Summary: This little camera takes quality pictures and has enough flexibility and features to satisfy most photographers. At times, as the more avid "shooter" in our family, I wish it had a higher zoom, but it's so convenient to carry that my Canon 20-D stays home now more often than not.
Summary: Camera takes very nice photos. The gold color is perfect. Charge lasts a long time. The only thing I absolutely do not like is the flash. The placement is very awkward. I always end up placing my finger on top it. Otherwise, it's a great camera.
Summary: I bought this camera about 6 months ago to have something more portable then my D-SLR, and it has went beyond my expectations for a point and shoot camera. This camera has survived 6 months in the harsh desert environment of Afghanistan, even survived getting blown up without any problems.
Excerpt: This is my first P&S purchase in a few years and I wanted something with a longer zoom than my Fuji E550 (4x) which has been an excellent and fast shooter for 5 years. Start-up time and shot to shot speed are very good but nothing I've had my hands on is as fast as the ol' E550.
Summary: I'm definitely not a professional photographer, people have however told me I take nice photos and they have gotten nicer since I started using my s8100. it is easy to use & has more features than I will ever use. It has a nice zoom for a camera it's size and will fit in your pocket.
Summary: I was looking for a small point and shoot camera with more than usual zoom, the bonus with this camera is the 1080HD video. I had been using a Canon S5IS 8mp camera with a 12x optical zoom. I liked it, but was looking for a purse/pocket sized camera with similar features minus the bulk.