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Nikon Coolpix A10 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Yes Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nikon cameras have good reviews
Supports video recording
Does not have a GPS (satellite)

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Design

Easy to Use

Ten customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Alison mentioned “Basic and easy to use” . Alison also wrote “It is quite a nice and easy to use camera”. In March Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Dead easy to use, so made up”.

A few Nikon Coolpix A10 owners who bought this digital camera thought it was easy to setup. English Maid wrote “Super little camera for the price, easy to set up and use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A10. Rose46 mentioned “The camera is very easy to set up and instructions are clear” in their review.

One Nikon Coolpix A10 owner wrote that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's easy menu easy to follow” .

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Good Product Quality

A number of Nikon Coolpix A10 owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “Great picture quality”. E. Smith mentioned “Keep my SLR for high quality shots, although that's not surprising” in their review of this digital camera. In March last year Miss E L Doy mentioned “Good quality digital display on the back”.

Nice Design

One person mentioned that this digital camera was good looking. Last year E. Smith said “The quality is pretty decent, as long as you're not blowing it up completely” however they gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100.

One Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewer wrote that it was smooth. June Doll mentioned “You can even use a skin softening option to smooth skin tones on human faces” in her review and scored it very highly.

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Reviews

Nikon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 27,737 owner and expert reviews (including 1,790 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 93% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix A10 owners who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Alan G. said on Amazon last year “I must say what a nice camera the photos I took was very good of” in his review. Alan68 rated it 5 stars and said in their Nikon Coolpix A10 review on Amazon “Shoot that produces clear pictures when viewed on my PC”. E. Smith mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The pictures are less sharp when zooming in.”.

One Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The A10 features a 16.1-megapixel sensor and a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good screen. Alison mentioned in her Nikon Coolpix A10 review on Amazon “With smart phones offering crystal clear screens (admitedly for greater overall cost), this camera screen is noticeably fuzzy” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewer thought the Nikon Coolpix A10 was good for video recording. In March last year Rose46 wrote “It also has a video record feature for short videos” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A10.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewer wrote that this digital camera had a good zoom. Rose46 mentioned on Amazon “The zoom feature is excellent with photos being extremely clear”.


Support

Inferior Technical Guidance

Some customers who reviewed the product said that it did not have good technical guidance. Famicon wrote “Great little camera, only problem was the instruction leaflet was IN FRENCH! Very odd” in their review however they still scored it 4 stars. Michael Dennison mentioned in his review on Amazon a few weeks ago “It was delivered with the instruction booklet in the wrong language ( Polish ) so am having to fumble my way around it”. Re.bx said in their review of this digital camera “Instructions in Polish are not much”.


Power

Great Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix A10 owner who reviewed the product considered that it had a good battery life. Lee rated it as excellent and he wrote on Amazon “Good battery life”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Last year Ken wrote “Downloading the files from the camera is just as straightforward using the USB cable provided” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix A10 and gave it a score of 5 stars.


Features

Superior Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix A10 had good features. In March last year June Doll wrote 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”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was compact. E. Smith said in their review last year “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” however they gave it a score of 3 stars. June Doll wrote “It is very small - a truly compact camera” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix A10. June Doll also wrote “I am much more likely to use this camera because of its compact size and easy transportability”.

Very Light

Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera have weights of between 100g and 590g, and the average weight is 350g. The Coolpix A10 is fairly light (only 160 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the 1 S2 ($399) (190g), or the Coolpix L31 ($55) (160g) both from Nikon.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix A10 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was February 2016 when this Nikon digital camera was released.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Coolpix A10 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($329.95) is also worth considering.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix A10 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon Coolpix A10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

This camera has still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3456|3264 x 2448|2272 x 1704|1600 x 1200|640 x 480|4608 x 2592|3264x2448, 2272x1704, 1600x1200, 640x480, 4608x2592, 4608 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480, 4608 x 2592|4608 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704, 1600 x 1200, 640 x 480 and 4608 x 2592, which is the most frequently found still image resolution(s) on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the X70 ($638) (16.3MP), or the X-E2s ($524.80) (16.3MP) both from Fujifilm or the Kodak Pixpro FZ43 ($61.22) (16.15MP).

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A10 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Pixpro FZ43 ($61.22) (6x), or the Pixpro FZ53 ($72.52) (6x) both from Kodak.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A10 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this Nikon digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the D3100 ($250) (5.8x), or the Coolpix B500 ($199) (40x) both from Nikon.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 130 millimeters, the Coolpix A10 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera. Similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 28mm and 2,000mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that came out more than a year ago is 24mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.2mm to 28mm. At 26 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix A10 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than a year ago range from 0.5" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the Coolpix A10 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the X70 ($638) (3"), or the X-E2s ($524.80) (3") both from Fujifilm or the Nikon D3100 ($250) (3").

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 98 percent, the Coolpix A10 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera. The average field of view of cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 99%, and the field of views range from 95% to 100%.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The Coolpix A10 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Coolpix A10 has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Coolpix A10 has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Coolpix A10 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Coolpix A10 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix A10 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Memory

Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Cameras of this age and type have maximum memory card sizes of between 2GB and 130GB. When compared to other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera that we have assessed, the Coolpix A10's maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix A10 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon Coolpix A10 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix A10 has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Coolpix A10 has a carrying case. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a carrying case.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix A10 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of this spec and age take between 190 and 749 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Coolpix A10 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Four ISO Sensitivities

The Coolpix A10 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80, 1600, Auto and 80,1600 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon n161216w
Barcodes 00018208946273, 00018208946280, 00018208946297, 00018208946303, 00018208948727, 00018208948734, 00018208948741, 00018208948758, 08431016010110, 08431016010127, 08431016010134, 08431016010141

Nikon Coolpix A10 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix A10 review we compared this digital camera to 1,233 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,901 product attributes, 185,499 digital camera reviews and 3,652,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Hugely better review from Ephotozine
Bigger internal memory
Smaller maximum aperture
Only one supported battery
Hugely better review from Ephotozine
Hugely higher maximum ISO speed
Expert reviews are better
Lower user review Score
26s longer maximum camera shutter speed
Vastly bigger optical zoom
Longer maximum focal length
96GB smaller maximum memory card size
Lighter
2x bigger digital zoom
2.3mm thinner
96GB smaller maximum memory card size
User reviews are a bit better
8MB bigger internal memory
20% higher megapixel count
Six months older
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