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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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Nikon Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 15,245 expert and user reviews 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 for its compact cameras.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on new cameras. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Canon IXUS 175[plb_3191143_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix A100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A100.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

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

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Coolpix A100 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200 and 5120 x 2880 and 3864 x 3864.

A 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) is actually 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 comparable types of digital camera.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Coolpix A100 has a higher image resolution than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Nikon camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most latest cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all compact cameras that came out in the last year the image resolution ranges from 4608 x 3456 pixels to 5184 x 3888 pixels.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The Coolpix A100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly 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 Coolpix A100 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that have been around for the last year. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Coolpix A100. 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 typical of many latest comparable spec digital cameras. 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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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Coolpix A100 is more than most digital cameras that came out in the last year. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by latest compact cameras.

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TFT Display

The Coolpix A100 has a better display than most recently released similar spec digital cameras. This Nikon camera has a TFT display, whereas most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have an LCD display. 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.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all compact cameras that have been around for the last year.

The worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix A100 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that were released in the last year also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were released in the last year, the Coolpix A100 does not support Full HD video.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix A100 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other latest compact cameras are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix A100 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)

Like most of the other latest cameras, the Coolpix A100 does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider including the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price], or the SX720 HS[pl_3300259_price] both from Canon.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon Coolpix A100 does not support video capability. Most of the other 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 similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix A100 also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Features One Flash Modes

The Coolpix A100 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix A100.

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Very Narrow Field of View

At only 98 percent, the Nikon Coolpix A100 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last 12 months. Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A100 have field of views of between 97% and 100%.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of compact cameras that were launched in the last year is 3.1h, and the battery life (max)s range from 1h to 5h. The Coolpix A100 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 1.06 hours) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix A100 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 20mm and 960mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 310mm. At only 130 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix A100 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix A100.

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Quite Small Normal Focusing Range (wide)

The normal focusing ranges (wide) of new similar spec digital cameras range from 0.05m to 1m, and the average normal focusing range (wide) is 0.62m. At only 0.5 meters, the Coolpix A100 has a fairly small normal focusing range (wide) compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix A100

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Nikon released the Coolpix A100.

Average Megapixel

The Coolpix A100 has a fairly typical megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for the last year.

If you would prefer a camera with a higher megapixel then you might 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 camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price], and the Lumix DMC-TZ57[pl_2835365_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon IXUS 285 HS[plb_3191157_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A100 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the IXUS 175[pl_3191143_price], or the IXUS 285 HS[pl_3191157_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ57[plb_2835365_price] which has better reviews.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ152[plb_3584864_price] (6x).

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A100 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Nikon S3700[plb_3851399_price] (8x), or the Canon 185[plb_4048302_price] (8x).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a pretty typical display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix A100.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon IXUS 175[plb_3191143_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider 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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