A pretty good camera at the time, but now there are many more options.
Neil Murphy, Amazon
10 November 2014
Summary: I bought this camera about three years ago after I booked a flight to Tibet and wanted a better camera to document the experience. I managed to get it on sale in Japan for about $200 USD. In a lot of ways I think it's an alright camera.
Summary: I LOVED this camera. I'm one of those people who just have bad luck when it comes to owning a digital camera longer than a year and a half though. I loved the quality of the pictures this Nikon took and everything about it.
Summary: Overall the S8100 is an easy to carry, do everything camera. It captures images from wide angle to super-zoom (35mm equivalent of about 18mm-300mm). It also captures very good video with stereo sound at 1080p.
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.