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

Nikon Coolpix S9100 vs Nikon Coolpix S8100

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S9100

Great battery life
Battery life
270 shots
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
9.5 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S8100

Size
Really small
Compact (104×60×30 mm)
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Thickness
Thin
1.2"
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

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$160

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Nikon Coolpix S9200

Nikon Coolpix S9200

Travel zoom

$92

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Slightly smaller
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Zoom Slightly less zoom

Nikon Coolpix S8100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$199

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Travel zoom

$178

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$323

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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