Monday, May 2, 2011
Nikon Coolpix S8100
A friend of ours who is an avid photographer recommended the Nikon Coolpix S8100. I am amazed already at what this little camera can do. And I got a great deal through Costco, one of our favorite stores with amazing prices. We got the bundle pictured, with the camera, AC adapter, 4GB card and leather carrying case for under $250.00. They had a rebate recently which gave us a nice discount.
This is a terrific camera that has 10x optical zoom, 3-inch display, image stabilization, 12 megapixel C-MOS sensor (which improves low-light photo quality and faster shooting performance), and burst mode with a single shutter release. It is also capable of capturing video including small, high speed slow motion videos.
One slight drawback is this camera does not have a manual mode so you cannot control aperture or shutter speed. It does have outstanding low-light performance, night time shots at Disneyland or Paris at night will be fantastic with this camera. The lens is equivalent to a 30mm lens.
I'll be playing and posting photos from this new camera shortly. It's definitely a camera worth investigating if you are in need of a pocket-size camera.