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Nikon Coolpix A100 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20.1MP 5x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nikon has good reviews for its cameras
Supports video recording
Has an image stabilizer

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Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 3,033 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix A100 supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix A100 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony DSC-QX10-B which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix A100 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. The worst still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Coolpix A100 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also feature smile detection.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Coolpix A100 has an external flash connector. Most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than a year ago also have an external flash connector.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Coolpix A100 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix A100 has a carrying case. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have a carrying case.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix A100 has a hand strap, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago also have a USB connectivity.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Coolpix A100 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Coolpix A100 has a microphone in, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon Coolpix A100 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Coolpix A100 supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also support direct printing.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix A100 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix A100 has a self-timer. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a self-timer.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Viewfinder

Fairly High Magnification

When compared to other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera, the magnification of the Nikon Coolpix A100 of 4 times zoom factor is one of the highest. The average magnification of high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 1.4x.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The Nikon Coolpix A100 is quite light (only 119 grams) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera. Digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have weights of between 110g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 410g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W810 ($93.97) (111g).

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Coolpix A100 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. The display diagonals of high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera range from 2.7" to 3.2", and the average display diagonal is 3".

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 175 ($133.00) which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony Alpha A7R (3"), or the Canon M10 + EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM ($381.00) (3").

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Quite Narrow Field of View

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera, the Coolpix A100's field of view of only 98 percent is one of the narrowest. The narrowest field of view of high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago is 98% and the widest is 100%.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Coolpix A100 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. The average display resolution (numeric) of high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 700,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 3x and the biggest is 63x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A100 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

If this camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon IXUS 177 (8x).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A100 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A7 ($1,199.99), and the Canon IXUS 175 ($133.00) is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (8x), or the Canon IXUS 177 (16x).

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix A100 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon 3864pixels, nikon 201mp, VNA970E1, VNA971E1
Barcodes 00018208948543, 00018208948550, 00018208948567, 00018208948574, 00018208948581, 01820894857400, 08431016010011, 08431016010028, 08431016010035, 08431016010042

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