As well as being compared against other compacts, the Nikon Coolpix A100 is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts, super zooms and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix A100's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A300 and the Coolpix A10) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and the PowerShot A300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A100 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs compact (96×59×29 mm)), is newer (january 2016 vs august 2010), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (119 g vs 221 g).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10
similar age
$83 - $87

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A10 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 250 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Coolpix A10 and Coolpix A100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot A300

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13 years older
$328

Significant advantages of the A300 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A300 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 5x
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital

common strengths of the A300 and Coolpix A100

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
4 years older
$109

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Significantly more zoom: 6x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 250 shots

common strengths of the S3300 and Coolpix A100

  • Great zoom: 6x vs 5x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S5100

Nikon Coolpix S5100
5 years older
$248

Significant advantages of the S5100 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S5100 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

common strengths of the S5100 and Coolpix A100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
2 years older
$143

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Significantly more zoom: 6x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and Coolpix A100

  • Great zoom: 6x vs 5x
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
1 year older
$298

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (110×66×27 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 221 g vs 119 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the AW130 and Coolpix A100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 5x
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (january 2016 vs january 2014) and is slightly lighter (119 g vs 300 g).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (5x vs 21x), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 4.8"), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix A300

Nikon Coolpix A300
3 months newer
$99 - $137

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A300 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A300 and Coolpix A100

  • Very small: Super compact (96×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 119 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
1 year older
$215

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Much more zoom: 12x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 250 shots

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and Coolpix A100

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 119 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
2 years older
$80 - $118

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and Coolpix A100

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 122 g vs 119 g

Samsung WB50F

Samsung WB50F
2 years older
$180

Significant advantages of the WB50F (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Much more zoom: 12x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the WB50F (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Larger: Compact (101×68×27 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the WB50F and Coolpix A100

  • Very small: Compact (101×68×27 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 157 g vs 119 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
similar age
$109

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Much more zoom: 8x vs 5x
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 180 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 180 and Coolpix A100

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 126 g vs 119 g

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
3 years older
$110

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Much more zoom: 21x vs 5x
  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Much heavier: 300 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the Camera and Coolpix A100

  • Very small: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very inexpensive: $109.99 vs $99.60

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A100 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (january 2016 vs february 2010), is thinner (0.8" vs 2.1"), is slightly less expensive ($99.60 vs $298.98), is more popular and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens).

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
1 year older
$88 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and Coolpix A100

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
6 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and Coolpix A100

  • None found

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
3 years older
$393

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV150F and Coolpix A100

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), is newer (january 2016 vs february 2011), is thinner (0.8" vs 4.8"), is slightly lighter (119 g vs 590 g) and is slightly less expensive ($99.60 vs $587.98).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (26 mm vs 23 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
5 years older
$588

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 26 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Larger: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 481 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the P500 and Coolpix A100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 119 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 0.8"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year older
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 250 shots
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 4 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.8" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 119 g

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Coolpix A100

  • Fairly small: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Super compact (95×59×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 590 g vs 119 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.95 vs $99.60

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A100 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (26 mm vs 45 mm), has better image stabilization (digital vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 0.3 MP) and is newer (january 2016 vs january 1997).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
6 months newer
$119 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 26 mm

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and Coolpix A100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 177 g vs 119 g
  • Inexpensive: $119.00 vs $99.60

Nikon Coolpix 300

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19 years older
$218

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 300 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix 300 (vs the Coolpix A100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 45 mm vs 26 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 0.3 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix 300 and Coolpix A100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $218.18 vs $99.60