New low price: refurbished Nikon Coolpix A camera now $299.95

The price of refurbished Nikon Coolpix A cameras dropped again this week to $299.95 at Adorama (was $329 last week).

When announced, the Coolpix A costed $1.099.

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  • dosco

    Coolpix is struggling with cell phone domination….

    • JJ168

      This model probably struggled with nikon’s own demon of greediness or poor pricing. Price right, it is one sexy compact digital with large sensor.

      • Eno

        Totally agree!

      • ss

        this is an awesome camera, and a steal at this price.

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  • Global

    They need to give the Viewfinder away too. That viewfinder is STILL way too expensive.

    • Espen4u

      They should’ve bundeled them together in the first place, to maximize the hype. And not named it coolpix. And worked out a better AF. And adjusted the price down in time, when they saw it was’nt selling. In stead they were sloppy, unresponsive and greedy. Still it’s a very competent compact.

  • Spy Black

    The new J1…

  • austin_rogers

    Somewhat apropos, I’d kill to see Nikon (or Canon, or Fuji) put out a RX1 competitor. I’m a huge film compact camera guy (i.e. Fuji Klasse S, Contax T2) and would love to see something with a full frame sensor and kick-ass prime lens in a compact form factor.

    • Spy Black

      Is there something about the RX1 (other than price 😉 ) that you don’t particularly like? Other than the price, for me I would like an EVF and to see at least a small zoom range, even 2x would be good without it adding too much bulk.

  • Kyle

    Good price… but I’m holding out for $199! lol

    • BlueBomberTurbo

      Seriously. I’d jump in for that price just to have another last ditch backup body on hand.

      • Kyle

        In the back of my mind, I’m thinking that I could get this for my travel “wide” camera, and then use my V1 with 30-110 for my telephoto camera. Not a bad option.

        • Spy Black

          There’s no wide angle lens available for the V? If so, a more portable package to have.

          • Kyle

            I bought the V1 at the firesale 2 years ago (or whenever it was) for $400. It came with the 10-30 and 30-110.
            Now that I’ve used it a lot as a handy vacation camera (at like Disney World) I like it a lot. What I don’t like is having to switch lenses…. and I can’t bring myself to spend $600 on the 10-100.
            However, with this guy, I can have my WA needs addressed and then leave the zoom on the V1.
            I lugged my D90 w/ 17-55 and the V1 in this configuration at Disney, and would appreciate the lighter load for the parks.

  • Still overpriced.

  • Taggart

    Ugh, Adorama closed until April 10th on account of Passover.

  • D800GUY

    They are really desperate to unload these suckers aren’t they? They are capable cameras, just a shame it has no zoom, a compact with no zoom and isn’t a digital rangefinder is not very attractive.

    • Spy Black

      No EVF either.

      • nzswedespeed

        Yes evf was the killer for me also. Especially when the x100 was available…Nikon did not help themselves labelling this as a coolpix though..

  • Duncan Dimanche

    make it a 35mm f2 with an integrated viewfinder and i’m in !!!!

  • AlainCl

    The new 20MP Nikon J5 apparently has the same or similar Sony-made sensor as Sony’s RX100 Mark III (at least Thom Hogan suggests as much). If so, the $500 J1 should offer similar image quality – up to ISO 800 – to the two-year-old 16MP APS-C sensor in the Coolpix, while offering much faster focusing and greater flexibility with the included zoom.

    $299 might be a very fair refurb price for what you get in the Coolpix, but the AF is not great in low light, from what I’ve seen/read.

    • MonkeySpanner

      well, that 16MP sensor is more than 2 years old. It showed up in the D7000 back in 2009. It is, however, a spectacular sensor – much better than anything any 1″ camera on the market has. All 1″ sensors suffer above iso 800 and don’t get me started on dynamic range. But – for the compactness that 1″ offers – it could still be a good option.

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