FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A

Portability
60
Imaging
35
Features
50
Overall
41
FujiFilm FinePix HS10 front
 
Nikon Coolpix A front
Portability
88
Imaging
60
Features
48
Overall
55

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A Key Specs

FujiFilm HS10
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 666g - 131 x 91 x 126mm
  • Launched July 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix HS11
Nikon A
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Push to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28mm (F2.8) lens
  • 299g - 111 x 64 x 40mm
  • Released June 2013
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FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A Overview

In this article, we are reviewing the FujiFilm HS10 versus Nikon A, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Large Sensor Compact by brands FujiFilm and Nikon. There exists a big gap among the resolutions of the HS10 (10MP) and A (16MP) and the HS10 (1/2.3") and A (APS-C) use totally different sensor sizing.

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The HS10 was brought out 3 years before the A which is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer different body type with the FujiFilm HS10 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Nikon A being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before getting in to a complete comparison, below is a simple overview of how the HS10 grades vs the A with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm HS10 over the Nikon A

 HS10 A 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Nikon A over the FujiFilm HS10

 A HS10 
ReleasedJune 2013July 2010More modern by 35 months
Display resolution921k230kSharper display (+691k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm HS10 and Nikon A

 HS10 A 
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurement
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry around your camera frequently, you will want to think about its weight and volume. The FujiFilm HS10 provides outer measurements of 131mm x 91mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 5.0") and a weight of 666 grams (1.47 lbs) and the Nikon A has sizing of 111mm x 64mm x 40mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.6") along with a weight of 299 grams (0.66 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are working with at that moment. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the HS10 compared to the A.

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the HS10 and A is 60 and 88 respectively.

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to envision the difference in sensor sizes only by researching specs. The pic below may offer you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the HS10 and A.

All in all, the 2 cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The HS10 due to its smaller sensor will make achieving shallower depth of field more difficult and the Nikon A will provide you with greater detail having its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos a little more aggressively. The more aged HS10 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A sensor size comparison

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm HS10 Portrait photography info
Nikon A Portrait photography info
41
has manual focus
supports RAW files
low resolution (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
76
focusing manually
above average flash sync (1/2,000s)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detect focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm HS10 as a Street photography camera
Nikon A as a Street photography camera
55
screen tilts
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
small sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than others (666g)
72
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
lighter than competitors (299 grams)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Sports Comparison

FujiFilm HS10 Sports photography details
Nikon A Sports photography details
42
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports tracking focus
low resolution (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
48
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
can't change focal length (28mm)
max frames per second low (4.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
low battery pack (230 per charge)
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm HS10 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon A as a Travel photography camera
46
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than others (666 grams)
low resolution (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
64
lighter than competitors (299 grams)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
low battery pack (230 CIPA)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with FujiFilm HS10
Landscape photography with Nikon A
45
has manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
low resolution (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no Timelapse recording
55
focusing manually
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
good megapixels (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (28mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
lack of image stabilization
low battery pack (230 shots)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm HS10 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon A as a Vlogging camera
24
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
no microphone jack
more heavy than others (666g)
32
offers face detect focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors (299 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have mic support
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FujiFilm HS10 vs Nikon A Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm HS10 and Nikon A
 FujiFilm FinePix HS10Nikon Coolpix A
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Nikon
Model FujiFilm FinePix HS10 Nikon Coolpix A
Other name FinePix HS11 -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Large Sensor Compact
Launched 2010-07-06 2013-06-06
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4928 x 3264
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Max enhanced ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 28mm (1x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/2.8
Macro focus range 1cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.5
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology - TFT LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (optional)
Viewfinder coverage 97% -
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames/s 4.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.10 m 11.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow-sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize - 1/2000s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 120, 240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24fps), 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None Optional
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 666 grams (1.47 lb) 299 grams (0.66 lb)
Dimensions 131 x 91 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 5.0") 111 x 64 x 40mm (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 80
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.8
DXO Low light score not tested 1164
Other
Battery life - 230 photos
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA EN-EL20
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
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