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Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Red 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera - COOLPIX S8100

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12.1 Megapixels/ 10x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens/ 3 " Ultra-High Resolution Clear Color Display/ Smart Portrait System/ 5-Way VR Image Stabilization System/ In-Camera Editing/ Large Optical Viewfinder/ 18 Scene Modes/ Red Finish
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Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Red 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera - COOLPIXS8100RED

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- NIKKOR ED glass lens covers 30-300mm, and the camera's speedy start-up, fast autofocus, quick shutter release, superior low light performance and high-speed continuous shooting (five shots in one second!) ensure capture of all your memorable moments. The S8100 also offers Optical VR Image Stabilization, high ISO sensitivity to 3200, a new flash control system, movie recording with stereo sound and a 3-inch Ultra-High Resolution (921,000-dot) Clear Color Display for bright, sharp image viewing and sharing.

Features:

Superior Image Quality

  • 12.1 -megapixel CMOS sensor for high speed operation and exceptional low-light performance.

4-way VR Image Stabilization System

  • Optical VR Image Stabilization by lens shift minimizes the effects of camera shake.
  • Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
  • High ISO up to 3200 at full resolution for optimum results when shooting in low light or photographing fast-moving subjects.
  • Nikon’s Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to ten shots while the shutter is pressed, then selects and saves the sharpest image.

Advanced Functions

  • 3-inch Ultra-High Resolution (921,000-dot) Clear Color Display for still images and movies that come alive with rich detail and improved contrast. The large LCD's wide viewing angle and anti-glare coating make it easy to compose, view and share pictures.
  • Advanced low light shooting capability.
  • Shoot still images even while recording HD Movie.

Creative Control

  • Mode Dial for quick setting of key functions.
  • ISO can be set as high as 3200.
  • In-camera editing functions include Quick Retouch, and D-Lighting.
  • Creative Slider allows adjustment of brightness, saturation and color.

High-Speed Performance

  • Ultra-fast start-up, autofocus and shooting.
  • High Speed Shooting capture 5 shots in approximately one second at full resolution.
  • Sport Continuous Shooting to capture fast action (reduced image size)
  • Shoot Slow Motion Movies up to 240 fps by selecting HS Movie mode (reduced image size)
  • Subject Tracking tracks a moving subject to ensure sharp focus.

10x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens. Versatile 30-300mm lens ranges wide to capture landscapes, zooms in to get close to the action. In the NIKKOR tradition of precision optics, the high-quality ED glass lens delivers superb color and razor-sharp results.

EXPEED C2 continues to expand the possibilities of photography with improved levels of image quality, fine detail and processing speed. Custom-optimized for each COOLPIX model, Nikon’s renowned digital image processing engine ensures outstanding images.

Convenient Features

  • Smart Portrait System
    • Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when your subject smiles.
    • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™ automatically corrects most instances of red-eye as you shoot. You may never see red-eye again.
    • Face-Priority AF. Nikon’s face-finding technology automatically detects up to 12 faces.
    • Skin Softening smoothes skin tones at three different levels for optimal portraits; can be applied while shooting or during playback.
    • Blink Warning alerts you if a subject has blinked.
  • 17 Scene modes including Scene Auto Selector
  • Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene you're shooting and selects the most appropriate scene mode; offers six scene modes plus auto.
  • Macro shooting as close as 0.4 inches.
  • 220 still shots (approx.) with supplied EN-EL12 Li-ion rechargeable battery.

HD Movie Recording

  • Full HD (1080p) Movie with Stereo and HDMI Output, optical Zoom control and stereo sound recording. HDMI output allows easy in-camera playback or convenient playback on HD-TV or computer. In-camera movie editing function also available. One-Touch record button for instant Movie recording.

