THIS CAMERA = WASTE OF MONEY!!
I am very disappointed in this camera. I bought it a couple of years ago. About 9 months ago it started saying "Lens error" which must be a common problem. It wouldn't take pics so I sent it to Nikon. $106 later they sent it back working. Now it won't zoom and it won't take pictures. I called Nikon and they said send it back to us. I really don't want to spend another $100. I have a large Canon camera for about 7 years and have never had one bit of trouble. I will never buy another Nikon. I will probably buy a compact canon. I would not recommend getting a Nikon!
July 12, 2014
Apesar de ter gostado muito dos recursos e em especial das fotos noturnas, a câmera começou lentamente a perder qualidade nas fotos, ficar mais lenta, chegou a abrir lateralmente ( e eu tomo muito cuidado com ela!!). Agora dá erro no obturador e as lentes ficam abrindo e fechando e não funciona mais. Uso ela poucas vezes no ano, já tive câmeras que duraram anos e anos (de marcar que eu considerava inferiores a Nikon) e quando eu resolvo gastar um pouco mais para adquiir uma camera de marca mais conhecida e considerada uma das melhores, o resultado foi a decepção! Não sei se comprarei Nikon novamente.
June 24, 2013
The complete package
I absolutely love this camera. Bought it as a present to myself after seeing the S9100 (my daughter's) in action. She experienced a problem with the lens being stuck in the open position more than once so after some research I decided to go with what I felt was the more stable model.
I owned a Nikon SLR from back in the 80's and used it to experiment with photography as a hobby. With the onset of the digital camera, I migrated to the new medium and loved the versatility it afforded. This is my third compact digital camera and is by far the best.
The quality of the shots is exceptional. Great wide angle to telephoto shooting capability and offers excellent shooting in low light conditions.
My only criticism is the location of the popup flash. It just gets in the way. I have to make a mental note to move my finger away before shooting. Then it only pops back into the frame when you turn the camera off.
Seems like a minor nuisance when compared to the benefits of owning this compact, versatile performer.
My shots look professional , operation is worry free and the operational cost minimal.
Would recommend getting a backup battery.....you won't regret it.
May 17, 2013
My Nikon S8100
I have a hobby of procuring broken digital cameras for repair and then re-sell them for profit. I was sold on Samsung. When Christmas came around, I decided to get my son a digital camera. I had plenty of Samsungs but I wanted something better. I got him a Nikon S6000. I was totally surprised with the simplicity of operation and the high quality of the image. Needless to say, I wanted a Nikon. I got this S8100 and it is simply the best thing since sliced bread. I am free lance photographer and used my Nikon on a recent trip to the west coast. I submitted several images to magazines and had 70% of them accepted for publication. That says a lot about the quality of this camera. The clarity and sharpness are second to none. If you look in my camera bag, all you will find now are Nikons. I read some of the reviews and think that maybe the people did not properly use the camera.
February 3, 2013
Horrible...full of disappointments.
I've always owned Nikon cameras. I upgraded to this one about a year ago since I wanted the HD video feature. After a few months my picture quality was getting worse with every use. Now, I keep getting lens error and it won't shut off. The lens stays out. I have to gently tap it to go back in. I brought it back to Blacks. They sent it out to Nikon for me since I'm covered under warranty. Sad thing is, the time frame to get it repaired is 6-8 weeks. Which is long and brutal when you have kids and especially when you are about to go on a trip. Very disappointed. I'm curious to see what will be the outcome of this repair. Wish I can trade models instead of getting back this garbage.
January 20, 2013