Seeking advice: Nikon Coolpix A or Canon EOS M?

Started Jun 17, 2014 | Questions thread
OP Shurato New Member • Posts: 22
Verdict and mini-Review Re: Seeking advice: Nikon Coolpix A or Canon EOS M?

Shurato wrote:

Hi folks,

I thought posting this question in the DX forums since the "Nikon Coolpix A" sports a DX sensor and is thus aimed to the more enthusiast community found in the DX SLR forum I would guess-timate.

Now eventually I went ahead and got the Coolpix A - and man, what a piece of nifty technique this is. It's truly pocketable, albeit a tad too big for a Jeans pocket of course, but it would fit pretty nicely in leg pockets as trekking pants have The fact that it sports an APS-C sensor and takes really good pictures with excellent colour rendition, good sharpness from corner to corner, minimal barrel distortion, makes it a winner to me. Shooting with a fixed lens is a first experience for me - and it's fun, adding to this "no-frills" property of this cam. It's just what your eyes see you take as a picture and done. Yet, at times having a small zoom would come in handy; if it was possible to have some kind of mini-zoom and yet keeping the same lens size when collapsed, i.e. something like 28-56mm (essentially a 2x zoom) it would come in very handy for doing some "basic framing" i.e. not needing to stand in the middle of the road when wanting to take a specific architecture photo Maybe in a next iteration? And plus if the battery would hold (significantly) more than around 220 shots, it'd be awesome.
Now for the clearance-sale price I got the cam for it's worth every penny. At the same time, if money was no issue, to me it'd be even worth the regular price of around 1000$, yet, I'm pretty aware that this definitively goes into the "enthusiast budgetary accounting" category.

 Shurato's gear list:Shurato's gear list
Fujifilm FinePix F31fd Samsung TL500 Nikon 1 J1 Samsung NX500 Nikon 1 Nikkor VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 +3 more
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