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Nikon Coolpix S8100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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Advantages of the Nikon S8100

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Size Smaller 104x60x30 mm vs 105x62x35 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Sensor shift, Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 4 cm
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Focus on subjects 4x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 1.2" vs 1.4"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Slightly lighter 209 g vs 214 g
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Almost the same
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S9100

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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 25 mm vs 30 mm
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Around 20% better wide angle
Zoom Significantly more zoom 18x vs 10x
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More than 3x more zoom
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
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        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
        921k dots
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        240 fps
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        S8100:4s
        S9100:1s
        Weight Heavy Help
        S8100:209 g
        S9100:214 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        S8100:1.2"
        S9100:1.4"
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Size Large Help
        S8100:104x60x30 mm
        S9100:105x62x35 mm
        Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
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        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Nikon Coolpix S8200

        Travel zoom

        $219

        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Nikon Coolpix S9500

        Travel zoom

        $175

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $548

        Aperture Has a much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S8000

        Nikon Coolpix S8000

        Travel zoom

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Nikon Coolpix L610

        Travel zoom

        $139

        3D Captures 3D images
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost light sensitivity
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Nikon Coolpix S9700

        Travel zoom

        $327 - $347

        Zoom Much more zoom
        GPS Has a GPS
        Size Larger
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Panasonic Lumix ZS30

        Travel zoom

        $319 - $399

        GPS Has a GPS
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

        Nikon Coolpix S9100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Nikon Coolpix S9300

        Travel zoom

        $224

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

        Travel zoom

        GPS Has a GPS
        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S9200

        Nikon Coolpix S9200

        Travel zoom

        $291

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Battery life Shorter battery life

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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