Anyone in the LA area looking for a Coolpix A for $500?

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  1. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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  2. Darthpnoy88

    Darthpnoy88 SC Regular

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Southern California
    Rain
    I'd totally pick this up but got such a great deal on a NEX 6 however and added a S110 recently.
     
  3. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2012
    I'm surprised no one has picked this up. I thought the Coolpix A was well regarded.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    If I lived in LA, I'd buy it. And then, I'd flip it on Amazon.
     
  5. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    Anyone in LA who would pick this up for me?
    PM me..
    Thanks
     
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    It is, but by a very small audience. And the Ricoh GR is equally well regarded for notably less money, except in this case...

    -Ray
     
  7. RidgeRunner22

    RidgeRunner22 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    Sam
    I plan to own one of these in the near future, having now been able to handle both, I just cant pick between the two. I feel like the GR will win out for me, simply due to being smaller and cheaper.
     
  8. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
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  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Whether it's good or not, buying a camera that you never really wanted just because it becomes cheap rarely results in a camera you end up keeping for long.
     
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  10. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    The A and the GR are outstanding cameras with excellent sensors and optics. Don`t ask me to rationalize it, but somehow I slightly prefer the files I got out of the A and also believe I could hold the camera steady at lower shutter speeds than the GR. Maybe the extra weight of the Nikon helped to better stabilize it. Around the USD 500 price point, the cost of a decent 28mm lens, the A or GR are real bargains imo. It`s amazing how quickly prices of cameras drop these days.
    Obviously, being an early adopter is stupid. But I said this before and still can`t hold back when I get the itch:frown:
     
  11. RidgeRunner22

    RidgeRunner22 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    Sam
    Decision made, thanks Serhan! For some reason i really wanted to like the A more, but size and feel in hand pushed more towards the GR. For me the GR is the right size for a pocket cam, the nikon A is just the wrong side of to big. Also it is nice to know that Ricoh will probably continue to offer filmware updates. In a lot of ways the A is better, it really does seem like a higher quality product and in my mind certainly worth more than the GR, but i highly doubt there will be filmware updates. Its a real shame it seems like nikon might never pursue this concept again