Nikon Coolpix S8100 review

The 12.1Mp S8100 is a good looking compact camera with a back-lit CMOS sensor that should keep image noise down

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Nikon coolpix s8100

Nikon's Coolpix S8100 is a great little camera that's perfect for slipping into a pocket ready for taking any snapshots that present themselves. In good light outdoors it can also be relied upon to take images that can be turned in to very decent A3 prints, so you won't regret not taking your DSLR on a long hike or bike ride.

It would be fantastic if Nikon could produce a similar sized camera with greater exposure control via aperture and shutter priority options (or even manual exposure mode) for advanced users.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyCoolpix S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical, Digital
ColourRed
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesFace Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)209 g
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height59.2 mm
Width104 mm
Depth29.9 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length5.40 mm to 54 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelS8100
Product NameCoolpix S8100 Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Exposure Control

Programmed AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberVMA681E1
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The COOLPIX S8100 enables you to capture beautiful handheld portraits at night. In Night Portrait mode, the camera first shoots a rapid sequence of exposures at shutter speeds fast enough to capture the background cleanly followed by an additional exposure using the flash to capture your subject. The exposures are then merged into a single composite image, producing a beautiful image of both your subject and the background. It achieves this by combining the image-stabilizing advantages of lens shift VR with the ability of its new backside Illumination CMOS image sensor to rapidly expose and merge a series of shots.

Package Contents
  • Coolpix S8100 Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
  • Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P(AR)
  • USB Cable UC-E6
  • Audio Video Cable EG-CP16
  • Strap
  • CD-ROM
Limited Warranty1 Year