The Nikon Coolpix A has an APS-C-size 16.2 megapixel sensor, making it Nikon's largest-sized sensor in a point-and-shoot body. The fixed lens has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 28mm, and its maximum aperture is relatively fast at f/2.8.
In this review, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, finds that the Nikon Coolpix A camera has features for both pros and novices. It facilitates the capture of both high-quality images and HD video. Professionals will enjoy the camera's professional and user-definable shooting modes, and beginners might enjoy the retouch menu and the "i" button that allows you to select an assortment of buttons to form a virtual control panel.