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Nikon Coolpix A vs Olympus XZ-2

The Nikon Coolpix A and the Olympus XZ-2 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in March 2013 and September 2012. Both the Coolpix A and the XZ-2 are fixed lens compact cameras that are based on an APS-C (Coolpix A) and a 1/1.7-inch (XZ-2) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 16.1 megapixels, whereas the Olympus provides 11.8 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon Coolpix A VS Olympus XZ-2
Nikon Coolpix A Olympus XZ-2
Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
28mm f/2.8 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5
16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor 11.8 MP, 1/1.7" Sensor
1080/30p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 100-6400 (100-25600) ISO 100-12800
Viewfinder optional Viewfinder optional
3.0" LCD, 921k dots 3.0" LCD, 920k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting touchscreen
4 shutter flaps per second 5 shutter flaps per second
No shake reductionIn-body stabilization
230 shots per battery charge340 shots per battery charge
111 x 64 x 40 mm, 299 g 113 x 65 x 48 mm, 346 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Coolpix A and the Olympus XZ-2? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size and weight of the Nikon Coolpix A and the Olympus XZ-2. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The Coolpix A can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the XZ-2 is only available in black.

Size Nikon Coolpix A vs Olympus XZ-2
Compare Coolpix A versus XZ-2 top
Comparison Coolpix A or XZ-2 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Olympus XZ-2 is somewhat larger (3 percent) than the Nikon Coolpix A. Moreover, the XZ-2 is markedly heavier (16 percent) than the Coolpix A. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the Coolpix A nor the XZ-2 are weather-sealed.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, just use the right or left arrows in the table to switch to the respective camera. Alternatively, you can also navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from the full list of cameras there.

Camera Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
(CIPA)
Weather
Sealing
(yes/no)
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Nikon Coolpix A» 111 mm 64 mm 40 mm 299 g 230 n Mar 2013 1,099iNikon Coolpix A
 
Olympus XZ-2« 113 mm 65 mm 48 mm 346 g 340 n Sep 2012 599iOlympus XZ-2
 
Canon G7 X« » 103 mm 60 mm 40 mm 304 g 210 n Sep 2014 699iCanon G7 X
 
Canon G16« » 109 mm 76 mm 40 mm 356 g 360 n Aug 2013 549 iCanon G16
 
Fujifilm X100T« » 127 mm 74 mm 52 mm 440 g 330 n Sep 2014 1,299iFujifilm X100T
 
Nikon P1000« » 146 mm 119 mm 181 mm 1415 g 250 n Jul 2018 999 iNikon P1000
 
Olympus E-PL2« » 114 mm 72 mm 42 mm 362 g 280 n Jan 2011 599iOlympus E-PL2
 
Olympus E-PL3« » 110 mm 64 mm 37 mm 313 g 300 n Jun 2011 599iOlympus E-PL3
 
Olympus XZ-1« » 111 mm 65 mm 42 mm 275 g 320 n Jan 2011 499iOlympus XZ-1
 
Pentax MX-1« » 122 mm 61 mm 51 mm 391 g 290 n Jan 2013 499iPentax MX-1
 
Ricoh GR II« » 117 mm 63 mm 35 mm 251 g 320 n Jun 2015 699 iRicoh GR II
 
Ricoh GR« » 117 mm 61 mm 35 mm 245 g 290 n Apr 2013 799iRicoh GR
 
Sony RX100 V« » 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 299 g 220 n Oct 2016 999 iSony RX100 V
 
Sony RX100 IV« » 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 298 g 280 n Jun 2015 999iSony RX100 IV
 
Sony RX100 III« » 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 290 g 320 n May 2014 799iSony RX100 III
 
Sony NEX-3N« » 110 mm 62 mm 35 mm 269 g 480 n Feb 2013 499iSony NEX-3N
 
Sony NEX-6« » 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 345 g 360 n Sep 2012 999iSony NEX-6
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The XZ-2 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 45 percent) than the Coolpix A, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

 

Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon Coolpix A features an APS-C sensor and the Olympus XZ-2 a 1/1.7-inch sensor. The sensor area in the XZ-2 is 88 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 4.4. The sensor in the Coolpix A has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the XZ-2 offers a 4:3 aspect.

