Nikon Coolpix A is an APS-C Fixed Lens Camera


The Nikon Coolpix A is a new 16.2MP DX-format fixed lens camera. It sports a fixed 18.5mm f/2.8 lens (28mm equivalent) and offers a more modern design than other fixed lens cameras like the Fuji X100S.

Nikon Coolpix A Key Features

  • 16.2-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) prime lens with f/2.8 aperture
  • Quick AF performance (4 frames-per-second)
  • Multiple Scene Modes
  • Manual controls (P,S,A,M) and ability to capture RAW/NEF image files
  • Wi-Fi accessible with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter

Several accessories will be available for the Coolpix A including the DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder, the UR-E24 Adapter Ring for attaching lens hoods and filters, and the HN-CP18 metal Lens Hood.

The Nikon Coolpix A is available in black and silver. It retails for $1,099.95 and should be on store shelves later this month. Check availability at B&H Photo, Adorama and

Fujifilm Releases 5 New Compact Cameras

Fuji F850EXR

Fuji F850EXR

Fuji announced several new compact cameras yesterday:

  1. F900EXR
  2. F850EXR
  3. S6800
  4. S4800
  5. JX680

The F900EXR and F850EXR are both 16MP superzoom, compact cameras with a 20x optical zoom. The F900EXR offers a few premium features (like Wireless Image Transfer and higher continuous shooting frame rates) over the F850EXR, but otherwise appear to be the same cameras. [Read more…]

Canon PowerShot N Hands-On

Canon PowerShot N

The Canon PowerShot N is definitely one of the most unique cameras released this year at CES 2013. While it offers common features found in modern point and shoot cameras (like a 12.MP sensor and an 8x optical zoom lens with image stabilization), the form-factor and control scheme of the PowerShot N puts it on an entirely different playing field than your typical pocket camera.

I had a chance to go hands-on with the new compact shooter at CES 2013 and learn a little more about how the camera works. [Read more…]