Nikon Coolpix A DSLR
  • Nikon Coolpix A DSLR
  • Nikon Coolpix A DSLR
  • Nikon Coolpix A DSLR
  • Nikon Coolpix A DSLR
  • Nikon Coolpix A DSLR
  • Nikon Coolpix A DSLR

Nikon Coolpix A DSLR

Nikon Coolpix A DSLR Price
Nikon Coolpix A DSLR launched in the Indian market on 2013-03-18 and is available to purchase..
Key Features
  • 3 Inches
  • 16.2 MP
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Nikon Coolpix A DSLR - Variant List

Nikon Coolpix A DSLR Black

Nikon Coolpix A DSLR Black

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Nikon Coolpix A DSLR - Price Disclaimer

  • All prices mentioned above is in Indian Rupee.
  • The latest price of Nikon Coolpix A DSLR was obtained on 16 Dec 2019.
  • The price is valid in all major cities of India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, NCR. Please check instructions at the specific stores for any deviation.

Nikon Coolpix A DSLR - Expert Reviews

Overall Review

Global imaging market has recently seen a spur in the diversity of camera types. The finger can always be pointed to the evolution in technologies bringing out products with hybrid nature. So the new Nikon Coolpix A is one example. With it you can find a middle way to DSLRs and SLRs by Nikon. It has a fixed 28mm F2.8 lens. So by offering a small camera that too with a prime lens Nikon joins the class of models by Fujifilm, Sony and Sigma.  The new camera sports 16MP CMOS sensor shared by the DLSR D7000, which has received remarkable reviews. The microlenses of the sensor have been worked upon such that they get compatible with wide-angle lens to decrease shading at the corners even when the wide-angle lens mounts quite close to the sensor. The camera features EXPEED 2 processor, DSLRs as we know use EXPEED 3, so Nikon Coolpix A as stated brings out quality nearly similar to that by DSLR. Nikon A doesn't have an optical low pass filter from the sensor. So the images would retain more detail and be edgier than before. Risk of the moire effect (images with ripple and luster that doesn't exist in real scene) may develop for some buy the higher details outcomes shall overpower it. The fixed lens as stated, if spoken in 35mm terms then it is equal to 28mm making it just the camera for street photography, landscape and documentary. ISO can be set within 100-6400, if the expansion settings are activated then ISO 25600 can also be activated. Active D-lighting, the feature that is exclusive to DSLRs by the firm comes here as well. There are four levels to it from Low to Extra High. Automatic option is also available to it.

Design and Build Quality

The body is entirely metallic and the device well built. The shoot experience is almost like that of a point-and-shoot. Photos might look a bit deceiving in the screen but when you take it out on your computer, the images would look very sharp and detailed. That is the magic of Nikon Coolpix A. The grip is smaller and is basically a raised strip from side. There is small rubber thumb rest at the back. You can single-handedly operate the camera. On the top the there is mode dial with manual, semimanual and auto modes. Two user setting slots with adjustment dial. Even via the drive mode you can get into Movie mode. The pop-up flash is not that impressive. There are two programmable buttons, at front and back, latter gets you to set ISO setting. For selecting focus modes via three-position switch it requires attention to get to the middle position on the top part of body. Overall it can looked at as, fairly manufactured.

Focus and Face Detection

A small switch lets you select the focus mode via which you can choose auto focus, macro focus and manual focus. When in manual focus, a ring around the lens lets you refine the focus. For better focusing you can also magnify with use of button at the back of the camera. The manual focus has received good reviews. You also get face detection feature with Nikon Coolpix A.

Lens and Image Stabilization

You can achieve high sharpness at f/2.8 and as you stop the lens down. The closest focus is manual or macro mode is 10cm from the lens' front. With a wide-angle lens you cannot get more close to the subject. Dynamic range is appreciable and can be expanded by using the D-lighting option. Even in corners under high contrast, the detail is quite good. Exposure is reliable. There is no image stabilization feature in Nikon Coolpix A.

Screen and Menus

The menu is same as that found in Nikon DLSR. Menu is divided into five color coded screens. Playback is colored Blue, shooting menu is colored Green, Setup is orange colored and retouch is purple colored. Retouch involves RAW processing and a number of other effects. The last menu option stores recent settings. Screen is three inches wide and has 921000 dots.


Under CIPA conditions a full charge battery can take 230 shots, which is quite short. For an extended shoot, second battery may be required. Battery is rechargeable Li-Ion type with terminal cover in Nikon Coolpix A.




