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.
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. On many of the basics, it's quite solid. Image quality is good. Ergonomics are good (if you don't mind the pop-up flash). And it's reasonably quick and responsive. But ...
Great Still photos & features, poor focusing in video & zoom noise
17 May 2011
Summary: UPDATE: I have returned the camera today after observing two issues that are dealbreaker for me. We finally had a bright sunny day today and I took some videos to compare against my 3 year old Canon Powershot TX1 that shoots 720p. I also received my mini-HDMI cable so I could watch the video on my 42" LCD TV directly without post-processing thru Apple TV box.
Summary: UPDATED 1/14/11: I was hoping to find a still/video camera that would give me the low light performance of my Fuji F20 and also allow me to avoid hauling around a separate HD camcorder. My comparisons show that the low light photos from the S8100 handily out perform my Fuji F20 and by a good margin (which is no small feat considering that the 6MP Fuji F20/F30/F40 pretty much set the standard for low light performance in point-and-shoots).
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. –Macro shots are fantastic. –Zoom is very capable, if not as large as some others models in this category. –Response time is fast. –Setting selection wheel moved firmly, snapping well into place.
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. Although the image quality is not as good as a DSLR, I've been very pleased with the images this takes. Almost any point and shoot can take decent images nowadays.
Summary: não sei nada de fotografia, mas a impressão que eu tenho é de que ela tira fotos bem rapidamente. e para mim o display parece ter uma qualidade mto boa. eu gosto do disco (coroa metálica em volta do botão "OK") que gira para vc poder navegar pelas fotos e ver o filme quadro a quadro.
Pros: filma em full HD (mas lembre-se que é uma máquina fotográfica, não uma filmadora!)
Cons: a posição do flash não é muito boa, ele fica na posição onde vc naturalmente vai por o dedo indicador para segurar a câmera e vc acaba impedindo que o slot do flash se abra... não sei se vale mil reais...