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Nikon Coolpix a Digital Camera

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16.2MP CMOS SDXC 3" Mar 2013
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20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Lydogbillede.dk strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This compact camera received an expert rating of 83 out of 100 from lydogbillede.dk.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 19,122 expert and owner reviews, Nikon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range compared to other brands.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Nikon Coolpix A owners who bought it considered that it was able to produce good images. Hardwarezone.com.my said “Produces superb images” in their Nikon Coolpix A review. Hardwarezone.com.my also said “Excellent image quality in both Raw”.

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good image sensor.

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Good Product Quality

Four Nikon Coolpix A owners reckoned that the Nikon Coolpix A was good quality. Paul C mentioned “Great picture quality the photos are very sharp.”. Hardwarezone.com.my mentioned “Good build quality” in their Nikon Coolpix A review. Hardwarezone.com.my also mentioned “Superb picture quality”.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Last year Paul C said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “And still most of the photos come out blurry, I had all the correct settings, tried full auto mode, firmware upgrade everything”.

One Nikon Coolpix A reviewer reckoned that it had a good interface. Hardwarezone.com.my mentioned “Simple and responsive user interface” .

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Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Three years ago Hardwarezone.com.my mentioned “The Nikon COOLPIX A is the newest in the range of large sensor, compact cameras with fixed lenses”. One Nikon Coolpix A owner who purchased this digital camera thought it was a good body shape. Hardwarezone.com.my said “Large sensor in genuinely small body” in their review of this digital camera.

Robust

One person who reviewed the product thought it was well made.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix A owner who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had a good battery life.

Good Support

One Nikon Coolpix A owner who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix A thought it had good technical guidance. Hardwarezone.com.my said “Good live view magnification allows precise manual focus”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix A has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix A also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P7800 ($676.84), or the Coolpix P340 both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($579.55).

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Coolpix A supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P7800 ($676.84), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 ($623.49), or the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($579.55) which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot G15, and the PowerShot G15 both from Canon is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Canon PowerShot G12 ($675.12) (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Ricoh GR ($596.95) (Eye-Fi|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Coolpix A has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A. The image formats "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Coolpix A has a greater number of audio formats than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AC3, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The Nikon Coolpix A has a greater number of light exposure modes than most compact cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on cameras of a similar type and age to the Coolpix A. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon Coolpix A is more than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an image stabiliser, however the Coolpix A does not have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Nikon Coolpix P7800 ($676.84), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 ($623.49), or the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($579.55).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Coolpix A does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Coolpix A also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 ($623.49), the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II ($579.55), or the Nikon Coolpix P340 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Nikon Coolpix A does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix A also do not support video recording.

Alternative cameras which also support video recording that you might also want to consider include the PowerShot G12 ($675.12), or the PowerShot G15 both from Canon or the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most compact cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix A are not waterproof. The Coolpix A is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Coolpix A is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Coolpix A does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS which you might also want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ($329.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Nikon Coolpix A is more than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix A. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only ±1EV (1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Coolpix A has a ±1EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than the ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction found on most comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. Across all cameras that were released more than two years ago the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±3EV (1/3 EV step).

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Only 230 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Coolpix A is a digital camera that takes 230 shots shots per battery charge.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of digital cameras of this age and spec is 3,200, the highest is 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 17,000. The Coolpix A has a quite low maximum ISO speed (only 3,200) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Coolpix A.

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Only 1920x1080@25fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Coolpix A has a 1920x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 1280x720@25fps, 1280×720@24fps and 1280×720@30fps and 1920x1080@24fps.

This digital camera's resolution at capture speeds (1920x1080@25fps) is actually the worst resolution at capture speeds amongst all cameras that are a comparable age to the Coolpix A.

A 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed is the best resolution at capture speeds across comparable types of digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The Coolpix A has a fairly long minimum focal length (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix A. The shortest minimum focal length of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Coolpix A is 18mm and the longest is 35mm.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.1 meters, the Nikon Coolpix A has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix A. Similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Coolpix A have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.24m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.07m.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Nikon released the Coolpix A.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Coolpix A has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony DSC-RX100M2 ($549.99) which is cheaper; or the Canon PowerShot G15, or the Ricoh GR ($596.95) which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Nikon Coolpix A has a relatively typical megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix A.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16.2MP digital cameras currently available including the Ricoh GR ($596.95) which has better reviews.

