It seemed to me as though it was not too long ago that Nikon introduced a bunch of new digital cameras for the masses, and the “season” has hit yet again, with the Nikon Coolpix A. The Coolpix A will sport an exclusively designed wide-angle 18.5mm, f/2.8 fixed focal length NIKKOR lens, and Nikon claims that it boasts of similar rendering capabilities that is comparable to those of a digital SLR camera, although this one will obviously be crammed in a compact body.
In fact, the Coolpix A is the first Coolpix compact digital camera of its kind to be equipped with a DX-format CMOS sensor. That alone should be reason enough to check out the Coolpix A if you are out hunting for a new shooter. After all, thanks to the extremely practical wide-angle lens which covers a wide range of shooting scenes, you should see more compliments come flowing in whenever you show people your shots.
The entire Coolpix A tips the scales at approximately 299 grams, and it also supports recording of 14-bit compressed NEF (RAW) images, in addition to the ability of being able to record Full HD movies without missing a beat. [Press Release]