Another $100 price drop on the Nikon Coolpix A, refurbished D610 now $1,439.95

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The price of the Nikon Coolpix A camera dropped another $100 to $599 at B&H, Adorama and Amazon (you can also take an additional $25 off at Amazon with this offer). The camera was $699 three weeks ago.

Update - B&H is now also offering free SanDisk 16GB Extreme SDHC Memory Card and Pearstone Onyx 250 camera pouch.

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The price of a refurbished Nikon D610 camera is now $1,439.95 (compare to $1,199.99 for a grey market and $1,596.95 for a new D610).

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The Nikon instant rebates were extended without any changes to the lens selection.

More Black Friday deals and ongoing rebates are available here.

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  • Rickjames

    Last time I looked nikonusa had a d610 refurb for less since they have a 10% off sale through tomorrow.

  • Espen4u

    They must have made lots of the A, so why did they price it out of the water for so long time? Hopefully they’re making the same misstake with the Df and the 58.

    • Eric Calabros

      I’m ok with even $50 drop per month, but $100 per week is a bit annoying for early buyers 😉

  • Dell Deaton

    Not entirely apples to apples: At one point the $699 deal included the optical viewfinder at no additional cost, right?

  • You can’t get the extra $25 off toward the Coolpix A. The promo says “get an additional $25 to spend on (qualifying) DSLR cameras and compact system cameras.”

    • Technically you can if you purchase the $100 gift card, the $25 free card will come in 24 hours and then you order the Coolpix A for $25 less.

      • TheInfinityPoint

        Too bad it doesn’t apply to lenses…

        • Actually it should work on lenses as well: “The Amazon.com Camera Gift Card can be used toward the purchase of any product(s) shipped and sold by Amazon.com.”
          Taken from the terms and conditions page: http://amzn.to/1FhXwyS

          • Kynikos

            I think TIP’s assertion is that the $25 off isn’t valid on lenses–bodies/kits only.

  • But, no free finder with the Coolpix A now? Wasn’t that part of the deal previously?

    • Not initially, the free OVF came later, after the first price drop.

    • Dell Deaton

      Correct (as I wrote above). And now it looks like B&H just sweetened their current deal with a memory card and a pouch thrown-in. That still leaves quite a way to go before they get back to their best deal, with the OVF included. Thus, I’m not biting.

  • Spy Black

    If you’re in the market for a camera like the A, You’re finally in the realm of a real price for this camera. On it’s way out I bet.

    • MonkeySpanner

      Yup – things are getting interesting for products that have been superseded (or are about to be). Because many products are at the point of marginal updates. For instance, the Coolpix AmkII will probably just be the Coolpix A with the 24MP sensor and new processor. A good update – but most likely won’t show up in images as all that significant. So when mkII drops, original should be a pretty good deal.

      • Kynikos

        Will they put out a Mk II?
        I think this one sold so poorly, it’s redesign-or-nothing.

        • I would guess no, because it’s too much of a niche market. More likely the FX Nikon mirrorless will get more effort, and we may see that in a year.

          If there is a Coolpix B, I would think zoom lens instead of fixed focal. The pattern seems to follow the Leica X line.

          I have the Coolpix A now. It’s one of the best wide angle cameras I have used. Probably the only other ones I would consider are the Sony RX1 and RX1R, but I wanted wider than 35mm view.

          • Kynikos

            …and I got the Rx1 because I thought it would be more general-purpose! Glad the Coolpix-A suits your art.

            I think your comments about Coolpix-B, if it comes out, are very prescient. Whether it’s positioned as a Leica-type evolution, or a competitor to Canon G1X or Sony Rx100, I think you’re right in that is has to be a zoom. Whatever Fuji didn’t eat up for high-end fixed focal-length, Sony and Ricoh grabbed the scraps.

            • The Coolpix A suits the purpose of a compact and light back-up camera. It works PocketWizards at a very high flash sync, so it’s quite a useful solution. Also works well in low light conditions, without additional lighting.

              As the price comes down on the RX1 in the used market, it does become more tempting. The problem is that the A bodies from Sony somewhat compete with it. We may see some sort of RX1 successor early next year, but I don’t expect the pricing to be any better.

              Fuji does seem to have done quite well with the X100 line. Ricoh is fairly unknown, and more of a niche enthusiast choice. I didn’t like the stepped manual focus on the Ricoh, otherwise would’ve considered one.

  • jefferylewis

    You can get it in Australia for about USD $468 new on eBay… That’s a good deal!

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nikon-Coolpix-A-Black-Compact-Camera-16-2MP-/190965189757?pt=AU_Digital_Cameras&hash=item2c76698c7d

  • Larrry

    Looked through the various refurbs on the Nikon site and scratching my head. All priced before the 10% discount. Nikon V2 one lens kit $599 but the body only is $799, so not only are they giving you the lens free, they are paying you $200 to take it. And then there is the sucker deal. The refurb V2 two lens kit $1149, where if you buy that second lens new, it is only $250 plus the $599 deal.

