• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 1.0x zoom 28mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $1030 Average Retail $1100 MSRP
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • 1.0x zoom 35mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $2670 Average Retail $2800 MSRP

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Advantages

Nikon Coolpix A over Sony RX1R

  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    298g vs 482g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Sony RX1R over Nikon Coolpix A

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Wider aperture
    f/2.0 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • High-res screen
    1229k vs 922k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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.

  • Significantly sharper, more detailed JPEG images than those from the RX1; JPEG processing appears to minimize moire and aliasing artifacts; Same price as the RX1; Full-frame, 24-megapixel compact camera with fast Carl Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2 T* lens; Blazing fast autofocus; Impressive image quality that rivals (and sometimes surpasses) full-frame DSLRs.

  • More prone to moire, aliasing and false color than the RX1; Only subtle improvement in sharpness in RAW files; Fixed-length lens limits shooting flexibility; Viewfinders (optical or electronic) only available as optional accessories; Extremely expensive for a compact camera.

The Competition

Compared to Canon G1 X

Nikon Coolpix A
Canon G1 X
  • $1030
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
  • $505
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Sony RX1R
Canon G1 X
  • $2670
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $505
  • 1.5 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Nikon Coolpix A
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $1030
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $733
  • APS-C
Sony RX1R
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $2670
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $733
  • APS-C
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Sony RX1

Nikon Coolpix A
Sony RX1
  • $1030
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $2565
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX1R
Sony RX1
  • $2670
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • $2565
  • 35mm

Compared to Sigma dp2 Quattro

Nikon Coolpix A
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $1030
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • 1080p
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Newer
Sony RX1R
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $2670
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $999
  • APS-C

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Nikon Coolpix A
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1030
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Wider aperture
Sony RX1R
Fujifilm X100T
  • $2670
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi
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