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

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Nikon Coolpix S8100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S9100

44

Nikon Coolpix S8100

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Really small
Size
Compact (105×62×35 mm)
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

Size
Really small
Compact (104×60×30 mm)
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
Weight
Light-weight
209 g

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

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$289

GPS Has a GPS
Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$249 - $277

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$119

GPS Has a GPS
3D Takes 3D photos
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$249 - $277

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Travel zoom

$119

Wide angle Much better wide angle
GPS Has a GPS
High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Travel zoom

$289

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
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