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

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Nikon Coolpix S8100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

54

Nikon Coolpix S8100

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

Size
Really small
Compact (104×60×30 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
209 g
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/4000 of a second

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

Olympus SP-720UZ

Olympus 720UZ

Super zoom

$256

Zoom More zoom
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$149

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Significantly smaller
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$556

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Travel zoom

GPS Has a GPS
Wide angle Much better wide angle
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$350

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Super zoom

$379

Wide angle Much better wide angle
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger

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