Canon PowerShot G3 X vs Nikon Coolpix A Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G3 X vs Coolpix A - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon PowerShot G3 X vs Nikon Coolpix A Specs

PowerShot G3 X

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1″
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 – 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 80.00mm (3.1″) Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3mm³ (4.9″ x 3.0″ x 4.1″)
  • 733g (23.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G3 X

Coolpix A

  • Introduced in June 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: APS-C (DX)
  • 16 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 – 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0″) Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 111 x 64.3 x 40.3mm³ (4.4″ x 2.5″ x 1.6″)
  • 299g (9.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix A

PowerShot G3 X vs Coolpix A Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 368mm² (0.59 sq.in.), the Coolpix A’s sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot G3 X employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1″ sized chips.

Better choice: Nikon Coolpix A

Canon PowerShot G3 X VS Nikon Coolpix A Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G3 X a better choice

PowerShot G3 X

Coolpix A

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)

20.20 16.20
Higher speed (4, frames/second)

6 4
Auto Focus points (4)

31 1
Better sensibility (4)

125 – 12800 ISO 100 – 6400 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)

1.62 0.92
Articulated monitor (2)

Touch screen (2)

External microphone (2)

Longer battery life (3, photos)

300 230
WiFi (2)

Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G3 X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Coolpix A: that the battery has more stamina, the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot G3 X scores 33 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix A

PowerShot G3 X

Coolpix A

Larger sensor (5)

1″ APS-C
Weighs less (2)

733g
(23.6 oz.)
299g
(9.6 oz.)
More portable (2)

993cm³
(63 cu.in.)
288cm³
(18 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix A are the larger sensor, the lower weight than the PowerShot G3 X and the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the Coolpix A.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G3 X

Coolpix A

Built-in flash

Video resolution

1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot G3 X VS Nikon Coolpix A Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G3 X and Coolpix A

Top view of cameras

Total scores

Here’s the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Nikon Coolpix A

33
9

We recommend Canon PowerShot G3 X as better choice.

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