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Nikon Coolpix A10 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good quality pictures
Good size
Easy to use

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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”.


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

Across all the cameras of this age and type the weights range from 120g to 590g. With a weight of only 160 grams, the Coolpix A10 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released one year ago.

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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 Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 1,510 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Power

Good 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

Good 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”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

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

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix A10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon L830 ($210.00), and the Samsung WB380F which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon Coolpix A10 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Nikon digital camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s). Across all cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Coolpix A10 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Microphone in

The Coolpix A10 has a microphone in, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon Coolpix A10 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

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

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Coolpix A10 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a USB connectivity.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix A10 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

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Memory

Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of cameras of a similar type and age to this camera is 32GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 59GB. At 128 gigabytes, the Coolpix A10 has a very large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera is 9.5MB, the biggest is 480MB, and the average internal memory is 66MB. At only 17 megabytes, the Nikon Coolpix A10 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix A10 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix A10 has a hand strap. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix A10 has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Light Exposure

Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix A10 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 80,1600,Auto are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of only 2.4 hours, the Coolpix A10 has one of the shorter battery recharge times amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Similar spec cameras that have been available for more than a year have battery recharge times of between 2.2h and 4.2h.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago take between 190 and 749 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Coolpix A10 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Support

Poor Support

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”.


Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix A10 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 3".

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the D3100 ($299.00) (3"), or the Coolpix B500 ($199.98) (3") both from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

At only 98 percent, the Nikon Coolpix A10 has a quite narrow field of view compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The narrowest field of view of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 95% and the widest is 100%.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon Coolpix A10 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. The average display resolution (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 730,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera range from 1x to 83x. The Coolpix A10 has a quite small optical zoom (only 5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom cameras to this camera and we think the Samsung MV800 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the D3100 ($299.00) (5.8x), the Coolpix S8000 (10x), or the Coolpix B500 ($199.98) (40x) all from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon Coolpix A10 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (26 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera. Comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4.2mm and 28mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 24mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A10 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

Other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the L830 ($210.00), or the Coolpix P610 ($420.99) both from Nikon.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Nikon released the Coolpix A10.

Product Identifiers

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

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