digital point and shoot. The Nikon is a full step above this.
There are a few small negatives: the worst being the rediculous placement of the pop-up flash. Each time I've attempted to take my first flash picture of the day my finger has been over the flash which prevents it from fully opening. At least a note comes on the monitor which tells you that the flash is not fully up. Once the flash is up it stays up until you manually push it down, so it's not like this problem occurs every time you take a flash photo. I'm sure I'll find a different way to hold the camera to avoid this annoying problem...but it's certainly not a deal breaker.
This camera does not have as many manual controls as the Canon 4500 but if I want to get super creative I'll use my SLR.
It's also a tad thicker than I'd like (about the size of a cigarette pack) but can still fit in your pocket. However, both the lens and the monitor are not recessed or protected in any way and scratches will be hard to avoid. I'm using a soft suede pouch when it's in my pocket to protect it.
Overall, I'm very happy with the Nikon s8100 and highly reccomend it for anyone looking for super high quality photos in an easy to use reasonably priced camera.
UPDATE: Took camera out for first extended shoot on Halloween night. Did not perform as well as I'd hoped for. All pix shot in low lite (outdoors, night) in auto mode with flash. Flash way too bright to the point where some pix were washed out with too much lite. Will try previous commenters suggestion of playing with the limited manual controls to attempt to correct this problem. Images NOT as sharp as day time shots without flash.Will update again very soon as I'm taking out the camera again today for day AND night shots.