Summary: I enjoyed using this camera, but I had to take it back because: - my spouse wanted a point and shoot that she could pick up in auto mode and "point and shoot." This camera didn't allow for that because it kept my custom settings regardless of mode and even when I turned it off - it had focusing issues. some images came out blurry that were not coming out blurry when using a similarly priced competitor's camera.
Summary: The only grip and probably the only grip but a big one is that, when you charge the battery you need to charge it while it's in the camera. Can't remove it and charge it using a charging station it needs to be in the camera. Even if you have an extra battery you can't charge the dead one until you aren't using your camera. Not a good move.
Summary: The Nikon S9100 feels so good in my hands. It feels solid and well built. It shoots photos quickly and the photos look so darn good on that little screen on the back of the camera. However, get it home and download the photos on to your computer and you realize the photos are all blurry. It is hard to get a great photo. My little s550 takes better photos. I am sad. I had such high hopes for this camera!
Summary: This is my 5th digital camera. I was willing to spend $400.00 on a camera and did quite a bit of researching before deciding on the Nikon. I have been using it now for about three weeks. I am also a lousy amateur photographer. I specifically wanted a camera that had at least a 10x optical zoom, was considered "pocket sized", but not too small, at least 12MP , and most importantly as simple to use as possible.
Summary: The camera is awesome with its fast shutter speed and 18 zoom power. Small/slim enough to fit in your pocket, but has an ample view screen. Unfortunately, we had to return it. After one week, we were unable to take pictures and turn it off. However, we are going to order a new one.
Pros: Great pics (most of the time), plenty of modes and settings, great 180 and 360 degree panoramic shots, plus great size, fit, and weight. The zoom on this guy is also above average.
Cons: Some pics come out soft and not focused. I'm not sure why that happens as its not predictable. The video is not quite HD, and the lack of a GPS compared to the HDV7 Sony. I also find the battery life to be very good especially when I use my Eye-Fi SD c
Excerpt: I'have nikon s10, nikon d60 and the new s9100. Naturally the d60 is on other planet.. The s9100 is small,have a good sensor and good optic's group (25-450 eq. with lens ED, but not very fast lens!) Af is very fast and take photo in low light good enought. But, for me, the image quality of nikon s10 is very better in daylight. (better optic with max aperture f 3.5 on all the focal, and very little out of focus in the corner, and flash more powerful).