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Nikon Coolpix 2100 Digital Camera

2MP 3x CCD 4x Jun 2010
Megapixel 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

This camera has an average expert rating of 78% based on two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com and Pocket Lint.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 74 user reviews this compact camera camera has an average user 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.

Good Brand

Based on 15,245 user and expert reviews, Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers.

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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 typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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 Capability

supports video capability

The Nikon Coolpix 2100 supports video capability, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix 2100 which do not support video capability.

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Features Four Flash Modess

The Coolpix 2100 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 2100. The flash modess "fill-in", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Nikon camera.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Coolpix 2100 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this camera. The white balances manual are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix 2100 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 8,000, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys Auto 80 - 320 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Very Low Minimum Hard Disk Space

Cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 2100 have minimum hard disk spaces of between 25MB and 1.1GB. At only 60 megabytes, the Coolpix 2100 has a fairly low minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 2100.

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Very Small Minimum RAM

The Nikon Coolpix 2100 has one of the smaller minimum RAMs (only 64 megabytes) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The minimum RAMs of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 64MB to 1.1GB.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The megapixel of the Coolpix 2100 of only 2 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix 2100.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8". At only 1.5 inches, the Nikon Coolpix 2100 has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix 2100.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Nikon Coolpix 2100 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix 2100.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 2100 range from 0.17x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Coolpix 2100 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix 2100 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix 2100 do have an image stabilizer.

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Only 1/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The Nikon Coolpix 2100 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3"". That's 22% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.33"" camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. 4.80 x 3.60mm.

A 1/3"" optical sensor size is in fact the worst optical sensor size across all digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix 2100.

A 4/3"" optical sensor size is the best optical sensor size amongst similar types of camera.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not support Full HD video. The Nikon Coolpix 2100 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix 2100 do not support wi-Fi. The Coolpix 2100 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Not 3D

The Coolpix 2100 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Coolpix 2100 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix 2100, the Nikon Coolpix 2100 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix 2100 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix 2100 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

The motion JPEG frame rates of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 15fps to 240fps. At only 15 frames per second, the Coolpix 2100 has a very low motion JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Only 1024 X 768 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix 2100 has a 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). Across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix 2100 the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 5152 x 3864.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix 2100 has a higher image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a 1600 x 1200 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3072 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all cameras that were launched more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Coolpix 2100 that we have assessed the internal memory of, the Coolpix 2100's internal memory of only 8 megabytes is one of the smallest. The internal memorys of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 6.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average internal memory is 290MB.

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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 digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.83h and the longest is 320h. With a battery life (max) of only 2 hours, the Coolpix 2100 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix 2100

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was over six years ago when this digital camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix 2100 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix 2100 has a relatively standard weight (150 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Coolpix 2100.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Camera
White Balance
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
System Requirements
Mac Compatibility
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Other Features
Video Capability
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Lens Focal Range
Compatible Operating Systems
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Minimum System Requirements
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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