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Nikon 6100 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16MP 7x Aug 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good expert reviews
Quite large display diagonal
Supports video capability

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This medium megapixel digital camera received a rating of 80% from expert review site tecnozoom.it.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 25,424 owner and expert reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was August 2011 when this digital camera was released.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon 6100 has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo ($799.98) (5x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon 6100 has a relatively standard optical zoom (7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

There are a number of alternative 7x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-WX10 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Nikon Coolpix S5300 ($119.99) (8x) which is also higher rated.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon 6100 supports video capability. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago also support video capability.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support video capability currently available including the Canon 140 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon 6100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of its better review score, the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The Nikon 6100 does not have a video out, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this type and age also do not have a video out.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon 6100 has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon 6100 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras of this age and spec is 2", the largest is 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Nikon 6100 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Df ($1,995.95) (3.2" and higher rated), or the D4 ($4,299.99) (3.2" and higher rated) both from Nikon or the Canon ELPH 320 HS (3.2" and higher rated).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Nikon 6100 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Nikon 6100 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The Nikon 6100 has one of the narrower field of views (only 97 percent) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera have field of views of between 95% and 100%.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Nikon 6100 has a relatively typical weight (175 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon 6100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the GE J1455, or the Panasonic DMC-TZ35 which both of have better reviews.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on medium megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 16MP cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the FinePix F770EXR, or the FinePix Z1000EXR both from Fujifilm.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Lumix G5 ($599.99) (16.05MP and higher rated), the DMC-GH3EC-K ($872.99) (16.05MP and higher rated), or the Lumix DMC-G6 ($549.95) (16.05MP and higher rated) all from Panasonic.

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Camera

Has a Custom Colour

The Nikon 6100 has a custom colour, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon 6100 features voice recording. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon 6100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

Digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera have internal memory of between 8MB and 8GB, and the average internal memory is 220MB. The Nikon 6100 has a quite small internal memory (only 20 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Nikon 6100 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum memory card sizes range from 4GB to 130GB.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Nikon 6100 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208921638, 00018208921676, 00018208921713, 00018208921751, 00018208921782, 00182089216388, 00182089216760, 00182089217132, 00182089217514, 00182089217828

Nikon 6100 Review Sources

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