Nikon Black COOLPIX A Digital Camera with 16.2 Megapixels and 1x Optical Zoom

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Nikon Black COOLPIX A Digital Camera with 16.2 Megapixels and 1x Optical Zoom
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A one-of-a-kind Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera that brings the dazzling image quality of a Nikon DX-format D-SLR image sensor and the superb optical quality of a NIKKOR fixed (prime) lens to the COOLPIX Advanced Performance collection. Create truly stunning photos and Full HD 1080p videos with beautifully blurred backgrounds and tack-sharp subjects, even in low light and grow your capabilities over time with a growing collection of compatible Nikon accessories.

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A one-of-a-kind Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera that brings the dazzling image quality of a Nikon DX-format D-SLR image sensor and the superb optical quality of a NIKKOR fixed (prime) lens to the COOLPIX Advanced Performance collection. Create truly stunning photos and Full HD 1080p videos with beautifully blurred backgrounds and tack-sharp subjects, even in low light and grow your capabilities over time with a growing collection of compatible Nikon accessories.


Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera:

  • 16.2 megapixel resolution with high-quality still images and video recordings
    The Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera features programmed Auto, Scene Modes, Best Shot Selector and 1080p Full HD Movie Recording
  • NIKKOR 18.5mm zoom lens with 1x optical zoom
    Equivalent to a 28mm lens on an analog camera with Contrast-detect TTL AF, Glass Lens
  • 3.0" TFT LCD screen with image editing features
    Featuring Brightness Adjustment, easy-to-read menu system, color TFT LCD screen
  • The Black Digital Camera with 16.2 Megapixels has built-in flash with TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes

Additional Features:
  • 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot (memory card not included)
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery for up to 230 shots
  • 1x Optical Zoom Digital Camera ISO Modes: Auto, 3200, 1600, 800, 400, 200, 100, 80
  • Black Digital Camera with 16.2 Megapixels File Formats Supported: JPEG, MOV, RAW, DCF, EXIF 2.3, DPOF compliant
  • 4.4" x 0.8" x 1.6"; 10.6 oz

Compatibility and Warranty:
  • Compatible with PC or Mac
  • 1-year limited manufacturer warranty

What's in the Box:
  • Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera
  • Battery, charger and power cable
  • USB cable
  • Strap
  • Accessory shoe cover
  • NikonView NX2 Software

Specifications

Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Self-Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2 sec, 5 sec, 20 sec
Focal Length: 28 mm
Color: Black
Exposure Modes: Program, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority ,  Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF ,  Center-weighted, spot, matrix
Optical Zoom: 1x
Display Technology: Contrast control, display brightness control
Resolution: 921,000 pixels
Memory Card Type: SD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card ,  SD card
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Contained Battery Type: Nikon EN-EL20
Connector Type: 1 x USB 2.0 ? 1 x composite video/audio output ? 1 x HDMI output
Battery Life: Photo shooting - 230 shots ? Video recording - 1.2 hours
Minimum Shutter Speed: 30 sec
Model: Nikon Coolpix A
Number of Megapixels: 14MP & Up
Screen Size: 3"
Brand: Nikon
Is Dark Sky-Compliant: Y
Flash Type: Pop-up Flash
Maximum Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
Original Languages: Italian ,  Russian ,  Polish ,  Korean ,  German ,  Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) ,  Japanese ,  Swedish ,  Turkish ,  English ,  Arabic ,  French ,  Portuguese ,  Indonesian ,  Finnish ,  Danish ,  Hindi ,  Spanish ,  Hungarian ,  Czech ,  Thai ,  Norwegian ,  Greek ,  Dutch
Focus Type: TTL contrast detection ,  Automatic, manual
Has Flash: Y
Compatible Devices: USB port
Manufacturer Part Number: 26423
Accessories Included: Carrying strap, battery charger, USB cable, shoe cap
Has Self-Timer: 2 Second ,  5 Second ,  20 Second ,  10 Second
Sensor Resolution: 16.2 Megapixel
Contains Batteries: Y
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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews | 13 reviews | 4.3 out of 5

