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Nikon Coolpix A10 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 16.1MP 5x Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good quality pictures
Good size
Easy to use

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Some Nikon Coolpix A10 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Alison said on Amazon “Priced reasonably to reflect the lack of features” in her review. Alison also said “It is a low cost camera and expectations should be in line with the price.”. E. Smith said on Amazon “The quality with this camera is definitely inferior to my old one, although to be fair that cost four times the price”.

A number of Nikon Coolpix A10 owners who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix A10 reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. E. Smith wrote on Amazon “It does have some advantages, such as ready and cheap availability of spares”. Lee wrote on Amazon “Great cheap little camera for kids” in his Nikon Coolpix A10 review and scored it 5 stars. In March last year Sheenagh Pugh said “This will become a cheap back-up camera for when someone needs one” but they only gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Several customers who purchased it thought it was cheap. June Doll gave it a rating of 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon in March last year “I have bought an inexpensive neoprene camera case” in her review. Expert review site Ephotozine.com wrote “If you take into account that the Nikon Coolpix A10 is a budget compact camera priced at around £50-60 that takes AA batteries”.

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Design

Easy to Use

Ten customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Alison mentioned “Basic and easy to use” . Alison also wrote “It is quite a nice and easy to use camera”. In March Amazon Customer said in their review on Amazon “Dead easy to use, so made up”.

A few Nikon Coolpix A10 owners who bought this digital camera thought it was easy to setup. English Maid wrote “Super little camera for the price, easy to set up and use” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A10. Rose46 mentioned “The camera is very easy to set up and instructions are clear” in their review.

One Nikon Coolpix A10 owner wrote that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's easy menu easy to follow” .

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Good Product Quality

A number of Nikon Coolpix A10 owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “Great picture quality”. E. Smith mentioned “Keep my SLR for high quality shots, although that's not surprising” in their review of this digital camera. In March last year Miss E L Doy mentioned “Good quality digital display on the back”.

Nice Design

One person mentioned that this digital camera was good looking. Last year E. Smith said “The quality is pretty decent, as long as you're not blowing it up completely” however they gave this digital camera a rating of 60 out of 100.

One Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewer wrote that it was smooth. June Doll mentioned “You can even use a skin softening option to smooth skin tones on human faces” in her review and scored it very highly.

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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 25,424 expert and owner reviews (including 1,649 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Nikon Coolpix A10 owners who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Alan G. said on Amazon last year “I must say what a nice camera the photos I took was very good of” in his review. Alan68 rated it 5 stars and said in their Nikon Coolpix A10 review on Amazon “Shoot that produces clear pictures when viewed on my PC”. E. Smith mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The pictures are less sharp when zooming in.”.

One Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The A10 features a 16.1-megapixel sensor and a wide-angle 5x optical zoom lens” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Some Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good screen. Alison mentioned in her Nikon Coolpix A10 review on Amazon “With smart phones offering crystal clear screens (admitedly for greater overall cost), this camera screen is noticeably fuzzy” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Video Capture

One Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewer thought the Nikon Coolpix A10 was good for video recording. In March last year Rose46 wrote “It also has a video record feature for short videos” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A10.

Good Quality Lens

One Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewer wrote that this digital camera had a good zoom. Rose46 mentioned on Amazon “The zoom feature is excellent with photos being extremely clear”.


Support

Poor Technical Guidance

Some customers who reviewed the product said that it did not have good technical guidance. Famicon wrote “Great little camera, only problem was the instruction leaflet was IN FRENCH! Very odd” in their review however they still scored it 4 stars. Michael Dennison mentioned in his review on Amazon a few weeks ago “It was delivered with the instruction booklet in the wrong language ( Polish ) so am having to fumble my way around it”. Re.bx said in their review of this digital camera “Instructions in Polish are not much”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix A10 owner who reviewed the product considered that it had a good battery life. Lee rated it as excellent and he wrote on Amazon “Good battery life”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Last year Ken wrote “Downloading the files from the camera is just as straightforward using the USB cable provided” in his review of the Nikon Coolpix A10 and gave it a score of 5 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix A10 had good features. In March last year June Doll wrote 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”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

A few Nikon Coolpix A10 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was compact. E. Smith said in their review last year “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” however they gave it a score of 3 stars. June Doll wrote “It is very small - a truly compact camera” in her review of the Nikon Coolpix A10. June Doll also wrote “I am much more likely to use this camera because of its compact size and easy transportability”.

Very Light

The average weight of cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera is 350g. The Nikon Coolpix A10 is quite light (only 160 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix A10 supports video recording. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support video recording.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This Nikon digital camera has been on the market since February 2016.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A10 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the L830, and the Coolpix P610 both from Nikon which and both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Medium megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera have optical zooms of between 1x and 83x, and the average optical zoom is 27x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A10 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released one year ago.

There are a number of other 5x optical zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Samsung MV800.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Nikon Coolpix S8000 (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix A10 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 24mm.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix A10 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Fujifilm X-A2 (£413), the Nikon L830, and the Samsung WB380F which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix A10 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 424 still image resolution(s). Across all cameras of this age and spec the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

Other 16.1MP digital cameras currently available which you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the PEN E-PL6, or the OM-D E-M5 Mark II (£699) both from Olympus or the Nikon Coolpix P530 (£163.99).

If this Nikon camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X-E2s (£401.43) (16.3MP).

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Coolpix A10 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera. The smallest display diagonal of similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 0.5", the largest is 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 (£429) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

Across all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera the field of views range from 95% to 100%. The Coolpix A10 has one of the narrower field of views (only 98 percent) amongst medium megapixel cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera is 730,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Coolpix A10 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The Coolpix A10 has a USB connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago also have a USB connectivity.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Coolpix A10 has a self-timer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Nikon Coolpix A10 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Nikon Coolpix A10 has a microphone in. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera also have a microphone in.

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Supports PictBridge

The Nikon Coolpix A10 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix A10 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Memory

Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card size of the Nikon Coolpix A10 of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest amongst cameras of this age and spec. Digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have maximum memory card sizes of between 32GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 64GB.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix A10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix A10 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix A10 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports One ISO Sensitivity

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Coolpix A10 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 80,1600,Auto are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon Coolpix A10 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

At only 2.4 hours, the Nikon Coolpix A10 has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera. The shortest battery recharge time of digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 2.2h, the longest is 4.2h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.2h.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon n161216w
Barcodes 00018208946273, 00018208946280, 00018208946297, 00018208946303, 00018208948727, 00018208948734, 00018208948741, 00018208948758, 08431016010110, 08431016010127, 08431016010134, 08431016010141

Nikon Coolpix A10 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon Coolpix A10 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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