Making Pictures with the Nikon Coolpix A

Im sitting in my hotel room in Las Vegas getting ready to check out all of the stuff over at NAB.  I came in over the weekend to try to get some shooting in.  Vegas always has such a wide variety of places for you to check out.. it never really disappoints.

While I packed my D4 and 24-70 – I still have this Nikon Coolpix A that I have been noodling around with.  A 16.2 MP APS-C sized sensor in this little package.  Lets take it out for some shots! The camera handled pretty good and I was able to make some shots that I was excited about.

I mean, this shot was almost near dark and it came out great.  The Coolpix A can be set to a maximum of 3 shots, but the shots can be about 2 stops apart, which I happen to like.  Id prob prefer 5 1 stops.. or having more shots.. but hey.. better than nothing.  Small, silent.. its worked well so far.

Waiting for an HDR shot?  Not so sexy…  🙂   That said, its kinda cool cause the smallness really doesn’t call that much attention to you…  The fixed 35 still takes some time for me to get used to.. but im digging the experience so far.

Probably one of my favorite pictures of the day was out hanging out at the Calico River Basin with Erik Kuna and Adam Silversmith.  It was just a beautiful time out in really great weather.  I was able to make this shot that I cant want to print at home.

Big thanks to Erik Kuna for the BTS shots.. much appreciated!


  1. Well done my friend.
    Where is that first shot?
    Nice work!

  2. Hi RC, I love your shots with this new camera (they are tempting me to sell all my other compacts and get this). I am quite interested to hear about the shutter noise. I have heard a lot about how quiet the Fuji X100s is but nothing about the Nikon Coolpix A. Any thoughts?

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