The Palm-sized Maestro — Compact Size. Prime Performance. — This sleek, high-class compact camera offers a level of performance usually reserved for advanced Nikon D-SLR models. Get ready to realize more of your photographic vision with a compact camera capable of D-SLR quality photography.
18.5mm* f/2.8 lens: optical quality comparable to D-SLR interchangeable lenses
Despite its small size, the fine optics of this ultra-compact 18.5mm* f/2.8 NIKKOR lens are specially designed to deliver extraordinary sharpness, smooth tonal gradation, highly effective spherical aberration and coma correction for consistent high-resolution image quality throughout the entire frame.
* 28 mm equivalent in 35mm  format
The smallest compact camera containing a DX-format CMOS sensor
The compact COOLPIX A offers exceptional image quality, combining a DX-format CMOS sensor that uses 16.2 effective megapixels with the same high-performance EXPEED 2 image-processing engine found in many Nikon D-SLR cameras. By removing the optical low-pass filter, the COOLPIX A is able to reproduce extremely fine detail.
Authentic design and controls
From the body design to the dials, manual focus ring and other controls, the COOLPIX A conveys the feeling of truly authentic gear. This and a myriad other details serve as valuable examples of Nikon's unique heritage and craftsmanship. The compact body is encased in a tough aluminum alloy, with a top surface covered by magnesium alloy for true durability
7.5 cm/3-in., high-resolution, approx. 921k-dot LCD monitor with an integrated panel and glass structure for clear visibility even in bright sunlight.
14-bit RAW (NEF) file format support with in-camera processing.
Wide ISO sensitivity range from ISO 100 to 6400; expandable to "Hi 2" (ISO 25600 equivalent).
Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound.
Performance-proven Active D-Lighting.
Continuous shooting at up to 4 frames per second.
Electronic virtual horizon and a convenient grid display.