Sony RX1 R vs. Nikon Coolpix A

The Sony RX1 is a full frame compact camera and Nikon coolpix a is a APS-C sensor based compact camera, both camera have fixed lens and gives you no optical zoom, take a look at the detailed comparison below…

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R vs. Nikon Coolpix A  1

Major Difference

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R vs. Nikon Coolpix A Specification Comparison Table. 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R vs. Nikon Coolpix A  3

Megapixel: With Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  you get more megapixels, don’t fall in Megapixel Marketing Myth because more megapixel DONOT increase image quality, but more megapixels will help you to get large printouts and also help you to re-compose your images after shooting a scene /subject.

Bigger Sensor Size:  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R   have bit bigger sensor than Nikon Coolpix A.


sensor-allThe large sensor captures more light hence the result is lower apparent noise, more color depth in image and increased dynamic range.

Hence you will get better image quality with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  when compared to Nikon Coolpix A.

Low pass filter:  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  have no built-in low pass filter, so you get super Sharpe images even when viewed at 100% without moiré or aliasing problem, on the other Nikon Coolpix A does have built-in low pass filter, hence Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R better compared to Nikon Coolpix A.

Aperture Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  aperture Range is better than Nikon Coolpix A, the bright aperture lenses capture more incoming light to the sensor,  create more DOF, better color and contrast reproduction and it also create less noise during low-light situation.

Macro: Nikon Coolpix A have more close-up macro range than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R .

Image stabilization: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  features optical IS system to compensate the camera shake created by human hands, but Nikon Coolpix A Sensor Shift IS.

More AF Points: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  have More AF points Compared to Nikon Coolpix A, More sensor points simply give the camera more information to process, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  can quickly and accurately  do AF Compared to Nikon Coolpix A.

ISO: The ISO range of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  is more than Nikon Coolpix A, high sensitivity sensor have more ISO range and hence the you get cleaner low-light images.

Better Shutter Range: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R   features better shutter range compared to Nikon Coolpix A.

Top Continuous shooting speed Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  features fast shooting speed compared to Nikon Coolpix A.

Video Mode: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  features full HD video recoding @ 24, 25, 50 and 60 frame rate. 1440×1080 video@ 30 or 25fps.

Supported formats Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  supperts standard recoding format AVCHD Ver2.0, MP4. Movie Maximum recording time 29 maximum movie file size is 2GB at normal quality.

Other Video Feature of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  

  • Manual Exposure
  • Program Auto
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Speed Priority exposure modes
  • built-in stereo microphone
  • mono speaker

Video Mode: Nikon Coolpix A features full HD video recoding @ 30 fps, 25 fps and 24 fps frame rate. 1280×720 video@ 30 fps, 25 fps and 24 fps.

Other Video Feature of Nikon Coolpix A

  • optional HDMI cable
  • HDTV
  • built-in Mic records
  • high-quality audio in stereo
  • sound phenomenal

Display:  Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  features fixed display with 1,229,000 on the other hand Nikon Coolpix A have fixed display with 921,000 screen dots , so we get high resolution display with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R .

Battery Life (CIPA): Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R  battery rating is 270 shots and other hand Nikon Coolpix A battery rating is 230 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Nikon Coolpix A is smaller than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R .

Weight: Nikon Coolpix A lighter than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R .

 Verdict: Sony RX1 R will give you better image quality since it have twice big sensor inside , the coolpix A on the other hand is affordable have decent specification, based on specification comparison we highly recommend you to buy Sony RX1 R.

Buy Sony RX1 R from Amazon || Buy Nikon coolpix A from Amazon

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