As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Nikon Coolpix L100 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Nikon Coolpix L100's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L310 and the Coolpix L810) and Polaroid (such as the Z2300 Instant Digital Camera)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L100 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2009 vs february 2011).

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
3 years newer
$270

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the L100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the L100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the L310 and L100

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)
  • Very light: 435 g vs 360 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810
3 years newer
$277

Significant advantages of the L810 (vs the L100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L810 (vs the L100)

  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L810 and L100

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 360 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix P80

Nikon Coolpix P80
9 months older

Significant advantages of the P80 (vs the L100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the P80 (vs the L100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the P80 and L100

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×79×78 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)
  • Very light: 405 g vs 360 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the L100)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the L100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the L120 and L100

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 360 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35
5 months newer
$750

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the L100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ35 (vs the L100)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ35 and L100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×76×89 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)
  • Very light: 367 g vs 360 g
  • Thin: 3.5" vs 3.1"

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the L100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the L100)

  • Significantly larger: Large (131×97×126 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thicker: 5" vs 3.1"

common strengths of the HS30 EXR and L100

  • Light weight: 687 g vs 360 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm) and is slightly less expensive ($399.00 vs $599.99).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
6 years newer
$600

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the L100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the L100)

  • None found

common strengths of the S9900 and L100

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the SX120 IS (vs the L100)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the SX120 IS (vs the L100)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the SX120 IS and L100

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L100 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (standard size (110×72×78 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)) and is slightly lighter (360 g vs 502 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
7 months older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the L100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel XS and L100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
2 years newer
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the L100)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the L100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)

common strengths of the T3 and L100

  • Inexpensive: $393.99 vs $399.00

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
6 years newer
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the L100)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the L100)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)

common strengths of the D5500 and L100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Standard size (110×72×78 mm)
  • Light weight: 420 g vs 360 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon L100 compared to digicam competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is older (february 2009 vs june 2012), is thicker (3.1" vs 1.4") and is slightly more expensive ($399.00 vs $86.99).

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera
3 years newer
$88

Significant advantages of the Instant Digital Camera (vs the L100)

  • Thinner: 1.4" vs 3.1"

Significant disadvantages of the Instant Digital Camera (vs the L100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Instant Digital Camera and L100

  • Inexpensive: $86.99 vs $399.00