Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110

Portability
96
Imaging
48
Features
29
Overall
40
Nikon Coolpix A100 front
 
Olympus VG-110 front
Portability
97
Imaging
37
Features
20
Overall
30

Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110 Key Specs

Nikon A100
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Increase 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 VG-110
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-108mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 105g - 92 x 54 x 20mm
  • Released February 2011
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Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110 Overview

Following is a extensive assessment of the Nikon A100 versus Olympus VG-110, both Ultracompact cameras by rivals Nikon and Olympus. There is a substantial difference among the sensor resolutions of the A100 (20MP) and VG-110 (12MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The A100 was revealed 5 years after the VG-110 which is a fairly big difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras have the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before going into a in depth comparison, here is a brief view of how the A100 scores versus the VG-110 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Nikon A100 over the Olympus VG-110

 A100 VG-110 
ReleasedJanuary 2016February 2011More modern by 61 months

Reasons to pick Olympus VG-110 over the Nikon A100

 VG-110 A100 

Common features in the Nikon A100 and Olympus VG-110

 A100 VG-110 
Focus manually No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display size
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you will need to consider its weight and proportions. The Nikon A100 provides exterior measurements of 95mm x 59mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") with a weight of 119 grams (0.26 lbs) whilst the Olympus VG-110 has measurements of 92mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8") with a weight of 105 grams (0.23 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have during that time. Following is a front view scale comparison of the A100 versus the VG-110.

Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the A100 and VG-110 is 96 and 97 respectively.

Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110 top view buttons comparison

Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's difficult to imagine the gap in sensor sizes just by researching a spec sheet. The image underneath will help provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the A100 and VG-110.

As you can see, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but different resolution. You can expect to see the Nikon A100 to result in extra detail because of its extra 8MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop images more aggressively. The more recent A100 should have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110 sensor size comparison

Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon A100 Portrait photography features
Olympus VG-110 Portrait photography features
40
good resolution (20 megapixels)
has face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not possible
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
27
supports face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
no manual mode
external flash not possible
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon A100 as a Street photography camera
Olympus VG-110 as a Street photography camera
60
image stabilization (Digital)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
49
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon A100 Sports photography details
Olympus VG-110 Sports photography details
49
image stabilization (Digital)
good resolution (20MP)
has tracking autofocus
good battery life (250 CIPA)
continuous shooting slow (1.1 frames per second)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
25
supports tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (170 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon A100 as a Travel photography camera
Olympus VG-110 as a Travel photography camera
70
good battery life (250 per charge)
good resolution (20MP)
built-in flash
relatively wide (26mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
57
has built in flash
fairly wide (27mm)
lack of Timelapse function
not so great battery life (170 CIPA)
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon A100 Landscape photography details
Olympus VG-110 Landscape photography details
45
relatively wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
good battery life (250 shots)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7 inch)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
28
fairly wide (27mm)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no manual mode
does not have image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
not so great battery life (170 shots)
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon A100
Vlogging with Olympus VG-110
32
relatively wide (26mm)
image stabilization (Digital)
has face detection autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external mic port
28
fairly wide (27mm)
supports face detection autofocus
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
does not feature selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external microphone port
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Nikon A100 vs Olympus VG-110 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon A100 and Olympus VG-110
 Nikon Coolpix A100Olympus VG-110
General Information
Brand Name Nikon Olympus
Model type Nikon Coolpix A100 Olympus VG-110
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Released 2016-01-14 2011-02-08
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Chip - TruePic III
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 20MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 4:3
Highest Possible resolution 5152 x 3864 3968 x 2976
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO 3200 -
Minimum native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-130mm (5.0x) 27-108mm (4.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focusing range 10cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 2.7"
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - TFT Color LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4s 4s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.1 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m (at Auto ISO) 4.70 m
Flash settings Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30p) 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 640x480
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 119 grams (0.26 pounds) 105 grams (0.23 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 59 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.3" x 0.8") 92 x 54 x 20mm (3.6" x 2.1" x 0.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 250 photographs 170 photographs
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 LI-70B
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC
Storage slots Single Single
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