Updated (August, 2013): Compare the Nikon Coolpix A vs Sony NEX-5T

Nikon Coolpix A

Winner
Nikon Coolpix A

75

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Sony NEX-5R

51

Sony NEX-5R

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix A

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5R

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A

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Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
80.0 vs 78.0
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Almost the same
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,164 ISO vs 910 ISO
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The Coolpix A has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.8 EV vs 13.1 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5R

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NEX-5R's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 40% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Slightly lighter
276 g vs 299 g
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Around 10% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              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
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              Coolpix A:80.0
              NEX-5R:78.0
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              Coolpix A:APS-C 23.6x15.7mm
              NEX-5R:APS-C 23.4x15.6mm
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              Coolpix A:13.8 EV
              NEX-5R:13.1 EV
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              Coolpix A:16.1 MP
              NEX-5R:16 MP
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              Coolpix A:23.4 bits
              NEX-5R:23.7 bits
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $350 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $444 - $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $235 body only

              $315 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Olympus XZ-2 iHS

              Pro digicam

              $372

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Sensor size Has a significantly smaller sensor
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              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
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range

              Sony NEX-5R Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 body only

              $630 - $640 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 - $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $587 body only

              $968 with 16-50mm lens

              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Touch screen No touch screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality

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