• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 1.0x zoom 28mm (35mm equiv.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 1.0x zoom 35mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Nikon Coolpix A over Fujifilm X100S

  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 153k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    298g vs 449g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Fujifilm X100S over Nikon Coolpix A

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Wider aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Less shutter lag
    0.320 vs 0.582 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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Review Excerpt

  • 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.

  • 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).

The Competition

Compared to Canon G1 X

Nikon Coolpix A
Canon G1 X
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $535
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Fujifilm X100S
Canon G1 X
  • $1103
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $535
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Nikon Coolpix A
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $706
  • APS-C
Fujifilm X100S
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $1103
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture
  • $706
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Olympus E-P5

Nikon Coolpix A
Olympus E-P5
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X100S
Olympus E-P5
  • $1103
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sigma dp2 Quattro

Nikon Coolpix A
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Thinner
  • $932
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Newer
Fujifilm X100S
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $1103
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture
  • $932
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • More pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Nikon Coolpix A
Fujifilm X100T
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture
Fujifilm X100S
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1103
  • APS-C
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • External Mic
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