Large sensor with 16.2 effective megapixels
Not only is the camera's sensor 12.9 times as large as the 1/2.3-in. type found in conventional compact cameras, the DX-format CMOS sensor inside the COOLPIX A is also the same one used in Nikon D-SLR cameras, delivering the same extraordinary image quality, high ISO sensitivity and minimized noise as its larger-bodied brethren.
No optical low-pass filter for maximum sharpness
With a DX-format sensor designed without an optical low-pass filter, the COOLPIX A achieves consistently high levels of sharpness and image quality. Combine this with the camera's superior lens resolution and you get truly breathtaking images.
Micro-lenses specifically designed for the COOLPIX A
Designed exclusively for this camera's optical configuration, the COOLPIX A has micro-lenses above the sensor arranged to maximize the performance of the lens. The resulting images have natural, edge-to-edge sharpness.
High-performance image-processing engine
There is another important factor contributing to the camera's incredible image quality: EXPEED 2. Using the same image-processing engine found in Nikon D-SLR cameras, the COOLPIX A utilizes EXPEED 2 for excellent image results. Working in concert with the DX-format CMOS sensor, this image-processing engine handles image data with extraordinary speed and accuracy, while efficiently managing to avoid generating excess heat.