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

Nikon Coolpix S8100
The Nikon Coolpix S8100 has a few features that help you get decent shots in low light and fast action situations

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Nikon coolpix s8100

As part of our tests of the Nikon Coolpix S8100, we shot our resolution chart across the camera's sensitivty range

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 160 the S8100 is capable of resolving up to 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files. Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

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ISO 160

ISO 160: 20 (Click here for full-res image)

ISO 200

ISO 200: 20 (Click here for full-res image)

ISO 400

ISO 400: 20 (Click here for full-res image)

ISO 800

ISO 800: 18 (Click here for full-res image)

ISO 1600

ISO 1600: 18 (Click here for full-res image)

ISO 3200

ISO 3200: 16 (Click here for full-res image)