• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon Coolpix A advantages over Fujifilm X-E3

  • Less expensive
    $399* vs $849
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 3.93 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 48 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-E3 advantages over Nikon Coolpix A

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.58 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    26 vs 17 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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.

  • Stylish, compact body; Great image quality; Very good overall performance; Touchscreen LCD; 4K UHD video recording.

  • Small EVF; Fixed display; Unreliable continuous autofocus.

The Competition

Compared to Ricoh GR

Nikon Coolpix A
Ricoh GR
  • $490
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter
Fujifilm X-E3
Ricoh GR
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Nikon Coolpix A
Canon EOS M3
  • $490
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $455
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-E3
Canon EOS M3
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $455
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Nikon Coolpix A
Ricoh GR II
  • $490
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $546
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm X-E3
Ricoh GR II
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $546
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Nikon Coolpix A
Fujifilm X70
  • $490
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-E3
Fujifilm X70
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Nikon Coolpix A
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $490
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-E3
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
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