• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 35mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X100S advantages over Nikon Coolpix A

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    More info 330 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Less shutter lag
    0.32 vs 0.58 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon Coolpix A advantages over Fujifilm X100S

  • Less expensive
    $449 vs $879
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 53 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    298g vs 449g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 16 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    17 vs 8 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Attractive, retro rangefinder-style design; Improved (excellent) still image quality that's even better thanks to second generation X-Trans sensor technology; Great, sharp f/2 35mm-equivalent lens; Overall better operation and performance than the X100; Addition of phase-detect pixels makes bright light autofocusing faster.

  • Low-light AF slow and inconsistent; Video quality, even at 60p, compromised by moire and lack of image stabilization; Combined four-way pad/Command dial means AF control points cumbersome to change; Too easy to bump control dials and change settings accidentally (especially the EV dial).

  • Solid alloy body with true twin-dial design; Smaller, lighter, and cheaper than most direct competitors; Excellent image quality, even when compared to interchangeable-lens cameras; Numerous accessories expand upon its capabilities.

  • Fixed prime lens is not for everybody; Ergonomics could be better; Performance is spotty; Built-in flash is rather weak; Battery life is quite modest.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X100

Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100
  • $994
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
Nikon Coolpix A
Fujifilm X100
  • $496
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1200
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Fujifilm X100S
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $994
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher-res screen
Nikon Coolpix A
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $496
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100T
  • $994
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $1191
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More viewfinder magnification
Nikon Coolpix A
Fujifilm X100T
  • $496
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $1191
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Fujifilm X100S
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $994
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1795
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Lighter weight
Nikon Coolpix A
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $496
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $1795
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Fujifilm X100S
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $994
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2295
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More dots on screen
Nikon Coolpix A
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $496
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
  • $2295
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer battery life
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