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Nikon A10

Nikon A10 Digital Camera

16.1MP 5x CCD 4x Jun 2016
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
The easy and intuitive operation of the COOLPIX A10 makes taking great photos fun.With an easy-hold grip and simple-to-operate button layout, it's designed for simplicity. A NIKKOR 5x optical zoom... More
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29 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this digital camera is 83 out of 100 based on 57 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Alan68 mentioned on Amazon “Shoot that produces clear pictures when viewed on my PC” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. A few weeks ago E. Smith said on Amazon “The pictures are less sharp when zooming in.” in their review of this digital camera. This month June Doll wrote “Shoot and which takes good photographs” in her review and gave the product an excellent rating.

One Nikon A10 reviewer considered that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine this year “The A10 features a 16.1-megapixel sensor and a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Size

Several Nikon A10 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. This month E. Smith said “It's very compact, about as small as you can get, with only the two AA batteries adding a little bulk at one side of the frame” in their Nikon A10 review. June Doll mentioned in her review on Amazon this year “It is very small - a truly compact camera”. June Doll also mentioned “I am much more likely to use this camera because of its compact size and easy transportability”.

Easy to Use

A number of Nikon A10 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. In October this year Alison rated the Nikon A10 4 stars and she said in her Nikon A10 review on Amazon “Basic and easy to use”. Alison also mentioned “It is quite a nice and easy to use camera”. In October this year E. Smith wrote in their review on Amazon “My plan is to use this camera at night for pub, restaurant” nonetheless they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Some people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was easy to setup. English Maid wrote on Amazon this year “Super little camera for the price, easy to set up and use” in their Nikon A10 review and gave the product an excellent review.

One person who reviewed the Nikon A10 reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera in October this year “It's easy menu easy to follow” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars.

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Reasonably Priced

Several Nikon A10 reviewers who purchased it said that it was good value for money. Alison scored the Nikon A10 80 out of 100 and she mentioned on Amazon “Priced reasonably to reflect the lack of features”. Alison also mentioned “It is a low cost camera and expectations should be in line with the price.”. E. Smith mentioned “The quality with this camera is definitely inferior to my old one, although to be fair that cost four times the price” however despite that they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Several Nikon A10 reviewers reckoned that the product was cheap. June Doll said “I have bought an inexpensive neoprene camera case” in her review and gave the Nikon A10 a very good review. In October this year Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “If you take into account that the Nikon Coolpix A10 is a budget compact camera priced at around £50-60 that takes AA batteries” although they gave the product a score of 3 stars.

A number of Nikon A10 reviewers agreed that the product was a bargain for the price. E. Smith said this year “It does have some advantages, such as ready and cheap availability of spares” however despite that they scored the product 3 stars. Sheenagh Pugh said in their review of the Nikon A10 “This will become a cheap back-up camera for when someone needs one” .

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Top Seller

According to sales data from Amazon, the A10 is one the top selling digital camera currently available for sale.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Nikon is one of the better rated camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Nikon also has good ratings for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Nikon A10 reviewers thought it was good quality. In October Amazon Customer said “Great picture quality”. This year E. Smith mentioned on Amazon “The quality is pretty decent, as long as you're not blowing it up completely” in their review of this digital camera. E. Smith also wrote “Keep my SLR for high quality shots, although that's not surprising”.

Good Support

Several customers who reviewed it mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Rose46 mentioned on Amazon in October this year “The camera is very easy to set up and instructions are clear” in their review.

Nice Design

One person who purchased it concluded that it was smooth. This month June Doll said on Amazon “You can even use a skin softening option to smooth skin tones on human faces” and gave it a very good review. One customer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking.

Good Connectivity

One Nikon A10 reviewer mentioned that this digital camera was good in terms of USB connections. Ken rated the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Downloading the files from the camera is just as straightforward using the USB cable provided”.

Good Video Capture

One person who purchased the Nikon A10 considered that it was good for video recording. In October this year Rose46 mentioned “It also has a video record feature for short videos” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon A10 owner reckoned that the product had a good zoom. Rose46 said on Amazon this month “The zoom feature is excellent with photos being extremely clear” and scored this digital camera very highly.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed the Nikon A10 wrote that it had good features. A few weeks ago June Doll rated it as very good and she said on Amazon “There are also special features available to use if you have more patience than me! For example, you can change colour photos to black & white or sepia”.

Just Released Six Months Ago

The A10 was only relased by Nikon six months ago.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price], or the Pixpro FZ42[pl_3745486_price] both from Kodak or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 128 gigabytes, the Nikon A10 has a very large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the A10. The smallest maximum memory card size of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the A10 is 32GB and the largest is 130GB.

