We've just posted a selection of real-world samples shot with the Nikon Coolpix A. The Coolpix A offers a 16MP APS-C sensor in a genuinely compact body, mated to a 28mm equivalent F2.8 retractable lens. This makes it the latest in an expanding group of high-end, photographer-focused compact cameras with prime lenses - a trend started by the Sigma DP1. Despite the Coolpix naming, the 'A's user interface has more in common with the company's DSLRs.

Although we still have some reservations about the Coolpix A - specifically its relatively slow maximum aperture and high price tag - we found it more enjoyable than we expected when shooting with it and have added some first impressions to our preview and will be adding studio samples in the coming days.

Nikon Coolpix A preview samples - Posted April 3rd 2013

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