Phenomenal compact performanceA one-of-a-kind COOLPIX camera that brings the dazzling image quality of a Nikon DX-format D-SLR image sensor and the superb optical quality of a NIKKOR fixed (prime) lens to the COOLPIX Advanced Performance collection. Create truly stunning photos and Full HD 1080p videos with beautifully blurred backgrounds and tack-sharp subjects, even in low light, and grow your capabilities over time with a growing collection of compatible Nikon accessories.
Make every moment a masterpiece.photo of a woman and man looking at the LCD of the COOLPIX A that the man is holdingMeet the new flagship of the COOLPIX Advanced Performance collection, the COOLPIX A, a one-of-a-kind Nikon camera that produces high-resolution photos and Full HD 1080p videos in a class of their own. The COOLPIX A is exceptional in every aspect. For exceptional image quality, it employs a Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, the same type used in our outstanding DX-format D-SLR cameras, but in a compact body. For exceptional clarity and low-light performance, it features one of the most impressive NIKKOR lenses we've ever put on a COOLPIX camera. For exceptional versatility, it's compatible with many Nikon accesories like a Wi-Fi adapter that lets you instantly share your photos. Simply put, the COOLPIX A produces the kind of photos and videos that will leave your dazzled friends and family asking, "What kind of camera do you have?"
Create D-SLR quality imagesNikon DX-format CMOS sensor for the ultimate COOLPIX image quality and low-light performanceAt the heart of the COOLPIX A is a high-performance Nikon DX-format CMOS image sensor, the same size sensor used in Nikon DX-format D-SLRs! Achieve the ultimate COOLPIX image quality - breathtaking crystal-clear photos and Full HD videos with vibrant colors and rich textures - and shoot without a flash in some of the most poorly lit situations.
Expand your capabilities and creativityA photography system that can grow with youThe COOLPIX A includes a full-size accessory shoe that's compatible with many exciting Nikon accessories. Take control of light with an external flash. Fire the camera remotely with a wireless remote control, or geotag your shots with a GPS module. You can really build a creative system around the COOLPIX A.
Share to your compatible smartphone or tabletCompatible with the WU-1a wireless mobile adapter for anytime, anywhere sharingConnect the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter and wirelessly transfer photos to your compatible smartphone, tablet or any Wi-Fi enabled device. Use your compatible smartphone or tablet to instantly upload your shots to the web or email them to a friend. Or, remotely control the COOLPIX A - see what the camera sees from your smartphone or tablet and fire off shots!
Record superior videos1080p Full HD videos with stereo sound for dazzling moviesIf you want a compact camera that shoots stunning Full HD videos, the COOLPIX - delivers. 1080p Full HD means exceptional video quality. Record the action, then use an optional HDMI cable to connect to an HDTV and watch your videos come alive. A built-in mic records high-quality audio in stereo. Your videos will look and sound phenomenal.
Take control of your visionFull manual control and RAW (NEF) capability for additional flexibilityThe COOLPIX A takes exceptional images on its own, but when you want to take control, you can. Select from Programmed, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority or Manual mode and bring your vision to life. For those who want to record the purest, unmodified versions of their photos, the COOLPIX A can record in RAW (NEF) mode.
Superior low-light performanceThe COOLPIX A's highly sensitive CMOS image sensor performs so well in low-light situations that in most cases, using the flash is optional. Capture the moment without interrupting it.
Sharp subjects and softly blurred backgroundsThe COOLPIX A features a truly superb lens, a fixed (prime) 28mm f/2.8 NIKKOR glass lens. Create tack-sharp wide-angle images with beautifully blurred backgrounds, and enjoy enhanced low-light performance compared to a typical zoom lens.
Type- Compact Digital Camera
Effective Pixels- 16.2 million
Image Sensor- CMOS
Sensor Size- DX Format
Total Pixels- 16.93 million (approx.)
