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Nikon Coolpix a

$598.82
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 16.2 megapixel 1 times zoom factor camera
Compact 16.2MP 1x No Mar 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Nikon Coolpix a Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix a number 118 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 99%, based on 107 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, good picture quality and it is robust.
This Nikon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite large display diagonal
Has a built-in flash
Quite small optical zoom
Fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Coolpix A with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras. It is also mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras as well being mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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Nikon Coolpix a In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This digital camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom said that this camera was very good.

The writers at websites Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no both thought that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at two more expert review sites thought that this Nikon camera was very good. The author at review site DP Review decided that this Nikon digital camera was great and gave it a "Silver" award and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site Firstpost.com.

One other expert review site said that this camera was very good. Ljudochbild.se gave this Nikon digital camera a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

53 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com have rated this camera on average 77%.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, Coolpix A owners rated this camera 90%. Over 86% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Great Product Quality

11 owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images and two owners said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix A had a good image sensor.

  • It takes darn good pictures with accurate colors…
  • While it delivers great photos and reason…
    Cnet.com April 2013
  • Fitting such a large sensor into a compact camera is no mean…
  • Consequently, even though we can't complain about the camera's image quality, for its price we can't justify giving it an Editor's Choice nomination…
  • This is an expensive camera which does one thing – it takes wide angle photos…
  • Great picture quality the photos are very sharp, however in low light it hunts…
  • It takes crystal clear photographs that can be breath taking…
  • It has exceptional image quality in a compact, portable design…
  • It has exceptionally low noise levels in shadow details allowing you to squeeze incredible detail out of your photos, enhanced further by the already exceptional dynamic range…
  • The image quality is so good it's no problem to crop heavily if needed…

Nikon Has Very Good Camera Reviews

We checked 31,432 expert and owner reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Robust

Seven owners who purchased the Nikon Coolpix A concluded that it was well made and two customers who purchased the product agreed that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Nice Design

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

11 customers considered that the Nikon Coolpix A was compact.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two customers mentioned that it was good for video recording.

  • Movie mode is not one of those options.) This might simply be a bug bear of mine, as clearly those considering the camera may not actually need, or want the ability to records little movies…
  • HAS IT GOT A MOVIE MODE? ======================= Yes…
  • SO WHY BUY IT? ============== Expensive, no zoom, difficult to find the movie option…

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Eight customers said in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix A was good value for money.

  • Consequently, even though we can't complain about the camera's image quality, for its price we can't justify giving it an Editor's Choice nomination…
  • This is an expensive camera which does one thing – it takes wide angle photos…
  • In my own mind these cameras are becoming obsolete within two years and therefore have become exceptionally expensive to purchase at the time of first release…
  • As this camera is selling for around £400 new now it seems an incredible bargain…
  • SO WHY BUY IT? ============== Expensive, no zoom, difficult to find the movie option…
  • First impressions are of a solid well made product - although not worth what it was originally priced at…
    P. Robinson (Amazon) - January 2015
  • A real bargain at under £300…
    John Bean (Amazon) - November 2015
  • It was £279 and that is a great price and trumps anything else in a similar price range…
    GB (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2016
  • It is the price you pay for a large sensor…
  • A very good underrated camera, now available for a bargain price…
    Andy L (Amazon) - October 2015

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four people thought it had a good lens and three customers wrote that it had a good zoom.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.2 megapixels, the Nikon Coolpix A has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 299 grams, the Coolpix A has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other cameras, the optical zoom of the Nikon Coolpix A of only 1 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Cameras have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 83x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Coolpix A has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9". At 3 inches, the Coolpix A has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix A has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Coolpix A has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Coolpix A has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. Cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras range from -2 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. The Coolpix A has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Coolpix A supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Nikon digital 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. The video resolution of all cameras ranges from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Coolpix A has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Coolpix A features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Coolpix A does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras do support Wi-Fi.

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4928 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix A has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This digital camera has a 4928 x 3264 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 3696 x 2448 and 2464 x 1632. Digital cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Coolpix A does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Nikon digital camera was released in March 2013.


Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon Coolpix A and the United States price of $598.82 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £825.99 ($825.99).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208264247, 00018208935192, 00018208935239

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