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Nikon 35mm F1.8 FX Lens Coming on CES 2014

CES 2014

According to latest rumors, the AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G full frame lens coming on January 2014, We already have Nikon 35mm f/1.4G FX lens that cost $1,619, It seems like Nikon is trying to introduce affordable line-up of high quality lenses for entry level FX format users.

What more

1. Nikon V3 Coming on CES 2014 – Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera coming in CES 2014, the upcoming camera will feature probably new sensor, the upcoming camera will design similar to Nikon P7800 pro-compact camera
2. Nikon D3300 – expected to announce in early 2014 and I think CES is the best place to announce new products worlddwide.
3. Big Sensor compacts from Nikon also expected to arrive in Q1 of 2014.

We don’t have much details yet but we will update you soon as we get any new information. STAY WITH ON FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOOGLE+ to get live news + rumors 24X7.


Sony RX100 M2 vs Nikon Coolpix A

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,


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.

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.


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.



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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.


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

High ISO Test - Ricoh GR vs Nikon Coolpix A vs Fujifilm X100S vs Canon G1 X

High ISO Test – Ricoh GR vs Nikon Coolpix A vs Fujifilm X100S vs Canon G1 X, Ricoh GR features 16 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor that offers low-noise characteristics, 18.3mm F2.8 GR lens equivalent to 28mm in the 35mm format, take a look at the Image comparison below.

Ricoh GR HIGH Test

the scene is illuminated at 200 lux, the GR positioned in M mode with a couple 1/4 s and f / 5.6 ISO value of 100. The images are visible at 100% and you can download the raw files from focus-numerique

Image quality of of Canon G1X look stunning at ISO 3200 and 6400, Nikon Coolpix A performed better than Ricoh GR and Fujifilm X100S is the best camera for low light photography.

Also see – Ricoh GR comparison review

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  • Fujifilm X100S will cost you approx $1,299.00, available at B&H and AMAZON
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Nikon Coolpix A at DxO Lab

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Nikon Coolpix A tested at DxO Lab, the overall score of Nikon coolpix A is 80, low light score is 1164 – Best APS-C compact camera ever made according to DxO Lab.

Take a look at DxO vs other compacts

Nikon Coolpix at Dxo Lab

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Nikon coolpix A vs DSLRs

Nikon Coolpix A Sensor Size Comparison

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A features 16Mp ASP-C Sensor of Nikon D7000 DSLR, Take a look Nikon Coolpix A Sensor Size Comparison with other high end compacts of today and share with others…

Nikon A Sensor Comparison

Nikon A Sample Images

Nikon Coolpix A Sample Images is out now , we will update this page as soon as we get more image gallery links.

Sample Image 1 @ 100%

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Sample Image 2 @ 100%
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