Specifications:

  • Type Compact Digital Camera
  • Effective Pixels 12.1 million
  • Image Sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS
  • Total Pixels 12.75 million (approx.)
  • Lens 10× optical zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • Lens Focal Length 5.4-54.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 30-300mm lens in 35mm[135] format)
  • Lens f/-number f/3.5-5.6
  • Lens Construction 10 elements in 8 groups
  • Digital Zoom Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1200mm lens in 35mm[135] format)
  • Vibration Reduction Combination of lens-shift and electronic VR (still pictures) Lens-shift (movies)
  • Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
  • Autofocus (AF) Focus range (from lens) [W]: 50cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to 8 (approx.) [T]: 1m (3 ft. 4 in.) to 8 (approx.) Macro mode: 1cm (0.4 in.) to 8 [W] (approx.) Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
  • Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection Face priority Auto (9-area automatic selection) Center Manual with 99 focus areas Subject tracking
  • Monitor Size 3 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type Wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating 5-level brightness adjustment
  • Monitor Resolution 921,000-dots
  • Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode) 97% horizontal (Approx.) 97% vertical (Approx.)
  • Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode) 100% horizontal (Approx.) 100% vertical (Approx.)
  • Storage Media SD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC memory card 102MB internal memory (approx.)
  • Storage File System DCF EXIF 2.2 DPOF compliant
  • Storage File formats Still pictures: JPEG Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV Movies: MOV (Video:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
  • Movie Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264 Audio file format: AAC stereo Full HD: 1920 x 1080p / 30fps Standard TV: 640 x 480 / 30fps Small Size: 320 x 240 / 30fps
  • Image Size (pixels) 4000 x 3000 (12M) 3264 x 2448 (8M) 2592 x 1944 (5M) 2048 x 1536 (3M) 1024 x 768 (PC) 640 x 480 (VGA) 3968 x 2232 (16:9) Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77 °F).
  • ISO Sensitivity 160 200 400 800 1600 3200 Auto (auto gain ISO 160-800) Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 400) Sport continuous (ISO 160 to 3200) Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77 °F).
  • Exposure Metering 256-segment matrix Center-weighted Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
  • Exposure Control Programmed auto exposure with motion detection Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
  • Exposure Range (auto mode) [W]: 0.7 to 15.9 EV [T]:2 to 17.3 EV (exposure values achieved with automatic ISO sensitivity adjustment converted to ISO 100 values)
  • Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
  • Shutter Speed 1/4000-1/120s (sport continuous mode) 1/2000-2s 4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show) Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
  • Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
  • Aperture Range 2 steps (f/3.5 and f/7 [W])
  • Self-timer Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration Smile Timer
  • Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5 to 4.0m (1 ft. 8 in. to 13 ft.) [T]: 0.5 to 2.5m (1ft. 8in. to 8ft. 2in.)
  • Built-in Flash Control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
  • Interface Hi-speed USB
  • Interface Data transfer protocol MTP PTP
  • Video Output NTSC PAL
  • HDMI Output Can be selected from: Auto 480p 720p 1080i
  • I/O terminal Audio/video (A/V) output Digital I/O (USB) HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
  • Supported Languages Arabic Czech Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Danish Dutch English Finnish French German Greek Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Polish Portugese Russian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish
  • Power Sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied) AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
  • Charging Time 3 hours and 50 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-68P and when no charge remains)(Approx.)
  • Battery Rechargeable
  • Battery Life (shots per charge) Still pictures*: Approx. 210 shots Movies: Approx. 1 h 20 min (HD 1080p) *Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(±2)°C (73(±4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to 4000 × 3000. *Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
  • Tripod Socket ¼ (ISO 1222)
  • Operating environment
    • Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
    • Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)

Package Content:

  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • EH-68P Charging AC Adapter
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
  • COOLPIX Software Suite CD

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.4"
  • Width: 4.1"
  • Depth: 1.2"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.46 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels12.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.4"
Width (inches)4.1"
Depth (inches)1.2"
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length5.4-54.0mm
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3"
LCD TypeWide viewing angle TFT LCD
Red-Eye ReductionNo
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec., 10 sec.
Shutter Speed1/4000-1/120s (sport continuous mode) 1/2000-2s 4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Storage MediaSD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC memory card
Power SourceSD memory card SDHC memory card SDXC memory card
  

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Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera
 
3.6

(based on 352 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (147)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 1 Stars

     

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good image quality (3)
  • Nice body color (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Family photos (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Where's the "high-speed shutter" preset?

