Nikon Coolpix A10

Nikon Coolpix A10

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Effective pixels16.1 million
(Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)

Image sensor

Image sensor1/2.3-in. type CCD
Total pixels: approx. 16.44 million


LensNIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom

Focal length4.6-23.0 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 26-130 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)

Maximum aperturef/3.2-6.5

Construction6 elements in 5 groups

Digital zoom magnification

Digital zoom magnificationUp to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 520 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)

Vibration reduction

Vibration reductionElectronic VR (movies)

Motion blur reduction

Motion blur reductionElectronic VR (still pictures)

Autofocus (AF)

Autofocus systemContrast-detect AF

Focus range[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) -∞
[T]: Approx. 80 cm (2 ft 8 in.) -∞
Macro mode: Approx. 10 cm (4 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) -∞
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)

Focus-area selectionCenter, face detection


Monitor6.7 cm (2.7-in.), approx. 230k-dot, TFT LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment

Frame coverage (shooting mode)Approx. 98% horizontal and 98% vertical (compared to actual picture)

Frame coverage (playback mode)Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)


Internal memory (approx. 17 MB), Memory card (128 GB or less)

File systemDCF and Exif 2.3 compliant

File formatsStill pictures: JPEG
Movies: AVI (Video: Motion-JPEG compliant, Audio: PCM monaural)

Image size (pixels)

Image size (pixels)

  • 16M (High) [4608 x 3456 ★]
  • 16M [4608 x 3456]
  • 8M [3264 x 2448]
  • 4M [2272 x 1704]
  • 2M [1600 x 1200]
  • VGA [640 x 480]
  • 16:9 [4608 x 2592]

ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)ISO 80-1600


Metering modeMatrix, center-weighted (digital zoom less than 2x), spot (digital zoom 2x or more)

Exposure controlProgrammed auto exposure and exposure compensation (–2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)


ShutterMechanical and charge-coupled electronic shutter


  • 1/2000–1 s
  • 4 s (Fireworks show scene mode)

Self-timerApprox. 10 s


ApertureElectronically-controlled ND filter (–2.7 AV) selection

Range2 steps (f/3.2 and f/8 [W])


Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)[W]: 0.5-3.6 m (1 ft 8 in.-11 ft)
[T]: 0.8-1.7 m (2 ft 8 in.-5 ft 6 in.)

ControlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes


USB connectorHi-Speed USB

  • Supports Direct Print (PictBridge)
  • Also used as audio/video output connector (NTSC or PAL can be selected for video output.)

Supported languages

Supported languagesArabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Power source

Power sourceTwo LR6/L40 (AA-size) alkaline batteries
Two FR6/L91 (AA-size) lithium batteries
Two EN-MH2 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (available separately)
AC Adapter EH-65A (available separately)

Battery life*1

Still picturesApprox. 200 shots when using alkaline batteries
Approx. 730 shots when using lithium batteries
Approx. 500 shots when using EN-MH2 batteries 

Movies (actual battery life for recording)*2Approx. 1 h 25 min when using alkaline batteries
Approx. 4 h 15 min when using lithium batteries
Approx. 2 h 40 min when using EN-MH2 batteries 

Tripod socket

Tripod socket1/4 (ISO 1222)

Dimensions / weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)Approx. 96.4 x 59.4 x 28.9 mm ( 3.8 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.)
(excluding projections) 

WeightApprox. 160 g ( 5.7 oz ) (including batteries and SD memory card)

Operating environment

Temperature0°C -40°C (32°F -104°F)

Humidity85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories

Supplied accessories*3Camera Strap, Alkaline Batteries LR6/L40 (AA-size) (x2) (The included batteries are for trial use only.)