Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
29
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix A100 front
 
Olympus Stylus 5010 front
Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
27
Overall
33

Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010 Key Specs

Nikon A100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 119g - 95 x 59 x 20mm
  • Released January 2016
Olympus 5010
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.5) lens
  • 126g - 95 x 56 x 20mm
  • Revealed January 2010
  • Also referred to as mju 5010
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Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010 Overview

Let's look closer at the Nikon A100 versus Olympus 5010, both Ultracompact digital cameras by rivals Nikon and Olympus. There exists a large gap between the sensor resolutions of the A100 (20MP) and 5010 (14MP) but both cameras offer the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The A100 was revealed 6 years after the 5010 which is quite a serious difference as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before diving into a step-by-step comparison, here is a quick synopsis of how the A100 grades vs the 5010 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon A100 over the Olympus 5010

 A100 5010 
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Reasons to pick Olympus 5010 over the Nikon A100

 5010 A100 

Common features in the Nikon A100 and Olympus 5010

 A100 5010 
Manual focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display measurement
Display resolution230k230kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to travel with your camera regularly, you need to consider its weight and proportions. The Nikon A100 features outside measurements of 95mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") and a weight of 119 grams (0.26 lbs) while the Olympus 5010 has measurements of 95mm x 56mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are using at that moment. Below is a front view dimensions comparison of the A100 and the 5010.

Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A100 and 5010 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010 top view buttons comparison

Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it's difficult to visualize the gap between sensor dimensions only by reviewing specifications. The image here will provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the A100 and 5010.

Plainly, both of the cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different megapixels. You can anticipate the Nikon A100 to offer more detail because of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The newer A100 should have an advantage when it comes to sensor innovation.

Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010 sensor size comparison

Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon A100 Portrait photography information
Olympus 5010 Portrait photography information
40
MP count decent (20MP)
provides face detect focus
no manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
29
MP count good (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Nikon A100
Street photography with Olympus 5010
60
has image stabilization (Digital)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
58
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon A100 Sports photography information
Olympus 5010 Sports photography information
49
has image stabilization (Digital)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
good battery (250 CIPA)
slow fps (1.1 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
40
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon A100 Travel photography details
Olympus 5010 Travel photography details
70
good battery (250 shots)
MP count decent (20 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (26mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
66
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (26mm)
no Time Lapse function
does not have a selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon A100 Landscape photography info
Olympus 5010 Landscape photography info
45
really wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
MP count decent (20MP)
good battery (250 per charge)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
no manual control
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
does not have Timelapse mode
38
fairly wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not possible
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon A100 Vlogging features
Olympus 5010 Vlogging features
32
really wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
provides face detect focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone port
29
fairly wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not have a selfie friendly display
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external mic socket
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Nikon A100 vs Olympus 5010 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon A100 and Olympus 5010
 Nikon Coolpix A100Olympus Stylus 5010
General Information
Make Nikon Olympus
Model Nikon Coolpix A100 Olympus Stylus 5010
Also called as - mju 5010
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2016-01-14 2010-01-07
Physical type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by - TruePic III
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 5152 x 3864 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO 3200 -
Lowest native ISO 80 64
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 26-130mm (5.0x) 26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/2.8-6.5
Macro focus distance 10cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Min shutter speed 4s 4s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.1 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m (at Auto ISO) 4.70 m
Flash modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 119 gr (0.26 lbs) 126 gr (0.28 lbs)
Physical dimensions 95 x 59 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") 95 x 56 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" 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 250 photos -
Battery type Battery Pack -
Battery model EN-EL19 Li-50B
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 seconds)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SC/SDHC, Internal
Card slots One One
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