Technology-wise, both cameras are equipped with CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensors.

Nikon Coolpix A and Olympus XZ-2 sensor measures

With 16.1MP, the Coolpix A offers a higher resolution than the XZ-2 (11.8MP), but the Coolpix A nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.78μm versus 1.91μm for the XZ-2) due to its larger sensor. Moreover, the Coolpix A is a somewhat more recent model (by 5 months) than the XZ-2, and its sensor might have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the Coolpix A has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Nikon Coolpix A implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Coolpix A for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 24.6 x 16.3 inch or 62.6 x 41.5 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 19.7 x 13.1 inch or 50.1 x 33.2 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 16.4 x 10.9 inch or 41.7 x 27.6 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus XZ-2 are 19.8 x 14.9 inch or 50.4 x 37.8 cm for good quality, 15.9 x 11.9 inch or 40.3 x 30.2 cm for very good quality, and 13.2 x 9.9 inch or 33.6 x 25.2 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Nikon Coolpix A has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Olympus XZ-2 are ISO 100 to ISO 12800 (no boost).

Coolpix A versus XZ-2 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the Coolpix A provides substantially higher image quality than the XZ-2, with an overall score that is 31 points higher. This advantage is based on 3 bits higher color depth, 2.5 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.4 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
Camera
Model
 
Nikon Coolpix A APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.413.8116480Nikon Coolpix A
 
Olympus XZ-2 1/1.7 11.8 3968 29761080/30p20.411.321649Olympus XZ-2
 
Canon G7 X 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p23.012.755671Canon G7 X
 
Canon G16 1/1.7 12.0 4000 30001080/60p21.011.723054Canon G16
 
Fujifilm X100T APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........Fujifilm X100T
 
Nikon P1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........Nikon P1000
 
Olympus E-PL2 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.410.257355Olympus E-PL2
 
Olympus E-PL3 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 30241080/60i20.910.349952Olympus E-PL3
 
Olympus XZ-1 1/1.7 10.1 3664 2752720/30p18.810.411734Olympus XZ-1
 
Pentax MX-1 1/1.7 12.0 4000 30001080/30p20.411.320849Pentax MX-1
 
Ricoh GR II APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.613.7107880Ricoh GR II
 
Ricoh GR APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.613.597278Ricoh GR
 
Sony RX100 V 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.458670Sony RX100 V
 
Sony RX100 IV 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.659170Sony RX100 IV
 
Sony RX100 III 1-inch 20.0 5472 36481080/60p22.412.349567Sony RX100 III
 
Sony NEX-3N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i22.812.5106774Sony NEX-3N
 
Sony NEX-6 APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.713.1101878Sony NEX-6

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, and both provide the same movie specifications (1080/30p).

 

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The Coolpix A and the XZ-2 are similar in the sense that neither of the two has a viewfinder. The images are, thus, framed using live view on the rear LCD. However, optional viewfinders – the DF-CP1 for the Coolpix A and the VF-2 for the XZ-2 – are available as accessories. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Nikon Coolpix A, the Olympus XZ-2, and comparable cameras.

