Nikon Coolpix S8100 digital camera
Coolpix S8100
at a glance
4000 x 3000
10x optical zoom
3.0" LCD
EN-EL12 Li-ion
Nikon Coolpix S8100 review summary
camera date Sep 10  
pixels / class 12.8M  compact digital camera
overall rating not rated overall camera rating  7 reviews
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Nikon Coolpix S8100 specifications
lens / zoom  30mm - 300mm (10x) (dig: 4x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 50cm / 1cm
metering mode  matrix, center-weighted, spot
aperture  auto / F3.5 - F5.6
white balance  auto
shutter  auto / 4s - 1/4000s
exposure  +/-2EV in 1/2EV steps
flash / mode  internal / 0.5m - 4m (iso auto)
viewfinder  lcd screen
iso ratings  160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
image size  4000x3000, 3264x2448, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1024×768, 640x480 / [16:9] 3968x2232
image format  jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 10s, 2s
video options  mpeg4, with audio - 1920x1080, 640x480, 320x240 (30fps)
audio options  wav
connectivity  usb 2.0 HS; multi-connector
storage  102MB internal, SD, SDHC, SDXC
extra features  optical image stabilization
face detection
Pictbridge compliant
Nikon Coolpix S8100 links
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
24Mar11 Nikon Coolpix S8100 review at Imaging-resource
01Mar11 Nikon Coolpix S8100 review at ePHOTOzine
03Feb11 Nikon Coolpix S8100 review at PhotoRadar
02Feb11 Nikon Coolpix S8100 review at PhotographyBLOG
Introductions, previews and other reviews
30Dec10 Nikon Coolpix S8100 preview at PhotographyReview
08Dec10 Nikon S8100 vs. Fuji JZ310 / JZ300 at digitalreview
12Nov10 Nikon Coolpix S8100 video review at infoSync
News, guides, hints & tips
08Sep10 Nikon Coolpix S8100 press summary
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Nikon Coolpix S8100 announcement clippings

The COOLPIX S8100 features a 12.1-megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor, which enables exceptional image quality even when shooting in low-light settings. This CMOS sensor lends itself to enhanced shooting functions in dark situations, including the advanced Night Portrait mode, which reproduces night scenes and indoor portraits as the user sees them while reducing image blur. The Night Portrait mode combines consecutive shots of the background while the subject is taken using the flash, allowing challenging night scenes to be easily captured during handheld shooting and eliminating any subject movement. To further help deliver crisp, sharp photos, the S8100 features a 4-Way Vibration Reduction (VR) Image Stabilization System with ISO settings up to 3200.

Other functions benefiting from the lower noise and exceptional image quality of the new CMOS image sensor include an advanced Backlight shooting function with an in-camera high dynamic range (HDR) function, which merges images of the same scene to achieve a single image with a broad range of tonal detail for a frame-worthy shot. Additionally, the S8100's advanced Night Landscape mode combines a series of five consecutive shots taken at a fast shutter speed into a single image with reduced noise for when taking handheld shots. From romantic candlelit dinners to capturing the bright lights of New York City at night, the COOLPIX S8100 ensures that no low-light moment will be left in the dark.

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