Absolute steal: 16.2MP Nikon Coolpix A going for $400, 60% off original price

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, December 22, 2014 at 4:45 PM EST


It’s not often any camera is marked down 60% new, even if it’s getting discontinued. However, for Nikon’s Coolpix A 16.2-megapixel camera with its fixed 28mm f/2.8 lens, that’s just the case.

Specifically, the silver edition available for $400 on Amazon, $600 off its $1,000 MSRP. It’s even available with free two-day shipping to Amazon Prime customers. So, if you order within the next 5 hours you can have it before Christmas.

The camera comes with its pros and cons, which you can read in its entirety on our review. But the long and short of it is, for $400, you’re getting a lot of camera. Overall, the Nikon Coolpix A received 4.5 out of 5 stars in our review, with reviewer Mike Tomkins summarizing:

Courtesy of its fixed, prime lens, the Nikon Coolpix A is a camera that really makes you think about your photos – and in the process, how you can make them better. If you’re not already a prime shooter, you’ll be challenged by it, and you’ll likely find yourself growing as a photographer courtesy of that experience. If you can live within its limitations, it’s a great photographic tool.

If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas present for yourself or a fellow photo friend, this might be just the camera. Head on over to Amazon to pick it up if you’re interested.