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Advantages of the Nikon Coolpix A900

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Shoots very high resolution UHD (3840x2160) video
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
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
Battery life
Longer battery life
300 shots vs 230 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$199.00 vs $831.69
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The best price we've seen is $633 cheaper (4.2x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon J1

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
1,200 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
60 fps vs 7 fps
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More than 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Size
Slightly smaller
106×61×30 mm vs 113×67×40 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.6"
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Around 30% thinner
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/16000s vs 1/4000s
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4x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              Coolpix A900113×67×40 mm
              J1106×61×30 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              Coolpix A900289 g
              J1277 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              Coolpix A9001.6"
              J11.2"
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              Coolpix A9009.7 MP
              J110 MP
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              Coolpix A900921k dots
              J1460k dots

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