Nikon A10

Nikon Coolpix A10 front
  • 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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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 #56 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and overall #991 out of 1465 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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The following is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.

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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Nikon-Coolpix-A100 front thumbnailNikon A100
A10 vs A100
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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.

good minimum ISO (80)
has built in flash
image stabilization (Digital)
in built lens has zoom (26-130mm 5.0 x zoom)
megapixel count good (16MP)
provides face detect focus
quite wide (26mm)
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
display is not selfie friendly
doesn't have HDMI support
doesn't have headphone jack
doesn't have mic jack
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than average in class (160g)
lack of aperture priority mode
lack of manual focus
low frames per second (1.2 frames/s)
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
max zoom aperture not good (f6.5)
no external flash support
no manual control
no phase detect auto focus
no RAW files
no shutter priority
pixelated screen (230 thousand dot)
screen is fixed
screen is small (2.7")
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
Photography Glossary

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.

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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.

Nikon Coolpix A10 sensor size Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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The following is a pic of the Nikon A10 with a soda so you're able to have a feel for its size.

Nikon Coolpix A10 dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button design on the A10.

Nikon Coolpix A10 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Listed below is a collection of Ultracompact cameras that come with the strongest battery life:

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.

Photography Glossary
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
external flash not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support

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.

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has image stabilization (Digital)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (160g)

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.

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has image stabilization (Digital)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
continuous shooting slow (1.2 fps)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus

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 62 for a travel camera which makes it a fine fit to buy for your holidays.

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good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (26mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
heavier than others in class (160g)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.2)

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.

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decently wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
good MP (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
tiny screen (2.7")
no manual control
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Time Lapse recording

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.

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pretty wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Digital)
provides face detect focus
slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
missing microphone port
more heavy than average (160 grams)

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.

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General Information
Model type
Nikon Coolpix A10
Body design
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW images
Maximum native ISO
Lowest native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
26-130mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture
Macro focusing range
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
Display resolution
230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Minimum shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
Continuous shutter speed
1.2 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
3.60 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings
Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, off, fill flash, slow sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30p)
Maximum video resolution
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
160 gr (0.35 lb)
Physical dimensions
96 x 59 x 29mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 1.1")
Battery life
200 pictures
Battery format
Self timer
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots
Retail pricing