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Nikon COOLPIX A 16.2 MP Digital Camera with 28mm f-2.8 Lens (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Review Summary ,  Aug 3, 2015

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Nikon COOLPIX A 16.2 MP Digital Camera with 28mm f/2.8 Lens (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 46 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 2.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Image5.0   above average
Quality5.0   above average
Lens4.6   exceptional


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Focus

Focus:
"The autofocus is a little slow; but I didn't have much of an issue."
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"Even though focusing is not the fastest, it is very accurate."
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"While it has amazing image quality in low light, focusing in general is slow and not so accurate at times."
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"I never felt like I missed a moment because the focus was too slow."
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"The Coolpix A does have nicely damped manual focusing, but you still have to evaluate your focus on the screen which will slow you down more than the AF."
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"The color of the jpg conversion and sharp focusing at F2.8 is a winner for such a small camera."
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"great for static images but poor autofocus in low light or moving subjects."
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"RX100 advantages does have faster auto focus, in superior auto you do not need to physically hit a switch to go in between macro and auto focus."
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"Using the Coolpix A what really bugs me is the lack of actual zoom on this thing and the slow autofocus on this thing as well."
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Image

Image:
"Image quality: as good as dslr"
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"What is true is that the Coolpix A's only competitor, the very nice Ricoh GR, doesn't have image stabilization either."
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"This camera has produced outstanding images, even indoors in low light because of the f2.8 maximum aperture."
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"This lens is very sharp, and if one shoots in RAW format, there's lots that can be done to get terrific images."
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"Good image quality in a small package."
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Lens

Lens:
"Despite software tricks, wide angle zooms or wide-to-tele zoom lenses are really not that great in absolute terms."
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"If you like to pick out small details from far away, a wide lens won't be a good choice."
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"As for Nikon not incorporating VR in wide angle lenses, this isn't true; VR is used in the very good Nikon 16-35 lens."
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"OTOH, single focal length lenses need only do one job well and the lens on the Coolpix A is a champ."
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"I'm using DXO software to process images and they have a module for this sensor lens combination, which makes for easy correction of all of the inherent foibles."
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Quality

Quality:
"Image quality: as good as dslr"
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"This is my go to camera for snapshots due to its lightness but excellent picture quality."
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"Excellent picture quality."
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"Good image quality in a small package."
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"The pictures are high quality and the camera is easy to use."
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Sensor

Sensor:
"In the past year, I've also had to send a camera back to Canon for the same problem (dust on sensor), and unlike Nikon, their return process is streamlined and painless."
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"This Coolpix A has the same sensor as the Nikon D7100 and that is a great camera."
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"I'm using DXO software to process images and they have a module for this sensor lens combination, which makes for easy correction of all of the inherent foibles."
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"If you want a larger image walk closer or zoom in when you print, the large sensor lets you crop and has plenty of resolution for good results."
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"So you get the best lens sensor combo you can get your hands on."
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"The best thing was that the Coolpix A has a good APS sensor, but I wasn't sure about having a fixed wide angle lens."
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