Nikon has announced two new compact cameras, the Coolpix A and the Coolpix P330. The Coolpix A is the company’s first compact camera with a DX-format sensor. DX-format is essentially Nikon’s name for APS-C sensors that they usually reserve for their DSLR cameras and having it in a compact camera is quite impressive.
The DX-format CMOS sensor has a resolution of 16.2 megapixel and a 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) prime lens with an f/2.8 aperture. The Coolpix A is capable of shooting at 4 frames per second. Other specs include a 3-inch, 921k-dot LCD, 1080p30 video recording, built-in flash, hotshoe and RAW shooting mode.
The Coolpix A will go on sale in March for $1,099.95 and will be sold in black and silver.
The Coolpix P330 is a compact prosumer camera, with a 1/1.7-inch, 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and 24-120mm, 35mm equivalent, f/1.8 zoom lens. It has the same 3-inch, 921k-dot LCD as the Coolpix A, 1080p60 video recording and built-in GPS.
The Coolpix P330 will also go on sale in March for $379.95 and will be sold in black and white.