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Nikon COOLPIX A 16.2 MP Digital Camera with 28mm f/2.8 Lens (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||230 Photos|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||4 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||No|
|Display Resolution Maximum||921000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16.2 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||25,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG, RAW (NEF)|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|Flash Type||via ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Focus Description||Contrast Detection|
|Focus Type||Includes Manual Focus|
|Form Factor||Large sensor compact|
|ISO Range||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200 6400, (12800, 25600 with boost)|
|Item Dimensions||2.52 x 1.57 x 4.37 inches|
|Item Weight||0.66 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||7.4 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.6 grams|
|Macro Focus Range||10 cm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,928|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16.2 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||1.75 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Nikon EN-EL20 Lithium-Ion battery|
|Video Capture Format||MPEG-4, H.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24fps), 1280 x 720p (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25, 24 fps)|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (optional)|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
Review summary from DPReview
The Coolpix A offers DSLR-standard image quality and an excellent 28mm-equivalent lens in a well-polished, pocketable camera. Compared to the competition, the Coolpix A is solid, if not class leading in any particular respect, but its user interface will be immediately familiar to Nikon shooters and the results it produces are dependably good.
Scoring is relative only to the other products in the same category.
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Sample images for Nikon Coolpix A
The Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera is a point-and-shoot equipped with a 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor for clear, detailed images--even in low light. The lack of an optical low-pass filter enables maximized resolution for exceptionally sharp details. The NIKKOR prime lens features a focal length of 18.5mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm) for wide-angle shooting, as well as a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture. Frame shots using the large 3.0-inch LCD monitor, which has a resolution of 921k pixels. Record Full HD 1080p video with stereo sound, and connect the supplied EG-CP16 cable for playback on your TV. Capture RAW (NEF) still images for a higher level of creative control.
Manual options like focus ring adjustment allow you to wield precision control over your compositions. Most of the operation system and the GUI are consistent with Nikon DSLRs. The Mode dial makes it easy to choose from AUTO, P (with Program shift), S, A and M exposure control modes, as well as two of your own personalized setting configurations: U1 and U2. Exposure bracketing is available in both manual and auto modes.
With Active D-Lighting, you're able to automatically reveal the details in both dark and light areas of high-contrast scenes, either by selecting Auto or choosing from several degrees of strength. Various in-camera image editing functions allow for simple creative touches. Options include Selective color for black-and-white images with just one or a couple colors remaining, Miniature effect, Color sketch, Filter effects, RAW processing and more.
Using the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and your compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet, benefit from Wi-Fi capability for easy photo and video sharing. Simply download and install the Wireless Mobile Utility application on your device, and you're good to go.
From the Manufacturer
Make every moment a masterpiece.
Meet the new flagship of the COOLPIX Advanced Performance collection, the COOLPIX A, a one-of-a-kind Nikon that produces high-resolution photos and Full HD 1080p videos in a class of their own. The COOLPIX A is exceptional in every aspect. For exceptional image quality, it employs a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, the same type used in our outstanding DX-format D-SLR cameras, but in a compact body. For exceptional clarity and low-light performance, it features one of the most impressive NIKKOR lenses we've ever put on a COOLPIX camera. For exceptional versatility, it's compatible with many Nikon accesories like a Wi-Fi adapter that lets you instantly share your photos. Simply put, the COOLPIX A produces the kind of photos and videos that will leave your dazzled friends and family asking, "What kind of camera do you have?"
Create D-SLR quality images
Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor for the ultimate COOLPIX image quality and low-light performance
At the heart of the COOLPIX A is a high-performance Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor, the same size sensor used in Nikon DX-format D-SLRs! Achieve the ultimate COOLPIX image quality—breathtaking crystal-clear photos and Full HD videos with vibrant colors and rich textures—and shoot without a flash in some of the most poorly lit situations.
Expand your capabilities and creativity
A photography system that can grow with you
The COOLPIX A includes a full-size accessory shoe that's compatible with many exciting Nikon accessories. Take control of light with an external flash. Fire the camera remotely with a wireless remote control, or geotag your shots with a GPS module. You can really build a creative system around the COOLPIX A.
Share to your compatible smartphone or tablet
Compatible with the WU-1a wireless mobile adapter for anytime, anywhere sharing
Use your compatible smartphone or tablet to instantly upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. Or, remotely control the COOLPIX A—see what the camera sees from your smartphone or tablet and fire off shots! Connect the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and wirelessly transfer photos to your smartphone, tablet or any compatible Wi-Fi® enabled device.
Record superior videos
1080p Full HD videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies
If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX—delivers. 1080p Full HD means exceptional video quality. Record the action, then use an optional HDMI cable to connect to an HDTV and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.
Take control of your vision
Full manual control and RAW (NEF) capability for additional flexibility
The COOLPIX A takes exceptional images on its own, but when you want to take control, you can. Select from Programmed, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority or Manual mode and bring your vision to life. For those who want to record the purest, unmodified versions of their photos, the COOLPIX A can record in RAW (NEF) mode.
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|WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter |
Using the WU-1a optional wireless mobile adapter you can now automatically send great images to your smartphone and even use your smartphone to remotely capture images from your COOLPIX A. With an easy to use app, now when you can't wait to share that great shot you don't have to. Share it to your smartphone in a instant.
|Nikon EN-EL20 Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery |
The EN-EL20 is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, providing 7.2V 1020 mAh of power to the Nikon COOLPIX A digital camera. Provides consistent power, even in colder conditions. It can be recharged repeatedly.
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Top Customer Reviews
This camera has produced outstanding images, even indoors in low light because of the f2.8 maximum aperture. With the f2.8 lens, exposures indoors can be at 1/30 sec or faster. I've found the shutter is whisper quiet, with no shutter-induced camera shake at all.
Reminds me of one of the range-finder Leicas. I bought it used on Amazon -- it's cheaper than the similar Ricoh product.
This camera is small enough and You can carry it everywhere.
When you see the moment you can capture it.
Built quality: very solid.
Response time: quick as dslr.
Image quality: as good as dslr
The camera is unbelievable. Please note, it is a fixed focal length lens, but the optics are fantastic. The many diverse options and controls suit me perfectly. Most are consistent with the higher end SLRs with the addition of some very intelligent and useful ones. There is, for instance a quite serviceable close-up feature.
I have to add one unanticipated characterisic. I was in an accident in Amsterdam; hit by a tram. I suffered some broken bones, etc., but am recovering well. The camera was in my vest pocket and received the full impact. Some metal was sheared off the lens casing, but the camera is perfectly sound and fully functional. All I can say is "wow, and kudos to you, Nikon."
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