As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Nikon Coolpix A900 is also often compared to super zooms, mirrorless, pro digicams and entry-level DSLRs. The Nikon Coolpix A900's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9900 and the Coolpix P900) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX720 HS and the Rebel T5i)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A900 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a screen which flips out, is newer (february 2016 vs april 2015), is much less expensive ($299.95 vs $4,013.03) and is more popular.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (7 fps vs 50 fps) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

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similar age
$391

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the Coolpix A900)

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Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and Coolpix A900

  • Great zoom: 40x vs 35x
  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

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10 months older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Has a GPS
  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and Coolpix A900

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon Coolpix S9900

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1 year older
$4,013

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps

common strengths of the S9900 and Coolpix A900

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

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1 year older
$292

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and Coolpix A900

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

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10 months older
$348

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and Coolpix A900

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

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Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 7 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and Coolpix A900

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A900 compared to super zoom competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), is significantly smaller (mid size (113×67×40 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), has a screen which flips out, is thinner (1.6" vs 4.7") and is significantly lighter (289 g vs 652 g).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/3), has much less zoom (35x vs 60x), has a slightly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 360 shots), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Nikon Coolpix P900

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1 year older
$639 - $697

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much more zoom: 83.3x vs 35x
  • Has a GPS
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much heavier: 899 g vs 289 g

common strengths of the P900 and Coolpix A900

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B700

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similar age
$380 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 35x
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1.6"
  • Heavier: 565 g vs 289 g

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and Coolpix A900

  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: UHD @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix B500

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similar age
$219 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much longer battery life: 600 shots vs 300 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Significantly thicker: 3.7" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and Coolpix A900

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×78×95 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

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10 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 35x
  • Better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 4.7" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and Coolpix A900

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

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10 months newer
$367 - $608

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 652 g vs 289 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and Coolpix A900

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

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similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • More zoom: 50x vs 35x

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and Coolpix A900

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 289 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A900 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2016 vs february 2014).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.3"), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha A6000

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2 years older
$548 (body only)
$648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps

common strengths of the A6000 and Coolpix A900

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)

Samsung NX300M

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2 years older
$641 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300M (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much larger screen: 3.3" vs 3"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.3 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the NX300M (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.6"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300M and Coolpix A900

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×41×64 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 289 g

Sony Alpha A5000

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2 years older
$379 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much higher true resolution: 19.8 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the A5000 and Coolpix A900

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 289 g

Sony Alpha A5100

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1 year older
$448 (body only)
$548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.7 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps

common strengths of the A5100 and Coolpix A900

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 289 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A900 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (35x vs 4.2x), records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out and is newer (february 2016 vs february 2014).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.4 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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3 years older
$448 - $650

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Less zoom: 3.6x vs 35x
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and Coolpix A900

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 300 shots
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $299.95

Nikon Coolpix P340

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Less zoom: 5x vs 35x
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the P340 and Coolpix A900

  • Built-in flashes

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

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1 year older
$698 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Less zoom: 2.9x vs 35x
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and Coolpix A900

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 300 shots

Canon PowerShot G9 X

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4 months older
$399 - $628

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.4
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Less zoom: 3x vs 35x
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and Coolpix A900

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $299.95

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

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similar age
$679

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.4
  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Less zoom: 4.2x vs 35x
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and Coolpix A900

  • Built-in flashes
  • Popularity: 355 vs 193

Nikon Coolpix P7700

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3 years older
$700

Significant advantages of the P7700 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.4
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the P7700 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Less zoom: 7.1x vs 35x
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the P7700 and Coolpix A900

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 300 shots
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A900 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (7 fps vs 5 fps), has a screen which flips out and is newer (february 2016 vs june 2013).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Canon Rebel T5i

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2 years older
$649 (body only)
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)

common strengths of the T5i and Coolpix A900

  • Flip-out screens
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $299.95

Nikon D3400

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5 months newer
$497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the D3400 and Coolpix A900

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Very light: 395 g vs 289 g
  • Inexpensive: $479.00 vs $299.95

Pentax K-50

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2 years older
$481 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-50 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 16.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the K-50 (vs the Coolpix A900)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the K-50 and Coolpix A900

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (129×97×70 mm) vs Mid size (113×67×40 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.6"
  • Inexpensive: $481.23 vs $299.95