If this Nikon camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm X100T ($1,099.00) (16.3MP and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ($699.99) (20.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 299 grams, the Coolpix A has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Coolpix A.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-RX100M2 ($549.99) (222g and cheaper), or the Olympus XZ-2 (346g and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras that are a similar age to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Canon PowerShot G15, or the Ricoh GR ($596.95) which has better reviews; or the Sony DSC-RX100M2 ($549.99) which is cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Waterproof
Colour
Splash Proof
Shock Resistant Case
Dust Resistant Case
Lens System
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Lens Structure
Filter
Focusing
Auto Focus
Smile Detection
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Wind Filter
Audio Format
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
AV Output
USB 1.1 Port
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Ecurity Algorithm
HDMI Version
Headphone Out Port
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Calendar
Album Organization
Sharpness Level
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Orientation Sensor
Dioptre Correction
Anti-Dust Function
Custom Colour
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Electronic Compass
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Altimeter
Barometer
Camera Voice Function
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Tripod Thread
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Linux Operating System
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Included Wrist Strap
Technical Details
GPS
Display Type
Built-In Speaker
Self-Timer
View On TV
Lead-Free Soldered Product
Magnifier
Memory Function
Neck Strap
Smartphone Remote Support
Printed User Guide
Speaker
Housing Material
Back Light Compensation
Built-In Memory
Video Card Required
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Display Type
Output Interface
Charging Indicator
USB Port
LED Indicators
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth Version
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Wireless LAN Type
Network Ready
Data Network
Certificates
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliance
Other Features
Video Recording
Colour Space Standard
Anti Motion Blur
Date Imprinting
Shock Proof
Face Detection
Night Mode
Audio Recorder
Exifprint
Video Out Port
Dust-Resistant
USB Connectivity
USB 3.0 Port
On/off Switch
Panorama Mode
Frame
Mass Storage Class Compliant
Aperture Priority Mode
Digital SLR
Contrast Auto Focus System
Comment
Auto HDR
USB 2.0 Connector
Manual Exposure
Manual Focus
Battery LED Indicator
Auto Exposure
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Shutter Priority AE
Electrical Viewfinder
Rotating
Cool Shot Function
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
HDMI Out
Borderless Printing
Standard Printer Language
Print Technology
Pre-Record
Conversion Function
Display Tilting
TV Out Port
Accessories
Audio Output Port
Special Features
Canon Connect Station
DiGiC 4+ Processor

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Expert Reviews

(3)
14 March 2013

The Nikon COOLPIX A is the newest in the range of large sensor, compact cameras with fixed lenses. It comes with a 16MP APS-C sensor, the same size of sensors found in entry to mid-level DSLR... Read more…

NYT
Good build quality
Controls are sensibly arranged
Produces superb images
Little noise
NYT
Not the fastest autofocus
Corner shading
Slow autofocus system
Frequent autofocus misses in lowlight
28 March 2013

Si Nikon propose des compacts experts depuis de nombreuses années, c'est la première fois que la marque propose un modèle équipé d'un capteur APS-C grand format et d'une optique fixe 28 mm.... Read more…

La calidad del sensor es como de una DSLR profesional
Tiene un tamao muy prctico para llevar a todas partes
La ptica es de lo mejor en el mercado
Puedes ponerle un flash externo o adaptadores inalmbricos
No es de lente intercambiable y el lente que tiene es fijo, es decir, no tiene zoom
El angular del lente es de 28mm, podra ser un poco ms abierto para captar ms escena
17 June 2015

Lydogbillede.dk

Nikon-kameraet er to år gammelt, men stadig blandt de skarpeste kompaktkameraer på markedet. Det er faldet i pris fra 8.800 til lige under 5.000 kroner, og det har gjort det til et kæmpekup.... Read more…

DX sensor
Image quality
Build quality
Compact size
Fantastic Quality due to bigger APSC sensor
Price
Manual focus control
Accessing video mode Share EnjoyTweet Author
Michael Mackenzie
Noticeable Lens distortion in closeups

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 10 January 2015 by Paul C "unclerivaldo2"
(Verified Purchase)

Great picture quality the photos are very sharp, however in low light it hunts....and hunts.....and hunts...and still most of the photos come out blurry, I had all the correct settings, tried full... Read more…

Reviewed 24 June 2014 by Dave.I.Am.

I just installed this card along with an i5-4760k in a new PC build (June 2014) and I love it so far! I really can't fault it and I'm very happy I went with this card rather than spending an extra... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2013 by Customer | 2 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Very slow fo focus - AF very poor - you can easily miss your moment . Dont touch this camera. Save your money.

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers coolpixablack, coolpixasilver, nikon coolpixablack, nikon coolpixasilver
Barcodes 00018208935192, 00018208935239

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