Preorder the Coolpix A, Nikon’s First DX Compact Aimed at Professionals

The Nikon Coolpix A, another compact DX camera delivering DSLR-like image quality in a pocketable package.
The Nikon Coolpix A, another compact DX camera delivering DSLR-like image quality in a pocketable package.
Nikon announced the Coolpix A, its new compact point-and-shoot flagship that’s aimed at serious enthusiasts and professionals alike.

For $1,096 you get something Fujifilm, Canon and Sony have done already.

Now Nikon delivers its own premium DX compact, a palm-sized little stunner with a fast fixed 18.5mm F2.8 lens (28mm equivalent) and up to ISO 25,600 with boost. The camera is expandable and promises DSLR-like output.

Lots of manual controls in this compact, well built package. Seems you get what you pay for. The silver version even looks a bit like titanium… Yep, there’s an optical viewfinder for $450 a pop, simply irresistible…

For more information on the Coolpix A with “phenomenal compact performance” head over to Nikon or DP Review.

The Coolpix A is available for preorder from Amazon (black/silver), Adorama (black/silver) and B&H (black/silver) for $1,096.

BTW, not a bad promo video:



  • Frank

    F2,8 is NOT fast at all. F1,4 would be fast, but it would have made the lens so much larger.

    • Semi-fast… still bright enough given the ISO capabilities, and bokeh rendering looks nice and creamy.

  • Lee

    Focal length is too long, should have been 35mm equivalent, this will reduce sales dramatically, close but no cigar