I really want to like this camera. I really do. It's a replacement travel camera for my aging Sony DSC-T30 subcompact that's exhibiting dust bunnies on the sensor (and I've grown tired of...Read complete review

I really want to like this camera. I really do. It's a replacement travel camera for my aging Sony DSC-T30 subcompact that's exhibiting dust bunnies on the sensor (and I've grown tired of correcting those in PP). My everyday photo gear is my terrific Nikon D90 and lenses. This camera is up to the usual Nikon high standards. Great form factor, long-reach (for a P&S) 10x optical zoom, minimal barrel distortion in wide-angle, a very inclusive "Auto" mode, plus enough menu options and scene presets for almost every photo situation. Unfortunately, there's no "high-speed shutter" scene/preset. For me, when I use a travel camera, I'm often photographing from a moving ship/boat/plane/vehicle, which requires more stop-motion help than the internal VR provided. You can delve into the menus and set an artificially-high ISO (and then remember to set ISO back to normal afterwards), or try "Motion Detection" (although that is disabled for any ISO other than "Auto"), or even "Burst" mode (which reduces file sizes to 1M or 5M depending on which continuous option you choose), but those alternatives all seem a bit cumbersome for a P&S at this price point. (On the other hand, there's a "Food" preset, which must be used by more photographers than I realize). If you're standing on solid ground, the S8100 will be a terrific choice. It's one of the best of the P&S cameras available today.

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Nikon , Please fix the problems

I like the feature set and the big LCD. Photos taken in daylight are usually good although shots taken with a Canon and a Casio are focused more reliably. Low light images are bright...Read complete review

I like the feature set and the big LCD. Photos taken in daylight are usually good although shots taken with a Canon and a Casio are focused more reliably. Low light images are bright but often out of focus. Video is very good in bright light but focus and exposure are the worst that I have seen in any camera when the light is dim. I will be returning this, my second, dS8100, back unless Nikon soon releases a firmware fix for the focus and exposure problems.

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5.0

The complete package

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from Palm Bay, FL, USA

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

I absolutely love this camera. Bought it as a present to myself after seeing the S9100 (my daughter's) in action. She experienced a problem with the lens being stuck in the open position more than once so after some research I decided to go with what I felt was the more stable model. I owned a Nikon SLR from back in the 80's and used it to experiment with photography as a hobby. With the onset of the digital camera, I migrated to the new medium and loved the versatility it afforded. This is my third compact digital camera and is by far the best. The quality of the shots is exceptional. Great wide angle to telephoto shooting capability and offers excellent shooting in low light conditions. My only criticism is the location of the popup flash. It just gets in the way. I have to make a mental note to move my finger away before shooting. Then it only pops back into the frame when you turn the camera off. Seems like a minor nuisance when compared to the benefits of owning this compact, versatile performer. My shots look professional , operation is worry free and the operational cost minimal. Would recommend getting a backup battery.....you won't regret it.

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5.0

My Nikon S8100

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from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

I have a hobby of procuring broken digital cameras for repair and then re-sell them for profit. I was sold on Samsung. When Christmas came around, I decided to get my son a digital camera. I had plenty of Samsungs but I wanted something better. I got him a Nikon S6000. I was totally surprised with the simplicity of operation and the high quality of the image. Needless to say, I wanted a Nikon. I got this S8100 and it is simply the best thing since sliced bread. I am free lance photographer and used my Nikon on a recent trip to the west coast. I submitted several images to magazines and had 70% of them accepted for publication. That says a lot about the quality of this camera. The clarity and sharpness are second to none. If you look in my camera bag, all you will find now are Nikons. I read some of the reviews and think that maybe the people did not properly use the camera.

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4.0

Lasted long and a great beginner camera!

