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Nikon Coolpix A PDF User Manual

Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Nikon Coolpix A? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Nikon makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the Coolpix A offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.

That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.

Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Nikon Coolpix A below.

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In any case, the Coolpix A is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was announced on March 5th, 2013, which means that, as of today, the camera is 3493 days old (young?). The camera has meanwhile been discontinued, but there has not been a direct replacement model for the Coolpix A from Nikon.

Nikon's reference manual for the Coolpix A

The camera's reference manual is 278 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the Coolpix A is included towards the bottom of this webpage.

Don't forget to bookmark this page for future reference (Ctrl-Shift-D on a Windows PC; Cmd-Shift-D on a Mac). Happy browsing!

Click on the button below to download the pdf version of the Nikon Coolpix A manual to your computer. The file will open in a new browser window.

Download the Manual

If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Nikon's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.

Printed, hardcopy versions of the Nikon Coolpix A manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.

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Video tutorial for the Nikon Coolpix A

Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your Coolpix A by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.

Once again, the Nikon Coolpix A is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.

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Nikon Coolpix A FAQ

Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the Coolpix A.

What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the Coolpix A?

The camera is build around a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.

What is the ISO sensitivity range of the Coolpix A?

The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400.

Can the camera be equipped with an optional viewfinder?

Yes, Nikon provides the DF-CP1 as an accessory (here on amazon) that can be mounted on the hotshoe.

How do I find the shutter count on my Coolpix A?

Nikon embeds the number of shutter actuations in image metadata. You can check the number of shots that your Coolpix A has taken up to now by uploading a recent image to the free online shutter count finder app.

Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?

No, the Nikon Coolpix A has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.

Does the Nikon Coolpix A feature an autofocus assist light?

Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.

Which battery does the Coolpix A use?

The camera gets its power from the EN-EL20 (here at amazon), which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.

Further reading

How does the Coolpix A stack up against available alternatives? In case you are interested in seeing how this camera compares to another one, just make your choice using the following search menu. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Core camera specifications

    Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Nikon Coolpix A.

    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Nikon Coolpix A
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 28mm f/2.8
    Launch Date March 2013
    Launch Price USD 1 099
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 368 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 16.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 928 x 3 264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.78 μm
    Pixel Density 4.37 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6 400 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25 600 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 80
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.8
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1164
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Viewfinder optional
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    Touch Input No touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Continuous Shooting 4 shutter flaps/s
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support no
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port no HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type EN-EL20 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)230 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 111 x 64 x 40 mm
    (4.4 x 2.5 x 1.6 in)
    Camera Weight 299 g (10.5 oz)

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