Nikon Coolpix S8100 Review

4.0
February 2, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Type
Compact Digital Camera
Effective Pixels
12.1 million
Image Sensor
CMOS
Sensor Size
1/2.3 in.
Total Pixels
12.75 million (approx.)
Lens
10× optical zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens
Lens Focal Length
5.4-54.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 30-300mm lens in 35mm[135] format)
Lens f/-number
f/3.5-5.6
Lens Construction
10 elements in 8 groups
Lens Zoom
10x
Digital Zoom
Up to 4× (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1200mm lens in 35mm[135] format)
Vibration Reduction
Combination of
Lens-shift and Electronic VR (still pictures)
Lens-shift VR (movies)
Autofocus (AF)
Contrast-detect AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus range (from lens)
[W]: 50cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to ∞ (approx.)
[T]: 1m (3 ft. 4 in.) to ∞ (approx.)
Macro mode: 1cm (0.4 in.) to ∞ [W] (approx.)
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection
Auto (9-area automatic selection)
Center
Face priority
Manual with 99 focus areas
Subject tracking
Focus Range
[W]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 3 ft. 4 in. (1 m.) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm.) to infinity
Monitor Size
3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Type
Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating
5-level brightness adjustment
Monitor Resolution
921,000-dots
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode)
97% horizontal (Approx.)
97% vertical (Approx.)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode)
100% horizontal (Approx.)
100% vertical (Approx.)
Storage Media
SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
102MB internal memory (approx.)
Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
Storage File System
DCF
EXIF 2.2
DPOF compliant
Storage File formats
Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
Movies: MOV (Video:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Movie
Audio file format: AAC stereo
Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps
Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
Small Size: 320x240 / 30fps
Standard TV: 640x480 / 30fps
HDMI cable not included.
Image Size (pixels)
4000 x 3000 (12M)
3264 x 2448 (8M)
2592 x 1944 (5M)
2048 x 1536 (3M)
1024 x 768 (PC)
640 x 480 (VGA)
3968 x 2232 (16:9)
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77 °F).
ISO Sensitivity
ISO 160-3200
Auto (auto gain ISO 160-800)
Fixed range auto (ISO 160-400)
Sport continuous (ISO 160-3200)
Exposure Metering
256-segment matrix
Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Center-weighted
Exposure Control
Programmed auto exposure with motion detection
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Exposure Range (auto mode)
[W]: 0.7 to 15.9 EV
[T]:2 to 17.3 EV
(exposure values achieved with automatic ISO sensitivity adjustment converted to ISO 100 values)
Shutter
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed
1/2000-2sec.
1/4000-1/120s (sport continuous mode)
4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
Up to 5 shots at approx. 1.8 frames per second
Aperture
Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Aperture Range
2 steps (f/3.5 and f/7 [W])
Self-timer
Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
Smile Timer
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5 to 4.0m (1 ft. 8 in. to 13ft.)
[T]: 0.5 to 2.5m (1ft. 8in. to 8ft. 2in.)
Built-in Flash Control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface
Hi-speed USB
Interface Data transfer protocol
MTP
PTP
Video Output
NTSC
PAL
HDMI Output
Can be selected from:
Auto
480p
720p
1080i
I/O terminal
Audio/video (A/V) output
Digital I/O (USB)
HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Supported Languages
Arabic
Czech
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portugese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
Power Sources
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging Time
3 hours and 50 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-68P and when no charge remains)(Approx.)
Battery
Rechargeable
Battery / Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12
Battery Life (shots per charge)
Still pictures*: Approx. 210 shots
Movies: Approx. 1 h 20 min (HD 1080p)
*Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(±2)°C (73(±4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to 4000 × 3000.
*Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.
Tripod Socket
¼ (ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions
Height: 2.4 in. (59.2mm)
Width: 4.1 in. (104.0mm)
Depth: 1.2 in. (29.9mm)
Excluding projections. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
Approx. Weight
7.4 oz. (209.0g)
with battery and SD memory card. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
Operating environment
Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied Accessories
AN-CP19 Strap
EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EH-68P Charging AC Adapter
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
COOLPIX Software Suite CD

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