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Nikon Coolpix 2100

A classic 2 megapixel 3 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact Camera 2MP 3x CCD Jun 2010
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date

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Nikon Coolpix 2100 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix 2100 number 616 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 82%.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Nikon digital camera is missing some features:
Only 1024 x 768 still image resolution
Quite small internal memory
Only 1600 x 1200 pixels image resolution
Very small optical zoom

Nikon Coolpix 2100 Video Reviews


Nikon Coolpix 2100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Two experts from sites including CNET.com and Pocket Lint have rated this camera on average 78 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this Nikon digital camera on average 90 out of 100. Over 89% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

12 customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use and two people concluded that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

  • My first digital camera - >It is very easy to use and funky too…
    Southerner (Amazon) - January 2004
  • Simple to use, easy flash…
  • Fantastic camera for the money! Easy to use, although tricky when trying to shoot without the flash ( a bit wobbly…
    Emmy 3 (Amazon) - December 2003
  • It is incredibly easy to use, has good quality photos, is good looking, comfortable…
  • A tripod is required to use most of these modes, as slight trembling of hand will give blurred images.
    (Amazon) - August 2005
  • Secondly the ease of use is outstanding it can be effectively used by anyone from the beginner standard to good amateur photographers…
    "nik_cob" (Amazon) - December 2003
  • The jog dial is handy to change the settings easily…
    (Amazon) - August 2005
  • Easy to use, superb macro, useful zoom range…
  • SO easy to use, so compact (it is much smaller than the images imply), plus lots of extra snazzy functions to play with…
  • It is very easy to use and the software that comes with it is also…

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 28,808 owner and expert reviews (including 955 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel cameras range. 98% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Great Product Quality

Six customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix 2100 wrote that it was good quality.

Good Quality Pictures

15 owners who bought it said that it was able to produce good images.

  • Solid performance and image quality; numerous shooting presets; intelligent layout…
    Cnet.com June 2003
  • Picture quality is superb, great zoom…
  • Picture quality seems pretty good…
    Southerner (Amazon) - January 2004
  • Overall a great camera for the novice that returns excellent picture quality in all modes…
  • Pictures print out excellent plus storage is great…
    (Amazon) - January 2004
  • Not tiny, easy to handle and the quality of the pictures are incredible, if you want a digital camera…
    D Jones (Amazon) - December 2003
  • This leaves it standing, super picture, its a small camera…
    D Jones (Amazon) - December 2003
  • It is incredibly easy to use, has good quality photos, is good looking, comfortable…
  • The manual is second to none and the pictures are great…
  • However 3 minutes of video with sound takes up a huge amount of space and the novelty wears off fairly quickly when you realise you cant fit any more images on your memory card…

Nice Design

Four people who bought it wrote that it was good looking.

Good Flash

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Fairly Priced

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Good Size

Three owners concluded that it was compact.

Good Quality Lens

Three customers who bought it agreed that it had a good zoom.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix 2100 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix 2100 has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most low megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Across all latest low megapixel cameras the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 4288 x 2848.

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2 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 2 megapixels digital camera.

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Supports Auto, 320 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix 2100 is more than most new comparable spec cameras. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 50, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities Auto 80 - 320 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the internal memory range from 1MB to 8GB. When compared to other similar age comparable spec cameras that we have checked the internal memory of, the Coolpix 2100's internal memory of only 8 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix 2100 has a 1600 x 1200 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 3264 x 2448 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Across all recently released comparable spec cameras the image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Coolpix 2100 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Average Weight

The Nikon Coolpix 2100 has a relatively average weight (150 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 2100 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other new digital cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of low megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera range from 1x to 50x. At only 3 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 2100 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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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 43% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/1.7"". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

This camera's optical sensor size (1/3"") is in fact the worst optical sensor size across all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

A 4/3"" optical sensor size is the best optical sensor size across comparable types of camera.

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Supports Video Capability

The Nikon Coolpix 2100 supports video capability, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 1.5 inches, the Coolpix 2100 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst low megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the new low megapixel cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 6".

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Age

Released Over Seven Years Ago

It was June 2010 when this low megapixel camera was released.


Nikon Coolpix 2100 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix 2100 review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,734 product attributes, 187,496 digital camera reviews and 2,320,900 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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