Nikon Announces 16Megapixel Coolpix A10


Product Summary

  • Model name: Nikon Coolpix A10
  • Release Date: 14 January 2016
  • Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
  • Color: Red | Silver | Black | Decorative Purple
  • Availability: January 2016
  • Price:
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • 16.1 Megapixels Camera
  • 5x optical zoom (26-130mm – 35mm equivalent)
  • Powered by AA batteries
  • Stylish & Compact Design

An effective pixel count of 16.1 megapixels and a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens

The A10 has an effective pixel count of 16.1 megapixels, and is equipped with a high pixel count CCD image sensor and a 5x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers the wide-angle 26mm to telephoto 130mm (equivalents in 35mm [135] format) range of focal lengths. It is capable of preserving memories in beautiful, high-quality images of everything from everyday snapshots to commemorative photos of special occasions. In addition, the ability to manually specify ISO sensitivity (ISO 80-1600) enables shooting, even in dark surroundings, with adjustment as intended.

Powered by AA batteries readily available anywhere, even on vacation

Even if batteries are exhausted on vacation or with an unexpected outing, adoption of AA batteries means that they can be quickly and easily replaced. When alkaline batteries are used, up to approximately 200 shots are possible. When lithium batteries are used, up to approximately 730 shots* are possible.

*When AA Energizer lithium batteries are used.

Scene Auto Selector mode for automatic capture of images as intended

By simply pointing the camera at the intended subject, the camera identifies the subject and shooting conditions, and then automatically applies the optimal scene mode*. Even those new to cameras or not confident in their ability to operate the camera can reliably capture beautiful photos of most scenes and subjects without adjusting camera settings.
*In some cases, the desired or intended scene mode may not be applied.

A variety of retouch functions

The A10 is equipped with a number of advanced retouch functions that make photography more fun, including Special Effects (6) that can be selected and applied prior to shooting using a real-time preview in the camera monitor, and Quick Effects (10) that can be easily added to images after they are captured.

An elegant body that not only makes photography easy, but has a beautiful design

A smooth, curved form achieves an elegant appearance. A grip designed to fit comfortably in the hand effectively suppresses the camera shake that leads to blurred photos.


Product Photo

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Sample Image

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Model Compact digital camera
Number effective pixels
Number of effective pixels 16.1 million
CCD image sensor
CCD image sensor 1/2.3 CCD color
Total pixels 16.44 million
Lens Optical 5 x zoom, NIKKOR lens
Focal length of 4.6-23.0mm(35mm equivalent 26-130 mm equivalent angle of view)
Opening F value f/3.2-6.5
Lens construction 6 elements in 5 groups
Electronic zoom magnification
Electronic zoom magnification Up to 4 x (on 35 mm-equivalent angle of view of approximately 520 mm equivalent)
Shake reduction
Camera shake correction function Electronic (video)
Blur reduced
Blur reduction feature Shake reduction (stills)
Recording format and recording method
Number of recorded pixels -16 M (high quality) [4608 × 3456 ★]

-16 M [4608 × 3456]

-8 M [3264 × 2448]

-4 M [2272 × 1704]

-2 M [1600 x 1200]

-VGA [640 x 480]

16:09: [4608 × 2592].


-Number of recorded pixels picture mode.

Recording media SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (less than 128 GB), internal memory (approx. 17 MB)
Supported standards DCF, Exif2.3
File formats Still image: JPEG

Video: AVI (motion picture:Motion-JPEG compliant, mono audio divested)

Shutter Mechanical shutter with CCD electronic shutter
Shutter speed / 1/2000-1 s

4 seconds ([Fireworks] scene mode)

Aperture Neutral density filter (-2.7AV) magnetically driven scheme
Control number 2(f/3.2, f/8 [Wideangle])
Release features
Self timer About 10 seconds
Continuous shooting function
Continuous shooting function Single, continuous shooting [approximately 1.2 frames per second, approximately 6 frames (16 M)]
Exposure control
Metering mode -Multi pattern metering

• Center-weighted metering (electronic zoom when less than 2 times)

• Spot metering (electronic zoom 2 x greater than or equal)

Exposure shooting modes Auto shooting mode, scene modes (portrait, landscape, sports, night portrait, party, beach, snow, sunset, Twilight, night, close-up, food, Fireworks, backlight, pet), Chef’s special scene modes, special effect mode, best face mode
Exposure control Programmed
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation (± with a range of two-stage 1 / 3 step increments) can be
ISO sensitivity ISO 80-1600

• ISO standard output sensitivity.

Method Contrast detection method
Shooting distance range -End lens Center 50 cm-infinity (wide-angle), approx. 80 cm-infinity (Telephoto)

-Macro mode: approx. 10 cm from lens tip Center’s () (mark from wide-angle) ~ ∞

AF area Central, face recognition
Built in Flash Dimming range (at ISO Auto setting sensitivity)

About 0.5~3.6m(wide angle side)

About 0.8~1.7m(Telephoto)

Metering system TTL auto-monitor light
Video features
Recording pixels / frame rate (recording rate) 30 p (SD card using the initial settings *): 1280 × 720(29.97fps), 480 / 30p:640 x 480(29.97fps), 240 / 30p:320 × 240(29.97fps)

* When using the built-in memory is the initial setting is “30 p” or “p 240 / 30”.

Other features Camera shake correction can be
Monitor 2.7-inch TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 230000 dots and brightness with 5 stages)
Field of view -Taking time: up and down left and right about 98 percent (versus actual image)

And when you play: up and down left and right approx. 100% (versus actual image)

USB Hi-speed USB (recommended for connection to a standard USB port)
Direct print PictBridge-compatible
Video output NTSC, PAL can be selected
Display language
Display language Japan, English
Power supply
Used batteries • Two AA-size alkaline or lithium AA batteries.

-EN-MH2 rechargeable battery (NiMH rechargeable batteries) x 2 book (sold separately)

AC adapter AC Adapter EH-65A (optional)
Battery life
Still images taken at And about 200 frames (when using alkaline batteries)

About 730 coma (when using lithium batteries)

• About 500 frames (when using EN-MH2).

* 1

Video shooting time (actual battery life) -About 1:25 (when using alkaline batteries)

-About 4:15 (when using lithium batteries)

• Approximately 2:40 (when using EN-MH2).

* 1

* 2

Tripod screw hole
Tripod screw hole 1/4 (ISO 1222)
Dimensions / weight
Dimensions (width x height x depth) About 96.4 x 59.4 x 28.9 mm (excluding protrusions)
Mass Approx. 160 g (including battery and SD card)