Nikon's Coolpix A is the first (and only) Coolpix series camera to include its DX (APS-C) sized CMOS image sensor usually found in Nikon's entry level DSLRs, which makes the "A" not only a member of Nikon's Advance Performance series like the P520 and P7700, but the Flagship on the entire Coolpix brand (for 2013).
Nikon mates the 16.2-megapixel CMOS image sensor to an 18.5mm prime NIKKOR lens with a sporty f/2.8 aperture. In 35mm terms, we're talking a 28mm lens without zoom capabilities. A 4 frames-per-second burst shooting mode will help capture fast action and advanced capabilities include Full Manual Control and RAW/NEF image capture. There are also a number of Nikon's artistic enhancement Scene Modes to stylize your shots.
In addition to its own feature set, the Nikon Coolpix A has been designed with a few optional accessories, including an Optical Viewfinder, an Adapter Ring and metal Lens Hood combination, and a Wireless Mobile Adapter adding WiFi capabilities.
Nikon Coolpix A Features
- 16.2-megapixel DX-format (APS-C) image sens
- 18.5mm (28mm, 35mm equivalent) prime NIKKOR lens
- f/2.8 aperture
- 4 frames-per-second burst shooting
- Quick Auto Focus
- Scene Modes
- Full Manual Controls (P, S, A, M)
- RAW/NEF Image Capture
- Full Size Hot Shoe
- Optional Accessories
- DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder
- UR-E24 Adapter Ring
- HN-CP18 metal Lens Hood
- Optional Wi-Fi Connectivity via the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Offered in either silver or black, the Nikon Coolpix A will be be available in March (2013) with an MSRP of $1,099.95. The DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder will have an MSRP of $449.96; the UR-E24 Adapter Ring and HN-CP18 metal Lens Hood will be available together with an MSRP of $129.96.