A Perfect Belt Pouch for the Coolpix A

A few months ago, I took advantage of the closeout pricing on Nikon’s excellent Coolpix A camera. Despite the camera’s “boutique” positioning and original $1100 price, Nikon offered few accessories (which are often more profitable than the camera itself.)

If you’re not familiar with the Coolpix A, it was a high end pocket camera which, like all high end pocket cameras did not actually fit in a pocket. Even with very large pockets, the Coolpix A had a typical, delicate built-in lens cap/shutter not suited to coming into contact with anything else you might have in your pocket.

You could use a neck strap, but for me the appeal of an almost-pocket camera is to carry it in a belt pouch, out of the way but ready for quick use. Nikon made a leather pouch but without a belt loop or even slots for your belt. Strange.

I searched eBay for a Coolpix A pouch but the offerings were enormous one size fits all things. And the little pouches that are perfect for many compact cameras were a tiny bit too small for the Coolpix A.

Last month I spent a few days in Tokyo and although I wasn’t looking to buy anything, I stopped to browse in Yodobashi and Bic Camera. I didn’t have the Coolpix with me so I had to eyeball it but I found a Case Logic pouch that looked like a perfect fit.  And it is.

Coolpix A better(1 of 2)

Coolpix A better(2 of 2)

This nifty little pouch also has a regular cloth belt loop.

BTW, as of this writing you can still find the Coolpix A. For it’s size, it’s a terrific camera. Besides a very sharp lens, it renders color beautifully. Something Nikon does really well, in my opinion.

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