Updated (October, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix A vs Nikon D5300

Nikon D5200

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Nikon D5200

93

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Nikon Coolpix A

75

Nikon Coolpix A

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5200

Overall image quality
Great image quality
84.0
True resolution
High true resolution
24.1 MP
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.9 EV
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix A

Size
Really small
Mid size 111x64x40 mm
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.8 EV
Thickness
Thin
1.6"
Weight
Light-weight
299 g
 
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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A

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Size Significantly smaller 111x64x40 mm vs 129x98x78 mm
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3.5x smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.6" vs 3.1"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 299 g vs 555 g
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Around 50% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D5200

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 500 ms vs 1900 ms
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3.8x less delay when turning on
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 302 ms vs 582 ms
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Around 50% less delay when taking photos
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 24.1 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Battery life Longer battery life 500 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 84.0 vs 80.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Pentamirror vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Color depth Better color depth 24.2 bits vs 23.4 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 1,284 ISO vs 1,164 ISO
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The D5200 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Lowest price Cheaper $646.95 vs $1,096.95
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The best price we've seen is $450 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              Coolpix A:80.0
              D5200:84.0
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              Coolpix A:APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
              D5200:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              Coolpix A:13.8 EV
              D5200:13.9 EV
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              Coolpix A:16.1 MP
              D5200:24.1 MP
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              Coolpix A:23.4 bits
              D5200:24.2 bits
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,147 body only

              $1,447 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix A Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $639

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $730

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              Nikon D5200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $783 - $797 body only

              $881 - $897 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a GPS
              Screen size Larger screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $636 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $749 - $1,148 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $520 body only

              $545 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

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