Nikon Coolpix A $399 at BH/Amazon

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by Amin Sabet, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I saw that Amin, but it seems to be only the silver one that's that cheap. This has led to speculation that Nikon really is killing this camera rather than getting ready to release an upgrade. I don't want to buy a backup if there's a chance a new one is coming - I'd like to see what the upgrade has to offer and then either eventually buy one of those or THEN buy a backup of the first one cheap. I guess I'll wait and see if anything is announced by next Spring. If not, I'm sure I'll still be able to find a backup Coolpix A for even less on ebay or something. But at $399, it's tough to resist just grabbing one now.

    It's really a sweet little camera... If I didn't already have one, I'd probably buy one now. OTOH, if I didn't already have one it would probably be because I didn't have any desire for one, so I might not buy it at this price either. In any case, I don't have any regrets of having bought it at full price nearly two years ago now. I figure I've paid about $35-30 per month rental for the many months I've been able to shoot with it, and that seems reasonable to me for a camera I've gotten this much use out of.

  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I'm really on the fence with this one. Love my LX100 and probably don't need both, but this price is awesome.
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I wanna buy two of 'em and mount them to shoot old school 3D
  4. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

    Dec 15, 2011
    I'm tempted as well, but 28/2.8 just doesn't excite me. The price is crazy, but I can't quite justify buying something I don't really want just because it is a bargain. But I am trying. :)
  5. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    28 is a bit wide for me. I was able to work with the 14 on the EPM1 but just. Still, like any good camera it's tempting.
  6. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    You know what, Amin? I have the Ricoh GR and the Fuji X100T but I still plan on getting something like the LX100 or the Sony RX100 III. All have or will get use in different circumstances. At $399, I'd pick up the Coolpix A if I were you. The risk is very low and there'll be certain situations in which there will be no substitute. If you unpack it carefully, you can always try it out for a week and send it back if you find that's not the case.
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  7. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    It's a shame that I've lost the ability to rationalize camera purchases, otherwise this would be perfect for something.
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  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I've been doing a lot of that lately, thanks to SlickDeals. For example, somehow I am wearing a Pebble smartwatch right now, and I was sure I would never consider a watch that I had to charge! Love the watch though :redface:.
  9. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    POV wide shots from the handlebars of whatever motorcycle you're touring on.
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  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    A competitor might buy one and and gain an edge.
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  11. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Quite liberating isn't it! - The ability to see something on sale at a great price & yet you go back to what you were doing without almost even noticing :smile:
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  12. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    I carried my Coolpix A in the Leica 18727 case made for the D-Lux6 (LX7). It's maximally compact and hands-free, doesn't identify one as a photographer, etc. Perfect to take to places where a camera bag would look out of place.
  13. donlaw

    donlaw All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    It is a great camera and an incredible price. Grab one before they are gone. I find the 28mm works well as long as you are willing to move in close to your subject. And of course it is great landscapes, sunsets, buildings, etc. Sold my RX100 for the Coolpix A and haven't missed having the zoom at all.
  14. Oh dear. A temptation. *arghhhhhhhhhhh*
  15. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Don't give up, John, there are probably pills or therapy available to help you with your, um, "problem."

    Cheers, Jock
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  16. Archiver

    Archiver Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    But it is perfect for something. And I bet if you get one, you'll suddenly realize exactly what it is. :biggrin:
  17. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
  18. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    We never get deals like this in the UK. The cheapest Coolpix A I can find is £420 ($650).
  19. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    I've seen these price differences for years and have heard various explanations. Maybe this is our compensation for expensive health care.