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Nikon Coolpix 2100 Digital Camera

2MP 3x CCD 4x Jun 2010
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Compact, lightweight digital camera with 2.0 megapixel camera and a powerful zoom objective 3 x, the COOLPIX 2100 is an affordable, user-friendly and versatile model even for those who are using a... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this camera is 78 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com and Pocket Lint.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 74 owner reviews this compact camera camera has an average owner rating of 90 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Some Nikon Coolpix 2100 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality. One reviewer gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon twelve years ago “The photo is amazing quality for a 2MP camera”. One buyer wrote “I couldn't be more pleased with the picture quality - it's my first digital camera” in their review and rated the product 4 stars. One buyer also mentioned “I even took some passport photos with it and quality is better than the normal camera”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Nikon Coolpix 2100 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Simple to use, easy flash and zoom operation, great for point & shoot use” in their Nikon Coolpix 2100 review. Amazon Customer also said “The Nikon Coolpix 2100 has a zoom range of 36-108mm”. Julian Christopher said in his review “The optical zoom is adequate (compared to a 28-200 zoom SLR” and rated the product 5 stars.

Some people agreed that the Nikon Coolpix 2100 had a good lens. "nik_cob" scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “I think that the lens is very good for sports shots”. Martin Burgoine wrote “Very easy to use & a brilliant lens” in his Nikon Coolpix 2100 review.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix 2100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 2100 was able to produce good images. One reviewer said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 2100 on Amazon “The coolpix has a very bright flash so you wont have any dark pictures no more”. One purchaser wrote “Pictures print out excellent plus storage is great” and gave it an excellent rating. One reviewer also mentioned “And why indeed, how many pictures above A4 size do you have at home”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix 2100 owners thought the product had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer rated the Nikon Coolpix 2100 5 stars and said on Amazon “The camera offers 2.0 effective megapixels and with Nikon's renowned enhanced image-processing technology which gives you the freedom to shoot wider, crop tighter” in their review. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “Digital camera, 2,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5 in - Color, 1 x 16 MB - CompactFlash Card” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 2100.

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Good Size

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Amazon Customer scored this digital camera very highly and mentioned “This is a great digital camera for anyone upgrading from a 35mm compact”. Thirteen years ago Emilymin said in their review on Amazon “SO easy to use, so compact (it is much smaller than the images imply), plus lots of extra snazzy functions to play with”. James Bond mentioned on Amazon “Easy to use, superb macro, useful zoom range and very compact” in his Nikon Coolpix 2100 review.

Five people who reviewed it said that it was lightweight. Twelve years ago one reviewer gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review “The camera is lightweight very small and compact”. Thirteen years ago James Bond gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote “It does everything that I want it to do for a lightweight point and shoot”. Mr.tech User said “It takes great pictures is small, lightweight and has the quality name of Nikon to back it up” .

A few Nikon Coolpix 2100 owners who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was tight. One person who reviewed it considered that it was good physically.

One Nikon Coolpix 2100 owner reckoned that this digital camera was thick.

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Easy to Use

Several Nikon Coolpix 2100 reviewers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix 2100 reckoned that it was easy to use. One purchaser wrote in their Nikon Coolpix 2100 review on Amazon “The images are superb, easy Nikon View 6 to use and transfer was just too easy”. One purchaser also mentioned “I have taken more photos in 2 weeks than i have on my 35mm in 2 years, Its so easy to use, i was up”. One reviewer mentioned in their review “The jog dial is handy to change the settings easily”.

Some Nikon Coolpix 2100 reviewers concluded that it was easy to use the menus. One buyer rated it 4 stars and said thirteen years ago “A smart compact camera with very user friendly menus - ideal for the novices to digital photograaphy”. A. Granville said in their review also thirteen years ago “That can actualy be turned into 12x after you have taken the photo by using the picture edit menu (you don't loose any of the resolution” . In the same month Julian Christopher mentioned in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 2100 “Menu access is fast”.

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. J. Broadhurst said in their review “It is incredibly easy to use, has good quality photos, is good looking, comfortable and small” .

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Good Technical Features

Seven Nikon Coolpix 2100 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Howard Hunt mentioned “Has lots and lots of special features” in his Nikon Coolpix 2100 review but even so he only gave it a rating of 2 stars. J. Cooper wrote “The Nikon coolpix is so simple to use with lots of good features and even without reading the instructions the camera is self-explanatory, I love it!”. Mr Darren Godden wrote in his review on Amazon “The features are as easy or as hard as you would like them to be”.

Nice Design

Seven people considered that the product was good looking. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “I was after a goodlooking camera that also done the job well with out me having to take out a second mortgage”. Dulwich Guy said “Beautiful sharp, perfect pics” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 2100 and scored the product very highly. Dulwich Guy also mentioned “Takes beautifully sharp pics, with wonderful colour reproduction”.

One Nikon Coolpix 2100 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was a good design. Twelve years ago Michael Clarke wrote “Had NO problems at all! Third problem was the physical design of the camera made it awkward for me to hold one-handed” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 2100.

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Robust

Two Nikon Coolpix 2100 owners wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix 2100 was reliable. Mr Mongoose wrote in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 2100 on Amazon “It has been a reliable camera for what it does”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Suzy, mentioned twelve years ago “The case is fairly robust and I've taken more pics than with my SLR 35mm camera because I can delete the unwanted images” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 2100 and scored it 5 stars.

One customer thought it was well made. Thirteen years ago Cnet.com said in their review “Solid performance and image quality; numerous shooting presets; intelligent layout”.

