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Nikon A900 and B700 Delayed Till October 2016

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Bad news coming from Nikon corporation, they have again delayed Nikon A900 and B700 availability date.  Earlier Nikon told us via  a press release that Nikon A900 and B700 will become available to public from June 2016 but Now Nikon issued another delay for the Coolpix A900 and B700 cameras and the new release date will be in October. Both are continuously delayed due to Kumamoto earthquakes

It’s look like the DL series integrated circuit problem isn’t solved yet and in the last press release Nikon said

“The new release date has yet to be determined and we will announce the information as soon as it is decided.”

Here is the full press release:

Update on the release of the new COOLPIX A900 and B700 compact digital cameras

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation announced delays in the release of new digital cameras and the effects of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes in a press release dated April 20, 2016. The following is an update on the release of the new COOLPIX A900 and B700 compact digital cameras (announced on February 23, 2016).

On April 20, we announced that release of the COOLPIX A900 and B700 would be delayed until July as more time was required for software adjustment. However, due to the effects of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, release of these cameras is now scheduled for October 2016.

We sincerely apologize to our customers, business partners, and all those who have expressed interest in these models for the delays.

Nikon COOLPIX A Available at $399

 

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The Nikon coolpix A Available at $399 only till the stock left. Nikon coolpix A in black color is already out of stock… It’s really a great deal to buy a APS-C sensor based compact camera at $399 only.

Click here to see the deal page

Nikon Coolpix A Successor Coming in September 2014

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According to the latest rumors Nikon stopped the production of Nikon Coolpix A camera, some distributors of Nikon Germany also said that they are not getting the supply of Nikon coolpix A camera.

Nikon coolpix A announced on March 2013, the camera is 1+year old and we believe that Nikon will sure introduce Nikon coolpix A successor during Photokina 2014 show.

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Fujifilm X100s vs Nikon Coolpix A vs Ricoh GR

Fujifilm X100s vs Nikon Coolpix A vs Ricoh GR – Best APS-C Compact camera of 2014
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Planning to buy your first APS-C sensor compact camera?, we have compared best three compact camera specification and high ISO images below…

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Sensor: Fujifilm features advance 16 Mp APS-C X-Trans CMOS II Sensor, X-Trans sensor uses a unique randomized pixel array in order to avoid the use of a resolution-reducing optical low-pass filter, +1 you also get bright F2.0 lens (1-stop bright lens compared to both competitors ).

Both Nikon coolpix A and Rioch GR have same type of sensor 16.2 MP CMOS sensor, even the lens used in both the camera features same F2.8 Aperture, but the Rioch GR doesn’t have low-pass filter so we will sure see sharp images from Ricoh GR camera compared to coolpix A.

From the specification comparison we can clearly see that Fuji will produce better images compared to both the camera due to 1-stop bright lens and  absence of low-pass filter.

AF-system: The Fuji X100s have active phase AF point within the sensor, the Intelligent Hybrid AF system of Fuji X100s uses both contrast- and phase-detection methods to acquire focus quickly and accurately, on the other hand both Nikon coolpix A and Rioch GR uses traditional contrast based AF system..will do slower AF than Fuji X100s.

The continuous shooting speed of Fujifilm X100s is faster (6fps) compared to Nikon coolpix A(4fps) and Ricoh GR(4fps).

Image stabilization: The Image stabilization only available in Nikon coolpix A, Fuji X100s and Ricoh GR doesn’t have built-in or lens based Image Stabilization.

Video: The Fuji X100s can shoot Full HD videos @ 60fps, Nikon coolpix A and Ricoh GR limited to 30 fps only.

 Viewfinder: The X100s comes with optical and electronic viewing tools are incorporated into the unique Hybrid Viewfinder, eye-sensor is located on the viewfinder to automatically turn off the rear 2.8″ LCD monitor during eye-level viewing. Ricoh GR and Nikon coolpix A doesn’t have viewfinder.

Finally Image Comparison

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From the image comparison above we can clearly see the Fuji X100s is showing excellent results at High ISO. The Ranking based on image quality is …
#1 Fujifilm X100s
#2 Ricoh GR
#3 Nikon Coolpix A

Verdict: The clear winner of specification and image comparison is FUjifilm X100s, after that we have affordable Rioch GR and finally at the bottom we have Nikon coolpix A.

