It seems that little cameras packed with big imaging sensors become one of new imaging trends nowadays. The new Nikon Coolpix A combines each of these features in an very compact package. It is a new premium compact camera which has precisely the same DX-format 16.2-megapixel CMOS sensor as the Nikon D7000 DSLR but with no optical low-pass filter for maximum sharpness.
The Coolpix A which measuring 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.6 inches and weighing 10.6 ounces is very similar in size to the Sony Cyber-shot RX1. Nikon uses a smaller APS-C sized chip that’s similar to those found in DSLRs and several mirrorless compact system cameras (CSC) for Nikon Coolpix A. Constructed from magnesium and aluminium alloy, the Nikon Coolpix A is very lightweight and will not add too much bulk to a kit bag. It also features a fastened lens with a large-angle focal length of 28mm which is plenty wide enough for sweeping landscapes and street photography. The lens features a maximum aperture of f/2.8 at the wide-angle setting, which when paired with the Coolpix APS-C sensor creates some nicely blurred backgrounds.
At the rear of the Coolpix A, you can find a mounted-mount 3-in. LCD. It worked well in most instances however had some problems with direct sunshine till +3 (0 is default). On each sides of the show are dedicated buttons for key parameters including exposure compensation and ISO.
On the top of the camera, you can find a tiny dial that can be used to alter shutter speed or in combination with one in all the other buttons. Like the rest of the Nikon Coolpix A, these dials are well made and responsive. The Help button reveals explanations and tips for the currently highlighted operate when pressed. On the opposite side of the screen is the playback button.
The Nikon Coolpix A sensor has 16.2 Megapixels and dispenses with the optical low pass filter for sharper results. Nikon has also optimized the micro-lenses on the sensor to figure with the fixed wide angle lens to attenuate lightweight fall off within the corners. The lens itself encompasses a focal length of 18.5mm and a focal ratio of f2.8. An optional adapter supports the use of 46mm filters and a lens hood. The lens extends throughout power-up and options a built-in cowl like a purpose-and-shoot model.
The camera features Expeed 2 processing engine which means that it produces images of a very similar quality to the DSLR. Nikon has removed the optical low pass filter from the sensor, and this could mean the camera manages to record a lot of detail, or at least sharper fine details.
The Nikon Coolpix A can record full 1080p, 1920×1080 pixel HD movies at 30fps with stereo sound. It additionally offers a 720p mode at 1280×720 pixels (thirty fps). Movies can be played back on a HDTV via the engineered-in HDMI connector, although as usual there is no suitable cable equipped in the box. The Coolpix A supports the CEC feature for HDMI which enables playback control using your TV’s remote management. You can adjust the aperture and shutter speed before shooting a movie where you are able to manually focus before the movie starts which rules out direct management of more creative effects.
Nikon Coolpix A is supplied with a strap, USB cable, lithium-ion battery rated 230 shots, wall charger, and a CD-ROM with Nikon’s Read NX2 software for handling RAW and JPEG files. Buying a spare battery is a wise idea if you are planning for an all-day shoot since the battery is clearly purpose-and-shoot level rather than more strong DSLR or CSC ratings.
The Nikon Coolpix A makes it super fast and easy to induce technically nice photos. It’s an incredible little camera that handles super-quick and simply shoots, simply sort of a DSLR or perhaps faster, and the ensuing images are a minimum of as sensible as from a DSLR. For photos of places and things, the Coolpix A likewise astounds with its ultra fast operation.
Auto focus, settings, playback, everything simply goes fast – get your own Nikon Coolpix A now!