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

Nikon Coolpix A

Winner
Nikon Coolpix A

72

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Sony NEX-5R

49

Sony NEX-5R

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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
 
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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 Slightly 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
Lowest price Cheaper $599.95 vs $1,025.78
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The best price we've seen is $426 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              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
              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 A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              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
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 body only

              $700 - $749 with 16-50mm lens

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 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 Coolpix A Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $637 - $697

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,099 - $1,100

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

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              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
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $449

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

              Sony NEX-5R Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $630 with 16-50mm lens

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

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 body only

              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 A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $749 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 - $550 body only

              $650 - $700 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

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