Nikon Coolpix S8100

Announced Sep 8, 2010 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 30 – 300 mm (10×)
Kat Man Du
 
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This is my first P&S purchase in a few years and I wanted something with a longer zoom than my Fuji E550 (4x) which has been an excellent and fast shooter for 5 years. Start-up time and shot to shot speed are very good but nothing I've had my hands on is as fast as the ol' E550. This is the fastest camera though with the med. long zoom (10x) that I could find for $150.00 Having HD video, image stab. and excellent build quality sealed the deal. I know some other folks have complained about ...

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psyberZ
 
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This is a great little camera. When I was looking for an updated pocket cam I searched out a few models, but they had to do something wildly different to my old pocket cams to be considered. Low light was a necessity, a proper zoom and image stabilisation (for when a tripod isn't handy - now I rarely carry one because I don't need to), and fairly solid for the rough days. I'm not a Nikon or Canon person - if this was built by Hasbro's toys it'd still be the features, price and build quality ...

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Full disclosure, I didn't concern myself with testing any video capabilities of the S8100, so I can't speak to those features of this camera. Pros: –Tactile, matte black, rubberized front of camera is very convenient and stylish, if you ask me. –LCD is bright & very detailed. –Macro shots are fantastic. –Zoom is very capable, if not as large as some others models in this category. –Response time is fast. –Setting selection wheel moved firmly, snapping well into place. –With the rubberized ...

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I'm a semi pro photographer, but I needed a pocket camera to carry with me. After doing a lot of research, I decided on this model. I have not been impressed. First the top mounted flash is too far to the left and leaves little room for your left hand to hold the camera. Second the flash firmware isn't very good and it tends to blow out exposures on subject at close range. It is not nearly as good in low light as advertised. The high speed setting is pretty much a joke. The focus just can't ...

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I bought two S8100 cams (red for wife, black for me) bundled to include a 4gb card, belt case, and charger. My wife has a Canon A650 that does a great job but is too clunky for modern air travel. I also have a Panasonic Lumix FZ28 that has been my always-in-car camera, and a Nikon D70 as a spare to my main battle tank, Nikon D2x. I wanted compact travel cameras that we could fly with (no checked bags), would have great color balance, great autofocus, decent flash performance, quality build, ...

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