The COOLPIX S8100 makes it simple to capture stunning images, even when the light is low. Equipped with a highly-sensitive back illuminated CMOS sensor and dedicated low-light modes, it delivers sharp night shots and perfect indoor portraits, even when you shoot without a tripod. With full HD movie recording and a precision NIKKOR 10x wide-angle zoom, this stylish 12.1 megapixel camera is a great all-rounder that excels in the dark.


This camera is available in black or red.



Back illuminated 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor

NIKKOR wide-angle 10x zoom lens with ED glass

Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound

Dedicated low-light modes

Key features

Back illuminated CMOS sensor: increases the amount of light that each pixel receives, improving sensitivity and reducing noise when shooting in low-light.

12.1 megapixel resolution lets you capture outstandingly detailed images and produce stunningly sharp enlargements.

5x anti-blur automatically counters blurred images in five different ways. Hybrid VR (Lens-shift and Electronic Vibration Reduction) reduces the effect of camera shake and can be set simultaneously for additional protection. High ISO (up to 3200) light sensitivity reduces the risk of blurred images with fast-moving subjects or in low-light. Motion detection compensates for camera and subject movement. Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically selects the sharpest of up to 10 sequential shots. Flash control system synchronizes the flash with high ISO sensitivity for clear low-light and telephoto images.

NIKKOR wide-angle 10x zoom lens with ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass offers outstanding precision, sharp resolution and crisp results (35mm equivalent: 30 - 300mm).

Dedicated modes for superb results in any light, even without a tripod. Night Portrait mode delivers beautifully detailed night scenes and indoor portraits. Night Landscape mode lets you shoot sharp images at low ISO. Backlight mode offers impressive tonal detail in any situation.

Large 7.5 cm (3-inch) high resolution (921-k dot) LCD monitor with wide viewing angle. Boasts Nikon's Clear Color Display technology that reduces power consumption and minimizes reflections, even in bright sunlight.

Full HD (1080p) movie recording with stereo sound: boasts optical zoom and autofocus during recording, and features a wind noise reduction function. You can capture a photo while filming and make simple edits of your movies in-camera.

High-speed continuous shooting with pre-shooting cache: lets you shoot up to 26 continuous shots and record two frames before releasing the shutter fully - so you never have to worry about being a second too late again.

EXPEED C2 image processing system provides enhanced movie recording, high-sensitivity performance and maximum image quality.

Subject Tracking AF will keep the camera focused on a selected subject, even if it is moving around.

Advanced automatic features for superior results. Smart portrait system ensures perfect portraits. Scene Auto Selector selects the optimum Scene mode for popular situations. 17 scene modes offer optimized settings for popular photographic styles, effects and locations.

Macro mode lets you get as close as 1 cm to a subject and capture minute details with crystal clear clarity.

Creative Slider: instant retouch and review function. Lets you adjust the brightness, saturation and color tone of the image without the need for a computer. 

USB and AC charging: can be charged from your computer using the included USB charging adapter or via a regular power outlet.


Technical Specifications

Effective pixels12.1 million
Image sensor1/2.3-in. type CMOS; total pixels: approx. 12.75 million
Lens10x zoom NIKKOR; 5.4-54.0mm (35mm [135] format picture angle: 30-300mm); f/3.5-5.6; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm [135] format picture angle: Approx. 1200mm)
Focus range (from lens)50 cm (1 ft. 8in.) to infinity (∞), Macro close-up mode: 1 cm (0.4 in.) to infinity (∞)
Monitor7.5cm(3-in.), approx. 921k-dot, wide-viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Storage mediaInternal memory (approx. 102 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards1
Image size (pixels)12M (High) [4000 × 3000★], 12M [4000 × 3000], 8M [3264 × 2448], 5M [2592 × 1944], 3M [2048 × 1536], PC [1024 × 768], VGA [640 × 480], 16:9 [3968 × 2232]
Vibration Reduction (VR)Combination of lens-shift and electronic VR (still pictures) Lens-shift (movies)
ISO sensitivityISO 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, Auto (auto gain ISO 160-800), Fixed range auto (ISO 160-400)
InterfaceHi-Speed USB
Power sourcesRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (supplied), Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P(AR) (supplied), AC Adapter EH-62F (optional), Battery Charger MH-65P (optional)
Battery life2Approx. 210 shots with EN-EL12 battery
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 104.0 x 59.2 x 29.9 mm (4.1 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.) excluding projections3
WeightApprox. 209 g (7.4 oz.) with battery and SD memory card3
Supplied accessories4Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-68P/EH-68P(AR), USB Cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP16, Strap, ViewNX 2 (CD-ROM)
Optional accessoriesBattery Charger MH-65P, AC Adapter EH-62F
  1. Not compatible with Multi Media Cards (MMC).
  2. Based on CIPA industry standard for measuring life of camera batteries. Measured at 23°C (73°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, built-in flash fired with every other shot, image mode set to Normal.
  3. Method of noting dimensions and weight is in accordance with CIPA DCG-005-2009 guideline.
  4. Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.

  • Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. August 2010.