Nikon S8100 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon Coolpix S8100 
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General
Model Number: S8100
Camera Format: Compact
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $299.95
Street Price: $227.47
Date Available: 2010-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 7.2 oz (205 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.2 in.
(104 x 59 x 30 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Color Filter Type:  
Anti Aliasing Filter:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3968 x 2232 (8.9 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/15)
1280x720 (30/60)
640x480 (30/120)
320x240 (30/240)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264 + AAC stereo)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens: Zoom-Nikkor VR ED lens; 10 elements in 8 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 30 - 300 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 or f/7 (wide) / f/5.6 or ?? (tele) (2-step ND filter)
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Filter Thread: n/a
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection with Face-Priority AF and Subject Tracking AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom:  
Top Deck Display:
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto (160 to 800), Fixed Range Auto (160 to 400), Sport continuous (160 to 3200), 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, Preset Manual (Custom)
Shutter Speed Range: 4 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-segment Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: No
Shutter Priority: No
Full Manual Exposure: No
Creative Exposure Modes: 17 Scene Modes
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Flash off, Fill flash, Slow sync
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: [W]: 0.5 to 4.0m (1 ft. 8 in. to 13 ft.); [T]: 0.5 to 2.5m (1ft. 8in. to 8ft. 2in.)
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation:  
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format:  
RAW Capture Support: No
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264 + AAC stereo)
Included Memory: 102.0 MB
Included Memory Type: Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control:
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.40
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.18
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.18
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus):  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.071
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 1.7
Play -> Record Time:  
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 5.4
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL12
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL12 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 210
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: Nikon Software Suite CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7, MacOS-X 10.4.11+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 4-way VR Image Stabilization, Full HD (1080p) Movies, HDR mode, Nigh Portrait mode, Night Landscape mode, Smart Portrait System, Subject Tracking AF, High-speed Shooting. Available in black, red and gold.

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