Summary: I bought this camera December 2011. I've hardly used it, maybe a dozen times. I have not dropped it or abused it. Now the lens will not extend and is will cost $97 + tax + shipping each way. The camera is useless now. What a waste of money.
Summary: When I received the camera, it did not work. The screen showed "lens error". When I called A+Savings, they said , "send it to Nikon for warranty. Therefore I am not at all pleased with my purchase.
Summary: My mother and I both own this camera. I got it as a graduation gift, used a few times then the battery shorted it out. The same thing happen with my moms. we now have two nonworking cameras. very disappointing for the price we paid.
Summary: Took great pics when it works. After just a couple months, the lens began to bind up when extending. I would have to remove and then replace the battery to get it reset. It finally just quit working. I will replace it with Canon.
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.