Nikon Coolpix A lens review: High performance, compact size

By David Newton - Tuesday May 14 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Nikon Coolpix A lens performance | Nikon Coolpix A lens versus competition | Conclusion
Nikon Coolpix A lens review: High performance, compact size

It seems that every passing month brings a new compact camera to the market, featuring a large sensor and the promise of higher image quality than its peers. However, while the sensor is often the star of the show, the lens is just as important and can make or break the performance of the camera. The Nikon Coolpix A is one of this new breed of large sensor compact cameras, and just a few years ago it would have seemed a most unlikely proposition. However, as technology has improved, costs have come down and it is now possible to fit large sensors in small cameras at a reasonable cost, but this does mean the lenses have to improve in tandem or they risk damaging the great work done by the sensor engineers.

Nikon Coolpix A lens performance

Nikon Coolpix A lens versus competition

Conclusion