LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon A has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
A doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon A can shoot continuously at max speed of 4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
A has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Nikon A features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon A also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon A, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30,25,24 fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon A will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
A has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon A doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm XF10 or in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon A has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Nikon A is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 230 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 302 shots, Nikon A has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend A owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon A vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon A Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon A is $461.69