Official Nikon Coolpix A Sample Images

March 6, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Compact Cameras | 5 Comments |
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Nikon has posted five full-resolution sample photos (and an additional four resized ones) plus a video shot with the new Nikon Coolpix A large-sensor compact camera. The Nikon Coolpix A samples were all taken at relatively low sensitivity settings - ranging from ISO 100/21° to ISO 320/26° - so they do not tell us much about the “high-ISO” capabilities of the camera but they do demonstrate what the 18.5mm (28mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens is capable of when used wide open and stopped down a notch (f/3.2) or two (f/5.6). As far as the sample movie is concerned, it has been converted to Flash video format and downsized to a decidedly non-standard 717x403 pixels.

Website: Official Nikon Coolpix A Sample Photos


Photographer: Doug Menuez - Click photo above to see full-resolution image on Nikon’s website


Photographer: Doug Menuez - Click photo above to see full-resolution image on Nikon’s website


Photographer: Doug Menuez - Click photo above to see full-resolution image on Nikon’s website


Photographer: Doug Menuez - Click photo above to see full-resolution image on Nikon’s website


Photographer: Doug Menuez - Click photo above to see full-resolution image on Nikon’s website



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#1 Nicholas Dunning

Looks like they forget to take sample shots and ran around the office "shit who knows how to take a photo, doug? quick, 5 minutes and we need some sample shots, go take photos of your hipster accordion mates"

its a shame that skyline shot looks good, I didn't want to like this camera

11:04 am - Wednesday, March 6, 2013

#2 Pedrow

Does anyone know how these endorsements come about (not just Nikon) - do they give the product to a few photographers and pick the most positive one, or do the photographers approach the manufacturers? Do they get paid in cash or in kind or not at all?

@Nicholas - first time I've seen 'hipster' and 'accordion' in the same sentence..!

11:52 am - Wednesday, March 6, 2013

#3 Pedrow

Scratch that, more than four million hits on google for 'hipster accordion.' Sigh. I'll never get it.

11:54 am - Wednesday, March 6, 2013

#4 Markus

You guys are kidding right? There is nothing impromptu about these, they are truly professional quality images, and the IQ from this camera looks terrific.

5:01 am - Thursday, March 7, 2013

#5 Pedrow

I didn't really agree with the 'taken in 5 minutes' comment either.

To answer my own question there's an interesting post on Doug Menuez's blog about the shoot - and more photos too.

In short he was paid to do the assignment but he wouldn't have endorsed the product if he didn't like it. (presumably he wouldn't have allowed his name/quotations to be used so prominently)

1:15 pm - Thursday, March 7, 2013