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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
Good brand
Supports video recording
Has an image stabilizer

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Good Brand

We checked 25,424 expert and owner reviews (including 2,903 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix A100 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was January 2016 when Nikon released the Coolpix A100.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A100 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think because of their better review scores, the PowerShot SX540 HS (£238), and the IXUS 175 (£89.99) both from Canon or the Sony Alpha A7 are also worth considering.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (£59.99) (8x), the Canon IXUS 177 (£79.99) (16x), or the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II (33x).

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera have optical zooms of between 3x and 63x. The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a quite small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released one year ago.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon IXUS 177 (£79.99) (8x), or the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II (8.3x).

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Canon EOS 1300D - Rebel T6.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 424 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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20.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 20.1 megapixels camera.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (£614.99) (20.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 2.7" and the largest is 3.2". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Coolpix A100 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the Canon IXUS 175 (£89.99) which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony Alpha A7R (3" and higher rated), or the Canon SL1 (£840.67) (3" and higher rated).

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Quite Narrow Field of View

When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec, the field of view of the Coolpix A100 of only 98 percent is one of the narrowest. The narrowest field of view of digital cameras of this age and spec is 98%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view 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 high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 20 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 710,000 pixels.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Nikon Coolpix A100 features smile detection. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also feature smile detection.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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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 around for more than a year 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 available for around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix A100 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Coolpix A100 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also have a USB connectivity.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Coolpix A100 supports direct printing. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago also support direct printing.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

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

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a self-timer, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a microphone in. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a microphone in.

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Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix A100 supports PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon Coolpix A100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Viewfinder

Very High Magnification

Across all the digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera the magnifications range from 0.24x to 4x. With a magnification of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A100 has one of the highest magnifications amongst high megapixel cameras of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The Coolpix A100 is one of the lighter similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera (only 119 grams) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The average weight of digital cameras that were released one year ago is 410g.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-W810 (£71.53) (111g).

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Product Identifiers

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

Nikon Coolpix A100 Review Sources

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