• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 30.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 85.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon Coolpix S8100
  • Nikon DL24-85
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General
Model Number: S8100 DL24-85
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Mid-Sized
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $299.95 $649.95
Street Price: $227.47 $898.00
Date Available: 2010-09-30 TBD
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 7.2 oz (205 g)
includes batteries
12.3 oz (350 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.2 in.
(104 x 59 x 30 mm)
4.1 x 2.4 x 2.0 in.
(105 x 61 x 50 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 20.8
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 2.36 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type:   RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   None
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
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)
5584 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2),
4176 x 2784 (11.6 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 12-bit lossless compressed .NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 60.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30/15)
1280x720 (30/60)
640x480 (30/120)
320x240 (30/240)
3840x2160 (30p/25p)
1920x1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p)
1280x720 (60p/50p/30p/25p)
1920x1080 (120p)
1280x720 (240p)
800x296 (400p)
400x144 (1200p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264 + AAC stereo) MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC stereo audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Zoom-Nikkor VR ED lens; 10 elements in 8 groups Zoom Nikkor: 11 elements in 9 groups including one HRI [High Refractive Index] lens element, one ED lens element, four aspherical lens elements, fluorine coat
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 30 - 300mm 24 - 85mm
Focal Length (actual): 5.4 - 54mm 8.8 - 31.3mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x 3.56x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 or f/7 (wide) / f/5.6 or ?? (tele) (2-step ND filter) f/1.8 (W) / f/2.8 (T) - f/16; Electromagnetic 7-blade iris diaphragm (built-in ND filter: -3 stops)
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
30 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
3 - 6 cm
1.2 - 2.4 in
Filter Thread: n/a 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection with Face-Priority AF and Subject Tracking AF Hybrid AF (phase detection/contrast-detect AF): 105/171 focus areas, Auto-area (auto selection from 41 focus areas), Face-priority, Single-point, Subject tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / OLED
Viewfinder Type:   Optional DF-F1 EVF with 2,359,000-dot, tilting, diopter adjustment and Eye sensor
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 1,036,800 dots
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:    
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   160
ISO Settings: Auto (160 to 800), Fixed Range Auto (160 to 400), Sport continuous (160 to 3200), 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, 160 - 6400; 6400 (NR), 12800, 12800 (NR) available when using PASM modes
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash, Preset Manual (Custom) Auto 1/2, Incandescent, Fluorescent (x3), Daylight, Flash, Cloudy, Color Temp, Preset Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 4 sec 1/16000 - 120 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 256-segment Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot (digital zoom 2X or more) Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm centered on selected AF area)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 17 Scene Modes Creative Mode, Scene Mode (Bird Watching, Close-up, Food, HDR, Landscape, Multiple Exposure Lighten, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Selective Color, Sports)
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Flash off, Fill flash, Slow sync Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 5.0
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.) GN=5m (ISO 100) or 6.3m (ISO 160); Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync:   1/1600
Flash Exposure Compensation:   -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe (compatible with Nikon i-TTL Speedlights)
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   12-bit lossless compressed .NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264 + AAC stereo) MP4 H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC stereo audio
Included Memory: 102.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI Micro (Type D) 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 60.0
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 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.18 seconds  
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 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.7 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.4 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 210 shots 290 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   55 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL12 Proprietary EN-EL24
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL12 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL24 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
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.