Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix A vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

85

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Nikon Coolpix A

78

Nikon Coolpix A

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix A

Overall image quality
Great image quality
80.0
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
23.4 bits
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A

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Overall image quality
Better image quality
80.0 vs 66.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1900 ms vs 2800 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,164 ISO vs 390 ISO
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The Coolpix A has excellent image quality 1.6 f-stops higher ISO than the DSC-RX100
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
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1.4 f-stops more dynamic range
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Color depth
Better color depth
23.4 bits vs 22.6 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-RX100's lens captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Size
Slightly smaller
101x58x35 mm vs 111x64x40 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 299 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.4" vs 1.6"
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More than 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              Coolpix A:921k dots
              DSC-RX100:1,229k dots
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              Coolpix A:16.1 MP
              DSC-RX100:20 MP
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              Coolpix A:1900 ms
              DSC-RX100:2800 ms
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              Coolpix A:10 cm
              DSC-RX100:5 cm
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              Coolpix A:1x
              DSC-RX100:3.6x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Startup delay Has much more startup delay
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $507

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $575 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix A Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $453 - $697

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $850 - $1,299

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Nikon Coolpix P7800

              Pro digicam

              $547

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $400 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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