#1. "RE: Coolpix A optical viewfinder...a tad expensive." In response to In response to 0
And somehow Nikon couldn't find themselves the opportunity to put the same on-chip Phase Detect AF that's in the 1 Series. The Coolpix A is a lost opportunity - but for fear of cannibalizing their "true" Mirrorless system, they denied what should be the flagship Coolpix line the proper technology to remain competitive. At the price they want for an OVF, and what you get from the body itself, there are better alternatives.