Nikon Coolpix A Review

Announced Mar 5, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 mm
dpreview conclusion

The Coolpix A offers DSLR-standard image quality and an excellent 28mm-equivalent lens in a well-polished, pocketable camera. Compared to the competition, the Coolpix A is solid, if not class leading in any particular respect, but its user interface will be immediately familiar to Nikon shooters and the results it produces are dependably good.

Good for

Nikon users looking for a pocketable alternative to their DSLR (particularly those who own Nikon Speedlights).

Not so good for

Photographers shooting fast-moving subjects.

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