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March 04, 2013

New Nikon A, a 16mp APS-C camera with a 28mm eq f2.8 prime lens [samples available]

Nikon joins the party of big sensor primes today with the announcement of the Nikon A, a 16mp APS-C digital camera with a 28mm equivalent f2.8 prime lens. Starting price is $1100, interestingly priced below the Fuji X100S. The European price is 1000 euro. Just like the D7100 DSLR, the A does not have a low-pass filter.

It does carry the Coolpix name. Nikon appears to have trouble coming up with camera names, out of all things, you name it "A"? :)

The camera has optional accessories, the DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder will start at $450 SRP and the UR-E24 Adapter Ring and HN-CP18 Lens Hood will be bundled together for $120 SRP.

Nikon A Pre-Orders
The black Nikon A is now available for pre-order for $1100 at Amazon by Amazon itself which has a March-21-2013 release estimate

For $1100 at Adorama, in your choice of silver Nikon A or black Nikon A.

Also for $1100, at B&H Photo, in your choice of black Nikon A or silver Nikon A.

Nikon A hands-on
+ three page preview at dpreview
+ Imaging Resource
+ lots of black and silver camera body pictures at Photography Blog
+ lots of silver camera body pictures at ePhotozine
+ Focus Numerique

Nikon A Sample Pictures
+ five full size JPEGs, more web-size and sample movie by Nikon Imaging

Press Release Parade
+ dpreview
+ Photography Review
+ Amateur Photographer UK
+ Nikon Press Center

+ dpreview comments
+ Nikon A vs Canon G1x specs talk at dpreview Nikon forum

Promotional Nikon Video
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