Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the COOLPIX S8100, a stylish 10X zoom model with improved image quality in photos taken in dark surroundings and excellent performance with nighttime and dimly lit indoor shooting that often results in blurred photos.

According to the latest Nikon survey of compact digital camera users, the most common complaint is the inability to take the intended pictures of dark or dimly lit scenes due to blurring or the loss of background details and atmosphere when the flash is used. In response to this complaint, Nikon is working to achieve even greater improvements in image quality and power of expression with shooting in dark or dimly lit situations.


1. Nikon Coolpix S8100 Hands-on Review by

Camera buyers want it all: Compact shooters with long zooms and great low-light performance for under $300. Because of a few principles called supply, demand, and physics, that’s a tough one to pull off.

But that hasn’t stopped enterprising camera manufacturers from trying. Sporting a 10x optical zoom, backlit CMOS sensor, and a price tag around $250, the Nikon Coolpix S8100 almost makes it happen. The results aren’t perfect, but it’s a pretty good compromise for the price.

2. Nikon launches Coolpix S8100 with back-lit CMOS sensor by Dpreview

Nikon Inc. today announced the COOLPIX S8100, which offers a 12.1-megapixel backside illumination CMOS sensor to provide consumers with enhanced performance and outstanding image quality for high-speed shooting and low-light conditions. Fast, responsive and versatile, the Nikon COOLPIX S8100 with an incredible 10X zoom will capture fast-moving subjects in still images and HD (1080p) movies.

3. Nikon Coolpix S8100 (black) by Cnet

The Coolpix S8100 compact megazoom is Nikon’s follow-up to the Coolpix S8000. That camera didn’t offer much more than what you could get from other manufacturers–if anything–and produced average photos and had average shooting performance. Its design was really the only thing that made it above average. Nikon quickly moved forward with the S8100, keeping the prior model’s design for the most part, but adding a high-speed backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor.


  • Manufacturer: Nikon
  • Part Number:26219


  • Product Type Digital camera – Compact
  • Width 4.1 in
  • Depth 1.2 in
  • Height 2.3 in
  • Weight 7.4 oz
  • Enclosure Color Black
  • Body Material Metal

Main Features

  • Resolution 12.1 megapixels
  • Color Support Color
  • Optical Sensor Type CMOS
  • Total Pixels 12,750,000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution 12,100,000 pixels
  • Light Sensitivity ISO auto (160-3200),
    ISO 3200,
    ISO 160,
    ISO 400,
    ISO 1600,
    ISO 800,
    ISO auto (160-400),
    ISO 200,
    ISO auto (160-800)
  • Digital Zoom 4 x
  • Image Processor EXPEED C2
  • Shooting Modes Frame movie mode
  • Shooting Programs Smart portrait
  • Image Stabilizer Optical
  • Image stabilizer feature Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.
  • Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed 4 sec
  • Exposure Metering Center-weighted,
  • Exposure Modes Program ,
  • Exposure Range EV 0.7-15.9 – Wide lens ( ISO 100 ),
    EV -2-17.3 – Tele lens ( ISO 100 )
  • Exposure Compensation �2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Metering Zones 256
  • Face Detection Yes
  • White Balance Automatic,
  • Digital Video Format H.264,
  • Still Image Format JPEG
  • TV Tuner None
  • Video Capture H.264 – 1920 x 1080,
    H.264 – 640 x 480,
    H.264 – 320 x 240

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Flash Memory SD Memory Card
  • Integrated Memory 102 MB
  • Digital Storage Media None
  • Image Storage JPEG 4000 x 3000,
    JPEG 3264 x 2448,
    JPEG 2592 x 1944,
    JPEG 2048 x 1536,
    JPEG 1024 x 768,
    JPEG 640 x 480,
    JPEG 3968 x 2232

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash Pop-up flash
  • Flash Modes Slow synchro,
    Fill-in mode,
    Auto mode,
    Flash OFF mode,
    Red-eye reduction
  • Red Eye Reduction Yes
  • Effective Flash Range 1.6 ft – 13 ft

Lens System

  • Type Zoom lens – 5.4 mm – 54 mm – F/3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 5.4 mm – 54 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 30 – 300 mm
  • Focus Adjustment Manual,
  • Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) 9
  • Min Focus Range 19.7 in
  • Macro Focus Range 0.4 in
  • Lens Aperture F/3.5-5.6
  • Optical Zoom 10 x
  • Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive
  • Lens Construction 8 group(s) / 10 element(s)
  • Lens Manufacturer Nikkor
  • Features Built-in lens shield,
    ED glass

Additional Features

  • Self Timer Yes
  • Self Timer Delay 2 sec,
    10 sec
  • Additional Features Exif Print support,
    Display brightness control,
    D-Lighting technology,
    Face retouch,
    DPOF support,
    USB charging,
    In-camera red-eye fix,
    Color control,
    Audio recording,
    Face detection,
    Brightness control,
    Best Shot Selector (BSS),
    Motion Detection Technology,
    Saturation control,
    Blink Detection technology,
    Takes photos while movie recording,
    Smile Detection technology,
    1080p Full HD movie recording,
    Scene Auto Selector,
    Face-priority AF function


  • Viewfinder Type None


  • Type LCD display – TFT active matrix – 3 in – Color
  • Display Form Factor Built-in
  • Display Format 921,000 pixels

Digital Player (Recorder)

  • Type None


  • Type Microphone – Built-in
  • Microphone Operation Mode Stereo


  • Connector Type 1 x USB,
    1 x Composite video/audio output,
    1 x HDMI output
  • Expansion Slot(s) 1 x SD Memory Card


  • Software Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Peripheral Devices USB port,
    CD-ROM drive


  • Carrying Case None
  • Included Accessories Carrying strap
  • Cables Included 1,
    1 x USB cable,
    A/V cable


  • Power Device Power adapter – External


  • Supported Battery Nikon EN-EL12
  • Supported Battery 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( Included )

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