Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to make a detailed comparison of two cameras that fall into different categories. While the first model we are looking at, Nikon Coolpix A1000 belongs to a Small Sensor Superzoom category, the other model, Nikon Coolpix A1000 is a Large Sensor Compact camera. Both models feature different types of sensors. Thus, Nikon Coolpix A1000 comes with BSI-CMOS sensor that has a resolution of 16.0 MP resolution, while our second compared model Fujifilm XF10 features a 24.0 MP CMOS sensor.
Both cameras we are going to look at in our overview fall into two different categories - SuperZoom and Compact. Keeping in mind all the distinctive features of each category, it will be hard to make a detailed comparison of these two models. However, we will do our best to make this review as unbiased and detailed as possible.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Nikon Coolpix A1000 and Fujifilm XF10 and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Nikon Coolpix A1000 Key Features:
Fujifilm XF10 Key Features:
Nikon Coolpix A1000 substituted Nikon A900.
|Image Stabilization||Yes vs No||All lenses are stabilized|
|Flash Range||6 vs 5.3||0.7 better flash range|
|Bluetooth||Yes vs No||Connect your camera to other devices via Bluetooth|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Resolution||24.0 MP vs 16.0 MP||33.3% more pixels|
|Sensor Area||368.95 mm2 vs 28.07 mm2||92.4% larger pixel area|
|Continuous Shooting||6 fps vs No fps||6 fps faster|
|Screen Resolution||1,040k dots vs 921k dots||11.4% higher resolution screen|
|Battery Life||330 shots vs 250 shots||80 more frames with a single charge|
|Weight||279 g vs 330 g||51 g lighter|
|Microphone Port||Yes vs No||High quality audio recording option|
|Touch Screen||Yes | Yes||Easy control of camera functions|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3″||Large display|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|Continuous Shooting||fps | 6.0 fps||Low continuous shooting|
|Environmental Sealing||No | No||No environmental sealing|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Nikon Coolpix A1000 and Fujifilm XF10 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Fujifilm XF10 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 51g less than the Nikon Coolpix A1000. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Nikon Coolpix A1000 and Fujifilm XF10 any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Nikon Coolpix A1000 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sized BSI-CMOS sensor . Fujifilm XF10, in its turn, comes with a 24.0 MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Nikon Coolpix A1000 and Fujifilm XF10 by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Fujifilm XF10 is equipped with a sensor that is 0.1x larger than the one featured in Nikon Coolpix A1000. Compared to the cameras with smaller sensor area, the ones with larger sensors ensure more control on the blurry background and depth of field if you shoot in the same aperture and focal length. Thus, the first model has a significant advantage here.
In terms of sensor size, both Nikon Coolpix A1000 and Fujifilm XF10 feature similar sensors. Thus, none of these models can boast of a significant advantage over the other. Both cameras should deliver about the same control over the depth of field if they are used with the same aperture and focal length.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Nikon Coolpix A1000 and Fujifilm XF10 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Nikon Coolpix A1000||Fujifilm XF10|
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Nikon Coolpix A1000 or Fujifilm XF10, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Nikon Coolpix A1000 and Fujifilm XF10 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Fujifilm XF10 deserves a higher Total Score than the Nikon Coolpix A1000. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Nikon Coolpix A1000||Fujifilm XF10|
|Announced||Jan 18, 2019||Jul 19, 2018|
|Body Type||Compact||Large sensor compact|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm||23.5 x 15.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2||368.95 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP||24.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4608 x 3456||6000 x 4000|
|Max Native ISO||6,400||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a||51,200|
|Min Native ISO||125||200|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||1||10|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a||91|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Tilting||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||921k dots||1,040k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||1,166k dots||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 s||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||fps||6.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro, Rear-curtain Synchro, Commander|
|Video Resolutions||3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC||3840 x 2160 @ 15p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|Max Video Resolution||3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264||MPEG-4, H.264|
|USB||USB EN-EL12 lithium-ion battery & USB charger||USB 1|
|Weight||330 g||279 g|
|Physical Dimensions||114 x 72 x 41 mm||113 x 64 x 41 mm|
|Battery Life||250 shots||330 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)|