- 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 80 - 1600
- Digital Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
- 160g - 96 x 59 x 29mm
- Launched January 2016
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- Size Comparison
Nikon A10 summary
Nikon A10 is Nikon's Ultracompact camera originally launched on January of 2016. The camera houses a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The A10 is positioned #51 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and overall #953 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. Please check out our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your personalized requirements.
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Nikon A10 family
The Nikon A10 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can look at all older and the latest models as well as important specifications.
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Nikon A10 Gallery
You can view the A10 from various angles in the gallery here.
Nikon A10 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Nikon A10 based on criterias that are typically regarded as crucial in a camera.
Nikon A10 Sensor information
The sensor specification in the Nikon A10 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Digital). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor boasts 16MP and delivers a native ISO range of 80 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The graphic below shows the A10's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The A10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon A10 dimensions
Nikon A10 weighs about 0.35 lb (160 grams / 5.64 oz) and the size of the camera is 96mm x 59mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.1"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121 grams so the Nikon A10 is weightier compared to various competitors.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The following is a pic of the Nikon A10 with a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the A10.
Nikon A10 Lens information
The A10 is equipped with a built in lens giving a focal range of 26-130mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which is not significant nevertheless it would certainly be invaluable in a few scenarios.
At it's widest 26mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.2 and that is pretty sluggish and not great in low light occasions and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will likely also need to up your ISO which causes noisy photographs. For the long end, 130mm comes to f6.5 making it really sluggish and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Nikon A10 Connectivity
The A10 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and sometimes alter camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external display. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Nikon A10 Video information
The highest possible video quality in the Nikon A10 is 1280 x 720 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You should really shoot for at least FUll HD quality for video. The body does not offer a mic and headphone socket which means that you get zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to look into another camera if you need better sound in your video clips.
Nikon A10 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Nikon A10 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty conditions.
Nikon A10 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon A10 is equipped with a 2.7 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display offers no touch support.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The ViewFinder specifications regarding Nikon A10 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty handy during bright outdoor conditions which might make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Nikon A10 Shutter information
Nikon A10 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.2 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Nikon A10 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon A10 has got just built-in flash lacking external flash support.
Nikon A10 Autofocus information
Nikon A10 has got only Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & exact compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be valuable for portraits.
Nikon A10 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing option is good during low light or you want to have more precise focusing control.
Nikon A10 Battery life
The battery life on the Nikon A10 is fashioned to last for 200 shutters as per the CIPA measurements which is comparable with its competitors. The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 has got the best (320) battery life within this kind of cameras.
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Nikon A10 for different forms of photography
The following illustration shows a summary of the Nikon A10 for different forms of photography. To find out more, browse to the specific section below.
Portrait photography with Nikon A10
The Nikon A10 gets a score of 36 which is lousy, meaning that it is not really very good for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the potential to use off-camera flash.
Nikon A10 Street photography info
Coming in at a average rating of 56, the Nikon A10 is fairly adequate to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Nikon A10 Sports photography details
A lousy sports photography score of 37 suggests the Nikon A10 is not really very good for photographing sports. A camera should have good tracking and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon A10 Travel photography features
Size is very critical in picking a camera for travel. All things considered, the Nikon A10 gets a very good 63 for a travel camera which makes it a fine fit to buy for your holidays.
Landscape photography with Nikon A10
For anybody looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon A10 with it's lousy grade of 39 as a landscape camera is not really very good compared to it's competitors.
Nikon A10 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging should really have a moving display screen, microphone port and if possible IBIS. Considering every thing, the Nikon A10 is not really very good as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy rating of 30.
Nikon A10 Alternatives
If you are searching for replacements to the A10, here is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall into the class of Ultracompact.
The graph listed below provides you an overview of the A10 compared to it's top rated competitors mentioned earlier.
There are more cameras you may regard as alternatives. To go through a detailed comparison, visit the "compare" link.