What is the purpose of the Coolpix A?

Started Apr 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Darryl E Mylrea Regular Member • Posts: 194
Re: What is the purpose of specialized gear?

Grevture wrote:

I guess that could be aimed at me

Out of curiosity: what is it with that analogy you disagree with? How is a specialized lens, flash or filter any different (in purpose) then a specialized camera?

Because the Coolpix A isn't a lens, or a filter or a flash.  It's a complete camera.  A lens/flash/filter is an accessory use to make a tool (the camera) more flexible.  The "A", with it's permanent 28mm lens is not flexible in the same sense.

In a VERY generalized way, yes, both are specialized pieces of equipment.  In my mind, and the reason I posted originally is that the "A" is what it is, and is unchangeable.  I could not imagine a use for a $1000 P&S.  Now I can.  

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