• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S1100pj advantages over Nikon S8100

  • Lighter weight
    155g vs 205g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    14.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon S8100 advantages over Nikon S1100pj

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $350 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 140 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/1500 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Olympus Tough-6020

Nikon S1100pj
Olympus Tough-6020
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
Nikon S8100
Olympus Tough-6020
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony DSC-H55

Nikon S1100pj
Sony DSC-H55
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon S8100
Sony DSC-H55
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm XP30

Nikon S1100pj
Fujifilm XP30
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • More dots on screen
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon S8100
Fujifilm XP30
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $157
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels

Compared to Ricoh CX5

Nikon S1100pj
Ricoh CX5
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon S8100
Ricoh CX5
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon AW100

Nikon S1100pj
Nikon AW100
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • HDMI out
Nikon S8100
Nikon AW100
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $350
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Thinner
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