Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Nikon Coolpix A Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Coolpix A - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Nikon Coolpix A: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix A

  • Introduced in June 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 16 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 111 x 64.3 x 40.3mm³ (4.4" x 2.5" x 1.6")
  • 299g (9.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix A

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Coolpix A: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix A uses a APS-C sensor.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and Coolpix A sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 368mm² (0.59 sq.in.), the Coolpix A's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1" sized chips.

Better choice: Nikon Coolpix A

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Nikon Coolpix A Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix A

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)84
Auto Focus points (4)311
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)240230
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Coolpix A: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 31 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix A

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix A

Larger sensor (5)1"APS-C

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix A are the larger sensor.

Yields 5 points for the Coolpix A.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix A

Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight319g299g
Similar size270cm³288cm³
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Nikon Coolpix A Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and Coolpix A

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix A, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix A, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix A, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix A, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Nikon Coolpix A

31
5

We recommend Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II as better choice.

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