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Nikon Coolpix a Digital Camera

$598.82
Compact Camera 16.2MP 1x CMOS Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Eight industry awards
No viewfinder
No builtin WiFi or GPS
148 Reviews + 8 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

Websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all recommend this compact camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites both wrote that this camera was very good. Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk both gave this digital camera an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award.

In addition, the author at website DP Review decided that this camera was very good and gave it a "Silver" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Firstpost.com.

The author at one additional expert review site concluded that this compact camera was good. This Nikon camera received a "4 Star" award from Ljudochbild.se.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on fifty-three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com this compact camera has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this compact camera is 89 out of 100 based on 53 owner reviews. Over 84% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 25,534 expert and owner reviews (including 13 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its compact cameras compared to other brands.

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Picture Quality

4928 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Coolpix A has a 4928 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

This camera's image resolution (4928 x 3264 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix A in April 2017.


Lens System

Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 18mm, the longest is 35mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Nikon Coolpix A has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 1 times zoom factor, the Coolpix A has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this Nikon camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony RX100 III ($699.99) (2.9x) which is also cheaper.

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Battery

Only 230 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Coolpix A is a digital camera that takes 230 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of this age and type take between 200 and 979 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix A does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which support Wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm X100T which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Nikon Coolpix A does not feature bluetooth.

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Smart TV

No Builtin WiFi or GPS

Two owners mentioned that the product did not have gps. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this digital camera “No builtin WiFi or GPS”. Four years ago Digit.in wrote “Pas de WiFi ou de GPS intgr” in their review of this digital camera.


Design

Robust Build

Twenty people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Four years ago Cnet.com said in their Nikon Coolpix A review on CNET.com “The camera is well built with a streamlined, if somewhat point-and-shoot-like, design”. T3.com wrote “Design and build” however despite that they rated it 3 stars out of 5. Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Solid, alloy body feels like a quality photographic device” .

Three people who bought it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Cnet.com.au said in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com.au “Robust shooting design” and rated the product 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Dpexpert.com.au said “Mechanically, optically and electronically it is professional standard, all in a compact body that is tough and durable.”. Pedro Saporiti said “It feels light and durable, good materials”.

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Compact Design

Nine people said in their reviews that it was well designed. Four years ago Imaging Resource.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix A review “True twin-dial design”. Digit.in mentioned also four years ago “Tima qualidade de imagem, compacta e bom design”. The Lambanana wrote “It has exceptional image quality in a compact, portable design” and gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Eight people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Digitaltrends.com said four years ago “Beautiful, sharp stills” in their review of this digital camera. Also four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert website Expert Reviews “A luxurious compact camera with true SLR image quality.”. Chang K. Park gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Another common complaint is the lack of movie button, which is unforgiveable as the A records pretty decent footage”.

Two people who bought it mentioned that it was retro. Expert website Newatlas.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “The Nikon Coolpix A looks like a typical, if slightly retro, compact camera”. Expert review site Pdnonline.com mentioned “It's not just a trend limited to all those retro interchangeable lens models (ILCs), either”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Igorvil wrote in their review of this digital camera in April last year “1) The size of the camera is quite ergonomic (at least for my not big hands” .

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Auto ISO Control

Eight customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Four years ago Camera Labs mentioned “Auto ISO control” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon.co.uk in April last year “Really friendly to use, lens is simply amazing at that price, produces sharp” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Andy L wrote “The Coolpix A is simple to use with no unnecessary features”.

Five owners concluded that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Trusted Reviews scored it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Easy to use menu system”. In the same month Digit.in said “Solidna, czciowo metalowa obudowa, wygodne w obsudze menu funkcyjne, jasny obiektyw, wietna rozdzielczo w centrum kadru, bardzo dobrze korygowana aberracja, niewielka dystorsja, bardzo dobra jako zdj”. Chang K. Park gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The Custom U1 U2 settings are handy for presetting flash modes, ISO, WB etc”.

Three customers who purchased it considered that it had a good interface. Digit.in gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Interface personnalisable via deux touches Fn” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Digital Versus mentioned “Customisable interface with two Fn buttons”. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera “Simple and responsive user interface”.

One customer concluded that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. A. Chell said “I've yet to find a set-up I'm fully comfortable with in order to get the absolute best possible results” in their review of this digital camera.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Simoncm said on Amazon.co.uk “Build, handling, picture quality - superb”.

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Image Quality

Thirty-nine owners who bought it wrote that it was good quality. Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera “Image quality is comparable with the Nikon 7000 meaning that it is very good indeed” . Layersmagazine.com wrote four years ago “Build quality” in their review of this digital camera. T3.com said in their review of this digital camera “Superb picture quality” but despite that they only scored the Nikon Coolpix A 3 stars out of 5.


Support

Manual Focus Lens Ring

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix A had good technical guidance. Camera Labs mentioned “Manual focus lens ring”. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Good live view magnification allows precise manual focus”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Buying Guide Best Nikon Coolpix Nikon has produced a very interesting premium compact camera with the Coolpix A” .


Light Exposure

Supports Seven ISO Sensitivities

The Coolpix A has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Nikon camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Coolpix A supports PictBridge. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Coolpix A supports video recording, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Coolpix A has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon Coolpix A has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Coolpix A features multi burst mode, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Coolpix A features voice recording, as do most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Coolpix A has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Little noise” . Four years ago Digital Versus said “Digital noise kept nicely in check up to 3200 ISO or even 6400 ISO”. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent high ISO noise performance”.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. Dave.i.am. said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “It seems very quiet so far and temperatures appear to be absolutely fine.” .