    • Kynikos

      I’ve given up on Nikon’s own site for refurb prices.
      Nothing against refurb, but so many authorized dealers do a much more sensible job on price with refurb.

      • Rickjames

        I believe Nikon’s 10% off refurb sale is almost over, but considering a refurbished D610 is going for $1350+free shipping right now, that is a better deal than what NR posted.

        But I agree, NikonUSA’s refurb deals are spotty at best and can be frustrating to find out if they are actual ‘deals’ or not.

        • Kynikos

          Thanks for taking the time to post the sale and calculation. You’re right, of course, and I appreciate it. Cheers.

    • Cameta Camera get many of the Nikon refurbished item. You may want to check prices there as a comparison. Adorama and B&H get some too, but often Cameta will be slightly better on prices.

      • I checked before posting – there were no better deals.

  • Pat Mann

    That Coolpix A price would really tempt me if the finder were included.

    • Andrew

      At this price, the Coolpix A is very tempting. The design is a little bland like the original Nikon 1, but at least in this instance you will get some really good quality pictures in a camera that is quite pocket-able.

  • anonymous

    Last Saturday I was talking about the Coolpix A with my friend. I commented that the Coolpix A won’t be my choice even the price was reduced, despite its great image thanks to its larger sensor.
    The Coolpix A may be a right choice for people who already own two or three cameras (a very niche market). I have Nikon Coolpix P7100 and if I need to pick one camera from P7100 or Coolpix A for my international travels, I still would pick P7100 because of P7100’s all-round capability.
    It was a great mistake for Nikon to have trivialized high-end point-and-shoot camera market and not delivered P8000 (besides they screwed up P7800, IMHO).
    I’m seriously considering to switch to another vendor, Canon, Panosnic, Fuji, …
    Because simply Nikon didn’t offer what I want.
    It is very sad.

    • Kynikos

      28mm effective was too wide.
      The initial MSRP was double what the market would bear, and the accessory pricing (especially the viewfinder) was ridiculous.
      The ergonomics were poor.
      Aside from the extremely capable recycled D7000 sensor, Nikon didn’t get much right on this one. I bought a Sony P&S myself but could see people choosing any of the vendors you mention just as readily.

    • MB

      Whats there to switch? You will probably eventually get a new camera and that is that … and you will be as miserable as you are now … so why bother?

  • Captain Megaton

    Like the Ricoh GR: the Coolpix A is a nice little camera just so long as you really, really like the 28mm FOV.

    I prefer to run with my Nikon 1 V1 and 10mm, I like having an EVF and its nice to put a different lens on there sometimes. The sensor area is smaller of course but its still very capable in the image quality department as long as you keep the ISO under about 1000.

    • When street shooting, sometimes I carry the Nikon V1 with 18.5mm and the Coolpix A. They can make a nice combination, and both are very light.

  • James

    I’ve been wringing my hands over the Coolpix A and Ricoh GR for the past few days and saw that they were the same price when I ordered this morning. I still went with the GR because of all the positive reviews, but if the price on the A keeps going down I might pick one up just for that 1/2000 flash sync speed.

    • Captain Megaton

      The biggest differences are in the control system and body design. I do like the Ricoh design, but for the sake of my own sanity I’d probably go with the Coolpix to keep consistency with my other Nikons.

      • James

        Yeah, there’s definitely a bit of a learning curve with the GR since I’ve been shooting nothing but Nikon the past five years.

  • riotsheelds

    I bought an A earlier this year and the quality of the files it produces made me rethink my gear…better sharpness and colors than any Micro 4/3 or APS-C wide prime I owned, even better than some 28mm FF primes. I ended up selling my Olympus E-P5 and 12mm f/2 which looked soft in comparison. It was rightfully panned at the original price, but I think $600 is much more reasonable.

    I only wish Nikon or Ricoh made a companion camera at the 50mm or 85mm focal length.

  • doge

    If that Coolpix A gets down around $400 for black friday/monday sales, I might have to buy it.

    • Dell Deaton

      At $400, that’s still a hundred bucks higher than B&H best deal thus far, which included OVF. Since the pulled back from that so quickly, I’ve gotta guess the thought that deal too sweet. And yet, here we are. Seems like “right” Black Friday offer for this bad boy would be between $350 and $395, without any extras thrown in.

  • Anthony Papagallo

    I bought it at full release price, but my god the images are like cream and its as fast as a low rent D series, I use it papping at parties instead of my D3, now I look like one of the party goers, when I pull this out the girls are happy to pose and make fools of themselves as opposed to when I walked in with the D3 around my neck they would say ‘where’s your press pass ? who gave you permission to come in this area?’ etc etc…this little gem is worth its wait in gold.

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