who needs the cumbersome DSLR when you can have the same image quality with a much compact shooter like the Nikon COOLPIX A Digital Camera? we really think that this new superior compacts are really uprooting the dominance of digital SLR. equipped with a 16.2MP DX-format CMOS sensor, making it the first of the COOLPIX to do so, the COOLPIX A promised a rendering capabilities of the larger DSLR, but in a totally pocket-friendly package. other features include a new wide-angle 18.5mm, f/2.8 fixed focal length NIKKOR lens, EXPEED 2 image processing engine, broad range of standard sensitivities from ISO100 to ISO 25600 for that extra crisp and clear images with minimal noise, an anti-reflection 3-inch TFT LCD, optical low-pass filter, records 14-bit compressed NEF (RAW) images, manual focus ring, full HD 1080p video recording and supports a variety of new, dedicated accessories, as well as DSLR camera system accessories for you to shoot like a pro without the heft and bulk. seriously, what’s not to love about it? well, except maybe for its equally high asking price of $1,099.95. but hey, think of it as this way: you are not getting just superior imaging quality in a compact form factor (110 x 64.3 x 40.3 mm), but you will be getting a design statement that features a metallic look with magnesium alloy occupying the top cover and leather accent on the grip, plus dials cut from metal. well, just a little something to give your style ego a boost and hopefully, you will have the artistic to compose equally breathtaking masterpieces. available in a choice of black or silver body.