• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 1.0x zoom 28mm (35mm equiv.)
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 2.6x zoom 28mm - 70mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Nikon Coolpix A over Leica X Vario

  • Wider aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 95 mm
    Thinner
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    298g vs 636g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica X Vario over Nikon Coolpix A

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens zoom ratio
    2.5x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Less shutter lag
    0.299 vs 0.582 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)

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.

  • Outstanding design and build; Exceptionally sharp 28-70mm equivalent zoom lens; Very good still image quality with accurate and realistic colors; Fairly speedy and accurate autofocusing.

  • Expensive, especially for a fixed-lens compact; Relatively slow f/3.5-6.4 lens; Below average video functionality and quality; Not at all pocketable, about as big and heavy as a mirrorless camera with a moderate zoom lens attached.

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
Leica X Vario
Canon G1 X
  • $2349
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $535
  • 1.5 inch
  • Wider aperture
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Nikon Coolpix A
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $709
  • APS-C
Leica X Vario
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $2349
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $709
  • APS-C
  • Wider aperture
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Canon T5i

Nikon Coolpix A
Canon T5i
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica X Vario
Canon T5i
  • $2349
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon SL1

Nikon Coolpix A
Canon SL1
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Leica X Vario
Canon SL1
  • $2349
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sigma dp2 Quattro

Nikon Coolpix A
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Thinner
  • $932
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Newer
Leica X Vario
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $2349
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $932
  • APS-C
  • Wider aperture
  • More pixels
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