Nikon announces Coolpix budget compact cameras A100 and A10

Jan

15

2016

Nikon introduces two compact cameras are some specifications concerning the absolute bottom of the market there. The Coolpix A10 and A100 use CCD sensors from 1 / 2.3 “format and are powered by AA batteries.

The Coolpix A100 and A10 get a lens with five times optical zoom. The range is from 26 to 130mm in miniature equivalent. The maximum aperture is f / 3.2 to f / 5.6, respectively, in the extreme wide-angle and zoom position. Nikon claims that electronic image stabilization when taking both stills and videos yields stable shots.

The main difference between the cameras is the number of megapixels. It is remarkable that Nikon CCD sensors used in cameras; a 20.1-megapixel chip in the A100 and a 16.4-megapixel version in the A10. Almost all digital cameras now use CMOS sensors, which perform better in general. The light sensitivity of ISO 80 to 1600 of the Coolpix cameras is therefore limited. From January 28, the Coolpix A100 and A10 are for sale, for suggested retail prices of 129 and 99 euros respectively.

Nikon is one of the few major camera manufacturers still make compact cameras on the market that are aimed at the lower end of the market. Most manufacturers have the category of budget compacts left behind, because the demand for such cameras has dropped with the rise of the smartphone.

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