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5/26/2014

Customer review by Nikondoc

5.0 stars 5/26/2014 by Nikondoc
by Nikondoc

I was waiting for a pocket camera with pro performance for a long time. Carrying around D800 with heavy lenses was not very enjoyable during travel and vacations. On display over the shelf Nikon A , looked very similar to P300 and other coolpix cameras. That was the only reason I hesitated for few months before trying it out. Once in hands it feels different and solid. Operation is simple for Nikon users. Yes, eye piece is missing but but overall shooting experience is pleasant and quick. I have assigned one function button to instantly change between photo and movie release options. Obviously people who will buy this camera are those who only care about quality of images and solidity of build. Believe me the images produced are so good that sometimes I have to check the photo info to see wether it is really taken by Nikon A or a DSLR . This is enough as a quality marker for me to respect this great camera. This is truly a collector item for Nikon lovers......

Nikondoc
Saudi arabia
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Save your money
7/21/2016

Customer review by An anonymous customer

1.0 stars 7/21/2016 by An anonymous customer
by An anonymous customer

Horrible cameras, had mine for 2 years. Used it less than a 10 times and the lcd goes out. Of course it's out of warranty now too. Very disappointed with their quality. This camera is garbage. Save your money. Their customer service is horrible too. Spend your hard earned money on something decent

An anonymous customer
Sacramento, CA, USA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Very fine images, and wonderful handling
1/26/2015

Customer review by Lightpath48

5.0 stars 1/26/2015 by Lightpath48
by Lightpath48

The Coolpix A is earning my highest regards for its quality construction and professional level wide angle results. More than any previous camera I've owned, the Coolpix A consistently exposes and focuses flawlessly, with no need to correct for distortion, chromatic aberrations or color in post processing. Because its raw images are only somewhat better than its excellent jpegs, shooting at fine quality jpeg often makes my workflow simpler and easier. The lens' tendency toward vignetting can be easily corrected in post processing. I highly recommend this camera to anyone looking for high quality imaging in a very lightweight and portable camera. It is now the only camera I carry, and with total confidence.

Lightpath48
Port Washington, WI
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
The best compact digital camera I have ever used
8/6/2013

Customer review by An anonymous customer

5.0 stars 8/6/2013 by An anonymous customer
by An anonymous customer

This is the best compact digital camera I have ever used, and I'm using it for both professional and personal use. I removed the neck strap because It's small and fits in my back pocket. This way it's always with me every time I leave the house. The fact that it's small means that it draws less attention, which is valuable if you wish to be a "fly on the wall" when shooting people. The camera starts up with almost no delay, just the time needed to open and extend the lens. Image quality is amazing, very sharp, excellent color rendition, and the file size is more than enough for reproduction double-page in a magazine. Auto focus is very fast and there is hardly a delay in the time between squeezing the shutter button and making the exposure. For no delay whatsoever, I often use manual focus, preset to about 3 meters, then with the lens stopped down to f8 or smaller, everything is in focus until infinity. I love the fact that the camera can capture in RAW format, or jpeg if you prefer. There's a lot of in-camera editing and color correction functions that I've played with a bit, but need to learn more about that at some point. The Coolpix A feels solid and robust because it's mostly metal, not plastic. I'm also using the optional viewfinder attached on top. I would definitely recommend this camera.

An anonymous customer
New York, NY, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Impressed and addicted
10/28/2013

Customer review by Omer

5.0 stars 10/28/2013 by Omer
by Omer

I have been doing photography for over 35 years and that makes puts me in the generation of photographers who do not believe in "spray and hope" strategy. Instead, every shot is planned, contemplated, and deliberate; and Nikon Coolpix A gives me that control. My primary equipment is comprised of a Nikon D7100, a D600 (soon to be replaced with a D610), an Olympus XZ-1, and now for about three months a Nikon Coolpix A. With the exception of its name I love everything about this camera. It is a simple yet powerful camera that gives tremendous control and when needed full automation. I love its 28mm (35mm equivalent) focal length. It captures almost everything that is within my peripheral focus and its bright f/2.8 aperture allows for great low light photography without raising the ISO. Overall, image quality is exceptional and noise is nonexistent up to ISO 400. The focus system is 95% right-on and locks in quickly; macro focussing is also very fast and accurate. I recommend this camera to anyone who uses a Nikon DSLR or is considering a Leica X2 or even a Sony RX100. I have tried both and though I absolutely love Leica's menu system, I found that the overall quality and colors of the images are on the par. Leica is perhaps a bit sharper than the Sony and just an iota better than the Nikon. Check out the samples below. Cheers!

Omer
Seattle, WA, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
a connection to the future
9/2/2013

Customer review by Macster

5.0 stars 9/2/2013 by Macster
by Macster

My Nikon Coolpix A is a very welcome new friend. My Nikon P770 will still will be an old friend. The prime lens and clean exterior of the "A" makes this a great street camera. I used Leica M4s in NYC for two years and in Juarez Mexico for two years. I was a Leica technician in New Jersey and worked on Alfred Eisenstadt's 1,000,001 M3. For 25 years my Hasselblad on the tripod with an extensive home darkroom produced prints now in two museums. I though I knew everything about photography yet Nikon's website has given me so much inspiration and knowledge. My films camera connected me to the past and Nikon digital will connect me to the future.

Macster
Texas, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Coolpix A - The future is here.
9/26/2013

Customer review by An anonymous customer

5.0 stars 9/26/2013 by An anonymous customer
by An anonymous customer

This is the best camera that can fit in a shirt pocket. Anything better does not fit. The DX sensor is perfectly matched with the approximately 28 mm 35 mm equivalent lens which is the real gem. It is obvious that Nikon focused on the professional photographer or enthusiast that wants something that is portable, yet still shoots like a DSLR. While not as flexible as Nikon's entry level DSLR, you would be hard pressed to match the image quality. I am looking forward to the Coolpix B - 50 and Coolpix B - 85 to supplement this Coolpix A - 28. It would be nice to choose the focal length - I would probably buy two or three.

An anonymous customer
Vancouver, B.C.
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Excellent IQ
5/23/2014

Customer review by streetfusion

5.0 stars 5/23/2014 by streetfusion
by streetfusion

I am a recent owner of the Coolpix A having used the Ricoh GR for most of year. I believe the Coolpix A provides better image quality (at least in my experience). On the subject of interface I prefer the simple Nikon approach when compared to the Ricoh GR - there are those who argue that the GR is far more configurable and that is true - but the GR is almost overwhelming. The Ricoh snap focus is an excellent feature and I believe this is an area where Nikon could learn from Ricoh. Some areas I would like Nikon to address in a firmware update (if possible)..Addressing a few of these issues would make the Coolpix A GR killer 1. Easy availability to lock multi-selected wheel so it can't be accidentally moved while shooting. 2. Exposure Compensation available in Manual Exposure like every other Nikon camera. 3. On the Manual focus scale a depth of field indicator (depending on F Stop) 4. In manual focus mode the user set distance stays as set when the camera power cycles, 5. Ability to turn off image review - I can't understand why this was not included. 6. Flash commander mode - the Coolpix A should have it considering it's cost - even my lowly P7700 has it. 7. Ability to turn off LCD good for shooting with the Nikon optical viewfinder. i would zero hesitation recommending this camera to anyone who is familiar with the Nikon products and is able to shoot with a single focal length and achieve good results.

streetfusion
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Amazing quality in a compact body!
8/14/2013

Customer review by eViLpAnd4

5.0 stars 8/14/2013 by eViLpAnd4
by eViLpAnd4

DSLR like controls and quality in a compact package. It feels nice in your hands and easy to carry around. With a small body it's less invasive when you shoot. I would recommend anyone who was considering this model to quickly go to your local camera shop and try it out. 28mm wide angle with a F2.8 lens makes it easy to use in many situation. High iso looks smooth and if you want to bump it up even more just shoot it in B&W. Only downside to this camera is that it carries the Coolpix name. For what it's worth the Coolpix A should be in it's own category.

eViLpAnd4
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Not worth the money!
12/16/2013

Customer review by FredLove

2.0 stars 12/16/2013 by FredLove
by FredLove

I am a pro photographer. Really was hoping for a decent point and shoot to carry around with out the need for a heavy pro cam. This camera has trouble catching proper focus on people. There is no dedicated video record button. You have to go through the menu process to switch it on and off which is slow and clumsy. Just overall not worth the price tag!

FredLove
Miami
Would recommend to a friend? No
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