Small and lightweight, but with a 16.2-million-pixel, APS-C sensor and 18.5mm lens, the Nikon Coolpix A could be an ideal second camera for many enthusiasts. Richard Sibley puts it to the test

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Nikon Coolpix A

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Nikon Coolpix A review

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Nikon Coolpix A review – The competition

Even as I write this, the Nikon Coolpix A’s competition is increasing, with the Pentax Ricoh GR having just been announced. The GR has a strikingly similar specification, given its 16.2-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor and 18.5mm f/2.8 lens. The two cameras also look similar, although the GR is slightly smaller. Costing just £599 at launch, the GR should offer the Coolpix A some serious competition, and we look forward to testing it in the coming weeks.

Elsewhere, the most obvious existing rival is the Fujifilm X100S, with a 16.3-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor, but also a 23mm lens and built-in hybrid optical/digital viewfinder. And let’s not forget the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, which has an impressive 24.3-million-pixel, full-frame sensor, 35mm Carl Zeiss lens and superb image quality, but at a cost of £2,500.

  1. 1. Nikon Coolpix A review - At a glance
  2. 2. Nikon Coolpix A review - Nikkor 18.5mm f/2.8 lens
  3. 3. Nikon Coolpix A review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Nikon Coolpix A review - Metering
  5. 5. Nikon Coolpix A review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Nikon Coolpix A review - White balance and colour
  7. 7. Nikon Coolpix A review - Dynamic range
  8. 8. Nikon Coolpix A review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  9. 9. Nikon Coolpix A review - LCD, live view and video
  10. 10. Nikon Coolpix A review - The competition
  11. 11. Nikon Coolpix A review - Our verdict
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