Buy Fujifilm X100s B&H and AMAZON | Nikon Coolpix A from Amazon | B&H | Ricoh GR features B&H

Sony RX100 M2 vs Nikon Coolpix A

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Sony RX100 M2 vs Nikon Coolpix A, Nikon coolpix a have more bigger sensor compared to Sony RX100 M2, take a look at the major core difference below,

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The Sensor of Nikon Coolpix A is bigger than Sony RX100 M2 Camera, The Nikon coolpix A features 16.2 MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor similar to Nikon D7000 / D5100 DSLR, the Sony RX100 M2 comes with 20.2MP 1″ inch Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor.

Lens:
Nikon Coolpix A have Fixed 28mm f/2.8 NIKKOR Prime Lens.
Sony RX100 M2 have bright Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 10.4-37.1mm f/1.8-4.9 lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-100mm.

Sony RX100 M2 have more optical zoom and better Macro mode compared to Nikon coolpix A.

Image Stabilization: Sony RX100 M2 features optical image stabilization, Nikon coolpix A have sensor shift image.

Continuous Shooting Speed
: Sony RX100 M2 camera features 10fps continuous shooting speed, Nikon coolpix A limited to 4fps only.

Video: Sony RX100 M2 have better video mode compared to Nikon coolpix A.

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Display: Sony RX100 have high resolution 3″ Tilting Display, Nikon coolpix A have fixed 3″ display.

Additional Features: Sony RX100 M2 also have built in WiFi and NFC for remote sharing of images. No such optional available for Nikon coolpix A.

High ISO TEST

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Image Credit: www.imaging-resource.com

High ISO test – Sony RX100 M2 have bit strong noise reduction filter, Nikon coolpix A High ISO images have more noise but more sharp compared to Sony RX100 M2.

Nikon Coolpix is using approx 2+ year old APS-C sensor of Nikon D7000 and D5100 DSLR, on the other hand Sony uses newly developed 1 inch BSI CMOS sensor.

Price Difference: Nikon coolpix A will cost you $340 extra

Verdict:  If I need a pocket camera after my DSLR I will prefer Sony RX100 M2, I don’t see a big difference in image quality since Nikon is using a 2+ year old APS-C sensor compared to  Sony newly developed 1 inch Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor. Finally the choice is your’s, we have done enough work to find the major difference between both the camera.

Buy Sony RX100M2 from Amazon, B&H and Adorama

Buy Nikon Coolpix A from Amazon | B&H

Leica X Vario vs Nikon coolpix A

Leica X Vario vs Nikon coolpix A, Leica X features almost same core specification as coolpix A, take a look at the major specification below and share your thoughts with us.

Sensor, Image processor and ISO

Both Leica X Vario and Nikon coolpix A features same resolution and APS-C sensor.

The Nikon coolpix A uses APS-C size sensor and EXPEED 2 processing engine the same one used in Nikon D-SLR cameras, Mo low-pass filter available in coolpix A so you get more sharpness and extremely fine detail. We also have Micro-lenses located above the sensor are arranged to produce natural, edge-to-edge sharpness.

ISO range of Nikon coolpix A touches upto 25600, Leica X Vario limited upto 12500.

Lens and Aperture

NIKKOR prime lens features a focal length of 18.5mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm) for wide-angle shooting, as well as a fast f/2.8 maximum aperture.

Leica X vario features Vario-Elmar 28-70mm f/3.5-6.4 ASPH Zoom Lens (35mm Equiv) , it give you more range but the camera size also increases.

Nikon coolpix A features Image Stabilization and fast F2.8 aperture so you get better low-light performance with Nikon Coolpix A.

Nikon coolpix A features better macro mode compared to Leica X Vario.

Contrast Based AF System

Both camera uses Contrast detect AF system.

Display

Both features same type of display unit – 3.0″ 920k-Dot, Wide-Angle LCD Monitor

Verdict: Both camera features almost same core specification, with Nikon coolpix A you save $1754 (approx), Leica features 2.5X optical zoom + Big body (due to fixed zoom lens) and cost approx $2850K.

Current Price / Buying Links

Nikon Coolpix A Leica X Vario
   

Ricoh GR at DxOLab


Ricoh GR test result is now out at DxOLab, the score is bit less than Nikon Coolpix A , Ricoh GR available at $799.95 Amazon | Nikon coolpix A available at $1,096.95 at Amazon.