I looked at the Coolpix A, but did not buy one. The viewfinder and fixed lens are not major problems. I frequently take a DSLR with only a 28mm lens, and that works well. I am an old fixed lens rangefinder fan, so I like to see cameras of this type. My problem, and the reason I have not bought one is simply the cost. I am not sure how successful it will be at the current price.