Nikon CoolPix S8100 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Black - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A.

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About the Nikon S8100

Fast, responsive and versatile, the Nikon CoolPix S8100 with advanced CMOS sensor technology and incredible 10X zoom will capture fast-moving subjects in still images and Full HD (1080) movies. High-speed operation, exceptional low-light performance, outstanding image quality and sophisticated features mark the 12.1-megapixel S8100.

The optical 10x wide Zoom- NIKKOR ED glass lens covers 30-300mm and the camera's speedy start-up, fast autofocus, quick shutter release, superior low light performance and high-speed continuous shooting (five shots in one second!) ensure capture of all your memorable moments. The S8100 also offers Optical VR Image Stabilization, high ISO sensitivity to 3200, a new flash control system, movie recording with stereo sound and a 3-inch Ultra-High Resolution (921,000-dot) Clear Color Display for bright, sharp image viewing and sharing.

Nikon S8100 Includes

  • Nikon CoolPix S8100 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
  • AN-CP19 Strap
  • EN-EL12 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • EH-68P Charging AC Adapter
  • UC-E6 USB Cable
  • EG-CP16 Audio Video Cable
  • COOLPIX Software Suite CD
  • Nikon 90 Day Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to use (11) , Fast / accurate auto-focus (11) , Good image quality (10) , Compact (9) , Image stabilization (9) , Large clear LCD (9) , Zoom range/performance (9) , Nice body color (7) , Good in low light (6) , Short lag time (6)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (10) , Travel (9) , Low light (8) , Family photos (7) , Wildlife (6) , Video (5) , Weddings (4) , Sports/action (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (6) , Casual photographer (4) , Semi-pro photographer (1)

Nikon S8100 Features

  • Superior Image Quality: 12.1 -megapixel CMOS sensor for high speed operation and exceptional low-light performance.
  • 4-way VR Image Stabilization System
  • Optical VR Image Stabilization by lens shift minimizes the effects of camera shake.
  • Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO to compensate for camera shake and subject movement.
  • High ISO up to 3200 for optimum results when shooting in low light or photographing fast-moving subjects.
  • Nikon's Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to ten shots while the shutter is pressed, then selects and saves the sharpest image.
  • 3-inch Ultra-High Resolution (921,000-dot) Clear Color Display: for still images and movies that come alive with rich detail and improved contrast. The large LCD's wide viewing angle and anti-glare coating make it easy to compose, view and share pictures.
  • Advanced low light shooting capability.
  • Shoot still images even while recording HD Movie.
  • Mode Dial for quick setting of key functions.
  • ISO can be set as high as 3200.
  • In-camera editing functions include Quick Retouch and D-Lighting.
  • Creative Slider allows adjustment of brightness, saturation and color.
  • Ultra-fast start-up, autofocus and shooting.
  • High Speed Shooting capture 5 shots in less then a second at full resolution.
  • Sport Continuous Shooting to capture fast action (reduced image size)
  • Shoot Slow Motion Movies up to 240 fps by selecting HS Movie mode (reduced image size)
  • Subject Tracking automatically tracks a moving subject to ensure sharp focus.
  • 10x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens: Versatile 30-300mm lens ranges wide to capture landscapes, zooms in to get close to the action. In the NIKKOR tradition of precision optics, the high-quality ED glass lens delivers superb color and razor-sharp results.
  • EXPEED C2 continues to expand the possibilities of photography with improved levels of image quality, fine detail and processing speed. Custom-optimized for each COOLPIX model, Nikon's renowned digital image processing engine ensures outstanding images.
  • Smile Timer automatically releases the shutter when your subject smiles.
  • In-Camera Red-Eye Fix automatically corrects most instances of red-eye as you shoot. You may never see red-eye again.
  • Face-Priority AF. Nikon's face-finding technology automatically detects up to 12 faces.
  • Skin Softening smoothes skin tones at three different levels for optimal portraits; can be applied while shooting or during playback.
  • Blink Warning alerts you if a subject has blinked.

