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Nikon Coolpix A

sabre

Bedfordshire, UK
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sabre Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2006
Tue 05-Mar-13 04:01 PM

Nikon has announced a Coolpix A compact with a DX sensor.
http://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/products/promotion/coolpix_a.page

Good concept, or not so well though out? Your thoughts?

To me it looks like Nikon is trying to make a grab at the sales territory occupied by the hugely successful and impressive Sony RX100 (different size sensor, but sold as a premium compact).

The Compact A seems to have inherited the style and grip-ability of the J series; that is, none at all. ...or am I just being cruel?

Crafting a DX sensor into a compact seems bizarre. It also probably shows what Nikon really now thinks about DX - i.e., downmarket, amateur, consumer.

They've also recycled the old EXPEED2 processor out of their previous generation DSLR range, but that does come with some benefits for image quality.

I have just purchased a Lumix GX1 and I have to say that I am not one bit put out by this subsequent Nikon product announcement, because the feature set in my Panasonic would appear to be far superior to the Coolpix A.

However, I wondered what people's first thoughts are on this new Nikon compact?

Steve (Bedfordshire, England)
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