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March 5, 2013

Nikon announces Coolpix P330 and Coolpix A, its first DX-format camera

Nikon has unveiled two new Coolpix cameras, the Coolpix A and Coolpix P330. The Coolpix A is hailed as the company’s first Coolpix camera to offer a DX-format sensor, bringing a dSLR element into a compact camera. The Coolpix P330, meanwhile, is designed to be a mixture between higher-end specs and a slim, pocketable body. Check out a gallery of both cameras after the jump.

The Coolpix A is Nikon’s first DX-format Coolpix camera, allowing photographers to snap very high-quality images from a compact camera, comparable in quality to Nikon’s DSLRs. The 16.2-megapixel camera utilizes a NIKKOR 18.5mm lens with an f/2.8 aperture. The camera offers a 4-frame burst mode, and manual P/S/A/M settings, as well as several scene modes for different shooting situations. The camera can shoot in RAW/NEF, and can be used in conjunction with the DF-CP1 Optical Viewfinder, UR-E24 Adapter Ring, and the HN-CP18 Lens Hood.

The Coolpix P330 features a wide-angle lens, offering 5x optical zoom, as well as a 12.2-megapixel 1/1.7-inch BSI (backside illuminated) CMOS sensor. This camera boasts having the fastest lens available in a Coolpix camera, offering low noise levels in low-light settings. The camera can record in full HD 1080p, and features Vibration Reduction IS for sharp, clear images. The camera gives users advanced control with manual P/A/S/M controls, and can shoot in RAW and NRW. There’s integrated GPS for photo tagging as well.

Both cameras will be released this month in Black and Silver. The Coolpix A will be priced at $1,099.95, while the Coolpix P330 will be priced at $379.95.