Nikon Coolpix L100 Mega Zoom Camera Review - HotHardware

Nikon Coolpix L100 Mega Zoom Camera Review

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The Nikon Coolpix L100 comes with the following accessories included in its retail bundle:

  • Coolpix L100
  • 4 AA alkaline batteries
  • USB Cable
  • Audio/Video Cable
  • Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Software Suite for COOLPIX CD-ROM

You’ll notice the L100 comes with four alkaline batteries; the camera only accepts alkaline or lithium batteries. The average rechargeable batteries won’t work in the L100. If you want rechargeable batteries for the camera, you’ll need to look into the Nikon EN-MH2-B4 Rechargeable Batteries or the EN-MH2-B4/MH-73 Kit that Nikon offers. 


Image Sensor Type


Sensor Size

1/2.33 inch

Image Area (pixels)

3648 x 2736 (10MP)


3.0 inch TFT LCD with 230,000 dots

ISO Sensitivity

ISO 80 - 3200

Storage Media


Internal Memory

Approximately 44MB

Image Stabilization


Movie Modes

Movie with sound; TV movie (640x480), Small size (320x240)


Hi-speed USB

Lens Specification

15x Optical Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens, f3.5 - f5.4

Focus Range

Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50cm) to infinity; Macro close-up mode: 0.4 in. (1cm) to infinity.

Exposure Modes

Auto, Scene, Scene Auto Selector

Scene Modes

Portrait, Night Portrait, Sports, Landscape, Party, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Museum, Fireworks Show, Close Up, Copy, Back Light, Panorama Assist, Food

Battery Type

4-AA Alkaline or Lithium

AC Adapter

EH-67 AC Adapter (optional)

Approx. Dimensions

2.8 x 4.3 x 3.0 inches (HxWxD)

Approx. Weight

12.5 ounces

Other Features

Face Detection (up to 12 faces can be detected), Scene Auto Selector (camera automatically changes up to 6 scene modes to match scene), Motion Detection (camera detects camera shake or subject movement and makes adjustments reduce image blur), Smile Timer, and Blink Warning (camera detects up to 3 smiles and automatically fires shutter while warning you if one or more subjects has blinked)

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Wow, this day and age there is no excuse for not supporting rechargeable batteries.  Major oversight in my opinion.

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Well now with the latest firmware upgrade it's supported I use ordenary "lowpriced" rechargeables even though i guess they would like me to use their own brand :-)

Works really well and a big improvement from the non rechargeable ones

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I have a Nikon P-90 with a 24X super zoom. Cool

It uses a rechargeable battery and is overall a very nice point and shoot camera. Yes

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The 15X zoom is anemic at best. My Nikon Coolpix P90 has a 24X zoom, (647MM) and now Nikon has just released the Coolpix P100 with an incredible 26X zoom lens and full HD recording too. It's a $400.00 bite out of your wallet, but I'm sure that it's worth every penny of that. Just like my P90 was when I got it.

Here's the P100 Page

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My friend is planning to purchase this camera. I suggest him for bit lower but he is not ready with. Though the purpose of his is normal usage. The feature of the looks like the camera is made for expert photographers. I am happy with my sony and really love it.

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