Nikon S8100 Specifications

Type Compact Digital Camera
Effective Pixels 12.1 million
Image Sensor 1/2.3-in. type CMOS
Total Pixels 12.75 million (approx.)
Lens 10® optical zoom, NIKKOR ED glass lens
Lens Focal Length 5.4-54.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 30-300mm lens in 35mm[135] format)
Lens f/-number f/3.5-5.6
Lens Construction 10 elements in 8 groups
Digital Zoom Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 1200mm lens in 35mm[135] format)
Vibration Reduction Combination of lens-shift and electronic VR (still pictures)
Lens-shift (movies)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus range (from lens) [W]: 50cm (1 ft. 8 in.) to 8 (approx.)
[T]: 1m (3 ft. 4 in.) to 8 (approx.)
Macro mode: 1cm (0.4 in.) to 8 [W] (approx.)
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection Face priority
Auto (9-area automatic selection)
Manual with 99 focus areas
Subject tracking
Monitor Size 3 in. diagonal
Monitor Type Wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
5-level brightness adjustment
Monitor Resolution 921,000-dots
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode) 97% horizontal (Approx.)
97% vertical (Approx.)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode) 100% horizontal (Approx.)
100% vertical (Approx.)
Storage Media SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
102MB internal memory (approx.)
Storage File System DCF
EXIF 2.2
DPOF compliant
Storage File formats Still pictures: JPEG
Sound files (Voice Memo): WAV
Movies: MOV (Video:MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Movie Modes Movie file format: MPEG-4 AVC H.264
Audio file format: AAC stereo
Full HD: 1920 x 1080p / 30fps
Standard TV: 640 x 480 / 30fps
Small Size: 320 x 240 / 30fps
Image Size (pixels) 4000 x 3000 (12M)
3264 x 2448 (8M)
2592 x 1944 (5M)
2048 x 1536 (3M)
1024 x 768 (PC)
640 x 480 (VGA)
3968 x 2232 (16:9)
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77 °F).
ISO Sensitivity 160
Auto (auto gain ISO 160-800)
Fixed range auto (ISO 160 to 400)
Sport continuous (ISO 160 to 3200)
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77 °F).
Exposure Metering 256-segment matrix
Spot (digital zoom 2X or more)
Exposure Control Programmed auto exposure with motion detection
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Exposure Range (auto mode) [W]: 0.7 to 15.9 EV
[T]:2 to 17.3 EV
(exposure values achieved with automatic ISO sensitivity adjustment converted to ISO 100 values)
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 1/4000-1/120s (sport continuous mode)
4 sec. (when scene mode is set to Fireworks show)
Unless otherwise stated, all figures are for a camera with a fully-charged Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 operated at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Aperture Electronically-controlled ND filter (-2 AV) selection
Aperture Range 2 steps (f/3.5 and f/7 [W])
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 and 2 seconds duration
Smile Timer
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.5 to 4.0m (1 ft. 8 in. to 13 ft.)
[T]: 0.5 to 2.5m (1ft. 8in. to 8ft. 2in.)
Built-in Flash Control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Hi-speed USB
Interface Data transfer protocol MTP
Video Output NTSC
HDMI Output Can be selected from:
I/O terminal Audio/video (A/V) output
Digital I/O (USB)
HDMI mini connector (Type C) (HDMI output)
Supported Languages Arabic, Czech, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Power Sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging Time 3 hours and 50 minutes (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-68P and when no charge remains)(Approx.)
Battery Type Rechargeable
Battery Life (shots per charge) Still pictures: Approx. 210 shots
Movies: Approx. 1 h 20 min (HD 1080p)
Tripod Socket 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Operating environment Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)
Approx. Dimensions Height: 2.4 in. (59.2mm)
Width: 4.1 in. (104.0mm)
Depth: 1.2 in. (29.9mm)
(excluding projections)
Approx. Weight 7.4 oz. (209g)
(including battery and SD memory card)
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