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Nikon Coolpix a

£809.99
Nikon Coolpix A
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Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A good spec and multi award winning compact camera, good for portrait photography
Compact 16.2MP 1x No Mar 2013
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Nikon Coolpix a Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix a number 143 in best selling cameras and number 433 across all digital cameras.
91
Reviews
103 Reviews + 8 Awards
58
Value for Money
Average
75
Features
Good Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 103 reviews. This digital camera has received eight awards including a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Lydogbillede.dk plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Nikon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report good picture quality, excellent product quality and that it is robust.
The Coolpix a has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4928 x 3264 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
The palm-sized maestro \
Compact size. prime performance. \\this sleek, high-class compact camera offers a level of performance usually reserved for advanced nikon D-SLR models. get ready to realize more of your photographic vision with a compact camera capable of D-SLR quality photography.\<br>\<br> 18.5mm f/2.8 lens: optical quality comparable to D-SLR interchangeable lenses \\despite its small size, the fine optics of this ultra-compact 18.5mm f/2.8 NIKKOR lens are specially designed to deliver extraordinary sharpness, smooth tonal gradation, highly effective spherical aberration and coma correction for consistent high-resolution image quality throughout the entire frame.\
\<br> the smallest compact camera containing a dx-format CMOS sensor \\the compact COOLPIX A offers exceptional image quality, combining a dx-format CMOS sensor that uses 16.2 effective megapixels with the same high-performance EXPEED 2 image-processing engine found in many nikon D-SLR cameras. by removing the optical low-pass filter, the COOLPIX A is able to reproduce extremely fine detail.\
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity
Does not feature bluetooth

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 383 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 397 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 342 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Nikon Coolpix a In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Eight Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom decided that this digital camera was very good.

This Nikon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both websites Lydogbillede.dk and Lydogbilde.no, both of which concluded that this camera was great.

Two other expert review sites both liked this camera. The writer at website DP Review gave this Nikon digital camera a "Silver" award and concluded it was very good and the writer at review website Firstpost.com gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was brilliant.

The expert at one more expert review site thought that this camera was very good. This was from Ljudochbild.se who gave it an "4 Star".

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 53 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 77 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

This camera has an average owner rating of 87% based on 50 owner reviews. Over 83% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Good Picture Quality

14 people said that the product was able to produce good images and two customers who bought it mentioned that it had a good image sensor.

  • 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…
  • It takes darn good pictures with accurate colors…
  • While it delivers great photos and reason…
    Cnet.com April 2013
  • This is a wonderful compact camera, ideal for travel photography…
  • A large sensor allows for fine detail to be captured…
  • 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 is a pity…
  • Build, handling, picture quality - superb…
    SimonCM (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2015
  • Best in class for image quality (not function) at £279…
    GB (Amazon) - January 2016

Customers Report Good Product Quality

10 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good quality.

Nikon Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 41,156 user and expert reviews (including 10,852 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made and two owners thought it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

11 owners thought it was compact.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix A was good for video recording.

  • HAS IT GOT A MOVIE MODE? ======================= Yes…
  • SO WHY BUY IT? ============== Expensive, no zoom, difficult to find the movie option…
  • 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…

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven owners who purchased it wrote that it 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…
  • Really friendly to use, lens is simply amazing at that price, produces sharp…
  • So this has come down in price to such an extent that it's just a mad bargain…
    SimonCM (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2015
  • It was £279 and that is a great price and trumps anything else in a similar price range…
    GB (Amazon) - January 2016
  • First impressions are of a solid well made product - although not worth what it was originally priced at…
    P. Robinson (Amazon) - January 2015
  • It is the price you pay for a large sensor…
    Chang K. Park (Amazon) - September 2015
  • A very good underrated camera, now available for a bargain price…
  • Impressive images so far from this jewel of a camera - and purchased at a bargain price too…
  • SO WHY BUY IT? ============== Expensive, no zoom, difficult to find the movie option…

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Three customers who reviewed the Nikon Coolpix A thought it had a good zoom and three customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good lens.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £809.99 it is in the most expensive 19% of digital cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon Coolpix A and the United Kingdom price of £809.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $598.82 (£825.65).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Nikon released the Coolpix A in March 2013.

Features

4928 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon Coolpix A is 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Coolpix A of 16.2MP is higher than 65% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon Coolpix A's optical zoom of only 1x is in the smallest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras.

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Smaller Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Coolpix A's minimum aperture number of only 2.8 is in the smallest 21% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Coolpix A of only 3,200 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 73% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix A has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix A's weight of 299g is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 63% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Coolpix A's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 18% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Coolpix A does not feature bluetooth. 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Nikon Coolpix A's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm is longer than 82% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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2464 X 1632 Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix A supports a maximum still image resolution of 2464 x 1632. That's 37% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Nikon Coolpix A features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Coolpix A has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Coolpix A of 921,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 29% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Only 230 Battery Life

The Nikon Coolpix A is a camera that takes 230 shots battery life.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix A has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most other cameras, the Coolpix A does not support Wi-Fi. 69% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Coolpix A features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00018208935192, 00018208935239

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