You can control the COOLPIX A exposure options with the same operating system you have become accustomed to with your Nikon D-SLR camera. The Mode dial makes it easy to select among AUTO, P (with Program shift), S, A and M exposure control modes, as well as between two of your own personalized setting configurations: U1 and U2. Exposure compensation (+5 to -5 in 1/3 steps), AE lock and AE bracketing are also available.
Manual focus operation
In addition to autofocus operation, the COOLPIX A has a manual focus ring for when you want to take your creative intention into your own hands. This D-SLR style of creative control — the ability to alter the focus plane slightly forward or backward — can be especially beneficial with macro photography.
Full HD movie
With Full HD movie recording at 1920 x 1080/30p, you can shoot impressive movies utilizing the DX-format sensor. With beautiful bokeh and incredibly high image quality even at high ISO sensitivities, you can record exquisite and expressive movies that are only possible with DX format. The subject-tracking AF feature keeps even moving subjects in clear focus. The sound of movies is recorded in stereo. By connecting an HDMI cable, you can output the movie to external equipment for viewing on a large screen.
Continuous shooting at approx. 4 frames per second
To capture fast-moving action, the COOLPIX A can continuously shoot up to 4 frames per second*.
- *Up to 26 shots when image size is set to L and image quality is set to NORMAL.
Conquer extreme lighting with Active D-Lighting
Reveal the details in both dark and light areas of high-contrast scenes. With Active D-Lighting, you can do it automatically. Set it either to Auto or select from several degrees of strength. Auto bracketing is also possible.
Choose from six settings: Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Landscape and Portrait. When you desire further fine-tuning, you can manually adjust the sharpening, contrast, brightness, saturation and hue. The settings can be saved for future use.
Auto white balance
In order to determine an ideal white balance, this feature precisely analyzes scene color and brightness information. The auto white balance can be selected as normal (rendering white as pure white) or at a setting that renders the warmth of ambient, incandescent lighting. White balance bracketing is also available.
The COOLPIX A comes equipped with various in-camera image-editing functions. Selective color creates a black-and-white image in which only the specified color(s) remains. Miniature effect makes an image look like a miniature scene taken in macro mode, while Color sketch creates vivid, pop-art inspired images.
Retouch menus incorporated
D-Lighting Red-eye correction Trim (3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 16:9 and 1:1) Monochrome (Black-and-white, Sepia and Cyanotype) Filter effects (Skylight, Warm filter, Red/Green/Blue intensifier, Cross screen and Soft) Color balance Resize Image overlay RAW processing Edit movie Quick retouch Color outline Miniature effect Straighten Fisheye Perspective control Color sketch Selective color
GUI (Graphic User Interface)
The COOLPIX A GUI is designed to be operated the same way as Nikon D-SLR cameras, making it even easier to use confidently as a substitute for your D-SLR.
Virtual horizon that can detect inclination
The in-camera virtual horizon feature can detect and display horizontal inclination on the LCD monitor. This function is especially useful when shooting subjects such as still lifes, landscapes and architecture.