Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Nikon Coolpix A Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Coolpix A - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Nikon Coolpix A Specs

Cyber-shot RX100

  • Introduced in June 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-100mm (4x), f1.8-4.9
  • No WiFi
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 36mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 240g (7.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100

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

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Coolpix A Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

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

Infographic: Cyber-shot RX100 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 Cyber-shot RX100 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

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Nikon Coolpix A Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

Coolpix A

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)104
Auto Focus points (4)251
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Longer battery life (3, photos)330230
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
299g
(9.6 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
288cm³
(18 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Coolpix A and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix A

Cyber-shot RX100

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

Cyber-shot RX100

Coolpix A

Built-in flash
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Nikon Coolpix A Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and Coolpix A

Cyber-shot RX100 und Coolpix A, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und Coolpix A, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und Coolpix A, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und Coolpix A, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Nikon Coolpix A

29
5

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX100 as better choice.

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