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Nikon Coolpix A review

DSLR quality from a compact camera

As part of our image quality testing for the Nikon Coolpix A, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Nikon Coolpix A is capable of resolving up to around 26 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Nikon Coolpix A review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 100, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 200, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 1600, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 3200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 6400, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 12800, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 25600, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 100, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 200, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 1600, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 3200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 6400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 12800, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Nikon Coolpix A review

ISO 25600, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
USBYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyCoolpix
ColourBlack
Brand NameNikon
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Face Detection, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4 AVC
Weight (Approximate)299 g
Minimum Focus Distance100 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4928 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution16.9 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedEN-EL20
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height64.3 mm
Width111 mm
Depth40.3 mm
Focal Length18.50 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerNikon Corporation
Product ModelA
Product NameCoolpix A Compact Camera
Product LineCoolpix
Aspect Ratio3:2
Manufacturer Part Number26423
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nikon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Phenomenal compact performance

A one-of-a-kind COOLPIX camera that brings the dazzling image quality of a Nikon DX-format D-SLR image sensor and the superb optical quality of a NIKKOR fixed (prime) lens to the COOLPIX Advanced Performance collection. Create truly stunning photos and Full HD 1080p videos with beautifully blurred backgrounds and tack-sharp subjects, even in low light, and grow your capabilities over time with a growing collection of compatible Nikon accessories.

Battery Life230 Shot/1.17 Hour Video
Display Resolution921000 Pixel