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Nikon A10

Nikon A10RD Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD 4x Jun 2016
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The easy and intuitive operation of the COOLPIX A10 makes taking great photos fun.With an easy-hold grip and simple-to-operate button layout, it's designed for simplicity. A NIKKOR 5x optical zoom... More
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28 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this camera on average 83 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Alan68 mentioned on Amazon “Shoot that produces clear pictures when viewed on my PC” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. A few weeks ago E. Smith said on Amazon “The pictures are less sharp when zooming in.” in their review of this digital camera. This month June Doll wrote “Shoot and which takes good photographs” in her review and gave the product an excellent rating.

One Nikon A10 reviewer considered that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine this year “The A10 features a 16.1-megapixel sensor and a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Size

Several Nikon A10 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. This month E. Smith said “It's very compact, about as small as you can get, with only the two AA batteries adding a little bulk at one side of the frame” in their Nikon A10 review. June Doll mentioned in her review on Amazon this year “It is very small - a truly compact camera”. June Doll also mentioned “I am much more likely to use this camera because of its compact size and easy transportability”.

Easy to Use

A number of Nikon A10 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. In October this year Alison rated the Nikon A10 4 stars and she said in her Nikon A10 review on Amazon “Basic and easy to use”. Alison also mentioned “It is quite a nice and easy to use camera”. In October this year E. Smith wrote in their review on Amazon “My plan is to use this camera at night for pub, restaurant” nonetheless they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Some people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to setup. English Maid wrote on Amazon this year “Super little camera for the price, easy to set up and use” in their Nikon A10 review and gave the product an excellent review.

One person who reviewed the Nikon A10 reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera in October this year “It's easy menu easy to follow” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

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Best Seller

According to Amazon sales data, the A10 is one the most popular camera currently available for sale.

Good Brand

Based on 15,565 expert and user reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other brands.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Nikon A10 reviewers thought it was good quality. In October Amazon Customer said “Great picture quality”. This year E. Smith mentioned on Amazon “The quality is pretty decent, as long as you're not blowing it up completely” in their review of this digital camera. E. Smith also wrote “Keep my SLR for high quality shots, although that's not surprising”.

Good Support

Several customers who reviewed it mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Rose46 mentioned on Amazon in October this year “The camera is very easy to set up and instructions are clear” in their review.

Nice Design

One person who purchased it concluded that it was smooth. This month June Doll said on Amazon “You can even use a skin softening option to smooth skin tones on human faces” and gave it a very good review. One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking.

Good Connectivity

One Nikon A10 reviewer mentioned that this digital camera was good in terms of USB connections. Ken rated the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Downloading the files from the camera is just as straightforward using the USB cable provided”.

Good Video Capture

One person who purchased the Nikon A10 considered that it was good for video recording. In October this year Rose46 mentioned “It also has a video record feature for short videos” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon A10 owner reckoned that the product had a good zoom. Rose46 said on Amazon this month “The zoom feature is excellent with photos being extremely clear” and scored this digital camera very highly.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed the Nikon A10 wrote that it had good features. A few weeks ago June Doll rated it as very good and she said on Amazon “There are also special features available to use if you have more patience than me! For example, you can change colour photos to black & white or sepia”.

Just Released Seven Months Ago

This camera has only been on the market for seven months. Newer cameras like this one are likely to use better technology.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Kodak Pixpro FZ43[plb_3744606_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The Nikon A10 has one of the largest maximum memory card sizes (128 gigabytes) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest maximum memory card size of similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months is 32GB and the largest is 130GB.

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Two Number of Batteries Supporteds

The Nikon A10 is a two number of batteries supported camera. Most of the other recently released compact cameras have between one and three number of batteries supporteds.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Nikon A10 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that have been around for the last year. Most recently released similar spec digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A10 is 640 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Nikon A10 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (4.25 hours) amongst compact cameras of this age. The shortest battery life (max) of similar spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months is 1h, the longest is 5h, and the average battery life (max) is 3.2h.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon A10 is more than most compact cameras that were released in the last year. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 80 and 1600 are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon A10 is more than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Nikon A10 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by recently released similar spec cameras. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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TFT Display

This camera has a TFT display, which is the most commonly found display on compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Nikon A10 is more than most compact cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Centre weighted Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus and Face tracking are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A10 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 80 and 160. The Nikon A10 has one of the smallest ISO sensitivity (min)s (only 80) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The Nikon A10 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that have been available for the last year. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this camera.

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16 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review website Ephotozine scored this camera 60%. Experts are not sure about this digital camera.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for the last year have an image stabilizer, however the Nikon A10 does not have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Kodak Pixpro FZ43[plb_3744606_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon A10 does not support wi-Fi, unlike most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon A10 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A10 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec cameras that have been around for the last year are not 3D. The Nikon A10 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon A10 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A10 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A10, the Nikon A10 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the A10, the Nikon A10 does not support video capability.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most latest cameras do not have a built-in flash. The Nikon A10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 16.1 megapixels, the Nikon A10 has a quite low megapixel compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last year. The average megapixel of compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the A10 is 18MP.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ43[plb_3744606_price] (16.15MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Narrow Field of View

At only 98 percent, the Nikon A10 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for the last year. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the A10 have field of views of between 97% and 100%.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A10 take between 180 and 959 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the Nikon A10 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the A10 is 14s. At only 4 seconds, the Nikon A10 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other recently released compact cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon A10 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other compact cameras that came out in the last year. The average display resolution (numeric) of newly released compact cameras is 440,000 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of recently released compact cameras range from 20mm to 1,200mm. The Nikon A10 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 130 millimeters) amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the A10 the total megapixelss range from 14MP to 24MP. With a total megapixels of only 16.44 megapixels, the Nikon A10 has a fairly few total megapixels compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the A10.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon A10

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that have been on the market for the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon A10 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other new compact cameras.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Kodak Pixpro FZ43[plb_3744606_price] (6x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon A10 has a relatively standard optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 160 grams, the Nikon A10 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] (135g and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon A10 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other latest compact cameras.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Kodak Pixpro FZ43[plb_3744606_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Focus Adjustment
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Microphone in
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
Camera
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Other Features
USB Connectivity

Expert Reviews

(1)
29 February 2016

If you take into account that the Nikon Coolpix A10 is a budget compact camera priced at around £50-60 that takes AA batteries, the A10 is a reasonable performer, with bright colourful photos,...

User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Jenna Power
(Verified Purchase)

Terrible stopped working after a couple of weeks light use...

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Kelrobs
(Verified Purchase)

Great little camera, for yourself or a great gift...

Reviewed 11 August 2016 by Alan68

I bought this camera to take away on holiday. I wanted a very simple point and shoot that produces clear pictures when viewed on my PC. I also purchased some lithium batteries to give it longer... Read more…

Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Spc
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent value for the money...

Reviewed 9 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Still waiting for the memory card...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon a10, nikon n160996, nikon vna981e1, nikon vna980e1, canon vna980e1, canon vna981e1, nikon vna982e1, nikon n160996w, canon vna982e1
Barcodes 00018208948727, 00018208948741, 00018208948758, 08431016010110, 08431016010127, 08431016010134

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