The Nikon Coolpix 100 is mostly gets compared to compacts. The Nikon Coolpix 100's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix A800)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix 100 compared to compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/10000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (52 mm vs 36 mm), is much larger (mid size (60×155×35 mm) vs compact (98×62×31 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (0.2 MP vs 8.1 MP), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/3" 4.8x3.6mm vs 1/1.7" 7.78x5.83mm) and is older (january 1997 vs january 2007).

Fujifilm FinePix A800

Fujifilm FinePix A800
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the A800 (vs the Coolpix 100)

  • Much better wide angle: 36 mm vs 52 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (98×62×31 mm) vs Mid size (60×155×35 mm)
  • Much higher true resolution: 8.1 MP vs 0.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A800 (vs the Coolpix 100)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/10000 of a second
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A800 and Coolpix 100

  • Each has a built-in flash