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Nikon Coolpix A review

DSLR quality from a compact camera

Nikon Coolpix A review

Even though this was shot at f/16, vignetting is still apparent in the sky. There's lots of detail in the focused areas of the image though.

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Nikon Coolpix A review

Despite the tricky lighting conditions the Coolpix A has done a pretty good job with the exposure here - it just needs a little post-capture adjustment to the brightness.

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Nikon Coolpix A lighthouse

We had to increase the suggested exposure by 1EV to get the white stripes of this lighthouse looking just right.

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Nikon Coolpix A review

Taken at f/16, the 28mm (effective focal length) lens has captured plenty of depth of field.

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Nikon Coolpix A review

Colours are natural - if muted by the weather conditions.

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Nikon Coolpix A review

Left to its own devices the Coolpix A's Evaluative Metering system has delivered a good result here despite the bright, overcast sky. There's very mild chromatic aberration visible along some of the branches in the top left corner of the frame.

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Nikon Coolpix A review

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Nikon Coolpix A review

The white balance system has coped well with the mixed lighting in this scene.

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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