As well as being compared against other boutiques, the Nikon Coolpix A is also often compared to pro digicams, mirrorless, travel zooms and compacts. The Nikon Coolpix A's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the XF10 and the FinePix X100T) and Ricoh (such as the GR II and the GXR (A12))

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A compared to other boutique competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has way more less zoom (1x vs 3.1x), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen and has a significantly shorter battery life (230 shots vs 330 shots).

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
2 years newer
$497 - $547

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 320 shots vs 230 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the Coolpix A)

  • None found

common strengths of the GR II and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×63×35 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 251 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"

Fujifilm XF10

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5 years newer
$449

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the XF10 and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"

Leica D-Lux 7

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5 years newer
$1,195

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much more zoom: 3.1x vs 1x
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • No built-in flash
  • Thicker: 2.5" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D-Lux 7 and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Standard size (118×66×64 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 403 g vs 299 g
  • Inexpensive: $1,195.00 vs $396.95

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
1 year newer
$950

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 230 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the Coolpix A)

  • None found

common strengths of the X100T and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×52 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 440 g vs 299 g

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
similar age
$347

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly longer battery life: 330 shots vs 230 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the X100s and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×74×54 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 445 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.6"

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
similar age
$499

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the Coolpix A)

  • None found

common strengths of the GR and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger sensor (APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), has a built-in flash, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot N100

Canon PowerShot N100
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the N100 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the N100 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the N100 and Coolpix A

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon DL18-50

Nikon DL18-50
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DL18-50 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much better wide angle: 18 mm vs 28 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DL18-50 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DL18-50 and Coolpix A

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • Support external flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
9 months older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and Coolpix A

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $396.95

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
2 years older

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 230 shots

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 16.1 MP

common strengths of the P7000 and Coolpix A

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
3 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Coolpix A

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 24fps), records movies in 24p, has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1
1 year newer
$333 5-15mm lens

Significant advantages of the Q-S1 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Q-S1 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the Q-S1 and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Compact (105×58×34 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 203 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
2 years newer
$443 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • No 24p support
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the 1 J5 and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 231 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
7 months newer
$299 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-GM1 and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×55×30 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 204 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.6"

Ricoh GXR (A12)

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the GXR (A12) (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much longer exposures: 180 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the GXR (A12) (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Significantly thicker: 3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the GXR (A12) and Coolpix A

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1
3 months newer
$328 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-M1 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-M1 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • No 24p support

common strengths of the X-M1 and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×39 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 330 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
2 years newer
$522 (body only)
$400 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-T10 and Coolpix A

  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 381 g vs 299 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (16.1 MP vs 9 MP), has a much larger sensor (APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (march 2013 vs february 2015).

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
3 years newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 16.1 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and Coolpix A

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $396.95

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
1 year newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S7000 and Coolpix A

  • Inexpensive: $314.50 vs $396.95

Canon Powershot N Facebook ready

Canon Powershot N Facebook ready
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the N Facebook ready (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the N Facebook ready (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9 MP vs 16.1 MP

common strengths of the N Facebook ready and Coolpix A

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 110k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (16.1 MP vs 0.8 MP), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 100 ISO) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it is much larger (mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs compact (93×58×24 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (1.6" vs 0.9") and is significantly heavier (299 g vs 195 g).

Nikon Coolpix S710

Nikon Coolpix S710
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S710 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Compact (93×58×24 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.6"

Significant disadvantages of the S710 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the S710 and Coolpix A

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T300
5 years older
$337

Significant advantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×59×21 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T300 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-T300 and Coolpix A

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

Sanyo VPC-X350

Sanyo VPC-X350
14 years older

Significant advantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Smaller: Compact (105×61×35 mm) vs Mid size (111×64×40 mm)
  • Thinner: 1.4" vs 1.6"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/10000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the VPC-X350 (vs the Coolpix A)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the VPC-X350 and Coolpix A

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash