New 20 Megapixel Nikon Coolpix A100

 Nikon COOLPIX A100 Color

Product Summary

  • Model name: Nikon Coolpix A100
  • Release Date: 14 January 2016
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Color: Silver  |  Black  |  Purple  |  Red |  Decorative Purple
  • Availability: January 2016
  • Price:
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • 20.1 Megapixels Compact Camera
  • 5x optical zoom (26-130mm – 35mm equivalent)
  • Stylish & Compact Design

A slim and stylish body that can easily be taken anywhere

With a depth of approximately 19.8mm* and a weight of approximately 119g*, the COOLPIX A100 is extremely portable and small enough to easily fit in a purse or small bag.
*Including battery and memory card.

An effective pixel count of 20.1 megapixels and a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens

The A100 has an effective pixel count of 20.1 megapixels, and is equipped with a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers the wide-angle 26mm to telephoto 130mm (equivalents in 35mm [135] format) range of focal lengths. In addition, the camera is equipped with Dynamic Fine Zoom, which preserves resolution in the digital zoom range, enabling capture of high-quality photos at focal lengths up to approximately 260mm (equivalent in 35mm [135] format).

Retouch functions that make photography more fun

The A100 is equipped with Special Effects (8) that can be selected based on intent and applied with shooting, and the Creative Slider, which can be used to adjust brightness, vividness, and hue with shooting. Moreover, the camera also offers a number of advanced retouch functions, such as Glamour Retouch options (12) for easy application of a variety of effects to enhance human faces in photos after they are taken, and Quick Effects (6) that can be used to add a variety of effects to images.

Additional Features

  • Scene Auto Selector, with which the user need simply point the camera at the intended subject and the camera automatically applies the optimal scene mode
  • Target Finding AF, with which the user need simply frame a photo, and the camera predicts the primary subject and immediately focuses on that subject
  • Subject Tracking, which enables capture of beautiful, in-focus images, even when the subject is moving
  • Smart Portrait mode, which can be used to capture beautiful portraits the instant the human subject smiles


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Model Compact digital camera
Number of effective pixels
Number of effective pixels 20.1 million
CCD image sensor
CCD image sensor 1/2.3 CCD color
Total pixels 20.48 million
Lens Optical 5 x zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length of 4.6-23.0mm(35mm equivalent 26-130 mm equivalent angle of view)
Opening F value f/3.2-6.5
Lens construction 6 elements in 5 groups
Electronic zoom magnification
Electronic zoom magnification Up to 4 x (on 35 mm-equivalent angle of view of approximately 520 mm equivalent)
Dynamic fine zoom
Dynamic fine zoom Up to 2 x (on 35 mm-equivalent angle of view of approximately 260 mm)
Shake reduction
Camera shake correction function Electronic (video)
Blur reduced
Blur reduction feature Shake reduction (stills)
Recording format and recording method
Number of recorded pixels -20 M (high quality) [5152 × 3864 ★]

-20 M [5152 × 3864]

-10 M [3648 × 2736]

-4 M [2272 × 1704]

-2 M [1600 x 1200]

-VGA [640 x 480]

-16:09 (14 M) [5120 × 2880]

1:01: [3864 × 3864].

-Number of recorded pixels picture mode.

Recording media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, internal memory (approx. 25 MB)
Supported standards DCF, Exif2.3
File formats Still image: JPEG

Video: AVI (Motion-JPEG compliant)

Shutter Mechanical shutter with CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed / 1/2000-1 s

4 seconds ([Fireworks] scene mode)

Aperture Neutral density filter (-2.6AV) magnetically driven scheme
Control number 2(f/3.2, f/8 [Wideangle])
Release features
Self timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds.
Continuous shooting function
Continuous shooting function Single, continuous shooting [about 1.1 frame per second, approximately 6 frames (20 M)]
Exposure control
Metering mode -Multi pattern metering

• Center-weighted metering (electronic zoom when less than 2 times)

• Spot metering (electronic zoom 2 x greater than or equal)

Exposure shooting modes Auto shooting mode, scene modes (portrait, landscape, sports, night portrait, party, beach, snow, sunset, Twilight, night, close-up, food, Fireworks, backlight and Panorama assist, pet), Chef’s special scene modes, special effect mode, best face mode
Exposure control Programmed
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation (± with a range of two-stage 1 / 3 step increments) can be
ISO sensitivity ISO 80-1600, ISO 3200 (available in auto shooting mode)

• ISO standard output sensitivity.

Method Contrast detection method
Shooting distance range -End lens Center 50 cm-infinity (wide-angle), approx. 80 cm-infinity (Telephoto)

-Macro mode is from lens tip 10 cm ~ infinity (wide end)

AF area Face recognition auto, Central, manual (99 points), target tracking, and target find AF
Built in Flash Dimming range (ISO sensitivity setting “o”:)

About 0.5~4.0m(wide angle side)

About 0.8~2.0m(Telephoto)

Metering system TTL auto-monitor light
Video features
Recording pixels / frame rate (recording rate) 30 p (default when you use the SD card): 1280 × 720(29.97fps), 30 p (the default when using the internal memory): 640 x 480(29.97fps), 240 / 30p:320 × 240(29.97fps)

* Video output setting is [PAL]: frame rate is 25 fps.

Other features Camera shake correction, noise reduction can be
Monitor 2.7-inch TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 230000 dots, brightness adjustment (5 levels) with
Field of view -Taking time: up and down left and right about 98 percent (versus actual image)

And when you play: up and down left and right about 98 percent (versus actual image)

USB Hi-speed USB (recommended for connection to a standard USB port)
Direct print PictBridge-compatible
Video output NTSC, PAL can be selected
Input/output terminals Audio-video (AV) output / digital connector (USB)
Display language
Display language Japan, English
Power supply
Used batteries Li-ion rechargeable battery en-el19 Li-ion rechargeable battery (included) × 1
AC adapter AC Adapter EH-62G (sold separately)
Charging time About 3 hours (body charging AC Adapter EH-72P use when the battery without charging time)
Battery life
Still images taken at About 250 frames (when using en-el19)
Video shooting time (actual battery life) About 1:05 (when using en-el19).
Tripod screw hole
Tripod screw hole 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions / weight
Dimensions (w x h x d) Approx. 94.5 x 58.6 x 19.8 mm (excluding protrusions)
Mass Approx. 119 g (including battery and memory card)