Nikon A10 vs Nikon Coolpix S9900

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Nikon A10
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
0.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon A10 has a megapixel 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.

0.5 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon A10 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (3.7).
Bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon A10 is a 0.8m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.3m bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (0.5m).
45 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon A10 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (45 bigger).
One more number of batteries supported Edit
The number of number of batteries supporteds on the Nikon A10 is two, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only has one number of batteries supported.
More popular
The Nikon A10 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 2846 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 ranks No. 44785.
14 Reasons For
More total megapixels 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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 64 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 57.5 smaller than the Nikon A10 (64).
620mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 750mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon A10 is only a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera (620mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm. That's 1mm shorter than the Nikon A10 (25mm).
75% bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 2m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera. That's 1.5m bigger than the Nikon A10 (2m).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400. That's 4,800 higher than the Nikon A10 (6,400).
50% longer slowest 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 display diagonal 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 691,000 pixels higher than the Nikon A10 (921,000 pixels).
300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 300.00, but the Nikon A10 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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

14 Reasons Against
0.32MP less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon A10 has a total megapixels 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon A10 is only 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 64 maximum aperture digital camera (57.5 smaller).
620mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon A10 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 130mm. That's 620mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix S9900 (750mm).
1mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon A10 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon A10 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 0.5m, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 2m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (1.5m bigger).
Three times lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon A10 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (4,800 higher).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon A10 has a slowest 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 display diagonal 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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon A10 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,000 pixels, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels higher).
One hundred less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon A10 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Nikon Coolpix S9900 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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).
8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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 number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a minimum aperture number of 3.7, however the Nikon A10 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
Hugely smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 has a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.5m, but the Nikon A10 is a 0.8m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera (0.3m bigger).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon Coolpix S9900 is 125 minimum ISO speed. That's 45 bigger than the Nikon A10 (125).
Only one number of batteries supported Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S9900 is a one number of batteries supported digital camera, whereas the Nikon A10 only has two number of batteries supporteds.
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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. 44785 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Nikon A10 ranks No. 2846.

Awards

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Expert Reviews: Best Buy
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.1MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.44MP 16.76MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 1:1
 16:9
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5 64
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2
BEST
3.7
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
130mm 750mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 23 4.5 - 135
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 60x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
6/5 13/11
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞ / 2 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.8m
BEST
0.5m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.5m 2m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 125
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 25
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 125
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
125
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 8s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Auto
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 1.7 1.5 - 3.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.6 0.5 - 6
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Auto
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
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 Modes
 Fireworks
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Fireworks
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
 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 66mm
Depth
28.9mm 39.5mm
Width
96.4mm 112mm
Weight (including Battery)
160g
BEST
289g

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
2
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA EN-EL12
Battery Life (max)
4.25h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.33h

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

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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