Nikon Coolpix A review

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    Nikon Coolpix A: price, specs, release date confirmed

    ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED 5 March 2013

    Nikon has revealed official Nikon Coolpix A price, specifications and a release date for its new DX-format premium compact camera. The Nikon Coolpix A price tag is set for £999.99 / €1199, with a release date slated for 21 March 2013.

    Nikon Coolpix A: price, specs, release date confirmed

    Nikon has introduced a new innovation to its Coolpix range, unveiling at Focus On Imaging 2013 the 16.2-megapixel Nikon Coolpix A.

    Boasting the same DX sensor as the Nikon D7000, the Nikon Coolpix A is aimed at DSLR users and serious photographers who want DSLR quality in a more portable, take-anywhere body.

    Along with its APS-C sensor, another signature feature of the Nikon Coolpix A is its retractable 18.5mm f/2.8 lens.

    The Coolpix A’s lens features 7 elements in 5 groups, with 1 aspherical lens, a 7-bladed iris diaphragm and a manual focus ring with override.

    Nikon Coolpix A price confirmed

    The Nikon Coolpix A can shoot 14-bit uncompressed raw format files and also incorporates Nikon’s GUI interface from its DSLR range.

    In terms of build, the Nikon Coolpix A body consists of aluminium alloy casing with a magnesium alloy top plate. The body features two customisable Fn buttons, AF override, a focus mode switch and the same Info button found on Nikon DSLRs.

    Along with a built-in flash (with a Guide Number of 6.6), the Coolpix A also incorporates a hotshoe, and the camera includes a pre-flash feature for greater accuracy.

    Also on-board the Nikon Coolpix A is the same 921K-dot LCD screen found on the Nikon D4.

    Nikon Coolpix A release date announced

    Another signature feature of the Nikon Coolpix A is that Nikon has removed the optical low pass filter to help aid sharper images – a key feature of the Nikon D7100 announced two weeks ago.

    What’s more, the Nikon Coolpix A uses Nikon’s EXPEED 2 processing engine, also found in its DSLR range.

    Other key specs on the Coolpix A include Nikon’s Active D-Lighting (with a bracketing option), anti-reflection coating, Picture Controls, an Intervalometer shooting option and the virtual horizon found in some of Nikon’s DSLRs.

    The Nikon Coolpix A also shoots full HD movies at 30/25/24p, offering photographers manual control and a built-in stereo mic.

    Nikon Coolpix A with new optical viewfinder

    Announced along with the Nikon Coolpix A are the Nikon DF-CPI optical viewfinder, which slides into the Coolpix A’s hotshot, and the Nikon HN-CP18 lens hood.

    PAGE 1: Nikon Coolpix A review video
    PAGE 2: Our original hands-on Nikon Coolpix A review video
    PAGE 3: Our original Nikon Coolpix A announcement story

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    Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 11:00 am under Compact Cameras, Reviews.

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