• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon Coolpix A advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • Less expensive
    $399* vs $660
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Fast startup
    ~1.90 vs 2.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,164 vs 753 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.8 vs 11.4 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    17 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Nikon Coolpix A

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    6 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.34 vs 0.58 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.6 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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.

  • User-friendly design; great touchscreen interface; good image quality

  • No viewfinder; limited physical controls; sub-par continuous shooting; lacking video features

The Competition

Compared to Ricoh GR

Nikon Coolpix A
Ricoh GR
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter
Canon EOS M10
Ricoh GR
  • $660
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Nikon Coolpix A
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon EOS M10
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $660
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Nikon Coolpix A
Samsung NX3300
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $660
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Nikon Coolpix A
Ricoh GR II
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $769
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon EOS M10
Ricoh GR II
  • $660
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $769
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Nikon Coolpix A
Fujifilm X70
  • $472
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Canon EOS M10
Fujifilm X70
  • $660
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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