I held the A at a store
Re: I held the A at a store
I own the A, and have played with the 1 series cameras - I think the A has a pretty solid build. Any benefit the 1 series might have in this area is small - drop either camera from a distance, and it's going to sustain damage. The only negative aspect worth talking about when comparing the A to the 1 series is AF speed - the AF speed of the 1 series is much better. However, the IQ of the A is really outstanding, much better than the 1 series, especially given the size of the A. It really boils down to what your needs and expectations are. I love my Coolpix A, even with its slow AF.