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Nikon Coolpix A
8.4 out of 10

Nikon Coolpix A

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Overall 6
6.0

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About
20 March 2015
  • Summary: If you're looking for a compact camera that creates images similar in quality to an entry-level DSLR camera, the Nikon Coolpix A model is going to fit that exact need very well.
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Steve's Digicams
18 December 2013
  • Summary: 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...
  • Pros: Coolpix A's image quality is outstanding, compares favorably to entry-level Nikon DSLRs, APS-C sized image sensor is rarely seen in a camera this size, Low light results are good with or without flash, Full manual control options, High-quality lens, Manual focus and autofocus options, Can magnify...
  • Cons: Overall performance is a little disappointing in this price range, Shutter lag can be a little slow at times, Extreme close-ups aren't possible, even in macro mode, minimum focus distance is 4 in., Autofocus results should be more consistent, No zoom option, focal length is fixed at 28mm equivale...
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Nikon Coolpix A

thinkdigit.com
5 November 2013
  • Excerpt: 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?
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Overall 10
10

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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.
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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...
  • 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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digitalcameraworld.com
12 July 2013
  • Summary: Nikon Coolpix A review: Nikon surprised everyone launching the Coolpix A, its new premium compact camera which boasts the same sensor as the D7000. But is its image quality worth the Nikon Coolpix A price tag? Find out in our Nikon Coolpix A review video.
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digitalcameraworld.com
12 July 2013
  • Summary: Nikon Coolpix A review: Nikon surprised everyone launching the Coolpix A, its new premium compact camera which boasts the same sensor as the D7000. But is its image quality worth the Nikon Coolpix A price tag? Find out in our Nikon Coolpix A review video.
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Overall 8
7.5

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DP Review
11 July 2013
  • Summary: The Coolpix A offers DSLR-standard image quality and an excellent 28mm-equivalent lens in a well-polished, pocketable camera. Compared to the competition, the Coolpix A is solid, if not class leading in any particular respect, but its user interface will be immediately familiar to Nikon shooters and...
  • Pros: Excellent image quality in both Raw and JPEG, Sharp lens with good consistency up to fairly wide apertures, Large sensor in genuinely small body, Simple and responsive user interface, Good build quality, Good live view magnification allows precise manual focus, Compatible with Nikon Speedlights
  • Cons: Significant vignetting in both JPEG and Raw files, Pedestrian focusing limits 'decisive moment' abilities, No ND filter and 1/2000th sec shutter speed limit bright-light flexibility, Extremely limited movie capabilities, No Commander mode for use with remote flashguns
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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.
  • 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-w...
  • 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-w...
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