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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:07 pm 
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It's up against Fuji X100s. Tough competition. Also, my Sony RX100 is half the price and I'm very pleased with results from that. It will be interesting to see comparisons once full review is up.


I think it is more in competition with the RX100 than the Fuji if size is important, which I think is the whole point behind this camera. I agree that the sony is an attractive less expensive alternative.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Hi everyone, our in-depth review is ready to go!

Find out more in my Nikon COOLPIX A review!

Very crisp results from the sensor...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:00 pm 
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Gordon, thanks for the thorough review! It is good to see that the pop-up flash can control an off-camera Speedlight; no need for a cord to link the hot shoe and flashgun, if the situation allows the flashgun's sensor to be within line-of-sight of the camera flash, or a reflective surface allows the signal to make contact. This leaves the flash shoe available for the accessory OVF.

This would be a good back-up camera for my wife, whose employer mandates Nikon images, as her preferred carrying case is too small for a second DSLR body. The price, however, is a substantial consideration, more than a new D7000, and nearly as much as a D7100! The camera's price is actually more tolerable than that of the add-on OVF, unless the latter is an absolute optical gem.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:34 am 
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The price of this is a bit of a joke really. The one redeeming feature is that it may be good for street photography because of its focal length and small size. It also looks like a tourist's camera and so you can get away with more candids.

But the price - with no viewfinder! There are other options for half the price which will give you very similar results. Sony, and m43 spring to mind among others.

Also, I'm not sure why the images were compared against a camera costing one third the price with a comparably tiny sensor.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:58 am 
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Ming Thein blogged favorably about this new Nikon, and mentioned that he had used a Voigtlander OVF.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:44 pm 
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Perhaps the newly-announced Ricoh GR will prompt Nikon to adjust the price of the A to be more competitive?

I have handled the Nikon A a bit more; I like the way manual focus works, by turning a ring on the lens body, and the nice distance scale that displays on the LCD. This is a very likable camera! As soon as I get some vehicle repairs accomplished, I may try to acquire an A as soon as the budget allows.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:30 pm 
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Well, it seems the in-built pop-up flash cannot act in Nikon's Commander mode, which uses I-TTL to fully control off-camera Nikon Speedlight flashes wirelessly. This is a disappointment, but perhaps the little flash can trigger off-camera flashguns that are in manual mode, set to flash when detecting another flash. Of course, the option of using an SC-28 cord, or third-party alternatives, will allow off-camera TTL flash, within the limitations of cord length.

It remains unclear whether the Nikon SU-800 will work with the A; probably not, if Nikon USA's website is correct in its listing of compatible accessories. The SU-800 mounts on a DSLR hot shoe, and controls off-camera Speedlights with the Nikon Creative Lighting System/I-TTL.

Well, anyway, I am potentially very close to making a decision on an A, depending upon several other financial factors. Does anyone reading this have any commentary?

Edited to add: I just bought an A! The battery is charging, so it will be a couple of hours before I can play with it. I chose to support a local merchant, who needs the business, so I bought Gordon a couple of virtual cups of coffee! :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 1:18 am 
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My A is a quite good little camera! :)

To address one point in my earlier post, it is not compatible with the SU-800. The SU-800's LCD shows an error message when it is mounted on the A. It appears that an SC-28, or a third-party off-camera flash shoe cord, is the best means to move the flash off-camera while retaining I-TTL function.

Of course, a flashgun, such as my SB-910, mounted on the A's hot shoe is much better than the in-built pop-up flash, as the light can be diverted and bounced, and doubles as a very comfortable add-on grip when the camera is in vertical/portrait orientation. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:45 pm 
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Hi..
As I read in the review of this camera, it is the first consumer-oriented camera along with a DX sensor. It is really a nice model by Nikon.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:51 pm 
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Nikon has always remain in the race to manufacture something good and creative. Though Nikon Coolpix A is the smallest camera and I have read it's features are not less than the other products of Nikon but honestly speaking this time I don't like the design of the model. It seems like 1970's model rather than 2013.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:41 pm 
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I finally bought our second A. It seems to have come from the liquidated inventory of a camera store in Illinois, still sealed in the factory box, a Nikon USA product, for $649. Now, my wife and I will not need to sort-out which one of us will be using the A. :-)

I captured a few hand-held images of the night sky, which looked quite decent, considering the huge amount of light pollution present, plus the usual Gulf coastal haze. (Texas coast, Gulf of Mexico) The camera's sensor was seeing stars which my eyes could not detect by looking at the sky. These images are not suited for sharing with the world, but indicate what I might be able to accomplish by driving away from the mega-metropolis on a clear night, with a tripod. It will be interesting to compare the Nikon A with a Nikon D700 at equivalent aperture and ISO settings.

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