Summary: Worked great until the telescoping lens broke. The camera turns on easily and was turned on my pocket several times. It doesn't have a pressure release, so it broke in my pocket. However, I am still able to manual telescope the lens.
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. Needles to say I am not any to pleased
Summary: Just recently purchased this camera and was excited about using it but had problems with this at my daughters wedding. Sometimes the camera would be able to show me my existing pictures and other times it would not. Too early to fully rate this camera yet but a little dissatisfied.
Summary: I have had MANY cameras over the past few years, from point & shoots to DSLRs. Therefore, I feel like I can make fair comparisons. This camera is not horrible. In many respects, it's pretty good. But it is very disappointing compared to the competition. And therefore, I cannot recommend it.
Excerpt: Full disclosure, I didn't concern myself with testing any video capabilities of the S8100, so I can't speak to those features of this camera. Pros: –Tactile, matte black, rubberized front of camera is very convenient and stylish, if you ask me. –LCD is bright & very detailed.
Summary: I have several DSLR cameras and have used this as a convenient backup. It is light and easily fits in a shirt pocket, I have large hands and this one is very easy to hold. I can't say the same for other small cameras I've used.
Summary: I know we've come a long way in terms of camera size, but this one still feels kinda big too me. It's definitely not something I could squeeze into my pocket, it's not smartphone sized at all. And compared with my old Coolpix 7600, its about the same weight, and not a whole lot thinner.