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Nikon Coolpix A and P330 price predicament

When looking for a new compact camera there are many reasons why you would go for this choice, the first is because of how easier they are to carry when compared to an SLR, and the second is the price, as in most cases these are cheaper. For the most part this is right, although in some cases a new range of compact cameras are released that question this.

An example of this is the Nikon Coolpix A and P330, because while the latter in this new range from the company who brought you the D7100 is still pretty cheap at $380, that’s more than we can say for the former. The reason we say this is because the Coolpix A will set you back a shocking $1,100, which we know for a fact you can get yourself an entry-level DSLR for.

However, as we said this would be an entry-level DSLR camera and will not come with some of the features that Nikon has packed into the Coolpix A, but could you bring yourself to spend over a $1000 on a compact?

You might find that question easier to answer once you learn that the A comes with several features that you would expect to find on a DSLR, such as dedicated mode dial, full-size hot shoe and also an adapter ring that will allow the camera to take a lens hood and 46mm filters. More details on the Coolpix A can be seen on the official Nikon website.

Looking over some of the specs of the P330 this is more like your traditional compact camera, and from what we can see this will give the Canon Powershot S110 some serious competition. Again more details on this camera can be found HERE, although we can tell you that both models will be released a little later this month.

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Written by Peter Chubb

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