Video Mode

Videos can be shot at 24/25/30 fps. Movies get recorded in MPEG-4 format compressed in H.264. Sad part is you cannot attach external microphone, so there is no 3.5mm port to Nikon Coolpix A. You can also set the ISO speed to 6400ISO in manual mode, even aperture and shutter speed. There is no wind-filter to help you in windy condition.


The ISO range begins from ISO100 and touches levels of 6400, 12800 and 25600. Hi 2.0 is referred to as ISO25600 and Hi 1.0 as ISO12800. Noise levels are slow at ISO1600, with good detail and at ISO3200 the detail disappears slightly as the noise increases. At ISO 6400 noise increases, loss of detail becomes more noticeable and at ISO12800 noise is at its highest. At this level you may need to resize the image or process the RAW file.


* Image profile resembles to that of DLSR.

* Menus are easier to navigate in Nikon Coolpix A.

* LCD screen is of high-quality.

* A full-sized sensor fit into a pocketable device.


* No Wi-Fi connectivity.

* There are is no filter thread in Nikon Coolpix A.

* Focusing speed is quite slow.

Nikon Coolpix A DSLR User Reviews

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Nikon Coolpix A Dlsr quality in compact camera
by Lalduhpuia Sailo on 2016-08-30

It delivers DSLR quality in a compact camera. It has the samei mage quality with my Nikon DSLR.

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Nikon Coolpix A Dlsr quality in compact camera
by D.P.Sailo on 2016-08-30

It delivers DSLR quality in a compact camera. It has the samei mage quality with my Nikon DSLR.

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Nikon Coolpix A Dlsr quality in compact camera
by dpsailo on 2016-08-30

It delivers DSLR quality in a compact camera. It has the samei mage quality with my Nikon DSLR.

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Nikon Coolpix A DSLR - Specifications

Other Features
  • In The Box Camera Strap, Rechargeable Battery, Charging AC Adapter, USB Cable, Audio Video Cable, Reference Manual CD, Warranty Card
  • Additional Features Focus-area Selection (Face-priority, Lens Construction: 7 Elements in 5 Groups, Normal Area, Wide Area
  • Warranty 1 Year
Camera Features
  • Optical Sensor Resolution 16.2 MP
  • Sensor Type CMOS Sensor
  • Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6 mm
  • Shutter Speed Range 1/2000
  • Optical Zoom No
  • Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
  • Minimum Shutter Speed 30 sec
  • Audio Video Interface HDMI (Mini Connector)
  • Picture Angle 18.5 mm Wide Angle
  • Maximum Recording Resolution (Pixels) -
General Features
  • Brand Nikon
  • Model Name A
  • Type Advanced Point & Shoot
  • Color Black
  • Lens Type Nikkor Lens
  • Auto Focus Contrast Detection AF
  • Manual Focus Yes
  • Focal Length 18.5 mm
  • Aperture Range f/2.8
  • Color Filter Primary (RGB) Color Filter
Convenience Features
  • Shooting Modes Auto, Aperture, Scene, Manual (Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-Up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party/indoor, Beach/Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Pet portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, Food, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key), Program, Shutter Priority
  • Microphone Stereo Microphone
  • PictBridge Yes
  • Continuous Shots Yes, 4 fps
  • Self Timer 2, 5, 10 & 20 sec
  • Delete Function Yes
  • Metering Center-Weighted, Matrix, Spot
  • Supported Languages 21 Languages
Image Enhancements
  • ISO Rating 100-3200
  • White Balancing Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual
  • Red Eye reduction Yes
  • Face Detection No
  • Macro Mode Yes
  • Exposure Compensation 3 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
  • ViewFinder Optical View Finder
  • Display Type TFT LCD
  • Screen Size 3 Inches
  • Image Display Resolution 921000 dots
  • Video Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) @ 30 fps
  • GPS No
  • HDMI Yes
  • USB USB Hi-Speed
Images & Video
  • Image Format JPEG (EXIF 2.3, RAW, DCF, DPOF)
  • Video Format MOV, H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
  • Audio Formats Linear PCM Stereo
Media & Software
  • Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • External Memory Yes
  • Upgradeable Memory Yes
  • Built in Flash Yes
  • External Flash Yes
  • Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Slow Sync Flash
  • Flash Range (Auto ISO) : 0.5 - 11.5m
Power Source
  • AC Adapter AC Adapter EH-5B
  • Battery Type Lithium Battery
  • Dimensions 4.37 x 2.53 x 1.59 Inches
  • Weight 299 gms
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