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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
 
3.1

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (4)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Quality product with awesome features

    We just purchased this for my wife and I can say. WOW. Photo quality is super and it is easy to use. I am a professional photographer and I am very impressed,but...Read complete review

    We just purchased this for my wife and I can say. WOW. Photo quality is super and it is easy to use. I am a professional photographer and I am very impressed,but then I am not surprised because its a Nikon

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lens Error problem is ruining this camera's rep

    This camera takes gorgeous pictures. For the brief time that I was able to use it, I was very happy with it. Low light shots are great, video is good, and the...Read complete review

    This camera takes gorgeous pictures. For the brief time that I was able to use it, I was very happy with it. Low light shots are great, video is good, and the automation level is just right for a not-too-serious-but still-appreciates-a-quality-photo photographer. Mine quit after 3 mos. of use with a "lens error" that renders the camera inoperable. I had read many other reviews complaining about the problem before purchasing, and always handled the camera very carefully. I'm very disappointed to be stuck with a practically new, useless piece of equipment. Nikon should offer a low cost fix for the many, many users experiencing this problem.

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    5.0

    The complete package

    By Bushfire

    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Nikon S8100

    By Crew Dawg

    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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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

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

    By JerseyGuy

    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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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Good when it works

    By K2P

    from St Louis, MO, USA

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    it takes good crisp pictures, however on some days for no obvious reasons, pictures looks shaky and blurry. Anybody else experienced it. I have to find if Nikon can fix it or I can get a replacement product.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Worked great for a few months.

    By Disappointed

    from ca

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    We bought this camera to take great pics of our first born. We were super careful with it and used it rarely. This camera was awesome until it stopped working. After turning it on it would take a single pic and then the whole thing would freeze up. All functions would stop working there after. So disappointed. Now gotta see what kind of warranty this thing has so it's not a total waste of money. I'm curious if the makers of this camera ever read the bad reviews on their website's forum. If they did, they'd see they obviously have a problem with this camera.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Point and Pray.

    By Zee

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    The camera takes beautiful photos when operating as designed. Flash is a little hot, washing out details. The unit often has issues with the SD cards, sometimes rendering photos inaccesible by fouling the file allocation info making it unreadable by PC's or the camera. Nikon's solution is to format the card in the camera only, but every few months the camera will freeze up until it decides 5 minutes or so later to access the card or a new card is swapped in. These issues are troubling since they turned up within the first year. Was hopeing for a firmware update but unit has been on market over a year and still is on firmware version 1.1.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Great camera when it actually worked

    By KHines

    from Connecticut

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    I got this as a gift and I loved the camera when it was working, then I seem to run into problem after problem. My main concern was the battery power and charging aspect of it. After charing the camera as directed with in a few months i could maybe get 2 mins of video and 40 pictures ... really was a bummer at concerts, since I was getting great quality just no time to actually enjoy the camera. Some times the lens get frozen open, usually when the battery dies. It doesnt always charge either, and when i read the warranty nothing was offered in regards to the battery. Pretty disappointed I have also gotten errors when going from turning it off and on. I dont know if i would buy this camera if I didnt get it as a gift, sadly to say I really wish it worked better

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    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Lens Error problem is ruining this camera's rep

    By tiff

    from Seattle, WA

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    This camera takes gorgeous pictures. For the brief time that I was able to use it, I was very happy with it. Low light shots are great, video is good, and the automation level is just right for a not-too-serious-but still-appreciates-a-quality-photo photographer. Mine quit after 3 mos. of use with a "lens error" that renders the camera inoperable. I had read many other reviews complaining about the problem before purchasing, and always handled the camera very carefully. I'm very disappointed to be stuck with a practically new, useless piece of equipment. Nikon should offer a low cost fix for the many, many users experiencing this problem.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Will never buy another Nikon product!

    By Vicky

    from Temecula, CA

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    I have had the same lens error problem with two (2) of the same S8100 Nikon cameras. Such an inconvenience, missing events and memories, while not having a camera to use. Very disappointed for a high quality company Nikon supposedly represents.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    2nd time we used it it ...

    By Photo taker

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Nikon COOLPIX S8100 Black 12.1 Megapixels Digital Camera:

    2nd time we used it it broke. The shutter would not close

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