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Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A by Darrell Young

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Chapter 1Basic Camera Setup

Congratulations on your purchase of the exciting new Nikon COOLPIX A, the premium-quality, compact digital camera in Nikon’s brand new genre of small cameras.

The Nikon COOLPIX A (also known as the A) comes with a large DX (APS-C) sensor normally found only in digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. Additionally, it has no anti-aliasing (AA) filter in front of the sensor, so the camera is capable of extreme sharpness. The permanently attached lens on the A is an amazingly sharp 18.5mm f/2.8 Nikkor (28mm equivalent in the FX world), which is highly optimized for the sensor and provides image quality that is normally available only when you use professional lenses on a DSLR.

Figure 1.1: Nikon COOLPIX A, front view ...

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