Core Features
  Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
'000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
('000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
Camera
Model
 
Nikon Coolpix Aoptional n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/2000s 4.0 Y n Nikon Coolpix A
 
Olympus XZ-2optional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/2000s 5.0 Y Y Olympus XZ-2
 
Canon G7 Xnone n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 6.5 Y Y Canon G7 X
 
Canon G16optical n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 2.2 Y Y Canon G16
 
Fujifilm X100T2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n Fujifilm X100T
 
Nikon P10002359 n 3.2 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon P1000
 
Olympus E-PL2optional n 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y Y Olympus E-PL2
 
Olympus E-PL3optional n 3.0 460 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y Olympus E-PL3
 
Olympus XZ-1optional n 3.0 614 fixed n 1/2000s 2.0 Y Y Olympus XZ-1
 
Pentax MX-1none n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/8000s 1.0 Y Y Pentax MX-1
 
Ricoh GR IIoptional n 3.0 1230 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n Ricoh GR II
 
Ricoh GRoptional n 3.0 1230 fixed n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n Ricoh GR
 
Sony RX100 V2359 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y Sony RX100 V
 
Sony RX100 IV2359 n 3.0 1228 tilting n 1/2000s 16.0 Y Y Sony RX100 IV
 
Sony RX100 III1440 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y Sony RX100 III
 
Sony NEX-3Noptional n 3.0 460 tilting n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n Sony NEX-3N
 
Sony NEX-62359 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0 Y n Sony NEX-6

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The XZ-2 has a touchscreen, while the Coolpix A has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The Nikon Coolpix A and the Olympus XZ-2 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The XZ-2 is equipped with a zoom lens, while the Coolpix A comes with a built-in prime. The XZ-2 has a 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5 optic and the Coolpix A offers a 28mm f/2.8 (focal lengths in full frame equivalent terms). Hence, the Nikon and Olympus provide the same view at the wide-angle end, but the Olympus has less tele-photo reach at the long end. The XZ-2 offers the faster maximum aperture.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the Coolpix A and the XZ-2 write their files to SDXC cards.

 

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Coolpix A and Olympus XZ-2 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

Input-Output Connections
  Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
Camera
Model
 
Nikon Coolpix AYstereomono--none2.0---Nikon Coolpix A
 
Olympus XZ-2Ystereomono--mini2.0---Olympus XZ-2
 
Canon G7 X-stereomono--micro2.0YY-Canon G7 X
 
Canon G16Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--Canon G16
 
Fujifilm X100TYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--Fujifilm X100T
 
Nikon P1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YNikon P1000
 
Olympus E-PL2Ystereonone--mini2.0---Olympus E-PL2
 
Olympus E-PL3Ystereonone--mini2.0---Olympus E-PL3
 
Olympus XZ-1Ymononone--mini2.0---Olympus XZ-1
 
Pentax MX-1-stereomono--mini2.0---Pentax MX-1
 
Ricoh GR IIYstereomono--micro2.0YY-Ricoh GR II
 
Ricoh GRYmonomono--micro2.0---Ricoh GR
 
Sony RX100 V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-Sony RX100 V
 
Sony RX100 IV-stereomono--micro2.0YY-Sony RX100 IV
 
Sony RX100 III-stereomono--micro2.0YY-Sony RX100 III
 
Sony NEX-3N-stereomono--micro2.0---Sony NEX-3N
 
Sony NEX-6Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--Sony NEX-6

Both the Coolpix A and the XZ-2 have been discontinued, but can regularly be found used on eBay. Neither of the two has a direct successor, so they represent the end of the respective camera lines from Nikon and Olympus. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Olympus websites.

Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Which of the two cameras – the Nikon Coolpix A or the Olympus XZ-2 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Reasons to prefer the Nikon Coolpix A:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (16.1 vs 11.8MP) with a 19% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (31 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (3 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (2.5 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (2.4 stops ISO advantage).
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 47g or 14 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • More modern: Is somewhat more recent (announced 5 months after the XZ-2).