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Two Supported Batteries

The Nikon A10 is a two supported battery digital camera. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the A10 have between one and three supported batteries.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Nikon A10 has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Nikon camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon A10 has a higher still image resolution than most latest digital cameras. This Nikon digital camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 3264 x 2448, 2272 x 1704 and 1600 x 1200 and 4608 x 2592. Compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A10 still image resolutions range from 640 x 480 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Supports Two ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon A10 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO speeds 80 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

With a maximum battery life of 4.25 hours, the Nikon A10 has one of the longer maximum battery lives amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum battery life of compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A10 is 1h and the longest is 5h.

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Supports One Image Format

The Nikon A10 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Nikon A10 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras that are a similar age to the A10. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Nikon camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on latest compact camera digital cameras.

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TFT Display

This digital camera has a TFT display, which is the most frequently found display on comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on new compact camera digital cameras.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months is 80 and the biggest is 160. At only 80, the Nikon A10 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other new compact camera digital cameras.

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17 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from Ephotozine. Digital camera experts are not sure about this compact camera camera.

£5.99 Price Increase

In the last 37 days the A10 has increased in price by £5.99.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Nikon A10 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other new compact camera digital cameras.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price], or the Pixpro FZ42[pl_3745486_price] both from Kodak or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Nikon A10 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon A10 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the A10 also do not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at include the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the A10, the Nikon A10 does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the Nikon A10 does not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support video recording including the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Nikon A10 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year are also not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most latest similar spec cameras do not have a built-in flash. The Nikon A10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec digital cameras that came out in the last year are not waterproof. The Nikon A10 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the A10 the megapixel counts range from 8MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 18MP. The Nikon A10 has a quite low megapixel count (only 16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price] (16.15MP), or the Pixpro FZ42[pl_3745486_price] (16.15MP) both from Kodak which also has a higher rating.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of recently released compact camera digital cameras is 99%. With a field of view of only 98 percent, the Nikon A10 has one of the narrower field of view amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been available for the last year the maximum ISO speeds range from 800 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,900. With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the Nikon A10 has a fairly low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the A10.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year take between 180 and 959 shots per battery charge, including the Nikon A10 which takes 200 shots per battery charge.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

With a maximum camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the Nikon A10 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of latest digital cameras is 0.4s and the longest is 120s.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of recently released compact camera digital cameras is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,100,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 460,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Nikon A10 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the A10.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The least total megapixel count of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the A10 is 14MP and the most is 24MP. With a total megapixel count of only 16.44 megapixels, the Nikon A10 has a quite few total megapixel count compared to most of the other new compact camera digital cameras.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon A10

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Nikon camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] (MMC|SD|SDHC) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Nikon A10 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price] (6x), or the Pixpro FZ42[pl_3745486_price] (6x) both from Kodak which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 5 times zoom factor, the Nikon A10 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

There are a number of alternative 5x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Nikon A10 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other new comparable spec cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.7" screen cameras currently available including the Pixpro FZ43[pl_3744606_price], or the Pixpro FZ42[pl_3745486_price] both from Kodak which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

The Nikon A10 has a pretty typical weight (160 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the A10.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] (121g), or the Rollei Sportsline 85[plb_3359080_price] (135g) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
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Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Recording
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Maximum Memory Card Size
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Microphone in Socket
USB Version
Headphone Out Port
Camera
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Hand Strap
Carrying Case
Other Features
USB Connectivity

Expert Reviews

(1)
29 February 2016

If you take into account that the Nikon Coolpix A10 is a budget compact camera priced at around £50-60 that takes AA batteries, the A10 is a reasonable performer, with bright colourful photos,...

User Reviews

(19)
Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Jenna Power
(Verified Purchase)

Terrible stopped working after a couple of weeks light use...

Reviewed 14 August 2016 by Kelrobs
(Verified Purchase)

Great little camera, for yourself or a great gift...

Reviewed 11 August 2016 by Alan68

I bought this camera to take away on holiday. I wanted a very simple point and shoot that produces clear pictures when viewed on my PC. I also purchased some lithium batteries to give it longer... Read more…

Reviewed 10 August 2016 by Spc
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent value for the money...

Reviewed 9 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Still waiting for the memory card...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon a10, nikon a10r, nikon a10rd, nikon vna981e1, nikon vna980e1, nikon vna983e1, nikon vna982e1
Barcodes 00018208948802, 00636983057856, 00636983057863, 00636983057870, 00636983058006, 08431016010110, 08431016010127, 08431016010134

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