New Nikon Coolpix S8100

Started Sep 8, 2010 | Discussions thread
keeponkeepingon Senior Member • Posts: 1,360
S8100 Nice and fast

I finally had a chance to play with the S8100.

I like it but it's kind of huge.

One thing that was great about it is how fast it can go from power on to first shot. I did not bother timing it but it felt like 1 to 2 seconds.

I also checked out the Nikon S80. In some ways it's a better pocket camera (no protruding lens to get pocket lint in it and eventually bind up, thinner) but I was amazed at how long it took to take the first shot. I counted up to 4 seconds waiting for it to take a picture. Any suggestions on making it faster are appreciated as it's a serious contender along with the zippy S8100.

While I enjoyed the touchscreen more than I thought I would, after using it I reflected that it often required two hands (one to hold the camera, one to touch the screen). This is not a good thing for a dad that often has a kid or two in the other hand.

Now I just need to find a Canon S95 before I make up my mind on the S8100.

More sample picts please! There is almost nothing on the web about the S8100.


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