Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review

Overall 46
Imaging 15
Features 56
Size 81
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3″ Tilting Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 114 x 72 x 41 mm
  • Weight: 330 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Nikon A900.

Nikon Coolpix A1000 Summary

This review is devoted to Coolpix A1000 that Nikon has first introduced to the public in Jan 18, 2019. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

This is an upgraded model that Nikon released to replace their older product A900.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #5 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 46/100 and it takes a rank of #260 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Nikon Coolpix A1000 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Nikon Coolpix A1000 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.

PROs

  • Screen Type: Tilting
  • Touch Screen: Yes
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In

CONs

  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • External Flash: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No
  • Microphone Port: No

Complete Comparison of Nikon Coolpix A1000 With Other Cameras in Small Sensor Superzoom Category

In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Nikon Coolpix A1000. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.

Physical Characteristics Of Nikon Coolpix A1000

Nikon Coolpix A1000 has the following external dimensions 114 x 114 x 41 mm (44.88 x 28.35 x 16.14″) with the weight of 330 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator of the weight of Nikon Coolpix A1000, we can conclude that this model is lighter than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Nikon Coolpix A1000 is thinner than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 41mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Nikon Coolpix A1000 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:

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If you want to have a better idea of how big the Nikon Coolpix A1000 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.

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Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Nikon Coolpix A1000 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Nikon Coolpix A1000 — 250 shots
Min: 120 shots
Average: 316 shots
Max: 600 shots

Thickness

Nikon Coolpix A1000 — 41 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Nikon Coolpix A1000 — 330 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix A1000 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix A1000 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.

Nikon Coolpix A1000 Photo and Sensor Features

Nikon Coolpix A1000 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

The base of Nikon Coolpix A1000 has the following ISO range 125 - 6400 .

Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.

Nikon Coolpix A1000 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.

Anti-Aliasing Filter

Nikon Coolpix A1000 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.

Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Nikon Coolpix A1000 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Nikon Coolpix A1000

LCD and ViewFinder

Nikon Coolpix A1000 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 921k dots.

In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.

The Nikon Coolpix A1000’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 98 and a resolution of 1,166k dots.

98% coverage ensures that that the resulting photo will capture the scene a bit differently from what you could see in the viewfinder while shooting.

This model comes with a high-quality LCD screen. This is a type of a touch screen, which makes shooting much more convenient and simple, allowing you to adjust the point of focus and camera settings with fingertips.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Nikon Coolpix A1000 are its fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, Coolpix A1000 comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/4000 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.

Flash

Unlike some other cameras from this category, Coolpix A1000 unfortunately, is not equipped with a built-in flash.

Focusing

In addition, Coolpix A1000 has a Face detection AF feature that quickly finds the faces that appear within the frame range and locks the focus on them automatically.

Video Features

As for the video quality characteristics of Nikon Coolpix A1000, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Nikon Coolpix A1000 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Nikon Coolpix A1000 supports 4K (Ultra-HD) video. This is the highest available resolution as for today . Thus, opting for this model, you will be dazed by the video’s crispness and the quality of details when watching it on a 4K screen.

Such impressive resolution stats make this model stand out against the previous model, which provides a max video resolution of only. Thus, in case you are planning to update your old camera and would love to have a possibility to shoot lots of high-quality videos, high resolution is a significant advantage of Coolpix A1000.

Coolpix A1000 comes with an embedded built-in microphone and Mono speaker.

Nikon Coolpix A1000 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Nikon Coolpix A1000 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, Coolpix A1000 is equipped with its USB EN-EL12 lithium-ion battery & USB charger or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect Coolpix A1000 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Nikon Coolpix A1000 provides a shooting life of 250, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.

With the commonly accepted standards in mind, we can conclude that Nikon Coolpix A1000 is above the average indicator of battery life. However, we believe it is still a great idea to grab a few extra batteries if you are planning long photo trips.

How Good is Nikon Coolpix A1000 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Nikon Coolpix A1000’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Nikon Coolpix A1000’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Coolpix A1000 to the average SuperZoom camera.

Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.

Nikon Coolpix A1000 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix A1000 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 21. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix A1000 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.

Advantages:

  • Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection Focusing

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • You might not like Nikon skintone

Nikon Coolpix A1000 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix A1000 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 83. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix A1000 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (114 x 72 x 41 mm)
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Nikon Coolpix A1000 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix A1000 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 78. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix A1000 can be called a 78 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

No Significant Advantages

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting ( fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (250 shots)

Nikon Coolpix A1000 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix A1000 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 14. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix A1000 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in Flash
  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Wireless Connectivity
  • Video is available

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Nikon Coolpix A1000 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix A1000 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 64. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix A1000 can be called a 64 model for this type of photography.

If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.

Advantages:

  • Live View
  • RAW Support

Disadvantages:

  • Small 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor
  • Low resolution sensor (16 MP)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)

Nikon Coolpix A1000 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix A1000
Announced Jan 18, 2019
Body Type Compact
Lens
Manual Focus Yes
Lens Mount Fixed lens
Number of Lenses n/a
Focal Length Multiplier n/a
Macro Focus Range 1
Screen
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Size 3″
Screen Resolution 921k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen Yes
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 1,166k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 98%
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 8 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance No
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 6
Flash Modes
External Flash No
AE Bracketing No
WB Bracketing No
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
DxO Sensor Scores
DxO Sensor Scores n/a
DxO Color Depth n/a
DxO Dynamic Range n/a
DxO Low Light ISO n/a
Sensor
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1/2.3"
Sensor Dimensions 6.17 x 4.55 mm
Sensor Area 28.07 mm2
Sensor Resolution 16.0 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6,400
Max Boosted ISO n/a
Min Native ISO 125
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch Yes
AF Continuous Yes
AF Single Yes
AF Tracking Yes
AF Selective Yes
AF Center Yes
AF Multi Area Yes
AF Live View Yes
AF Face Detection Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes
AF Phase Detection No
Number of Focus Points n/a
Number of Cross Focus Points n/a
Video Features
Video Resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port No
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB EN-EL12 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 330 g
Physical Dimensions 114 x 72 x 41 mm
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type 250 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording No
GPS
Storage Type Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1

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