Nikon Coolpix A100 Digital Camera

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Nikon Coolpix A100 Compact Digital Camera

The Nikon COOLPIX A100 features an effective 20.1 megapixels, and features a 5x optical zoom (10x when using Dynamic Fine Zoom) NIKKOR lens that takes care of the wide-angle 26mm to telephoto 130mm (in equivalents in 35mm format) spectrum of focal lengths, all in an exceedingly portable, sleek case with a depth measuring approximately 19.8mm*3 and weighs approximately 119 g. It is a stylish design equipped with many features that allow for fun taking and editing of photos.

For example, Scene Auto Selector makes acquiring beautiful, high-quality photos simple with the camera doing the hard work, and functions like Glamour Retouch are easier to use with enactment of a new Creative Slider.

The Coolpix A100 features a 20.1-megapixel sensor along with a built-in 5x optical zoom Nikkor lens, affording an equivalent focal length of 26-130mm. For even more reach, the A100 also has Dynamic Fine Zoom digital zoom which affords up to a 35mm 260mm equivalent focal length. This sleek camera weighs only 4.2 ounces and a body depth of 0.78 inches.

The A100 has a 2.7" screen and a maximum 3200 ISO sensitivity. Taking advantage of creative functions that are created to “make photography more fun,” the A100 provides users simple ways to and improve and fine-tune their images. The A100 incorporates eight special effects that are each fashioned for different scenes and subjects. In addition, a Creative Slider which can be used to adjust brightness, vividness, and also hue when you’re shooting. For recomposing images you’ve already acquired, there are twelve glamour retouch options along with six quick effects. The A100 also includes Scene Auto Selector, Target Finding autofocus, Subject Tracking, and Smart Portrait to help users acquire the perfect image quickly and easily

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Body type Ultracompact  
Max resolution 5152 x 3864  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 16:9  
Effective pixels 20 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
Boosted ISO (maximum) 3200  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Digital only  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 26130 mm  
Optical zoom 5  
Maximum aperture F3.2 - F6.5  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4X)  
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)  
Macro focus range 10 cm (3.94)  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 2.7  
Screen dots 230,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 4 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 4.00 m (at Auto ISO)  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync  
Continuous drive 1.1 fps  
Self-timer Yes  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p)  
Format Motion JPEG  
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal  
Storage included 25MB  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description EN-EL19 lithium-ion battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 250  
Weight (inc. batteries) 119 g (0.26 lb / 4.20 oz)  
Dimensions 95 x 59 x 20 mm (3.74 x 2.32 x 0.79)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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Nikon Coolpix A100 Digital Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5