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from east coast , Usa

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

I received this camera in 2010 and have used it ever since. We bought an extra battery pack and a case cover for it. The extra battery pack was definitely worth it! It took amazing pictures even though i was a beginner with the camera. I mostly wanted to take photos at night and the flash is amazing! My only problem was taking photos of the moon, i eventually learned to set manual settings to take decent enough pictures of the moon without flash and with an extremely steady hand. about a year ago i ended up dropping it onto a tiled floor from two feet in the air while the lens was fully extended. i tried to fix the lens myself, but i had to get it repaired. The warranty "fixed" it but didn't replace the broken part with a new one. so ever since the lens sometimes will blur and for an hour it won't open or it won't focus at all. I've dropped it at least 5 more times after that and i now need a completely new camera. Don't get me wrong..i love the camera and i appreciate it and held onto it tightly wherever i wen, but what cause the camera to fall so many times was the wrist band. it's horrible and i could barely put it over my skinny wrist twice. I took my time to learn to use a camera and now i'm off to a better professional one with a neck strap. This is a perfect camera for anyone who wishes to upgrade later on. its at a great value and has wonderful features if you know how to use them! It took me 2 years to discover and dominate the features!

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5.0

Simple and superb

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Nice picture quality , natural color capture , affordable price

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect family camera

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from Portland, OR

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

My wife and I bought this camera after our first Nikon got stolen. We wanted a point and shoot camera that wasn't too expensive and was of decent quality. After purchasing the camera and a Nikon replacement battery as a backup, two years later we are still enjoying the memories the camera helped us create. We bought a nice case and a screen protector and have used the camera at the ocean, sand dunes (Sand Lake, Florence, Winchester Bay#, I even used it to record my ATV ride up some sand hills. If you take care of the camera it will last you. We have not had a single issue as of yet. Get a backup battery, case, screen protector, and class 10 SD Cards and you will enjoy the camera as much as I did #or even more) :). Hope my review helps somebody who is in the market for a new camera.

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4.0

Overall great camera

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Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

My husband got me this camera for Christmas 1 1/2 yr ago--it has taken great shots and I love all of its features. It is easy to use. Just as I really got comfortable and relied on this camera, I too, suffered the fatal "LENS ERROR" flaw! (had no idea till I read other reviews what a common flaw this is with this model--camera shop tried to tell me this happens when it is dropped--NOT!) What terrible timing in the middle of vacation! Fortunately we had a 2 yr extended warranty on the camera and Nikon fixed in 2 weeks so that I now have it for my son's wedding. I just hope it doesn't do it again during the wedding (I have read other reviews where this flaw has happened after being fixed). When my camera was being fixed I had to rely on other cameras and I realized what a gem this camera is--glad to have it back! Thanks NIKON!

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1.0

poor quality

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from Bay area, CA

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

Initially, it was a great, but suddenly after several months, picture quality deteriorated, video sound disappeared and then, after a slight two foot drop, it stopped working completely. Interesting that this particular model has it's own option (#2) in the 1 800 menu! Could it be that there are a lot of issues with it? This camera does not have the quality one has come to expect from Nikon. My next camera purchase to replace this one will not be a Nikon! I have lost confidence in Nikon. The customer service in response to my situation was on par with the camera quality, poor.

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5.0

Excellent Camera

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Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

My dad bought this camera for my birthday. I have used it constantly now for about 6 months. I have shot amazing photos and great videos. This camera replaced my old film camera. I would recommend this camera to anyone who wants to have a great looking camera, great photos, and videos.

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1.0

A HORRIBLE camera!!!! I would give it NO STARS if I could.

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from New Jersey

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

I purchased 2 of these cameras and within a few months BOTH cameras broke--the display showed that there was a LENS ERROR. I then sent both back to Nikon for repair under warranty. Some 2 months after they were returned, they both broke AGAIN--displaying the same LENS ERROR code. Then Nikon wanted to charge me to repair them. A HORRIBLE experience. I would stay away from this model. If you check the internet for Coolpix S8100 and type in LENS ERROR, you will see all the nightmares. Consider yourself warned.

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5.0

good camera... REALLY GOOD CAMERA

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from Dublin CA

Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

oh my gosh my dad bought me this camera for christmas and it was the best camera ever! it has all the things i need to take pictures of vacations and important stuff. i love this camera. i treat it dearly and i love it like its some precious artifact. love it!!!!!!!!!

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