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.
Summary: I bought this camera exactly a year ago and it last about 3 months before the lens gets all tangled up because it's waaaaaay too intricate. I sent it to get fixed within the warranty and had the worst customer service dealing with Nikon.
Summary: Do not buy this camera. I purchased new and quickly broke the lcd screen while carrying it in my pocket. I sent it to NIKON who did not accept my payment and quickly returned it to me with out fixing it, leaving me with the shipping costs.
Summary: I've owned an S8100 for a year, and I've been very satisfied with the pictures. However I will never buy a Nikon product again. My camera broke, and I followed all the procedures on their website to return it to the service center.
Summary: I have had this camera for about 1`year. First the flash went: would not pop up than would not flash. Got a msg. battery exhausted so I bought another battery (unrelated to the flash problem). I had a "geek" friend check it out and he said it is broken for sure.
Summary: Like many others who bought this camera, I am extremely disappointed with the product and with Nikon's customer service. I bought this camera at a camera store, and based my decision solely on the recommendation of the seemingly knowledgeable salesman.
Summary: The camera has good features but you have to work around its limitations. It has problems with the auto focus for example. My bigest disapointment with the camnera is its lense error frequency.If this happens to you and it will the repair even if its under warranty will cost you.
Summary: I just got this camera so this isn't a review based on much experience but what I have is most disappointing. I simply want people to note a major omission that I didn't detect in the reviews I read.