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Arguments in favor of the Olympus XZ-2:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (5 vs 4 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Better light gathering: Has a lens with a wider maximum aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8).
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (340 versus 230) out of a single battery charge.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (45 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in September 2012).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the XZ-2 comes out slightly ahead of the Coolpix A (9 : 8 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wildlife photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a family photog, and a person interested in architecture has distinct needs from a sports shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Coolpix A 08:09 XZ-2

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon Coolpix A and the Olympus XZ-2 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Prime Lens Compact Camera and Best Travel-Zoom Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the Coolpix A or the XZ-2 perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, and photographyblog). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

Review Scores
  Camera
Model
cam
era
  labs  
dp
re
  view  
e
photo
  zine  
ima
ging
resource
photo
graphy
  blog  
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Nikon Coolpix A+75/1004/54.5/54/5 Mar 2013 1,099iNikon Coolpix A
 
Olympus XZ-2+..4.5/54/54.5/5 Sep 2012 599iOlympus XZ-2
 
Canon G7 X+ +77/1004.5/53.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 699iCanon G7 X
 
Canon G16+..4.5/54.5/54.5/5 Aug 2013 549 iCanon G16
 
Fujifilm X100T+81/1004.5/54.5/55/5 Sep 2014 1,299iFujifilm X100T
 
Nikon P1000+73/1003.5/54.5/53.5/5 Jul 2018 999 iNikon P1000
 
Olympus E-PL283/10071/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Jan 2011 599iOlympus E-PL2
 
Olympus E-PL3+ +72/1004.5/5..4/5 Jun 2011 599iOlympus E-PL3
 
Olympus XZ-1..74/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Jan 2011 499iOlympus XZ-1
 
Pentax MX-1..74/1004/53.5/54/5 Jan 2013 499iPentax MX-1
 
Ricoh GR II....4.5/54.5/54.5/5 Jun 2015 699 iRicoh GR II
 
Ricoh GR..79/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 799iRicoh GR
 
Sony RX100 V+ +83/1004/55/54.5/5 Oct 2016 999 iSony RX100 V
 
Sony RX100 IV+ +85/1004/54.5/54.5/5 Jun 2015 999iSony RX100 IV
 
Sony RX100 III+ +82/1004.5/54.5/55/5 May 2014 799iSony RX100 III
 
Sony NEX-3N....4.5/54/54.5/5 Feb 2013 499iSony NEX-3N
 
Sony NEX-6+ +78/1004.5/55/54.5/5 Sep 2012 999iSony NEX-6
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Nikon Coolpix A vs Olympus XZ-2

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon Coolpix A Olympus XZ-2
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 28mm f/2.8 28-112mm f/1.8-2.5
    Launch Date March 2013 September 2012
    Launch Price USD 1099 USD 599
    Sensor Specs Nikon Coolpix A Olympus XZ-2
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor 1/1.7" Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6 mm 7.6 x 5.7 mm
    Sensor Area 368.16 mm2 43.32 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 9.5 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 4.4x
    Sensor Resolution 16.1 Megapixels 11.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4928 x 3264 pixels 3968 x 2976 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.78 μm 1.91 μm
    Pixel Density 4.37 MP/cm2 27.26 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100-6400 ISO 100-12800 ISO
    ISO Boost 100-25600 ISO no Enhancement
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 80 49
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.4 20.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.8 11.3
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1164 216
    Screen Specs Nikon Coolpix A Olympus XZ-2
    Viewfinder Type Viewfinder optional Viewfinder optional
    LCD Framing Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0 inch 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 920k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon Coolpix A Olympus XZ-2
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 4 shutter flaps/s 5 shutter flaps/s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationNo shake reductionIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no no
    Connectivity Specs Nikon Coolpix A Olympus XZ-2
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI mini HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi no Wifi
    Body Specs Nikon Coolpix A Olympus XZ-2
    Battery Type EN-EL20 Li-90B
    Battery Life (CIPA)230 shots per charge340 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 111 x 64 x 40 mm
    (4.4 x 2.5 x 1.6 in)
    113 x 65 x 48 mm
    (4.4 x 2.6 x 1.9 in)
    Camera Weight 299 g (10.5 oz) 346 g (12.2 oz)

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