- 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 28-420mm (F3.5-5.4) lens
- 360g - 110 x 72 x 78mm
- Announced February 2009
- Later Model is Nikon L110
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon L100 summary
Nikon L100 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially revealed on February of 2009. The camera houses a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 3648 x 2736.
Nikon launched the newer Nikon L110 (Read Full Comparison) to replace this model.
The L100 stands at #238 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and overall #1095 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please test our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your customized criteria.
Here is a graph of different factors used in the rating system.
Nikon L100 history
The Nikon L100 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can discover all past and current models as well as key specifications.
L100 vs L84023-855mm
L100 vs L83023-765mm
L100 vs L2826-130mm
L100 vs L82023-675mm
L100 vs L61025-350mm
L100 vs L2626-130mm
L100 vs L81023-585mm
L100 vs L12025-525mm
L100 vs L2437-134mm
L100 vs L11028-420mm
L100 vs L2138-136mm
L100 vs L2237-134mm
L100 vs L2038-136mm
Nikon L100 Gallery
You can view the L100 from various angles in the gallery here.
Nikon L100 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon L100 based on aspects which are typically regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Nikon L100 Sensor features
The dimension of the sensor on the Nikon L100 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor boasts 10 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 80 to 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath illustrates the L100's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The L100 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is pointed out in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon L100 dimensions
Nikon L100 has a weight of 0.79 lbs (360 gr or 12.70 ounces) and the overall size of the camera is 110mm x 72mm x 78mm (4.3" x 2.8" x 3.1"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Nikon L100 is similar when compared to other rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Here is a picture of the Nikon L100 alongside a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view just below will highlight the button design on the L100.
Nikon L100 Lens features
The L100 includes an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 28-420mm giving it a 15.0 x zoom which is huge and could allow you to zoom all the way in.
At it's widest 28mm, it offers an aperture of f3.5 and that's fairly sluggish and not the best in low light conditions and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You could also need to up your ISO leading to noisy images. At the long end, 420mm is exceptional zoom and comes with f5.4 making it pretty sluggish and you will have to apply slower shutter speeds.
Nikon L100 Connectivity
The L100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can copy files and sometimes alter settings without connecting physically with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
Nikon L100 Video features
The highest possible video quality on the Nikon L100 is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is awful by today's standards. You should aim for at least 1080p quality for decent video. The body does not offer a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you get zero control over your audio. It is probably best to shop for an alternative model in case you want decent audio in your videos.
Nikon L100 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Nikon L100 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Nikon L100 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon L100 is equipped with a 3" fixed display with a resolution of 230k dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Nikon L100 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite helpful in sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Nikon L100 Shutter features
The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Nikon L100 Flash and Hot shoe features
Nikon L100 includes just inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.
Nikon L100 Autofocus features
Nikon L100 includes only Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise than Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon L100 has got manual focus when needed in low light scenarios or you need more accurate focus control.
Nikon L100 Battery life
The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the best (600) battery life in this group of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the strongest battery life:
L100 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR600 yesnono
L100 vs B500600 nonoyes
L100 vs L840590 noyesno
L100 vs FZ200540 yesnono
L100 vs V-Lux 4540 yesnono
Nikon L100 for different kinds of photography
The following graph gives a outline of the Nikon L100 for different kinds of photography. To see more, check out the specific section underneath.
Nikon L100 Portrait photography factors
The Nikon L100 gets a rating of 26 which is lousy, and means the camera is not good for portraits. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support and option to utilize off-camera lighting.
Nikon L100 Street photography advice
Coming in at a moderate points tally of 49, the Nikon L100 is somewhat appropriate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Nikon L100 Sports photography details
A lousy sports photography rating of 33 means the Nikon L100 is not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have excellent focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon L100 Travel photography advice
Portability is super crucial when buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Nikon L100 gets a decent 55 as a travelling camera which is fairly suited to take with you on your trips.
Landscape photography with Nikon L100
If you find yourself looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Nikon L100 at it's lousy score of 39 as a landscape camera is not good within the current market.
Vlogging with Nikon L100
A vlogging camera should really have a articulating display screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Nikon L100 is not good as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy score of 25.
Nikon L100 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the L100, here is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph below shows you a bird's eye view of the L100 vs it's highest scored competitors mentioned earlier.
There are more cameras you might view as alternative options. To go through a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.