• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 364.3mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Nikon Coolpix A advantages over Sigma sd Quattro

  • Less expensive
    $399* vs $899
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    40 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    298g vs 625g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.1 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma sd Quattro 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    19.6 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • 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
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Ricoh GR

Nikon Coolpix A
Ricoh GR
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter
Sigma sd Quattro
Ricoh GR
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Nikon Coolpix A
Ricoh GR II
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sigma sd Quattro
Ricoh GR II
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Nikon Coolpix A
Fujifilm X70
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X70
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More dots on screen
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Nikon Coolpix A
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sigma sd Quattro
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Nikon Coolpix A
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $460
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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