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...
Summary: I have owned two of these, in black and chrome/platinum colors. I took one to China with me in 2010 for a short Thanksgiving trip. I loved the 12x zoom and image stabilization for taking the corners of buildings like the Forbidden Palace.
Summary: I purchased this camera 12/10 and now have to send it back to Nikon. While on vacation last month for a family reunion in Cabo San Lucas the darn lens frozen in the "OPEN" position and wouldn't turn off. I'll send it back and hope for the best.
Summary: All I can say is "meh". It works, and maybe I was just spoiled before. I already sent one back because I expected in 5 years things would have gotten better and they actually got worse.
Pros: It works
Cons: Taking shots is a little pokey - you have to hold the button in for a second or so (at which point your kid isn't looking at you anymore). era Picture quality isn't as good as I expected. Consumer Reports rated it well so I took their word for it. Quality is noticeably lower than my 2006 era Cano...
Summary: I don't normally write a review but my experience needs to be stated. After a few months the flash stopped working, it just wouldn't fire. Its odd that the flash would stop working so early int he camera's life. I sent it to them two months ago for repair and I still have not received it back!!!!
Summary: I write this review with mixed feelings. On one hand, when my S8100 worked it was a nice camera. The photo quality was top notch. It takes really clear pictures with nice color balance and tones. The flash quality is good too. And the HD video (720p) is very good for a camera of this size.
Summary: I really love the size, feel and capabilities - excellent zoom and functions, but after only about 7 weeks of use, this camera lens locked and I got the "lens error" message - while on the second day of my vacation in Austria. Sent to Nikon and I'm still waiting after a month in their shop.
Summary: My brand new Nikon 8100s suffered the fatal lens error one week into our Alaska vacation. The camera was not dropped or "banged." It just quit working. The pictures and video I recovered from the memory card were great! Too bad the 8100s all too often has lens failure.
Summary: Bought the camera in March - it stopped working two months later (LENS ERROR) and I had to send it in for repairs (at my expense). Two weeks later, I call Nikon's repairs department for a status update and discover that the parts to fix it are on backorder for another month.
Excerpt: I'm a semi pro photographer, but I needed a pocket camera to carry with me. After doing a lot of research, I decided on this model. I have not been impressed. First the top mounted flash is too far to the left and leaves little room for your left hand to hold the camera.