Nikon COOLPIX A brings DX-format sensor to a surprisingly tiny body

Mar 5, 2013
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Nikon COOLPIX A brings DX-format sensor to a surprisingly tiny body

The newest pocketable beast with a hearty ability to break out extremely high-quality photos comes from Nikon with the COOLPIX A. Inside this camera you'll find a 16.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor with the ability to snap photos with image quality the company says were only previously possible with a Nikon D-SLR. This bump allows this model to become - quite easily - the new champion in the segment - the new flagship COOLPIX camera without a doubt.

This device works with an all-glass 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) prime lens with no less than a f/2.8 aperture to back it up. You'll be working with quick AF performance at 4 frames per second bursts, a collection of fabulous scene modes, and wi-fi connectivity if you do so wish to have it. To grab that connectivity you'll beed to pick up the also relatively new WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter - a tiny little bug you'll love plugging in to the side of your brand new COOLPIX.

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You'll be working with a manual focus ring, full manual exposure controls, and the ability to shoot in real-deal completely RAW/NEF if you'd like. Your manual exposure controls allow you to shoot in P, S, A, or M, your desire being its reality - and there's a collection of accessories coming on as well. You'll be working with a DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder, a UR-E24 Adapter Ring for all the filters and lens hoods you want, and a hearty HN-CP18 metal Lens Hood.

There's a full-size hot shoe port as well if you're all about the Nikon Speedlight collection - go wild! This device will be revealed in both Black and Silver when it's ready - inside March 2013 for the market at a suggested retail price of $1099.95 USD. We'll be seeing this device released at all your favorite fine camera shops and, if you're lucky, we'll be reviewing it here on SlashGear too, soon!


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