Nikon Coolpix A
Availability: March 2013
The outlook: A fixed-focal-length lens model with an APS-C sensor along the lines of Fujifilm's popular X100 and X100s, the Coolpix A's price may put off a lot of folks who simply want a high-quality compact, but may attract potential buyers experiencing sticker shock from the full-frame Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1.
- Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $1,096.95
The good: The Nikon Coolpix A produces the excellent photos you'd expect from a large sensor, and the camera is well built with a streamlined, if somewhat point-and-shoot-like, design.
The bad: For the price, it needs to deliver a little more, such as a viewfinder; aspects of its performance could be better.
The bottom line: If you're very picky about photo quality and prefer autofocus to manual -- but don't care about a viewfinder -- the Nikon Coolpix A is probably worth the money. Otherwise, wait for the price to drop.
March 31, 2013 9:35 PM PDT
Photo by: Nikon
| Caption by: Joshua Goldman, Lori Grunin
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