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Nikon Coolpix L100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 598 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the screen and portability are generally positive. The image quality and value for money are also mentioned favorably, whereas the features and reliability get less positive comments. There are some mixed comments about the exposure and responsiveness.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Coolpix L100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Nikon Coolpix L100


Looks can be deceptive - the age old cliche applies to the seemingly powerful Nikon Coolpix L100 too.Measuring just 110 x 72 x 78 mm, this hot looking superzoom is smaller than most superzooms, and we

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Coolpix L100


The L100 sounds like an incredible deal: $249.99 for a 10 megapixel point and shoot with a 15x zoom lens. And you do get a lot of zoom for your money, but that's tempered by the fact that the L100 has poor performance and is missing features such as...

The Coolpix L100 is a cheap camera, and that is both a blessing and a curse. It does provide a good range of features for the price, but the performance is lackluster and many photographers will find the lack of manual controls limiting. There's the...

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Nikon CoolPix L100


Editors' note: Nikon released a firmware update for the Coolpix L100 that will allow the camera to use rechargeable nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. The use of these batteries will allow the camera to shoot up to 600 photos on a single charge....

Comfortable design; reliable auto features; cheap.

Uneven, soft photos; almost no control over ISO; cannot use rechargeable batteries.

The Nikon Coolpix L100 is a decent entry-level megazoom. Just don't look too closely at the photos and stock up on AA batteries.


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Nikon L100 First Impressions Digital Camera Review


The new Nikon L100 ultrazoom is sober and professional-looking camera compared to the brightly-colored Nikon compact models. With a 15x wide-angle zoom lens and a $279 pricetag, the 10-megapixel L100 is an intriguing addition to Nikon's product...

UPDATE: our full review of the L100 is now live.

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Nikon Coolpix L100


A couple of things to keep in mind about this camera – it uses AA batteries, which is nice, but if you want to use rechargeables, you will have to buy them extra as they are not included And even though it looks like an SLR, it doesn't include a...

10 megapixel resolution28mm-420mm (15X) zoom range3.0 inch LCD4-way image stabilizationOperates on 4 AA batteries

If you're in the market for a fairly compact point-and-shoot camera and...

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Nikon L100


Sounds like an incredible deal, but poor performance and missing features set it back

Fairly low noise; Large zoom

Soft images across the board; No manual modes whatsoever

The Coolpix L100 is a cheap camera, and that is both a blessing and a curse. It does provide a good range of features for the price, but the performance is lackluster and many photographers will find the lack of manual controls limiting. There’s the...


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Nikon Coolpix L100 Mega Zoom Camera Review


Don't be fooled by the Nikon Coolpix L100's DSLR-like looks. Although the L100 looks like a high-end camera that could compete with the functions of a DSLR, it's really a relatively simple point-and-shoot with a wide angle 15x zoom lens as well as...

Relatively inexpensive ; Fast burst speed ; 15x zoom lens

Almost no control over ISO ; Cannot use standard rechargeable batteries ; Picture quality is a bit soft

The L100 is designed to be an easy-to-use, point-and-shoot digital camera with some attractive features, such as a 15x optical zoom lens with an equivalent focal length range of 28-420mm. The camera’s high speed burst shooting mode at 13fps for up to...

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Nikon Coolpix L100 Camera Review


The Nikon cool pix  L100 camera is perfect digital camera for all those users who just want a camera that they can point and click, and be assured of getting a good picture in most situations, without having to fiddle around selecting the right...

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Nikon Coolpix L100


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Nikon Coolpix L100


While the Nikon Coolpix L100 is aimed at those on a budget but who still want a super-zoom style camera – it does come with a fairly good list of features.

The Nikon Coolpix L100 comes with a 10 megapixel image sensor, 15x optical zoom lens (28-420mm equivalent), vibration reduction, macro mode that allows shooting as close as 1cm, 13 frames per second continuous shooting mode and an ISO range of up to 3200.

Product Specifications

The Coolpix L100 puts the power of a 15x telephoto zoom into a compact easy to use design. A wide variety of images can be captured with the Coolpix L100 from wide angle scenes (28mm) to telephoto (420mm). Ideal for family sports or travel photography the Coolpix L100 can shoot up to 30 consecutive pictures at 13 frames per second. The scene auto selector the Coolpix L100 automatically selects the appropriate scene mode for best results.


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Back light / Beach/snow / Close-up / Copy / Dawn/dusk / Fireworks / Food / Landscape / Museum / Night landscape / Night portrait / Panorama assist / Party/indoor / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Sunset/Landscape / Portrait mode / Close-up / Museum / Party/indoor / Back light / Beach/snow / Night portrait / Food / Fireworks / Night landscape / Dawn/dusk / Panorama assist / Copy / Sports mode / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nikon Coolpix

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.4
Max Focal Length:75mm
Min Focal Length:5mm
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33 / 1/2.33"/1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):3200
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto (80-3200)
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None