So turns out this is a day for gadgets to come straight into the “office” and onto LaptopMemo for review. The S8100 is high-end point-and-shoot camera, similar to everyone’s favorite Canon Powershot S95. It has a 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, 10x digital zoom, 1080p HD video recording (with a slow motion 240FPS video mode), continuous normal shooting for 5 shots at 10fps, panorama and macro modes (both work great), ISO up to 3200, EXPEED C2 image processing tech, motion detection and image stabilization, HDMI and AV-out, and a 3-inch screen with a resolution of 921,000-dots (!).
One cool feature to note of is the Nikon Best Shot Selector (shortened “BSS”, funny!), which takes ten shots at once when the shutter button is pressed, then picks the sharpest and best image out of the bunch, and then saves it on the SD card (SDHC is also supported). I haven’t had much time to play with the S8100, but considering I’m heading out for a few hours and charging it via USB to an outlet, I’ll take it with me. The review will be posted just a couple of days before Christmas (or sooner). Hit past the cut for 2 more shots of the Coolpix S8100.