Nikon Coolpix A review: The large-sensor, fixed prime lens camera finally goes mainstream


posted Friday, July 5, 2013 at 4:29 PM EDT

Nikon's Coolpix compact camera line finally has its first large-sensor model, and with our Nikon Coolpix A review we've taken an in-depth look at this interesting camera. It's the company's first entry into the burgeoning large-sensor, fixed prime lens market, and the category's first offering from a mainstream brand.

As of its announcement it was also the smallest and lightest by a fair margin, and tied for the most affordable. While it's since been bested in those areas by the Ricoh GR, it's still a very compact camera especially when you consider that it's packed in a large APS-C image sensor and a bright f/2.8 wide-angle lens.

But is it just a niche model, or can the Coolpix A appeal to a broader demographic? And how does its image quality compare to interchangeable-lens models? Read our Nikon Coolpix A review, and find out!