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Nikon Coolpix W100 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 13.2MP 3x CMOS Aug 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Four industry awards
Langsom zoom
Relatively expensive
47 Reviews + 4 Awards
onfoto.ru Best Design Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended PC Mag Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

This Nikon digital camera received a "Recommended" award from both websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which said that this camera was good.

The editors of two more expert review sites both liked this digital camera. This Nikon digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website PC Mag and the author at website Onfoto.ru gave it a "Best Design" award and concluded it was well designed.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-nine expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Techradar this Nikon camera has an overall expert rating of 75%.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 548 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Lightweight and Small, Quick Between Shots

Six people said that the Nikon Coolpix W100 was compact. Five years ago expert website Hardwarezone.com.sg scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “The stronger zoom toggle offers less finesse than a standard compact camera's zoom nub.”. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “The Coolpix AW100 is Nikon's first all-action compact camera, designed to handle life's hard knocks”. Cnet.com.au wrote “Even though the AW100 is Nikon's first attempt at a rugged compact camera” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

One person who purchased it considered that it was lightweight. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lightweight and small, quick between shots” . One customer who bought it thought it was good structurally.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Six years ago expert website Firstpost.com wrote “It is quite slim, too, as far as compact cameras, in general, ar”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on Digital Versus “To unlock the compartment, you turn a big chunky wheel—that's nice” but they gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix W100 has a fairly typical weight (177 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Sony Alpha A7S II (584g).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix W100 supports video recording. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year also support video recording.

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GPS Geo-Tagging and Digital Compass

Two customers reckoned that this digital camera had good geotagging. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “GPS geo-tagging and digital compass”. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The 16-megapixel shooter manages to do just about everything right—capturing sharp images, surviving drops, geotagging your photos”.

Great Screen

Two owners said that the product had a good screen. Toptenreviews.com said “Great LCD screen” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix W100. One owner mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Accurate viewfinder”.

Full HD Movies

Ten people wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix W100 was good for video recording. Toptenreviews.com mentioned two years ago “Slowmotion video capture and Panoramic modes” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also said “1080p movies and creative movie options” in their review. Digital-Photography-School.com said in their review of this digital camera “Movie mode is outstanding”.

Sharp Photos

Twelve customers said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Toptenreviews.com said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix W100 “Prcision et fidlit des couleurs, qualit des images”. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Good image stabilization” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also said “Excellent photos even at high ISO” in their review.

Four people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Toptenreviews.com said “Fairly high resolution” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also said “Close macro shooting” in their review. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned “It has 16 megapixels and a 5x optical zoom lens”.

One person said that it had a good ISO range. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com said “Gute Bildqualitt bis ISO 400” in their review of this digital camera. One customer wrote that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Expert website Technobuffalo.com said “This little nancy has a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, which gave it an extra bite over Nikon's entry-level CCD chips” .

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Langsom Zoom

Four customers who purchased it considered that it did not have a good zoom. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Fairly slow zoom”. Pc Mag said six years ago “Limited zoom range”. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Complicated menus, waterproofness needs to be serviced yearly, poor zoom performance when in video mode” in their review.

Four customers mentioned that the product did not have a good lens. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “Lens has soft corners that extend fairly far in toward center, both wide”. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Lens is a little dim (starts at 3.9” in their review. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Slow lens on wideend”.

One owner who bought it considered that it did not have a good image stabiliser. Ephotozine said “Below average image stabilization”. One owner who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it did not have a good autofocus. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Focus issues while recording video”.

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Very Limited Exposure Control

One owner concluded that it did not have good exposure controls. Toptenreviews.com mentioned two years ago “Very limited exposure control” in their Nikon Coolpix W100 review.


Features

Packed With Features

Seven owners who purchased the product wrote that it had good features. Toptenreviews.com said “Brightpictures, features, shutterlag” in their review of this digital camera. Cameras.co.uk wrote “Robust features include being waterproof to depths of 10m, shockproof to falls of 1.5m” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website G4tv.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “A built in GPS, waterproof features and is also shock resistant”.


Design

Nice Design

Five owners agreed that the product was well designed. Six years ago Techmagnifier.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It has robust in design, still looks simple” nonetheless they only gave it a rating of 2 stars out of 5.

Two customers who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Expert review site Firstpost.com said “The camera has some really amazing features and looks pretty stylish as well, especially for a rugged camera” and gave it a rating of 75 out of 100.

Two people thought it was rough. Techmagnifier.com mentioned “Oh, for the first time Nikon has released new rough & tough camera which is known as Nikon Coolpix AW100 with ample of features, looks, usage” in their Nikon Coolpix W100 review however despite that they only scored this digital camera 2 stars out of 5.