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Good Flash

Several Nikon Coolpix 2100 owners thought this digital camera had a good flash. Luca wrote on Amazon “And yet my compact flash card(Bytestor 256MB)is not full, since I delete the crappy ones” in their review and gave the Nikon Coolpix 2100 a rating of 4 stars. Thirteen years ago Phil wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is superb, great zoom and powerful flash” in his review.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Nikon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Nikon is one of the superior brands.

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Good Support

A number of Nikon Coolpix 2100 reviewers who bought it mentioned that it had good technical guidance. L. Woodhouse said thirteen years ago “There are lots of different 'scene' functions to help you take great pictures!It is lightweight.” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix 2100. Mr Darren Godden said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix 2100 “The manual is second to none and the pictures are great”. Suzy, said on Amazon “I found the instructions easy to follow” in their Nikon Coolpix 2100 review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Nikon Coolpix 2100 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Mr.tech User said on Amazon thirteen years ago “For most people's needs 2mb resolution is good enough to producefull screen, clear images on your PC”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Nikon Coolpix 2100 owner reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix 2100 was quiet. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “Relatively bulky; short, silent videos; purple fringing”.

Good Battery Life

One person who reviewed the product thought it had a good battery life. Julian Christopher gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “My only cautionary comments are (a) the battery low icon came on early.”.

Good Video Capture

One person said that this digital camera was good for video recording.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Coolpix 2100 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Nikon Coolpix 2100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes manual are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Very Small Minimum RAM Requirement

The minimum RAM requirement of cameras of this age and type range from 64MB to 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM requirement is 360MB. At only 64 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix 2100 has a fairly small minimum RAM requirement compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 2100.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix 2100 the minimum hard disk spaces requirement range from 25MB to 2.1GB. At only 60 megabytes, the Coolpix 2100 has a quite low minimum hard disk space requirement compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 2100.

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Narrow

At only 87.5 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix 2100 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix 2100. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 2100 the widths range from 16mm to 470mm.

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19 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Coolpix 2100 has a very low megapixel count (only 2 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 2100. The lowest megapixel count of cameras of this spec and age is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 1.5 inches, the Coolpix 2100 has a very small screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix 2100. The smallest screen size of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 2100 is 1", the largest is 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix 2100 have a built-in flash, however the Nikon Coolpix 2100 does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Coolpix 2100 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 2100 which have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix 2100 have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix 2100 has one of the smallest optical zooms amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only 1/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Nikon Coolpix 2100 is 1/3"". That's 23% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/2.3"". 4.80 x 3.60mm. Cameras that have been available for more than two years optical sensor sizes range from 1/4"" (worst) to 4/3"" (best).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix 2100 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix 2100 also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix 2100 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix 2100 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix 2100 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Coolpix 2100 does not have a GPS, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Coolpix 2100, the Coolpix 2100 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The JPEG frame rate of the Coolpix 2100 of only 15 frames per second is one of the lowest amongst digital cameras of this spec and age. The lowest JPEG frame rate of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix 2100 is 15fps and the highest is 240fps.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix 2100 has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this spec and age. Most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. Across all compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix 2100 has a 1600 x 1200 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5184 x 3888 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix 2100 ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Coolpix 2100 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "fill-in", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Nikon Coolpix 2100's internal memory of only 8 megabytes is one of the smallest. The internal memory of cameras of this age and spec range from 1MB to 8.2GB.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Coolpix 2100 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The Coolpix 2100 has one of the shorter maximum battery lives (only 2 hours) amongst digital cameras of this age. The maximum battery lives of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.83h to 680h, and the average maximum battery life is 25h.

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Thick

The average depth of similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 2100 is 38mm. At 38 millimeters, the Coolpix 2100 is fairly thick compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 2100

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over six years.

Average Digital Zoom

The Coolpix 2100 has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 150 grams, the Coolpix 2100 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Camera
White Balance Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Other Features
Video Recording
USB 2.0 Port
Interface
Dimension
Lens Focal Range
Operating System
Focal Length
Minimum System Requirement
Digital SLR

Expert Reviews

(5)
16 December 2003

A good starter at the very entry level of digital imaging...

10 June 2003

Spec: Digital camera, 2,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5 in - Color, 1 x 16 MB - CompactFlash Card
Good: Solid performance and image quality; numerous... Read more…

18 February 2003

The Coolpix 2100 is a compact, lightweight digital still camera with 2.1-megapixel effective image resolution and a Nikkor 3x zoom lens. Its an easy-to-use mid-range model with superior image... Read more…

27 November 2003

En prisvärd nybörjarkamera med en närgräns på imponerande fyra centimeter...

User Reviews

(37)
Reviewed 11 February 2008 by Mr Mongoose "silly_boy"
(Verified Purchase)

I purchased this in recommendation form a friend. It has been a reliable camera for what it does and has never let me down. I have since purchased a far better one as my keen photography taking... Read more…

Reviewed 9 August 2005

Its the best in its class i.e. 2MP. I have used it for over 1 year, and it works great. The jog dial is handy to change the settings easily. There are 15 picture modes, although the default is the... Read more…

Reviewed 17 November 2004 by Len1979

I bought this little camera probably just over a year ago, as i was doing a fair bit of traveling. It has been great, it takes very clear and bright photos when set on the auto focus setting and... Read more…

Reviewed 9 June 2004 by Suzy, "sue23005"
(Verified Purchase)

I've had the camera a year. I wanted a camera which had good basic features and good value for the price. It comes with a battery charger which adds to its value. I found the charger presented no... Read more…

Reviewed 20 May 2004 by MMarco "charlieuppercut"

I was buying my bird a digital camera for christmas and chose a Canon Powershot A60 as it had loads of good reviews and amazon were selling it within my budget. It was a great camera and I half... Read more…

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