There’s a number of companies putting out large sensor point and shoot cameras, and now there’s the Nikon A. The new Nikon A has a large APS-C sized sensor that pretty much matches up with what you’ll find in a professional Nikon D7000 DSLR. It’s not quite the magic you’ll find in a full frame Sony RX1 which retails for $2800, but the Nikon A is targeting the retail price of $1,000.
I’m sure there’s a number of people that would be excited about this camera, but I took a look at some of the specs to see if it could replace any of the cameras i’m currently using. Having a large sensor is nice, but for me personally, it falls short in some areas. It has a limited shutter of 1/2000ths, so I can’t see myself using this in place of my DSLR. It has only a fixed 18mm F/2.8 lens (equiv 28mm), which I feel is a bit too wide for portraits. It may be a fun camera for random street photography, but at a $1K price point, I don’t see myself using this for anything else.
The new Nikon Coolpix A is available in Black and Silver, and is already available for pre-order. What do you guys think about the new Nikon Coolpix A? Any ideas of how this camera can fit into your lifestyle or work outside of all the other options available on the market? Sail or Fail? Take a look at more of the specs in the product page via B&HPhotoVideo (Click Here).
Nikon Coolpix A APS-C Sensor Compact Camera
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