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The Nikon COOLPIX A is a low-light, advanced performance digital camera with full manual controls, Full HD video and an accessory shoe for attaching compatible accessories.
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Does this camera allow custom file naming and enable the user to embed copyright information?

I shoot events and I am interested in this as a second camera.
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I merely placed my email and a copyright 2014 in the comment section. I know Photoshop can be set to have actions dependent on the serial number. I will try this next. I use Photoshop CS and plan to edit in RAW, my use of the import function is limited but I isolate each camera into its own folder and then name actions can be used.
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I am sorry, the coolpix A does not have a feature for custom file naming or copyright information.
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You answered that the D7100 allowed custom file naming and copyright information, but my question was about the Coolpix A.
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Yes, the D7100 allows custom file naming as well as copyright information.
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Can the built in flash of the CoolPix A be used in command mode to control Nikons Speedlites?

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I have used small speed lights set to reduced power to trigger both studio and pole mounted flash units. I have worked within all cameras limitations since 1965, any Nikon except the D400 has an AA mode opening up the use of old outdated non digital flash units. And with the movement to continuous LED lights, for both stills and movies what is the problem. My real use is to avoid carrying the D7100 and a 18-200 lens for shooting cars for Web Pages. This camera is perfect for that. I what high quality raw files in a camera that fits in my pocket.
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No, the Coolpix A does not have a commander mode.
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No, there is not a commander mode on the Coolpix A.
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What is the shutter lag time for this camera?

Is there a "warm up" time before the shutter will fire or is it almost instantaneous like the DSLRs?
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I am an owner of the Coolpix A. Turning the power on extends the lens immediately and the camera is ready to snap. I'd say the process takes less than 3 seconds.
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The shutter lag time is not part of the published specifications for the COOLPIX A. However, the COOLPIX A utilizes an EXPEED 2 image-processing engine and handles image data with extraordinary speed and accuracy, while efficiently managing to avoid generating excess heat. Additionally, the COOLPIX A's Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter is highly responsive and can continuously shoot up to 4 frames per second*.

*Up to 26 shots when image size is set to L and image quality is set to NORMAL.
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What is maximum aperture range

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The manual alludes to an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/22 (page 55).
In the specs, page 246, it says it has an aperture adjustment range of 19 steps of 1/3 EV which is a weird way of stating the aperture range. Anyway, that probably means it has a range of f/2.8 to f/22. Depending on how you interpret "steps", it could be f/2.8 to f/25.
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The Maximum aperture of the Coolpix A is f/2.8. The focal length of the lens is fixed at 18.5mm (angle of view equivalent to that of a 28mm lens in 35mm, or FX format).
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Hood and Filter Adapter

Okay, I just purchased the Viewfinder and the Hood and Filter adapter for my Coolpix A.
I know that it says 46 mm filters required. What filters, brand of filters, type of filters might be best for this camera for a variety of shooting circumstances in accordance with the camera's capabilities.
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I own the Coolpix A plus the viewfinder and the hood/filter accessories. I carry a UV (Multi-Coated), set of ND filters, and a circular polarizer.
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Nikon does not currently produce any 46mm filters for the COOLPIX A but there are many third party filters of this size available on the market. While we cannot offer advice or support on third party products, you may want to refer to this have this article Nikonusa.com that discusses the effects of various types of filters:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Capture NX2 can't read the NEF files

is there a minimum version for Capture NX2 in order to read the raw files from Coolpix A? a version of capture nx2 prior to the fabrication of Coolpix A should read its nef ?
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a work around for old versions of CNX is to change the header of the nef file, where the camera model is mentioned. For instance, one can use exiftool to change the header model into D300, D700, etc, and the capture nx will read it.
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Make sure you have the latest version installed, 2.4.5, which supports the Coolpix A
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wide angle converter compatibility

Can any of the wide angle converters be made to work with the Coolpix A?
 
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The WC-E68 was originally made for the Nikon Cooplix 5000. It can be found on the used market. The UR-E24 is threaded to mount the WC-E68 wide converter. I have tried this combination and it does work successfully to give you a super-wide view. There is some curvature distortion, though you can correct that in some post processing software. This is not an official Nikon approved combination, but if you want a fun super-wide solution, this combination will work. Autofocus works properly with the wide converter in place too.
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There are no wide angle converters for the COOLPIX A. UR-E24/HN-CP18 set is two items, The UR-E24 is a filter adapter and the HN-CP18 is a lens hood. They come in a set, are made from aluminum and are black in color. Minimize flare caused by direct sunlight and get clearer photos with better contrast using a Lens Hood.
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Does this have a low-pass filter?

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No
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What does the camera look like with the UR-E24 adapter and HN-CP18 hood installed?

Please post top/side/front photos with this option and the hood installed on the camera. (Black and Silver both if possible.)
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At the present time we do not have an official image showing the COOLPIX A with the HP-C18 Lens Hood and UR-E24 adapter attached. However, detailed information on the COOLPIX A, its features and accessories can be found here:
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/coo...
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Does the camera a built in level for horizontal and vertical directions

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I believe you are asking about Virtual horizon. If so, then yes, the Coolpix A does have virtual horizon.
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Is the sb600 flashlight compatible with Nikon Coolpix A

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Yes. The camera has a hot shoe that will accept Nikon Speedlights, including the SB-600
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Does cool pix a have bracketing for HDR shots

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Yes. Coolpix A has bracketing for HDR images.
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What does the red flashing icon on the upper right screen mean?

I have a Coolpix 3100 camera that is several years old. I lost my manual. Thanks.
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If the icon looks like a clock hands at 9 o'clock it means you have to reset the date. If that is not it please describe the icon. Also I am assuming you have the S3100 here is the link to he manual:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17212/~/user's-manual---nikon-coolpix-s3100
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How to shoot video

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Please refer to page 38 of the reference manual in the link below. It provides detail text and graphic information about how to record a video with Coolpix A.
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...
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Does the Coolpix A have a viewfinder?

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Not built in no, but you can add the DF-CP1 optical view finder to it.
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Does it have a time lapse feature?

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The Coopix A has interval timer.
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Why does Nikon not make the leather custom cases for the Coolpix A model?

I own an S60 coolpix and was able to order a fine leather case from Nikon, and wear
the camera on my belt, most all of the time. The camera is always handy, and I would
like the same flexability available with the new coolpix A model.....
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Under accessories they show two leather cases. They probably aren't available yet as the camera was recently released
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Compact-Digital-Cameras/26423/COOLPIX-A.html
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how do you zoom while taking a photo

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The Coolpix A does not have optical zoom. The focal length of the Coolpix A lens is fixed at 18.5mm (angle of view equivalent to that of a 28mm lens in 35mm, or FX format). The plus and minus buttons can be use to digitally zoom while shooting but unlike other coolpix cameras, the digital zoom will not apply to the final image.
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Coolpix A (Zooming)

How do I zoom for distant picture/image taking?
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Quoting Nikon:
The COOLPIX A does not zoom. It has a fixed focal length of 18.5mm with an angle of view equivalent to that of 28 mm lens in 35mm [135] format.
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Product materials

Is it a plastic camera or? Has it got gaskets?
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Nikon's description :Built for endurance, the compact COOLPIX A body is encased in a tough aluminum alloy, with a top surface covered by magnesium alloy for true durability. With a leatherette grip and dials cut from a metal block, the COOLPIX A conveys the feeling of authentic photographic gear.
Doesn't mention weather sealing.
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