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Nikon Coolpix A100
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Nikon Coolpix A100 Digital Camera

20.1MP 5x CCD Jan 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
This carry-anywhere camera has a slender and stylish design, so you ll barely feel its weight only 119 g including battery and SD card in your pocket or bag. It's simple to operate too, so you ll... More
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12 Reasons For

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 15,565 expert and user reviews for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to 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.

Alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 180[plb_3191140_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix A100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix A100 also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_3870782_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on new compact cameras.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Nikon camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 and 5120 x 2880 and 3864 x 3864.

This digital camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix A100.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. Across all cameras that were released in the last 12 months the worst image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the best is 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix A100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Coolpix A100 is more than most comparable spec cameras that came out in the last 12 months. This Nikon digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on similar spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. 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).

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TFT Display

This digital camera has a TFT display, which is the most frequently found display on digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last year.

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Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Coolpix A100 is more than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on similar spec cameras that were launched in the last year. The shooting modes "Scene" is also found on this Nikon digital camera.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix A100 does not support wi-Fi, unlike most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix A100 which support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A100, the Coolpix A100 does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to look at including the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that were launched in the last year are not waterproof. The Coolpix A100 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months are not 3D. The Coolpix A100 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon Coolpix A100 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix A100 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at including the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price], the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Coolpix A100 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been available for the last year also do not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Coolpix A100 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix A100 also do not have a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Coolpix A100 has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that came out in the last year. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Very Narrow Field of View

With a field of view of only 98 percent, the Nikon Coolpix A100 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix A100. The narrowest field of view of recently released digital cameras is 97% and the widest is 100%.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix A100 is 4,500, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 800 to 26,000. The Coolpix A100 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other latest compact cameras.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 1.06 hours, the Coolpix A100 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age. The average battery life (max) of compact cameras that came out in the last year is 3.2h, and the battery life (max)s range from 1h to 5h.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix A100

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when Nikon released the Coolpix A100.

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the Coolpix A100 has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price] (20.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] both from Panasonic or the Nikon S7000[plb_3851301_price].

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 177[plb_3423699_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A100 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras.

Other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the PowerShot SX540 HS[pl_3191137_price], or the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Pixpro FZ152[pl_3584864_price] (6x), or the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price] (6x) both from Kodak.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A100 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix A100.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon IXUS 177[plb_3423699_price] (8x).

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Coolpix A100 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released in the last year.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the IXUS 180[pl_3191140_price], or the IXUS 175[pl_3191143_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If this digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon SX720 HS[plb_3300259_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Microphone in
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Tripod Thread
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Recharge Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Self-Timer
Headphone Connectivity

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers VNA970E1, VNA971E1, nikon 201, nikon 201m, nikon 3864, nikon 201mp, nikon 3864p, nikon 3864pi, nikon 3864pix, nikon 3864pixe, nikon 3864pixel, nikon 3864pixels
Barcodes 00018208948543, 00018208948550, 00018208948567, 00018208948574, 00018208948581, 08431016010011, 08431016010028, 08431016010035, 08431016010042
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