Nikon is rumored to be working on a replacement for the Coolpix A compact camera, which might be introduced at Photokina 2014 this September.
The first Nikon compact camera with a DX-format APS-C image sensor is the Coolpix A. The device was unveiled in the spring of 2014 as a true premium compact camera.
A lot of people have been expecting the company to launch a follow-up in the spring of 2014. However, a successor has not been launched. It seems like Nikon is aiming to keep its goodies for world’s largest digital imaging event, which begins in mid-September.
With a few months left until the start of the Photokina 2014, a Nikon Coolpix A replacement is rumored to be in development, as the current generation appears to have been discontinued in some markets.
Nikon Coolpix A replacement rumored to become official at Photokina 2014 in September
The rumor mill is claiming that the official distributors in Germany no longer have the Coolpix A in stock. It is claimed that Nikon has stopped manufacturing this model, which means that it might have been discontinued.
When this happens, it is a hint that a company is focusing on other projects. There are few chances that this series will be obliterated, therefore the sources are assuming that the Nikon Coolpix A replacement will become official in the near future.
The Japan-based company may not reveal the shooter this summer because the Photokina 2014 is so close and it is a guarantee that the device will receive enormous exposure. Still, this is just a rumor therefore you will have to take it with a grain of salt.
About the Nikon Coolpix A
The compact camera that may be replaced soon features a 16.2-megapixel APS-C-sized CMOS sensor (probably the version found in the D7000 DSLR) and a 18.5mm f/2.8 lens offering a 35mm equivalent of about 28mm.
Nikon Coolpix A features an ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 25,600, while the shutter speed will range between 1/2000th of a second and 30 seconds.
The compact camera does not come with built-in optical image stabilization, nor with an electronic viewfinder. Nikon might be “forced” to add these features into its future flagship compact camera, although you should not hold your breath over this aspect.
Amazon is selling the Coolpix A at a price just under $1,100. This is identical to the launch price of the shooter, but it does not necessarily mean that the rumors are false. Stay tuned to Camyx for more info!