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Nikon Coolpix a Digital Camera

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16.2MP CMOS SDXC 3" Mar 2013
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23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Lydogbillede.dk strongly endorse this Nikon digital 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.

User Reviews Are Excellent

This digital camera has a terrific average user rating based on 22 user reviews.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens. Dr Peter Cotton wrote on Amazon “I'd prefer a fixed 35mm lens.”. Two years ago John Bean said “The lens is sharp corner to corner even wide open despite some online reviews reporting corner blurring” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. John Bean also wrote “In many cases produces a nicer pictorial result than a technically more perfect lens”.

Four people wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. In January last year Igorvil said “Mid distance portraits it can happen that camera shows that main subject is in focus (the focus frame changes colour from red to green”. Igorvil also mentioned “Instead at night autofocus is almost not working at all 3) Quality of pictures (when they are in focus”.

Some Nikon Coolpix A reviewers who purchased the Nikon Coolpix A reckoned that it had a good zoom. Four years ago The Lambanana wrote on Amazon “HAS IT GOT A ZOOM? ================== No” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. The Lambanana also wrote “Personally, I would prefer a digital zoom”. The Lambanana also wrote “SO WHY BUY IT? ============== Expensive, no zoom, difficult to find the movie option”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Some people who purchased it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Edik mentioned on Amazon “Very sharp images”. Phil Court said in his review of the Nikon Coolpix A on Amazon “This is a wonderful compact camera, ideal for travel photography” and gave it an excellent review. The Lambanana mentioned in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A “It has a fixed 18.5mm lens (equivalent to that of 28 mm lens) with exceptional image quality”.

Four customers agreed that the Nikon Coolpix A had a good image sensor. Two years ago Phil Court wrote in his Nikon Coolpix A review “A large sensor allows for fine detail to be captured” and gave it a very good review. Rataskanken gave the product a very good review score and mentioned on Amazon “Considering that the anti-aliasing filter is disposed off on a 16 Mpix sensor, this is a remarkable achievement” in their review. Hardwarezone.com.my wrote in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A “The Nikon COOLPIX A is the newest in the range of large sensor, compact cameras with fixed lenses”.

One Nikon Coolpix A owner mentioned that the product had a good ISO range. John Bean gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “The results are good, very good - even at high ISO” in his Nikon Coolpix A review.

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Good Size

Several people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Alwin mentioned “Being a compact camera” in their review of this digital camera and rated it as very good. Igorvil said in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A “Nikon Coolpix A compact camera”. Igorvil also said “The thickness, weight, sturdiness is hugely better than a modern cheap compact camera, as you would expect from a Nikon of this range”.

One Nikon Coolpix A owner who purchased it reckoned that it was heavy.

One Nikon Coolpix A owner who purchased the product wrote that it was easy to carry around. Igorvil mentioned “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 concluded that it was a good height. Igorvil gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “I tested this camera on an holiday, alternating short distance portraits (half-length), mid distance portraits (full height, of one or few people”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix A was a good body shape. Hardwarezone.com.my wrote “Large sensor in genuinely small body” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Ten Nikon Coolpix A reviewers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Andy L wrote “The Coolpix A is simple to use with no unnecessary features and image quality is superb” in his review and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Dr Peter Cotton wrote on Amazon “The image quality is so good it's no problem to crop heavily if needed” in their Nikon Coolpix A review. Dr Peter Cotton also wrote “Stunning image quality in a very well made, tiny package”.

Easy to Use

Four customers who bought the Nikon Coolpix A reckoned that it was easy to use. Shannen mentioned “I have found it relatively easy to use and the resulting images have been great” . One Nikon Coolpix A owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good interface. Four years ago Hardwarezone.com.my wrote “Simple and responsive user interface” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A.

Robust

Four Nikon Coolpix A reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix A was well made. Igorvil said in their Nikon Coolpix A review on Amazon “The surface finishing gives an impression a solid product of good quality (for example it is a little better than Sony A6000, which is anyway respectable in this sense” and gave the Nikon Coolpix A a rating of 80 out of 100. The Lambanana scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It is solid” in their review.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

On average Nikon compact cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all digital cameras manufactured by Nikon.

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Nice Design

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Meg wrote in her review of this digital camera “Yes it is a beautiful little camera that does pretty much everything right.” but despite that she gave this digital camera a score of 60 out of 100.

