Nikon has launched its first compact camera to utilize a DX-format CMOS image sensor, the Coolpix A. With 16.2 megapixels, this APS-C sensor is coupled with an all-glass 18.5mm f/2.8 prime lens (28mm equivalent). Not only does the Coolpix A include a built-in flash, but a full-size hot shoe mount ensures compatibility with Speedlight flashes.
The Coolpix A is pictured above with the optional DF-CP1 optical viewfinder, which attaches to the hot shoe. Besides including brightlines that indicate 90 percent scene coverage, the DF-CP1 is priced at a hefty $449.96. The Coolpix A is designed to be compatible with a variety of Nikon DSLR accessories, and can be fitted with an adapter ring for adding lens hoods and filters.