Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
29
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix A100 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L32 front
Portability
93
Imaging
47
Features
33
Overall
41

Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32 Key Specs

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
  • Revealed January 2016
Nikon L32
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 164g - 95 x 60 x 29mm
  • Revealed January 2015
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Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32 Overview

Here, we are evaluating the Nikon A100 versus Nikon L32, both Ultracompact cameras and they are both produced by Nikon. The image resolution of the A100 (20MP) and the L32 (20MP) is very close and both cameras posses the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The A100 was brought out 13 months after the L32 making them a generation away from one another. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before getting straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a short view of how the A100 scores versus the L32 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon A100 over the Nikon L32

 A100 L32 
RevealedJanuary 2016January 2015Newer by 13 months

Reasons to pick Nikon L32 over the Nikon A100

 L32 A100 
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
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Common features in the Nikon A100 and Nikon L32

 A100 L32 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Touch display Missing Touch display

Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to travel with your camera often, you will have to factor in its weight and proportions. The Nikon A100 comes with external measurements of 95mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") along with a weight of 119 grams (0.26 lbs) and the Nikon L32 has measurements of 95mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1") along with a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs).

Examine the Nikon A100 versus Nikon L32 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the A100 compared to the L32.

Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the A100 and L32 is 96 and 93 respectively.

Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32 top view buttons comparison

Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very difficult to envision the gap in sensor dimensions only by viewing technical specs. The pic here will offer you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the A100 and L32.

As you can tell, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size and the identical MP so you can expect comparable quality of photographs however you may want to factor the launch date of the cameras into account. The newer A100 is going to have an edge in sensor tech.

Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32 sensor size comparison

Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon A100 Portrait photography advice
Nikon L32 Portrait photography advice
40
megapixel count decent (20MP)
comes with face detect focus
no manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
39
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
includes face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon A100 Street photography details
Nikon L32 Street photography details
60
image stabilization (Digital)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
56
built in image stabilization (Digital)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
more heavy than competitors in class (164g)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon A100 Sports photography info
Nikon L32 Sports photography info
49
image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
great battery (250 shots)
slow frames per second (1.1 fps)
no shutter priority
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
48
built in image stabilization (Digital)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
good battery life (320 per charge)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon A100 Travel photography advice
Nikon L32 Travel photography advice
70
great battery (250 shots)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
built-in flash
pretty wide (26mm)
no Time Lapse function
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
71
good battery life (320 per charge)
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
pretty wide (26mm)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors in class (164 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon A100
Landscape photography with Nikon L32
45
pretty wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
great battery (250 per charge)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Time Lapse function
48
pretty wide (26mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Digital)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
good battery life (320 shots)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon A100
Vlogging with Nikon L32
32
pretty wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
comes with face detect focus
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
no mic support
66
pretty wide (26mm)
selfie friendly screen
built in image stabilization (Digital)
includes face detect autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone port
more heavy than competitors in class (164g)
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Nikon A100 vs Nikon L32 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon A100 and Nikon L32
 Nikon Coolpix A100Nikon Coolpix L32
General Information
Company Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix A100 Nikon Coolpix L32
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Revealed 2016-01-14 2015-01-14
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 20 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 5152 x 3864 5152 x 3864
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max enhanced ISO 3200 -
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focus distance 10cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.1fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.00 m (at Auto ISO) 4.30 m
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p) 1280 x 720
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file 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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 119 grams (0.26 lb) 164 grams (0.36 lb)
Physical dimensions 95 x 59 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") 95 x 60 x 29mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 250 photographs 320 photographs
Form of battery Battery Pack AA
Battery model EN-EL19 2 x AA
Self timer Yes Yes (10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Launch price $162 $120