Nikon Coolpix L100 Review

Overall Score

31

Main Features

  • 10 MP 1/2.3 CCD Sensor
  • 28-420 mm (15x) F3.5-5.4 Zoom Lens
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 640 x 480 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 72 x 78 mm, 360g.
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  • Replaced by: Coolpix L110

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Nikon Coolpix L100 Overview


First introduced in February, 2009, Nikon Coolpix L100 is a 10 MP Compact with a 1/2.3 (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Nikon replaced Coolpix L100 with Nikon L110. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon L100 with Nikon L110


Nikon L100 comes with a 6.08 x 4.56 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 7.6 mm (0.3").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Coolpix L100

Sensor resolution of Nikon L100 ~ 3646 x 2742 pixels.

Nikon L100 has Crop Factor: 5.69

The sensor has a surface area of 27.7 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,332 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon L100


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Coolpix L100 with competitors in small sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Manual Focus
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Optical Image Stabilization
3.5 Lens at Wide
28 mm Wide Angle Lens
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No AF Face Detection
No Built-in Viewfinder
No Manual Exposure Mode
Slow Lens at Tele: F5.4
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Wide: F3.5
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Type Scores

Nikon Coolpix L100 has an Overall Score of 31/100 and ranked #674 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #1099 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon L100 Scores
Imaging score
19
Features score
30
Value for money score
49
Portability score
88
Overall score
31
Average Scores in Small Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
25
Features Score
51
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
85
Overall score
45

Physical Dimensions of Nikon L100


Nikon Coolpix L100 weighs 360g and has external dimensions of 110 x 72 x 78mm (4.33 x 2.83 x 3.07"). Considering that the average weight of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras is 392g, Nikon L100 is 32 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon L100 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Small Sensor Superzoom.

Weight Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon L100
360g
Average weight
392g
Min weight
136g
Max weight
1415g

Thickness Comparison
Small Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Nikon L100
78mm
Average Thickness
65mm
Min Thickness
0mm
Max Thickness
181mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Coolpix L100 with the dimensions:

Nikon Coolpix L100

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Coolpix L100 Dimensions Coolpix L100
Nikon Coolpix L110 Nikon L110 406 g 360 g 109 x 74 x 78 mm 110 x 72 x 78 mm
Nikon Coolpix L120 Nikon L120 431 g 360 g 110 x 77 x 78 mm 110 x 72 x 78 mm
Fujifilm X30 Fujifilm X30 423 g 360 g 119 x 72 x 60 mm 110 x 72 x 78 mm
Canon PowerShot S120 Canon S120 217 g 360 g 100 x 59 x 29 mm 110 x 72 x 78 mm
Nikon Coolpix B500 Nikon B500 541 g 360 g 114 x 78 x 95 mm 110 x 72 x 78 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Panasonic LX7 298 g 360 g 111 x 68 x 46 mm 110 x 72 x 78 mm
Canon EOS T6 Canon T6 485 g 360 g 129 x 101 x 78 mm 110 x 72 x 78 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Panasonic LX5 271 g 360 g 110 x 65 x 43 mm 110 x 72 x 78 mm

Specifications of Nikon Coolpix L100


General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix L100
Announced February, 2009
Body Type Compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/8 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Slow, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1/2.3
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 6.08 x 4.56 mm
Sensor Area 27.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3648 x 2736
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 80
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 640 x 480
Video Formats Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model 4 x AA
Physical
Weight 360 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 72 x 78 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card, Internal
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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