Nikon Coolpix A

Last Updated (05 June’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ TechRadar

Nikon Coolpix A is a 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor Digital Camera with NIKKOR 18.5mm Lens that equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format and has Fast f/2.8 Maximum Aperture. It features 3.0-inch LCD Monitor with 921k-Dot resolution, Full HD 1080p Video Recording with Stereo Sound, Capture Photos in RAW Format, Manual Focus Ring Adjustment, Auto and Manual Exposure Bracketing, Active D-Lighting, In-Camera Editing, and equipped with Wi-Fi via Optional WU-1a Adapter. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4.4 x 2.5 x 1.6″ / 111 x 64.3 x 40.3 mm and weight 10.6 oz / 301g.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Nikon Coolpix A Reviews

Techradar reviews the Nikon Coolpix A and writes;
“With a large DX format sensor, and the excellent image processor, image quality should be very high, and certainly streaks ahead of that offered by other compacts in the Coolpix range.”
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Photographyblog reviews the Nikon Coolpix A and writes;
“There’s virtually no noise from the base sensitivity of ISO 100 all the way up to 3200, with the higher settings of 6400, 12,800 and even to a lesser extent 25,600 all perfectly usable for smaller prints – very impressive for any 1.5x sensor, never mind one housed in a compact camera. The sharp 28mm lens and the lack of an optical low-pass filter both help to offer stellar image quality. Exposure, colour and white balance were all uniformly reliable, with the option of the RAW format if you want to take control.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Nikon Coolpix A and writes;
“The Coolpix A is an enticing option and capable of producing very sharp images,… For those that value image quality and compact size above price, the Nikon Coolpix A offers some of the best image quality available in a pocketable body,”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Nikon Coolpix A and writes;
“The Nikon Coolpix A is almost there. It’s taken us on a full-circle roller-coaster ride: from love at first sight, to loathing the slow and so-so autofocus system, then back to love again when looking at those super-sharp, detailed images. Seriously, they’re better-than-DSLR-quality in many situations thanks to that sharp 28mm f/2.8 equivalent lens.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Whatdigitalcamera reviews the Nikon Coolpix A and writes;
“Detail is exceptional for a camera of its size and users can be confident of producing first class results up to ISO 3200, without noise interfering with the overall quality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Cameralabs reviews the Nikon Coolpix A and writes;
“When taking pictures in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects, a high ISO (100-6400, extendable to 25600) light sensitivity ensures superbly detailed images with minimal noise.”
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Nikon Coolpix A User Manual (PDF)

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Nikon Coolpix A Features

The Nikon Coolpix A is equipped with a 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor to capture clear, detailed images, even when you are shooting in low light. The sensor combined with the EXPEED 2 image-processing engine to produce sharp image quality, high ISO sensitivity up to 25,600 equivalent, and low noise. Not only does it, the camera also has a NIKKOR prime lens which offers a focal length of 18.5mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm) for wide-angle shooting, as well as a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture. The lens provides an exceptional edge-to-edge sharpness, smooth tonal gradation, highly effective spherical aberration and coma correction–for consistent quality.


This camera allows you to record Full HD 1080p videos at 30fps with stereo sound. You can use subject-tracking AF mode to keep even moving subjects in clear focus. There is HDMI mini port which lets you connecting the camera to your an HDTV via an HDMI cable for playback your videos. In addition, the camera can perform continuous capture of full-resolution (16MP) images at up to 4 frames per second, for a maximum of 26 shots.


Moreover, Nikon Coolpix A offers Full manual control and RAW (NEF) capability for additional flexibility. It also has a full-size accessory shoe that’s compatible with many exciting Nikon accessories. It also compatible with the WU-1a wireless mobile adapter which lets you wirelessly transfer photos to your compatible smartphone, tablet or any Wi-Fi enabled device.


Nikon Coolpix A Features:

+ 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor

+ NIKKOR 18.5mm Lens (35mm Equiv: 28mm)

+ Fast f/2.8 Maximum Aperture

+ 3.0-inch LCD Monitor with 921k-Dot Resolution

+ Full HD 1080p Video with Stereo Sound

+ Capture Photos in RAW Format

+ Manual Focus Ring Adjustment

+ Auto and Manual Exposure Bracketing

+ Active D-Lighting, In-Camera Editing

+ Wi-Fi via Optional WU-1a Adapter


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