Nikon has recently announced a new camera aimed at professional photographers who want a compact shooter, the Coolpix A – Nikon’s first APS-C sensor compact camera.
What Nikon has done here is they took a point-and-shoot body then equipped it with a DX-format CMOS sensor which are found in some of Nikon’s own DSLRs. So what you’re expected to get from the Coolpix A are rendering capabilities that Nikon claims to be comparable to those of DSLRs plus the advantages of having a compact body.
Spec-wise, what you’re getting is a wide-angle 18.5mm prime lens with a max aperture of f/2.8. It has an ISO range of 100 to 6400, as well as additional expansion up to ISO 25600. Continuous shooting of up to 4 fps and full-HD video recording function. All of that in a magnesium alloy body that is 110.0 mm wide, 64.3 mm high and 40.3 mm deep.
Nikon Coolpix A specs:
16.2MP CMOS 14-bit, APS-C/Nikon DX
ISO 100-6400/25600 (exp)
28mm, f2.8 lens
4fps burst shooting
30 – 1/2000 sec shutter speed
3-inch fixed 921,600 dots TFT LCD
up to 1080p video recording
Battery life of up to 230 shots
110 x 64.3 x 40.3 mm
Black & Silver models
The Nikon Coolpix A will be available in the US starting March 21 with a price tag of $1100 or almost Php45,000.