Make every moment a masterpiece.
Meet the new flagship of the COOLPIX Advanced Performance collection, the COOLPIX A, a one-of-a-kind Nikon camera that produces high-resolution photos and Full HD 1080p videos in a class of their own. The COOLPIX A is exceptional in every aspect. For exceptional image quality, it employs a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, the same type used in our outstanding DX-format D-SLR cameras, but in a compact body. For exceptional clarity and low-light performance, it features one of the most impressive NIKKOR lenses we've ever put on a COOLPIX camera. For exceptional versatility, it's compatible with many Nikon accessories like a Wi-Fi adapter that lets you instantly share your photos. Simply put, the COOLPIX A produces the kind of photos and videos that will leave your dazzled friends and family asking, "What kind of camera do you have?"
- 16.2 MP DX-format CMOS sensor
Create D-SLR quality images
Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor for the ultimate COOLPIX image quality and low-light performance
At the heart of the COOLPIX A is a high-performance Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor, the same size sensor used in Nikon DX-format D-SLRs! Achieve the ultimate COOLPIX image quality—breathtaking crystal-clear photos and Full HD videos with vibrant colors and rich textures—and shoot without a flash in some of the most poorly lit situations.
Expand your capabilities and creativity
A complete camera system adds variety to your photos
The COOLPIX A includes a full-size accessory shoe that’s compatible with many exciting Nikon accessories. Frame your pictures up close by adding an optical viewfinder. Minimize flare caused by direct sunlight and get clearer photos with better contrast using a Lens Hood. An array of accessories helps you do that, plus take control of light, fire the camera remotely, geotag your shots and more! Add accessories to easily customize your camera system and cater to your unique needs.
Share to your compatible smartphone or tablet
Compatible with the WU-1a wireless mobile adapter for anytime, anywhere sharing
Connect the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and wirelessly transfer photos to your compatible smartphone, tablet or any Wi-Fi enabled device±. Use your compatible smartphone or tablet to instantly upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. Or, remotely control the COOLPIX A—see what the camera sees from your smartphone or tablet and fire off shots!
Record superior videos
1080p Full HD videos with stereo sound for dazzling movies
If you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX—delivers. 1080p Full HD means exceptional video quality. Record the action, then use an optional HDMI cable to connect to an HDTV and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.
Take control of your vision
Full manual control and RAW (NEF) capability for additional flexibility
The COOLPIX A takes exceptional images on its own, but when you want to take control, you can. Select from Programmed, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority or Manual mode and bring your vision to life. For those who want to record the purest, unmodified versions of their photos, the COOLPIX A can record in RAW (NEF) mode.
Superior low-light performance
The COOLPIX A's highly sensitive CMOS image sensor performs so well in low-light situations that in most cases, using the flash is optional. Capture the moment without interrupting it.
Sharp subjects and softly blurred backgrounds
The COOLPIX A features a truly superb lens, a fixed (prime) 28mm** f/2.8 NIKKOR glass lens. Create tack-sharp wide-angle images with beautifully blurred backgrounds, and enjoy enhanced low-light performance compared to a typical zoom lens.
ISO 6400Maximum high ISO available on the camera is 6400 ISO.
CMOSComplementary metal-oxide semiconductor, one of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras. The Nikon COOLPIX CMOS image sensor with a backside illumination structure increases the amount of light that each pixel receives. The resulting improvement in noise and sensitivity reduction makes the select COOLPIX cameras more capable when shooting night scenes or in dark indoor situations.
Clear Color DisplayThis innovative technology improves screen visibility for a more vivid, clear image when taking and sharing pictures. Reflections are minimized while contrast and power savings are improved. (In select COOLPIX models).
Smart Portrait SystemNikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions, including In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™, Improved Face-Priority AF, Face Priority AE, Smile Mode, Blink Warning, Skin Softening and D-Lighting.
Subject TrackingCOOLPIX cameras and select D-SLRs in Live View mode, maintain focus on a moving subject using a contrast detection system, which is based on the principle that objects in a scene that are in focus display the highest contrast.
Full HDFull HD video offers a resolution of 1080p, with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
DXDX designates the incorporation of a DX format CMOS image sensor in a COOLPIX digital camera. Using a DX sensor brings DX image quality to the form factor of a COOLPIX camera.
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|Shutter Speed||Aperture||Focal Length||Exposure Mode||Sensitivity||White Balance||Picture Control||Image Quality|
|1/5 second||f/5||18.5 mm||Aperture-Priority||ISO 100||Auto1, 0, 0||[MC] Monochrome||Compressed Raw (14-bit)|
Note: This image was taken in Raw and converted to Jpeg with Nikon Capture NX 2 software
Photographer: Mike LopezDownload Original Image Data (JPG 9.5 MB)
This camera’s Wi-Fi® capability using the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
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**18.5mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28 mm lens in 35mm  format)
†Sensor comparison between leading smartphone image sensor (approx. 4.5 x 3.4mm) and Nikon DX image sensor (approx. 23.6 x 15.6mm) as of March 1, 2013.
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