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Dustproof

The Nikon Coolpix W100 is dustproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also are dustproof.

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Build Quality

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com mentioned two years ago “Delivers excellent image quality outdoors” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Build quality” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Great quality HD video for a camera in this class” in their review.

Easy to Use

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Toptenreviews.com said in their Nikon Coolpix W100 review two years ago “Easy to use”. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Comfortable to use” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also said “Action control” in their review.

One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to handle. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Strong Video and Audio handling” in their review of this digital camera.

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Rugged Design

Thirty-one customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix W100 thought it was strong and durable. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Tough enough to take anywhere”. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Waterproof, shockproof and freezeproof” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Rugged design” in their review.

Seven customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com wrote “Packed with features, solid build” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also said “The Nikon Coolpix A 100 has good rugged specifications for its price and solid GPS performance” in their review. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent rugged and waterproof construction”.

Five customers who bought this digital camera considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Pc Mag said in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Waterproof to 33 feet”. Navigadget.com wrote “The price has gone down on this camera to $300 right now and that’s pretty good deal for a waterproof camera with GPS technology”. Expert review site Techmagnifier.com said “It can also say that this Coolpix AW100 is waterproof, freeze proof, shock” but even so they scored it 2 stars out of 5.

One person thought this digital camera was reliable. Toptenreviews.com said “Reliable Auto mode” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 10 meters, the Coolpix W100 has a pretty typical waterproof up to compared to most of the other new digital cameras.

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Power

GPS Does Not Waste Power, Higer ISO Photos Are Clear, Good Battery Life, Vibration Reduction Works Really Well

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good battery life. Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “GPS does not waste power, higer ISO photos are clear, good battery life, vibration reduction works really well”.

Power Usage (particularly With GPS Switched On

One customer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was not good in terms of power usage. What Digital Camera mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Power usage (particularly with GPS switched on” .


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Coolpix W100 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras also support Wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Fujifilm XQ2 ($316.99), or the Sony Alpha A7S which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Wi-Fi including the Sony Alpha A7S II.

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Features Bluetooth

The Coolpix W100 features bluetooth, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix W100 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Has an HDMI

The Nikon Coolpix W100 has an HDMI, as do most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that came out in the last year.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released in the last year also have a built-in microphone.

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Image Noise

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera “Visible noise at all ISO settings” . Two years ago Toptenreviews.com said “Noise at ISO 400” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Image noise, controls can be a little fiddly, action button controls could be better” in their review.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Ephotozine said in their review of this digital camera “Visible noise at all ISO settings” . Two years ago Toptenreviews.com said “Noise at ISO 400” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Image noise, controls can be a little fiddly, action button controls could be better” in their review.


Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a self-timer, as do most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix W100 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also have a tripod mountable.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix W100 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Smart TV

GPS C

Twenty-two owners considered that it had gps. Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix W100 two years ago “GPS plus ractif que sur la plupart des APN, en zone dgage du moins”. Toptenreviews.com also said “GPS rapide, bon mode automatique” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Fast GPS tracking” in their review.


Support

No Manual Setting

Two customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix W100 thought it did not have good technical guidance. Toptenreviews.com said two years ago “Lack of manual controls” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also said “No manual setting” in their review.


Lens System

Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 2 times zoom factor, the Nikon Coolpix W100 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other latest low megapixel digital cameras. The digital zooms of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera range from 2x to 4x.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Fujifilm XQ2 ($316.99) (4x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

The Coolpix W100 has a pretty average optical zoom (3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for the last year.

If this Nikon camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm XQ2 ($316.99) (4x and higher rated).

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 2.3", the largest is 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". The Nikon Coolpix W100 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

If you are looking for a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Fujifilm XQ2 ($316.99) (3") which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix W100 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Only 2272 X 1704 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix W100 has a higher still image resolution than most new comparable spec digital cameras. This digital camera has a 2272 x 1704 still image resolution(s), whereas most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution(s). This Nikon digital camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 4160 x 3120. Recently released digital cameras still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4000.

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Only 4160 X 3120 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix W100 has a 4160 x 3120 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Across all cameras that were launched in the last year the best image resolution is 8688 x 5792 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 22 megabytes, the Coolpix W100 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months is 22MB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.4GB.

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Battery

Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Coolpix W100 is a digital camera that takes 220 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Other

Released Nine Months Ago

This low megapixel digital camera was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vqa010e1, nikon w100bl, nikon w100wh, cpw100marine
Barcodes 00018208265152, 00018208265169, 00018208946938, 00018208947942, 00018208947959, 00018208947966, 00018208948017, 00018208948925, 00018208952205, 00018208952212, 00018208952229, 00018208952236
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