Lens- 1x optical NIKKOR glass lens
Lens Focal Length- 18.5mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Lens f/-number- f/2.8
Lens Construction- 7 elements in 5 groups
Lens Zoom- 1x
Autofocus (AF)- Contrast-detect TTL AF
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection- Center- Face priority- Subject tracking- Normal area- Wide area
Focus Range- Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity- Macro close-up mode: Approx. 4 in. (10 cm.) to infinity
Focus Lock- Yes
Monitor Size- 3.0 in. diagonal
Monitor Type- TFT-LCD with 5-level brightness adjustment
Monitor Resolution- 921,000-dots
Monitor Frame coverage (shooting mode)- 100% horizontal (Approx.)- 100% vertical (Approx.)
Monitor Frame coverage (playback mode)- 100% horizontal (Approx.)- 100% vertical (Approx.)
Storage Media- SD memory card- SDHC memory card- SDXC memory card
Storage File System- DCF- EXIF 2.3- DPOF compliant
Storage File formats- Still pictures: JPEG, RAW (NEF; a proprietary Nikon format)- Movies: MOV (Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC stereo)
Movie- Full HD: 1920x1080p / 30fps- Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p- HD: 1280x720p / 30fps- HD: 1280x720p / 24fps
Image Size (pixels)- 4928 ? 3264
ISO Sensitivity- ISO 100-3200- Can be expanded to 6400- Hi 0.3 (ISO 8,000 equivalent)- Hi 0.7 (ISO 10,000 equivalent)- Hi 1 (ISO 12,800 equivalent)- Hi 2 (ISO 25,600 equivalent)
Lowest ISO Sensitivity- 100
Highest ISO Sensitivity- 25,600
Exposure Metering- Matrix- Center-weighted- Spot
Exposure Control- Programmed auto exposure with flexible program- aperture-priority auto- shutter priority auto
Exposure Modes- Programmed Auto
Scene Modes- Autumn colors, Beach/Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Children, Close Up, Dusk/Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Silhouette, Sports, Sunset, High Key, Low Key
In-Camera Image Editing- Color Balance, Color Outline, Color Sketch, D-Lighting, Edit Movie, Filter Effects, Fisheye, Image Overlay, Miniature effect, Monochrome, NEF (Raw) Processing, Perspective Control, Red-eye reduction, Quick retouch, Resize, Selective Color, Straighten, Trim
Exposure Compensation- ? 5 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
White Balance- Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Shutter- Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter Speed- 1/2000 ? 30 s; bulb and time available in mode M (time requires optional ML-L3 remote control)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution- approx. 4 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options- Best Shot Selector- Continuous- Multi-shot 16- Single
Aperture- Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm
Aperture Range- 19 steps of 1/3 EV
Self-timer- Can be selected from 20, 10, 5 and 2 second durations
Accessory Shoe- ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)- [W]: 0.5 to 11.5m (1ft. 8 in. to 37ft.)
Built-in Flash Control- TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes- Manual flash control available- Guide Number approx. 6/21, or 6/22 when fired in manual mode at full power (ISO 100, m/ft, 23 ?C/73.4 ?F)
Built-in Flash- Yes
Interface- Hi-speed USB
Interface Data transfer protocol- MTP- PTP
Video Output- NTSC- PAL
HDMI Output- Can be selected from:- Auto- 480p- 720p- 1080i
I/O terminal- Audio/video (A/V) output; Digital I/O (USB)
Supported Languages- Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Battery / Batteries- Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20
Battery Life (shots per charge)- Still pictures: Approx. 230 shots- Movies (actual battery life for recording): Approx. 1 hour and 10 minutesBased on the Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the endurance of camera batteries. Performance for still pictures measured under the following test conditions: image quality set to JPEG normal, image size set to #Large (4928 ? 3264), and flash fired with every other shot. Movie recording time assumes movie settings of o1920 ? 1080; 30p or p1920 ? 1080; 25p. Performance varies with the condition of the battery, temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time menus are displayed.
Tripod Socket- 1/4 in.
Approx. Dimensions- Height: 2.6in. (64.3mm)- Width: 4.4in. (111mm)- Depth: 1.6in. (40.3mm)
Approx. Weight- 10.6 oz. (299g)
Operating environment- Temperature: 0 to 40?C (32 to 104?F)- Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)