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DigitalDarrell Team Member Founding Member of the Nikonians writer Guild. Author of most of the NikoniansPress books. Charter MemberMon 15-Jul-13 08:15 PM
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"YOUR opinion needed about the Nikon COOLPIX A, please!"
Mon 15-Jul-13 08:23 PM by DigitalDarrell

Knoxville, US
          

Do you believe the Nikon COOLPIX A will be a successful camera?

Do you currently own a COOLPIX A?

Would you ever consider buying a COOLPIX A?

If Nikon dropped the price to, let's say, US$700, would you consider owning it at the lower price?

What do you like and dislike about the camera?

I have to make a decision this week about the direction of my upcoming book and I truly need your input.




Digital Darrell

  

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Larry E30 Silver Member Nikonian since 27th May 2009Tue 16-Jul-13 02:09 PM
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#1. "RE: YOUR opinion needed about the Nikon COOLPIX A, please!"
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I bet I'd love the camera,yes I sure would consider it.

But , most important is you;what will best/most serve you.

Yes - I hope anyone who owns one gets back to you.

It sounds quite spendy....but you know if this is better than the options /see to your options.

Happy day ,and best of luck , Larry

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cnphoto Registered since 14th Aug 2013Wed 14-Aug-13 09:51 AM
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Sydney, AU
          

I love my Coolpix A, so much so that I sold all of my other gear. This is the perfect camera for me, after moving from digital to film solely 4-5 years ago, I fell in love with compact point & shoot film cameras (Ricoh GR, Contax T2, Olympus XA etc) after getting a DSLR last year and getting back in to digital I was never really happy then the A came out & I bit the bullet in early April & haven't looked back.

Here are some recent flicks:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/c275f95f74941f64f6ad6b417d9cd40c/tumblr_mqt0oc0rR51qbxd4po2_r1_1280.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/90698867dae850ee14ab729171b73b8a/tumblr_mqjrkmdJz81qbxd4po1_1280.jpg
http://31.media.tumblr.com/b3f641f37ccbfc02b2989c1e3abe41fe/tumblr_mp99m6kO1E1qbxd4po1_1280.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/b850c4637dca01688f635ac41e85778c/tumblr_mozzdu5kJb1qbxd4po6_1280.jpg
http://31.media.tumblr.com/06e0d002dd40153f755d6971272bac1e/tumblr_molapsKS6a1qbxd4po1_1280.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/1f8cedada0e4e913cd293c16fd35bac4/tumblr_mn2za4OtyD1qbxd4po1_1280.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/942637e0db53fd239bef1f84f120bbbc/tumblr_mmwdrwQ89H1qbxd4po1_1280.jpg
http://31.media.tumblr.com/4c2eaa3f32a6d3c3a278a99bbce7e21b/tumblr_molamv4tRd1qbxd4po2_1280.jpg

Sorry for the huge photo post, I am just really enamoured with this little camera.

  

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Broadway Bob Gold Member Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Wed 14-Aug-13 10:18 AM
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#3. "RE: YOUR opinion needed about the Nikon COOLPIX A, please!"
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Groveland, US
          

Darrell,
I think this is a good camera, but I think it's a little pricey. At $700 - $800, I would buy one today. I'm also wondering if I would get used to having no viewfinder. I currently have a D700 and D300s and am looking for a nice "walk-around+".

Bob

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DigitalDarrell Team Member Founding Member of the Nikonians writer Guild. Author of most of the NikoniansPress books. Charter MemberSat 24-Aug-13 05:10 PM
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#4. "RE: YOUR opinion needed about the Nikon COOLPIX A, please!"
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Sat 24-Aug-13 05:11 PM by DigitalDarrell

Knoxville, US
          

Craig, Those are beautiful and motivating shots. I love my COOLPIX A too. I take it with me everywhere.

Bob, I do wish that Nikon would lower the price to about $699. Then more people could experience that succulent D7000 sensor in a tiny, body that'll fit in a pocket.




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#5. "RE: YOUR opinion needed about the Nikon COOLPIX A, please!"
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Hudson, US
          

Answers to your questions above:

1) Successful camera? That depends on Nikon marketing. It is good, even better than the RX1 for some situations. Clearly better for my purposes than the RX100. Better menu, better controls, no AA filter, uses my Speedlights, faster to focus.

2) Yes I own it, having sold an RX1 that failed.

3) Yes I may buy another for my wife.

4) Yes, $700 makes more sense.

5) Battery life could be better. But I carry a spare so it is not an issue.

Waiting for your book.

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Howker Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jul 2010Thu 26-Sep-13 07:07 PM
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Redmond, US
          

When its around the same price as the Ricoh GR its a winner but until then the Ricoh wins. Its just better value. BTW I only have Nikon cameras, always have.
A further comment - I think we are at the start of an APS-C sensor revolution with camera makers seeing a market for enthusiasts who want a pocketable camera with this size of sensor. I mean why would I lug my D7100 around with he same sensor as the Coolpix A?
Wait until next year there will be a whole tranch of cameras with a zoom lens I bet.

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