Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review

Overall 37
Imaging 13
Features 57
Size 63
Price 0

Main Features

  • 16.0 MP 1/2.3" BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • 3.2″ Fully Articulated Screen
  • ViewFinder: Yes
  • 7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Video: 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • Built-in Wireless: Yes
  • Dimensions: 146 x 119 x 181 mm
  • Weight: 1415 g
  • Environmental Sealing: No
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Replaced Nikon P900.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 Summary

This review is devoted to Coolpix P1000 that Nikon has first introduced to the public in Jul 10, 2018. 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 P900.

In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #198 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 37/100 and it takes a rank of #1086 out of 1174 in all Cameras.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 Compared to other SuperZoom Cameras

Now let's delve into more details of our Nikon Coolpix P1000 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 Size: 3.2″
  • AutoFocus Face Detection: Yes
  • Viewfinder: Electronic
  • Continuous Shooting: 7.0 fps
  • Image Stabilization: Yes
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Microphone Port: Yes
  • Timelapse Recording: Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity: Built-In

CONs

  • Screen Type: Fully Articulated
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Viewfinder Magnification: No
  • Af Phase Detection: No

Complete Comparison of Nikon Coolpix P1000 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 P1000. 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 P1000

Nikon Coolpix P1000 has the following external dimensions 146 x 146 x 181 mm (57.48 x 46.85 x 71.26″) with the weight of 1415 g.

The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Nikon Coolpix P1000, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.

Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Nikon Coolpix P1000 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 181mm.

Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Nikon Coolpix P1000 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 P1000 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 P1000 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:

Battery

Nikon Coolpix P1000 — 250 shots
Min: 120 shots
Average: 316 shots
Max: 600 shots

Thickness

Nikon Coolpix P1000 — 181 mm
Min: 19 mm
Average: 66 mm
Max: 181 mm

Weight

Nikon Coolpix P1000 — 1415 g
Min: 136 g
Average: 387 g
Max: 1415 g

Unfortunately, Nikon Coolpix P1000 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 P1000 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 P1000 Photo and Sensor Features

Nikon Coolpix P1000 comes with Nikon Expeed processor. This model also 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 P1000 has the following ISO range 100 - 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 P1000 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 P1000 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 P1000 with other standard sensor sizes.

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Other Characteristics And Features of Nikon Coolpix P1000

LCD and ViewFinder

Nikon Coolpix P1000 is equipped with a Fully Articulated 3.2" 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 P1000’s embedded ViewFinder comes with coverage of 99 and a resolution of 2,359k dots.

99% coverage ensures that that the resulting photo will capture the scene a bit differently from what you could see in the viewfinder while shooting.

Max Shutter speed

Some of the other highlights of Nikon Coolpix P1000 are its 7.0 fps max speed and 1/4000 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.

Besides, Coolpix P1000 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

Coolpix P1000 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.

Focusing

In addition, Coolpix P1000 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 P1000, 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 P1000 allows you to save files in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 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 P1000.

In addition, Nikon Coolpix P1000 is equipped with a special port that you can use to connect an external microphone for recording high-quality sound with its help.

Connectivity and Storage

One more advantage of Nikon Coolpix P1000 is its embedded wireless (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth connectivity. This feature makes it possible to share files with suitable devices without the necessity to connect them physically.

In addition, Coolpix P1000 is equipped with its USB 1 or HDMI ports that make it possible to connect Coolpix P1000 with suitable external devices.

Battery Life

In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Nikon Coolpix P1000 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 P1000 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 P1000 for Different Types of Photography?

In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Nikon Coolpix P1000’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Nikon Coolpix P1000’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the Coolpix P1000 to the average SuperZoom camera.

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

Nikon Coolpix P1000 for Portrait Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P1000 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 21. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P1000 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 P1000 for Street Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P1000 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 65. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P1000 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Built-in View Finder
  • Live View
  • Fully Articulated Screen
  • Image Stabilization

Disadvantages:

  • Big size (146 x 119 x 181 mm)
  • Small 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor

Nikon Coolpix P1000 for Sports Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P1000 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 86. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P1000 can be called a 86 model for this type of photography.

Advantages:

  • Big size (146 x 119 x 181 mm)

Disadvantages:

  • Slow Continuous Shooting (7.0 fps)
  • No Environmental Sealing
  • Slow Max Shutter Speed (1/4000s)
  • Bad Max Native ISO (6400)
  • Small battery life (250 shots)

Nikon Coolpix P1000 for Daily Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P1000 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 72. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P1000 can be called a Strong 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
  • Big weight (1415 g)
  • Big size (146 x 119 x 181 mm)

Nikon Coolpix P1000 for Landscape Photography

After carefully reviewing how well Nikon Coolpix P1000 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 64. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Nikon Coolpix P1000 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 P1000 Detailed Specs

General
Brand Nikon
Model Coolpix P1000
Announced Jul 10, 2018
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
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 Fully Articulated
Screen Size 3.2″
Screen Resolution 921k dots
Live View Yes
Touch Screen No
ViewFinder
ViewFinder Electronic
ViewFinder Resolution 2,359k dots
ViewFinder Coverage 99%
ViewFinder Magnification
Photography Features
Min Shutter Speed 60 s
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority Yes
Aperture Priority Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes
Exposure Compensation Yes
Custom White Balance Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Range 12
Flash Modes
External Flash Yes
AE Bracketing Yes
WB Bracketing Yes
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment Yes
Average Yes
Spot Yes
Partial No
AF-Area No
Center Weighted No
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 100
RAW Support Yes
AutoFocus
AF Touch No
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 Yes
Headphone Port No
Connectivity
Wireless Connectivity Yes
HDMI Yes
USB USB 1
Physical
Environmental Sealing No
Water Proof No
Dust Proof No
Shock Proof No
Crush Proof No
Freeze Proof No
Weight 1415 g
Physical Dimensions 146 x 119 x 181 mm
Battery Life 250 shots
Battery Type 250 shots
Battery Model n/a
Other Features
Self Timer Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes
GPS
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support)
Storage Slots 1

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