Nikon A10 vs Nikon Coolpix S9900

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Nikon A10
Nikon Coolpix S9900

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Reasons For

15 Reasons For
0.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon A10 has a megapixel count of 16.1MP, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only a 16MP digital camera (0.1MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon A10 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only a unknown maximum aperture digital camera (6.5 bigger).
0.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon A10 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (3.7).
45 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon A10 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
128GB larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Nikon A10 is a 128GB maximum memory card size digital camera. That's 128GB larger than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (unknownGB).
Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon A10 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only a unknown pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower).
4x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Nikon A10 has a lens magnification ratio of 4x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only a unknownx lens magnification ratio digital camera (4x lower). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

12% shorter Edit
The Nikon A10 has a height of 59.4mm, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 66mm tall digital camera (6.6mm taller).
A lot thinner Edit
Nikon A10 is 28.9mm deep, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 39.5mm deep digital camera (10.6mm thicker).
Narrower Edit
Nikon A10 is 96.4mm wide, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 112mm wide digital camera (15.6mm wider).
One more supported battery Edit
The number of supported batteries on the Nikon A10 is two, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only has one supported battery.
Vastly longer maximum battery life Edit
The Nikon A10 has a maximum battery life of 4.25h. That's 4.25h longer than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (unknownh). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

£174 cheaper
The Nikon A10 is £173.61 cheaper than the Nikon Coolpix S9900.
Available from 9 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More popular
The Nikon A10 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3660 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 ranks No. 59037.
11 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 16.76MP digital camera. That's 0.32MP more than the Nikon A10 (16.76MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 25x bigger than the Nikon A10 (30x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

620mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a maximum focal length of 750mm, but the Nikon A10 is only a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera (620mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Nikon A10 (25mm).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 4,800 higher than the Nikon A10 (6,400).
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 8s maximum shutter speed. That's 4s longer than the Nikon A10 (8s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 473MB internal memory digital camera. That's 456MB bigger than the Nikon A10 (473MB).
10% larger screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" larger than the Nikon A10 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

300.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 300.00, but the Nikon A10 only takes 200.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 78% based on 16 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon A10 is 60% (based on 1 review).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 89% based on 48 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon A10 is 83% (based on 19 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
0.32MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon A10 has a total megapixel count of 16.44MP, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 16.76MP digital camera (0.32MP more).
Five times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon A10 has an optical zoom of 5x, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (25x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

620mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon A10 is a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 620mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (750mm).
1mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon A10 has a minimum focal length of 26mm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Three times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon A10 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (4,800 higher).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon A10 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera (4s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon A10 has an internal memory of 17MB, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 473MB internal memory digital camera (456MB bigger).
Smaller screen size Edit
Nikon A10 is only 2.7" screen, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

One hundred less shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon A10 takes 200.00 shots per battery charge, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only takes 300.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon A10 is only 60%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 78% (based on 16 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon A10 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 89% (based on 48 reviews).
11 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP lower than the Nikon A10 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

14% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a minimum aperture of 3.7, however the Nikon A10 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 bigger than the Nikon A10 (125).
Taller Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 66mm tall. That's 6.6mm taller than the Nikon A10 (66mm).
27% thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 39.5mm deep digital camera. That's 10.6mm thicker than the Nikon A10 (39.5mm).
15.6mm wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 112mm wide digital camera. That's 15.6mm wider than the Nikon A10 (112mm).
Only one supported battery Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a one supported battery digital camera, whereas the Nikon A10 only has two supported batteries.
More expensive by £174
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is £173.61 more expensive than the Nikon A10.
Less retailers
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Nikon A10 is stocked by 10 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 16 months older than the Nikon A10.
Less popular
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 59037 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon A10 ranks No. 3660.

Awards

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Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
optyczne.pl: Good Buy
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3456 x 3456
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
16.44MP 16.76MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.2
BEST
3.7
Maximum Focal Length
130mm 750mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
26mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.6 - 23 4.5 - 135
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 60x
Lens Structure
6/5 13/11

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞ / 2 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 125
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 25
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 125
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 8s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
0.8 - 1.7 1.5 - 3.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 3.6 0.5 - 6
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
17MB 473MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
98% 98%
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Self-Timer
10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Electronic Compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic compass
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data EXPEED C2
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Fireworks
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
160g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
59.4mm
BEST
66mm
Depth
28.9mm
BEST
39.5mm
Width
96.4mm
BEST
112mm
Weight Including Battery
160g
BEST
289g

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Supported Battery
2
BEST
1
Battery Size
AA EN-EL12
Maximum Battery Life
4.25h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.33h

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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