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Nikon Coolpix A

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Nikon Coolpix A: The Perfect Point-and-Shoot?

mashable.com
14 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Like tanks, DSLRs are versatile cameras for shooting any situation. The only problem is that they're usually quite heavy. While lightweight mirrorless cameras have solved the "it's too heavy" complaint, they're still not as pocketable as a point-and-shoot . The Nikon Coolpix A packs just about the same 16.2-megapixel image sensor as the company's D7000 DSLR, but it only weighs one-fourth as much.
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Nikon Coolpix A

Steve's Digicams
18 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Nikon's Coolpix A is the first (and only, as of 12/2013) Coolpix series camera to include their DX-format (APS-C) sized CMOS image sensor usually found in their entry level DSLRs, which makes the "A" not only a member of Nikon's Advance Performance series like the P520 and P7700 , but the Flagship on the entire Coolpix brand (for 2013). Nikon mates the 16.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor to an 18.5mm prime NIKKOR lens with a sporty f/2.8 aperture.
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon Coolpix A

thinkdigit.com
5 November 2013
  • Summary: Nikon introduced its large sensor enthusiast compact camera earlier this year in the form of the Coolpix A. It's good to see companies recognizing the potential in the large sensor compact market, but does that mean they're doing justice to it? We're loving the specs of the Coolpix A on paper, but as always, it boils down to whether those on-paper specs can match up to the real world expectations, and the Nikon Coolpix A does not disappoint. Read on to find out why.
  • Pros: Large 16MP APS-C Sensor, Fast 28mm f/2.8 lens, Good high ISO performance
  • Cons: Slow FPS, No dedicated Video recording button, Rear dial feels underwhelming due to lack of functionality.
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

reviewed
11 October 2013
  • Summary: Nikon's pocket powerhouse is a great camera, but your money is better spent elsewhere.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nikon Coolpix A Review

Digital Photography School
24 September 2013
  • Excerpt: My how the game has changed. A few months ago everyone was agog (and still are!) with maxi zoom cameras. Now it seems a few major makers seems to be intent on feeding the market with large aperture, fixed focal length cameras. Among them: Ricoh, Sony, Fujifilm, Sigma. I’ve used quite a few of these and have to admit their effective use demands quite a bit of restraint and understanding.
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Overall 8
8.4

Nikon Coolpix A Review

Digital Camera Review
13 September 2013
  • Summary: Conclusion Although the Nikon A does a great job at capturing sharp, high quality images, this is not a camera for the masses. So who is this camera designed for?  Due to the inflexible 18.5mm fixed lens, many casual photographers will be quickly disillusioned by the lack of zoom. But for those photographers that want the shooting mode functionality of a DSLR, a large sensor, the image quality of a high performance of a f2.8 prime lens, and the portability of a point and...
  • Pros: Great image quality, Small footprint despite large APS-C sensor, Great build quality, Built-in flash
  • Cons: Hidden movie mode, AF is sluggish in low light, No viewfinder
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon Coolpix A Review

Review guidelines
25 August 2013
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  • Pros: Compact body with a titanium finish and vintage details, Excellent ergonomics, Image quality.
  • Cons: No built-in ND filter, Lack of an electronic viewfinder also optional, Paint that comes off easily, Right eye that creates kinks on the classic shoulder bag.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon Coolpix A review

Digitaltrends
19 July 2013
  • Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix A is another camera we have no problems recommending. It takes darn good pictures with accurate colors and sharp resolution. Besides lackluster video, our biggest hesitation is the price – especially since you can get the similar 28mm prime Ricoh GR with a 16.2-megapixel APS-C sensor that sells for $799. You’re probably saying, “Wait a minute, the RX1 is even more expensive for a fixed-lens solution!
  • Pros: DSLR-equivalent APS-C sensor, 28mm fixed focus prime lens, Beautiful, sharp stills, Excellent low-light shooting
  • Cons: Difficult to access video mode, Battery life of a compact cam, not DSLR, Video quality isn’t up to par with stills
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Overall 9
9.0

Nikon Coolpix A

Imaging Resource
1 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Other companies -- key among them being Sigma -- may have invented the large sensor, fixed prime lens camera category, but the Nikon Coolpix A represents its first really mainstream effort. Like its main rivals, it is clearly not the camera for everybody, but for prime lens lovers who are willing to trade away lens interchangeability for a smaller body, the Coolpix A is exciting indeed.
  • Pros: A camera that makes you grow as a photographer, think beyond the zoom, Solid, alloy body feels like a quality photographic device, True twin-dial design, Image quality like the Nikon D7000 from a much smaller package, Very good high ISO performance, Excellent dynamic range for its class, Fly-by-wire autofocus ring is intuitive, Low lens distortion (despite no in-camera correction), Automatic chromatic aberration suppression (and low CA to begin with), Active D-Lightin...
  • Cons: A camera that makes you grow as a photographer, think beyond the zoom, Solid, alloy body feels like a quality photographic device, True twin-dial design, Image quality like the Nikon D7000 from a much smaller package, Very good high ISO performance, Excellent dynamic range for its class, Fly-by-wire autofocus ring is intuitive, Low lens distortion (despite no in-camera correction), Automatic chromatic aberration suppression (and low CA to begin with), Active D-Lightin...
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Overall 7
7.0

Nikon Coolpix A review: Good but pricey enthusiast compact

CNET
20 June 2013
  • Summary: If you're very picky about photo quality and prefer autofocus to manual -- but don't care about a viewfinder -- the Nikon Coolpix A is probably worth the money. Otherwise, wait for the price to drop.
  • Pros: The Nikon Coolpix A produces the excellent photos you'd expect from a large sensor, and the camera is well built with a streamlined, if somewhat point-and-shoot-like, design.
  • Cons: For the price, it needs to deliver a little more, such as a viewfinder; aspects of its performance could be better.
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