One Nikon Coolpix A reviewer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was ergonomic. Igorvil said in January last year “1) The size of the camera is quite ergonomic (at least for my not big hands” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A.

One person who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was a good design. The Lambanana mentioned on Amazon “It has exceptional image quality in a compact, portable design” in their review of the Nikon Coolpix A and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Flash

A few customers who purchased this digital camera concluded that it had a good flash. R H Wheeler mentioned on Amazon four years ago “It's exceptional for indoor group shots with fill in flash and superb for architectural”. The Lambanana wrote “I took some superb photos without the inbuilt flash which displayed really rich textures” .

Good Video Capture

A few Nikon Coolpix A owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. The Lambanana wrote four years ago “HAS IT GOT A MOVIE MODE? ======================= Yes”. The Lambanana also said “It records full HD video”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Nikon Coolpix A reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen. Meg said in her Nikon Coolpix A review on Amazon “After arriving home and retrieving the images to the big screen I find a good quarter of them to be completely out of focus”.

Good Battery Life

One Nikon Coolpix A reviewer reckoned that it had a good battery life. Hardwarezone.com.my said four years ago “Good battery life” in their review.

Good Support

One customer thought the product had good technical guidance. Hardwarezone.com.my mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Good live view magnification allows precise manual focus”.

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Nikon Coolpix A has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price], and the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon Coolpix P7800[plb_2086824_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar 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.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price], or the PowerShot G15[pl_1556973_price] both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] (MMC|MMC+|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Coolpix A has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix A. The image formats supporteds "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The Nikon Coolpix A has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Nikon digital camera supports 3 and 200 ISO sensitivitys, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Coolpix A supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Nikon camera). 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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MOV Video Formats Supported

This digital camera supports a H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported on compact cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix A does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix A also do not support wi-Fi.

Other cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic LX100[plb_2510511_price], the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price], or the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Coolpix A does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Coolpix A.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Panasonic LX100[plb_2510511_price], or the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Coolpix A does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not support Full HD video.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon Coolpix A does not support video capability. Most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Coolpix A also do not support video capability.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support video capability including the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price], or the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Coolpix A is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the Coolpix A are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Nikon Coolpix A is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the Coolpix A are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Coolpix A, the Nikon Coolpix A does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Only Has Five Shooting Modess

The Coolpix A has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Nikon camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most frequently found shooting modes found on cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The shooting modess "Manual", "Movie", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Coolpix A is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Nikon Coolpix A has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Nikon camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix A. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Only Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Coolpix A is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Continuous Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this digital camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Nikon digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Cameras that were released around the same time as the Coolpix A have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 3,200 and 52,000. At only 3,200, the Coolpix A has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Coolpix A.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Nikon Coolpix A

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon Coolpix A has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Coolpix A.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price], and the Fujifilm X100[plb_2173855_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Coolpix A has a pretty average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the X100[pl_2173855_price] (16.3MP), or the X100T[pl_3180325_price] (16.3MP) both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-RX100M3[plb_2305908_price] (20.1MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix A has a pretty standard weight (299 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Coolpix A.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot G15[plb_1556973_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix X20[plb_2070137_price].

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
Camera
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

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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
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Noticeable Lens distortion in closeups

User Reviews

(26)
Reviewed 25 May 2016 by Edik
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Super camera. Very sharp images. Built very well.

Reviewed 6 April 2016 by Rebecca Mather
(Verified Purchase)

Thank you - I'm still learning how to use this but I love it...

Reviewed 8 March 2016 by Pedro Saporiti | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

The camera itself is a five star camera, specially for 340 pounds that it costed me. The software updates turned the focus issues into nothing. It's surely not the fastest camera focusing, but it... Read more…

Reviewed 4 February 2016 by Igorvil
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera from Italy, the price of UK Amazon was so competitive that the additional delivery expenses were a no brainer for me. It is a used camera from Amazon Warehouse Deals, stated... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic little camera for under £300. Really friendly to use, lens is simply amazing at that price, produces sharp and high contrast pictures, great for street photography (no snap focus which... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon wu1, nikon wu1a, nikon coolpixablack
Barcodes 00018208935192, 00018208935239

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