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 Post subject: Nikon Coolpix A
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:45 pm 
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Just curious if anyone has tried, or thought about trying the Nikon coolpix A camera. It functions like a DSLR but in a compact frame. A photographer friend of mine just purchased one to use in his photography tool box, but also want to try making a trap out of it.

I told him I would give him a hand trying to figure it all out. Seems pretty cool..it has a hot-shoe for adding slaves and a USB shutter release port. I saw some of his test pics he took with it and I was blown away. From what I've heard the photo quality is as good or better than the Canon 70 D...but would have a clear advantage in the size department! Not to mention about the cost of an entry level DSLR.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Produc ... PIX-A.html

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:01 pm 
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Very nice camera. A DX sensor in a package that size probably does produce nice images. I looked at this camera when it first came out. It has a port for a wired remote and capability for external power. The only drawback this camera had for my uses was the power switch is a momentary contact not an actual on / off switch. Plus, you can set the sleep time but no matter what that setting is the camera will shut off about three minutes after it goes to sleep. I only had a few minutes to play with it but for me the auto shut off and momentary on/off switch was a deal killer.

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Ah. Too bad. Is there any way around this at all? Through hardwire modification?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:28 pm 
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Open it up and tie a couple wires to the on/off switch. Or, mount a servo on top of the on/off switch to turn it on. I used the servo method on a guys Canon G10 a few years ago. It works ok if you are not in a hurry to take a picture.

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