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Little Noise

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “Little noise” . Four years ago Digital Versus said “Digital noise kept nicely in check up to 3200 ISO or even 6400 ISO”. Camera Labs mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent high ISO noise performance”.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Coolpix A has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Coolpix A has a batteries included. Most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Coolpix A has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a battery charger included.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Coolpix A has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Pentax K-5 ($269.10), or the Sony RX100 III ($699.99) which is cheaper.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might also want to look at include the Sony DSC-HX50.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Coolpix A has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix A has an HDMI port. Most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Seven people who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Digitalversus.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Digital Versus four years ago “The Coolpix A seems to have plenty of interesting features for advanced users” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. In the same month Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their Nikon Coolpix A review “In search of a useThis compact camera has several unusual features”. In the same month Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “The camera has all the features that most enthusiast photographers would want from a fixed-lens compact camera, although” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner who bought it said that it had a good battery life. T3.com mentioned “Good battery life” but even so they gave the product a score of 3 stars out of 5.


Builtin Flash

Six people who reviewed the product mentioned that it had a good flash. Digit.in mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Griffe flash et flash intgr” . Digital Versus rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Nikon Coolpix A review “Builtin flash and hotshoe”. R H Wheeler wrote in their review of this digital camera “It's exceptional for indoor group shots with fill in flash and superb for architectural”.

Image Quality

Fifty-four people reckoned that the product was able to produce good images. Cnet.com mentioned four years ago “The Nikon Coolpix A produces the excellent photos you'd expect from a large sensor” in their review of this digital camera. Dpexpert.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “High ISO shooting in RAW produces excellent images”. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “APS-C image sensor” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

Twenty-two owners thought it had a good image sensor. Digit.in said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Grote apsc sensor, optionele (dure) optische zoeker” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Small footprint despite large APSC sensor”. Digit.in also said “Large 16MP APSC Sensor” in their review.

Nine people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good ISO range. Digit.in gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote four years ago “Bonne gestion du bruit lectronique jusqu' 3200 ISO voire 6400 ISO” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Mag gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned on PC Mag “Good high ISO performance”. Digit.in also mentioned “Sensore dalle buone prestazioni, anche ad alti ISO” in their review.

Four owners who purchased it thought it had a good picture resolution. Expert website Mashable.com mentioned “Like tanks, DSLRs are versatile cameras for shooting any situation”. Gary Bullock wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “If you are happy shooting 28mm equivalent this is a must-have camera” and rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Digitaltrends.com wrote “Excellent lowlight shooting” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Paul C mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Great picture quality the photos are very sharp, however in low light it hunts”.

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Sharp Lens

Twenty-two customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens. Neocamera.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Wide 28mm 2.8 prime lens” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com.au said four years ago “Very sharp, fixed lens” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs mentioned “Retractable lens with integral cover” in their review of this digital camera.

Twelve customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix A thought it had a good autofocus. Pdnonline.com mentioned four years ago “The images it produces are sharp and contrasty, though a touch soft around the edges, outof focus areas are pleasingly blur”. Mashable.com said “Speedy overall autofocus”. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote on What Digital Camera “Nikon has used the Focus on Imaging show as its opportunity to showcase their latest compact camera - the Nikon Coolpix A”.

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good zoom. Imaging Resource.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “A camera that makes you grow as a photographer, think beyond the zoom”. Four years ago expert website Digital-Photography-School.com said “A few months ago everyone was agog (and still are!) with maxi zoom cameras” in their review of this digital camera. The Lambanana mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “HAS IT GOT A ZOOM? ================== No” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Hidden Movie Mode

Fifteen customers who bought the product reckoned that it was not good for video recording. Dpexpert.com.au wrote “It is ridiculous to have to plunge down two levels in the menus and then guess that the movie setting is under "Release mode”. Four years ago Mashable.com mentioned “Unfriendly video recording access” in their review of this digital camera. Dpexpert.com.au also mentioned “Anyone who can work out how to activate movie mode without referring to the instructions should sign up for Mensa immediately” in their review.

No Viewfinder

Seven owners concluded that it did not have a good viewfinder. Four years ago Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of this digital camera “No viewfinder” although they rated it 4 stars out of 5. Camera Labs wrote “Lacks a built-in viewfinder or reasonably priced accessory” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com mentioned “It needs to deliver a little more, such as a viewfinder” yet they scored it 70 out of 100.

Four people who reviewed it mentioned that it did not have a good screen. Neocamera.com said “Display not ExposurePriority”. Camera Labs said “Fixed LCD screen”. Digital Versus wrote “No touchscreen or swiveltilt screen” .

One person who reviewed it said that it did not have an electronic viewfinder.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact Size

Sixty-seven owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Pc Mag wrote four years ago “Compact design” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Smh.com.au mentioned in their review of this digital camera “DateJuly 11, 2013 (1) Read later This compact camera has several unusual features”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Nikon sprung a bit of a surprise on the "expert compact" world”.

Four owners agreed that it was a good body shape. Four years ago Digit.in said “Stevige body”. Trusted Reviews wrote “Fullsize sensor in pocketable body” . Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Large sensor in genuinely small body” and gave the Nikon Coolpix A a score of 75 out of 100.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Mashable.com mentioned “While lightweight mirrorless cameras have solved the "it's too heavy" complaint, they're still not as pocketable as a point-and-shoot” . One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Four years ago expert website Mashable.com mentioned “The only problem is that they're usually quite heavy”.

One person considered that it was easy to carry around. Igorvil wrote in their review of this digital camera “The form factor of the product is "compact", so is quite easy to carry around (especially using a wrist strap on the right lug).” .

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was thick. Igorvil said “The thickness, weight, sturdiness is hugely better than a modern cheap compact camera, as you would expect from a Nikon of this range”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 299 grams, the Coolpix A has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Pentax K-5 ($269.10) (740g) which is also cheaper.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix A has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Pentax K-5 ($269.10) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Product Identifiers

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

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