• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon Coolpix A
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Predecessor:    
Successor:   Canon G5X Mark II
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General
Model Number: Coolpix A G5X
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $1099.95 $799.99
Street Price: $492.42 $652.66
Date Available: 2013-03-15 2015-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 10.5 oz (298 g)
includes batteries
13.3 oz (377 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.6 in.
(111 x 64 x 40 mm)
4.4 x 3.0 x 1.7 in.
(112 x 76 x 44 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 16.2 20.2
Sensor Format: APS-C 1 inch
Sensor size: 368.16mm2 (23.60mm x 15.60mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.79 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 80  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.4  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.8  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,164  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4928 x 3264 (16.1 MP, Other),
3696 x 2448 (9.0 MP, Other),
2464 x 1632 (4.0 MP, Other)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4320 x 2880 (12.4 MP, 3:2),
2304 x 1536 (3.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
4320 x 2432 (10.5 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
720 x 408 (0.3 MP, Other),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
3840 x 2880 (11.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1),
1536 x 1536 (2.4 MP, 1:1),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1),
2912 x 3648 (10.6 MP, Other),
2304 x 2880 (6.6 MP, Other),
1232 x 1536 (1.9 MP, Other),
384 x 480 (0.2 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.NEF), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.1 7.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (30p/​15p)
1280x720 (6p/​3p/​1.5p)
640x480 (6p/​3p/​1.5p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: Linear stereo PCM) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: NIKKOR ; 7 elements in 5 groups Canon Zoom Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28mm 24 - 100mm
Focal Length (actual): 18.5mm 8.8 - 36.8mm
Zoom Ratio: 1.00x 4.20x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 - f/22; Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm with 19 steps of 1/3 EV f/1.8 (W) / f2.8 (T) - f/11, with 9-blade aperture; built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Center, Normal area, Wide area, Face priority, Subject tracking Contrast Detection: AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed center)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder 0.39" 2.36M-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 22mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 m-1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No Yes
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 31.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 125
ISO Settings: Auto, 100-6400, Hi-1=12800, Hi-2=25600 Auto, ISO 125-12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2, Multi-area White Balance, White Balance Correction (Underwater mode), White Balance Correction
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 30 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted, Spot Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (linked to AF frame), Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Beach/Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk/Dawn, Food, High Key, Landscape, Low Key, Autumn colors, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Silhouette, Sports, Sunset Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Self-Portrait, Star (Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie), Handheld Night Scene, Fireworks, High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Movie
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10, 20 seconds 1 - 30 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto+slow sync, Fill flash, Slow sync, Rear-curtain+slow sync, Manual, Off; Red-eye reduction available Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 6.0 n/a
Flash Range Description: GN approx. 6/21, or 6/22 when fired in manual mode at full power (ISO 100, m/ft, 23C/73.4F); 0.5 to 11.5m (1ft. 8 in. to 37ft.) Auto ISO: 1.6 (50cm) -23 ft. (7.0m) (W), 1.6 ft. (50cm) - 13 ft. (4.0m) (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/2000 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW (.NEF), RAW+JPEG 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: Linear stereo PCM) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or wireless Via Wi-Fi or optional RS-60E3 cable remote
Connections (extended): Mini (Type C) HDMI, Accessory Terminal, DC-input via dummy battery AC adapter Micro HDMI (Type D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.96 0.87
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.96  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.04 1.95
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 4.1 7.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 8
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.1 0.8
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 17 Unlimited
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.1 0.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 10 Unlimited
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.58 seconds 0.27 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):   0.26 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.235 seconds 0.265 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.67 seconds 0.56 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.065 seconds 0.022 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.577s  
Startup Time: 1.9 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 1.7 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 5.2 seconds 3.1 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 230 shots 210 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   215 shots
Battery Life, Video:   40 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL20 Proprietary NB-13L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-13L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Nikon's first DX-format Coolpix camera. Available in black and silver. Optional DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder will be available for a suggested retail price of ~US$450, and the UR-E24 Adapter Ring and HN-CP18 Lens Hood will be sold together for a suggested retail price of US$130.