Summary: This little camera takes quality pictures and has enough flexibility and features to satisfy most photographers. At times, as the more avid "shooter" in our family, I wish it had a higher zoom, but it's so convenient to carry that my Canon 20-D stays home now more often than not. I do have a gripe with this camera, however. The flash pops up from the top left, a location that seems to beg for a left forefinger when taking a shot.
Summary: I think this is an excellent camera, but after only having it only for a few months it broke on the 5th day of our cruise - not good. They sent a replacement, and overall it's an excellent camra, and now after having it for about two years, it's broken again and has a light clicking sound, and can't take video with the zoom feature because it shakes too much.
Summary: This is the second Nikon camera i bought in the past 6 months. The first was the L810, I didn't like that one because my images were getting scrambled when i used the review function so I was pissed but decided to give Nikon a second chance and bought the S8100. owned this camera for roughly 3 months and now its not working I keep getting a lens error and the camera has never been dropped. Sometimes it comes on and won't even show anything on the screen.
Summary: I liked the camera, however after owning the camera less tha a month the battery woul not recharge, thinking the battery was faulty I purchased a new one after a few uses the fattery failed and would not recharge. I ended up sending the camera back to Nikon.
Summary: The only place I could find this camera was on Amazon. Wanted RED, who doesn't??? Found it here and love, love, love this camera. Love Nikon! Convenient, easy to carry, good photos. Works for a basic need.