Updated (February 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S8100 vs Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Nikon Coolpix S8100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

52

Nikon Coolpix S8100

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Great battery life
Battery life
270 shots
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 45 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S8100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S9100.

competitors

Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$440

GPS Has a GPS
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Travel zoom

$230

GPS Has a GPS
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Nikon Coolpix P300

Nikon Coolpix P300

Pro digicam

$350

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Zoom Less zoom

Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Compact

$200

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Pro digicam

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$300

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

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sandi (11:36 AM, October 30, 2013)
I love my s8100 but it appears to be worn out, it won't stay focused. Is there a nikon coolpix out there that will get the great pictures that my 8100 did?
 
vicky_agrl (5:47 PM, September 04, 2011)
Hello Snapshot , i m confused between S8100 and S9100. there's not much difference between the price its only around $50. please suggest which one is better. Also i saw new model launched S8200 similar to S8100.let me know whether this is better than other two.
 
Cromo78133 (3:02 PM, June 24, 2011)
Both the s8100 and s9100 are very much alike. Important differrences I found are the s8100 has better image stabilization but the s9100 has a better zoom. It depends on what is more important to you. The s9100 is a later model. I'm still trying to decide also seeing as my wife lost my Sony, which I was prety happy with. Wal-mart has the s8100 for $349 where Amazon has it for $229 with free shipping and no tax.
 
Seeking Advice (6:08 PM, June 07, 2011)
Hello,

I'm primarily focused on a camera that takes good low-light pictures.  Does anyone have any feedback as to which of these cameras does a better job?  From other reviews that I've read, both use the same technology (combining pics taken at different exposures), so if their performance is similar, I might just go with the cheaper 8100. 
 
Dharmik (7:12 PM, May 29, 2011)
Hey thanks for the reply....  ya i m going with Nikon S8100 as there is not mush difference in picture quality.....
 
nikon friend (6:39 PM, May 29, 2011)
Buy s8100 and save some money. After few years sell it and buy latest. This toys needs to be upgraded our time. I guess every three years.
 
Dharmik (7:33 PM, May 16, 2011)
 Hello Snapshot , i m confused between S8100 and S9100 as S9100 is expensive in india(i can afford),,, but is it worth paying its premium, Kindly guide meHello Snapshot , i m confused between S8100 and S9100 as S9100 is expensive in india(i can afford),,, but is it worth paying its premium, Kindly guide me