Nikon Coolpix A with APS-C sensor announced

Nikon Coolpix A with APS-C sensor announced

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.

coolpix A

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.

coolpix A_black


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
Contrast AF
30 – 1/2000 sec shutter speed
Focus ring
Hot shoe
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
299 g
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.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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2 Responses

  1. tarush says:

    This is one of the cameras that photographers drool these days…

  2. D Lanor says:

    Heard at Nikon headquarters, 9 months ago :

    employee: Boss! Sony is killing us with their RX100 enthusiast camera!
    boss: Not to worry shinto-san. Use a Sony-like sensor, Sony specs, and double the Sony price. Dress up the camera to make it look “rugged”. As a cost savings measure, include a 28mm lens like Sony, we’ll just omit the zoom. We shall say that focus is always more valuable than zoom! We shall destroy them with our products, as we are Nikon. There is no other!
    employee: Oh Boss! We love you so much …

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