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Nikon Coolpix a

£825.99
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
A multi award winning compact camera with poor features
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, we have ranked the Nikon Coolpix a number 394 across all digital cameras.
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109 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Missing Some Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 109 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. Canon 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 digital cameras 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, good picture quality and it is robust.
The Coolpix a is missing some features:
Quite small optical zoom
Quite large closest focusing distance
Does not feature bluetooth
Does not support Wi-Fi

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 294 in sports photography cameras. It is also mediocre for portrait photography, ranking number 269 in portrait photography cameras as well being mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 322 in landscape photography cameras.
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Nikon Coolpix a In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

The writers at review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

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

Two more expert review sites both endorsed this camera. The expert at website DP Review gave this Nikon digital camera a "Silver" award and concluded it was very good and the writer at website Firstpost.com thought that it was excellent and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

The expert at one more expert review site thought that this camera was very good. This Nikon camera received a "4 Star" award from Ljudochbild.se.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Nikon camera is 77 out of 100 based on 53 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, What Digital Camera and CNET.com.

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User Reviews Are Good

Based on 56 user reviews the average user rating of this Nikon digital camera is 87%. 33 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Great Product Quality

11 people mentioned in their reviews that the Nikon Coolpix A was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

15 people said that the Nikon Coolpix A was able to produce good images and two owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it 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…
  • Impressive images so far from this jewel of a camera -…
  • 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…
  • It takes crystal clear photographs that can be breath taking…
  • Best in class for image quality (not function) at £279…
    GB (Amazon) - January 2016
  • Build, handling, picture quality - superb…
    SimonCM (Amazon) - November 2015

Very Good Brand

Based on 30,771 user and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report it is Robust

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made and two owners concluded that the Nikon Coolpix A was strong and durable.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good looking.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

11 customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two people who purchased this digital camera reckoned 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…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Eight people wrote in their reviews 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…
  • Impressive images so far from this jewel of a camera - and purchased at a bargain price too…
  • 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…
  • It was £279 and that is a great price and trumps anything else in a similar price range…
    GB (Amazon) - January 2016
  • A real bargain at under £300…
    John Bean (Amazon) - November 2015
  • So this has come down in price to such an extent that it's just a mad bargain…
    SimonCM (Amazon) - November 2015
  • First impressions are of a solid well made product - although not worth what it was originally priced at…
  • A very good underrated camera, now available for a bargain price…

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners considered that this digital camera had a good lens and three owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom.

  • Brings a few others, namely lens distortion and absolute…
    Techtree.com November 2013
  • A few months ago everyone was agog (and still are!) with maxi zoom cameras…
  • HAS IT GOT A ZOOM? ================== No…
  • Have a 1" sensor and a lens that quickly stops down when going to the longer range of its focal length…
    GB (Amazon) - January 2016
  • The lens is sharp corner to corner even wide open despite some online reviews reporting corner blurring…
    John Bean (Amazon) - November 2015
  • In short distance and mid distance portraits it can happen that camera shows that main subject is in focus (the focus frame changes colour from red to green…
    Igorvil (Amazon) - February 2016
  • Really friendly to use, lens is simply amazing at that price, produces sharp…
  • This is why a lot of people have focus issues with this cam…
  • SO WHY BUY IT? ============== Expensive, no zoom, difficult to find the movie option…
  • It's surely not the fastest camera focusing.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £825.99 it is more expensive than 82% of cameras.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Coolpix A of 16.2MP is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The Coolpix A's optical zoom of only 1x is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 3% of all digital 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 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Coolpix A of 2.8 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Nikon Coolpix A has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

The Coolpix A's weight of 299g is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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4928 X 3264 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Coolpix A supports a maximum still image resolution of 4928 x 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 3696 x 2448 pixels and 2464 x 1632 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 6016 x 4016 pixels and the worst is 384 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Coolpix A's closest focusing distance of 0.1m is quite large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 10% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Coolpix A of 921,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The Nikon Coolpix A's display diagonal of 3" is quite large compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 22% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The display diagonals of digital cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Coolpix A does not feature bluetooth, although it is worth keeping in mind that 96% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Coolpix A has a tripod mount. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon Coolpix A does not support Wi-Fi, although keep in mind that 72% of digital cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon Coolpix A has an HDMI port, unlike 71% 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|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

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

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Coolpix A features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since March 2013.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208264230, 00018208264247, 00018208935192, 00018208935239

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