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Nikon COOLPIX S8100
6.5 out of 10

Nikon COOLPIX S8100

Nikon CoolPix S8100 The Nikon CoolPix S8100 is a 12.1 milli Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon COOLPIX S8100

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Overall 4
4.0

Broke and did not last long

Shawn Kaplan, Amazon
24 August 2013
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

When It Works, it's great....Back to Canon....

Bruce A. Moon "ESLBruce", Amazon
18 January 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

11 months and it quit...

Kindle Customer "YoYo's Mom", Amazon
25 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good enough, I guess

Jared G., Newegg
25 November 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

HORRIBLE SERVICE

F. Hay "green hornet", Amazon
23 November 2011
  • 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!!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Great photo quality, but durability sucks

diamond dave "snowbdr440", Amazon
31 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lens Error Strikes Again

Clifford Hull, Amazon
1 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Alaskan Nightmare

Pat O. Clifton, Amazon
24 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great camera (WHEN IT WORKS)

psyberhenry "psyberhenry", Amazon
25 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Starlightspringer, DP Review
10 April 2011
  • 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.
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