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Old Mar 24, 2011, 8:29 PM   #1
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I'm looking at the Nikon Coolpix. Is there both an S8000 and an S8100?
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 10:57 PM   #2
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Yes, there are the S8000 (2010) and the S-8100 (2011). However, there have been many negative user reports in a major photo forum. With that in mind, I compromised and purchased the S6000 model with 12mp and 7X (28mm to 199mm) of optical zoom to be my carry everywhere camera. B&H has the S6000 at $99.95 with free shipping.

I posted a thread in the Nikon P+S folder with a series of photos from the S6000. The camera has performed very well for me, and I appreciated saving some money as well.
That makes the S6000 66% less in cost than the S8100, and a more reliable camera as well, at least in my opinion.

I have attached a recent informal portrait that I took with the S6000.

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Old Mar 24, 2011, 11:01 PM   #3
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Consumer Reports gave the S8000 the best review of almost any point-and-shoot.
How is the S8100 different?
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i like s8000 than s8100
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Please read the professional review at Photography Blog. Their biggest complaint was the unexplained 3 second delay when the camera is powered on. That delay could well force you to miss many fine photos. The noise above the ISO 400 setting is quite measurable, there is a substantial amount of CA or "purple fringing," and the photos are soft (lacking really sharp focus) as they come from the camera, thus requiring post processing.

Of course, it is your decision, and I surely do respect that, Sue. However, I did want to point out some items that would make me think twice before purchasing the nikon S8000.

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