Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100

Portability
94
Imaging
43
Features
23
Overall
35
Nikon Coolpix A10 front
 
Nikon Coolpix A100 front
Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
29
Overall
40

Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100 Key Specs

Nikon A10
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 160g - 96 x 59 x 29mm
  • Revealed January 2016
Nikon A100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 119g - 95 x 59 x 20mm
  • Launched January 2016
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Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100 Overview

Here, we will be looking at the Nikon A10 versus Nikon A100, both Ultracompact cameras and they are both created by Nikon. The image resolution of the A10 (16MP) and the A100 (20MP) is relatively close and both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The A10 was revealed within a month of the A100 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving right into a in depth comparison, here is a concise overview of how the A10 matches up against the A100 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon A10 over the Nikon A100

 A10 A100 

Reasons to pick Nikon A100 over the Nikon A10

 A100 A10 

Common features in the Nikon A10 and Nikon A100

 A10 A100 
LaunchedJanuary 2016January 2016Same generation
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size2.7"2.7"Same screen sizing
Screen resolution230k230kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen
Touch screen Neither includes Touch screen

Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry around your camera regularly, you should factor in its weight and size. The Nikon A10 features external dimensions of 96mm x 59mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.1") with a weight of 160 grams (0.35 lbs) whilst the Nikon A100 has specifications of 95mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") having a weight of 119 grams (0.26 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have chosen during that time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the A10 and the A100.

Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the A10 and A100 is 94 and 96 respectively.

Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100 top view buttons comparison

Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's hard to see the contrast in sensor sizes just by viewing technical specs. The pic underneath may provide you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the A10 and A100.

As you can tell, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You should count on the Nikon A100 to result in more detail because of its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots way more aggressively.

Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100 sensor size comparison

Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Nikon A10
Portrait photography with Nikon A100
37
MP count good (16MP)
supports face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
no external flash support
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
40
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
features face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon A10 as a Street photography camera
Nikon A100 as a Street photography camera
56
built in image stabilization (Digital)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
more heavy than average in class (160 grams)
60
image stabilization (Digital)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon A10 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon A100 as a Sports photography camera
38
built in image stabilization (Digital)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
low fps (1.2 fps)
no shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
49
image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
features tracking autofocus
great battery pack (250 CIPA)
continuous shooting slow (1.1 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Nikon A10 Travel photography info
Nikon A100 Travel photography info
63
MP count good (16MP)
built-in flash
fairly wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (160 grams)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
70
great battery pack (250 per charge)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (26mm)
lack of Timelapse function
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon A10 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon A100 as a Landscape photography camera
40
fairly wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
45
reasonably wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
great battery pack (250 shots)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon A10
Vlogging with Nikon A100
30
fairly wide (26mm)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
supports face detection focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external microphone support
more heavy than average in class (160g)
32
reasonably wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
features face detection focusing
slow max aperture (f3.2)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of external microphone port
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Nikon A10 vs Nikon A100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon A10 and Nikon A100
 Nikon Coolpix A10Nikon Coolpix A100
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix A10 Nikon Coolpix A100
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2016-01-14 2016-01-14
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 20 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 5152 x 3864
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 3200
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focus range 10cm 10cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.2fps 1.1fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.60 m (at Auto ISO) 4.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 160g (0.35 pounds) 119g (0.26 pounds)
Physical dimensions 96 x 59 x 29mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.1") 95 x 59 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 200 shots 250 shots
Battery form AA Battery Pack
Battery model - EN-EL19
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at release $90 $162