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. I do have a gripe with this camera, however. The flash pops up from the top left, a location that seems to beg for a left forefinger when taking a shot.
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.
Summary: Being a Nikon DSLR owner, I wanted a small camera for my pocket and all the research/blogs/reviews brought me to this camera. I wasn't prepared for how light and smooth the camera would be. Needless to say, and much to my "I knew better", I charged it and turned it on without first using the wrist strap. The moment I turned it on, I dropped it...onto my hardwood floor and damaged the extended lens beyond repair.
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. This is the fastest camera though with the med. long zoom (10x) that I could find for $150.00 Having HD video, image stab. and excellent build quality sealed the deal.
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. Has several burst modes & an awesome macro mode that takes sharp crisp photos with the lens nearly setting on the subject. Constuction and durability seems nice.
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. My daughter has this Nikon Coolpix S8100 and I was impressed with her pictures for the size of her camera.