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Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review

The Nikon COOLPIX A1000 has been released in 2019 which is a pocket superzoom camera with a 35x territory, a 3-inch shifting touch-screen, worked in the viewfinder and a 16 Megapixel 1/2.3 inch sensor. It’s an update to the three-year-old COOLPIX A900, which holds the more seasoned model’s focal point adding the viewfinder and touch screen, diminishing the sensor resolution from the more established model’s 20 Megapixels and adding RAW shooting.

Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review (2)
Nikon Coolpix A1000

The Nikon A1000 won’t wow you with its picture quality. It just has a 1/2.3-inch picture sensor, which is more normal to cheap simple to use cameras or cell phone cameras.

So the individuals who are searching for a camera that will fit in a pocket while conveying a better than expected long-range focal point work, it will be the best. This focal point outperforms an ordinary and simple camera or a cell phone camera.

This camera is more qualified for shooting scene photographs in great lighting, rather than attempting to shoot low light photographs where you want to knock up the ISO setting. All things considered, having such an enormous long-range focal point in a camera that main measures 1.6 crawls in thickness settles on it a positive decision for the individuals who need a fax camera that is not difficult to use in a hurry. So let’s discuss the Nikon Coolpix A1000 review.

Key Features:

  • 16.0MP 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor

  • 35x optical zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens, 24-840mm same, F3.4-6.9

  • 0.2-inch electronic viewfinder, 1,166k-dot

  • Ceaseless Shooting 10fps for 10 casings

  • Contrast identify AF

  • 3.0-inch (1,036k dabs) shifting TFT LCD

  • Underlying glimmer

  • Video Modes: 4K UHD 30p/25p, Full HD 60p/50p/30p/25p, HD 60p/50p/30p/25p

  • Imaginative Styles: Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon

  • Wi-Fi

  • Bluetooth 4.1


The Coolpix A1000 offers a great deal of zoom for its size, with a 35x long range focal point that falls into a tough undercarriage estimated simply 1.7 inches thick. A little yet strong right-hand hold places most controls in simple reach of the thumb and pointer; that incorporates a top control wheel for changing boundaries like gap and shade speed. 

An Fn button sits on the front close to where your ring finger rests and raises alternate route menus for awareness (ISO), white equilibrium, openness mode and different settings. A slider on the contrary side of the lens barrel defaults to an auxiliary zoom control, however, it tends to be modified to rather set manual concentration, opening, ISO, exposure compensation or white equilibrium.

The 3-inch touch screen gives fast admittance to a restricted arrangement of controls, and you can tap to set the concentration (and trigger the shade) anyplace in the on-screen see. The screen is sharp and splendid and slants up 90 degrees, so you can hold the camera low and against your body for steadier video. You can likewise shift the screen 180 degrees down, so it faces you from under the camera, which is great for creating selfies. With the little (0.2-inch) yet sharp and brilliant LCD viewfinder, you can outline shots on bright days when the large LCD is difficult to see.

There are two primary disturbances. Like with numerous cameras, a nearness sensor turns the viewfinder on (and the enormous screen off) when you place the camera up to your eye. In any case, you’ll set off the A1000’s hyperactive sensor when a finger or whatever else draws somewhat close to the camera’s left side. (You can switch the sensor off and utilize the manual flip button to one side of the viewfinder.) Also irritating: An onscreen spring up that clarifies the various modes, like Auto or Shutter Priority, for a horrifying 5 seconds each time you switch modes.

Controls and Interface

Controls and Interface
Controls and Interface

Front controls incorporate a programmable Fn button, between the hold and focal point, alongside a zoom rocker and outlining help button. The outlining help is useful while working at the most extreme zoom-it backs the zoom out a tad so you can track down your subject in the edge, and zooms back in when delivered.

Top controls are grouped toward the right. There’s a standard Mode dial, with the normal PASM, programmed, and Scene choices, the shade button and zoom control, the On/Off button, and a control dial used to change EV pay, gap, or screen, depending on the mode.

The EVF and diopter wheel are at the upper left corner of the back. The button to flip among EVF and eye sensor and the mechanical delivery for the spring up streak are right nearby. The other controls are to one side of the LCD.

You get an AE-L/AF-L button right close to the thumb rest. Record and Play are underneath, with Menu and Delete as far as possible at the base. The level back control wheel sits at the focal point of the quadrant of buttons. It goes to explore menus and change openness and goes about as a directional cushion. Its button usefulness changes the glimmer yield, sets EV remuneration, flips large scale centre, and empowers the self-clock. The OK button is in its middle.

The A1000’s back show is a 3-inch LCD. It’s extremely clear because of its 1,036k-dot resolution and supports contact input. It can shift up or down, so you can all the more effectively catch pictures from a low or high point. It can look ahead for selfies, yet it flips under the camera rather than above it, which can take some becoming acclimated to.

There’s an EVF, which is an or more for a camera with such a long focal point. Its lightweight makes it harder to hold consistent at a manageable distance, which can present camera shake while snapping zoomed-in shots and outlining with the back LCD. Carrying the camera nearer to your eye, and body assists you in withholding it steadier.

The viewfinder is little to the eye, yet valuable. Those are a lot of pixels for the little edge. You’re not going to see little subtleties in foundations while outlining with the EVF, however, it’s valuable for making fax efforts or getting a decent perspective on your edge in conditions where sun brightness makes utilizing the back LCD hazardous.

Power and Connectivity

The A1000 incorporates a remote network, a framework that Nikon brands SnapBridge. Bluetooth is utilized to accelerate association with an Android or iOS gadget, as well concerning foundation move or cut back (2MP) photographs. You can change to Wi-Fi for standard size picture move and the controller.

Remote exchange positively makes the A1000 more engaging for movement. You will not need to hold back to returning home from get-away to share your excursion photographs via online media; all things considered, you can simply send them to your telephone and offer them on Instagram as typical. It’s an additional stage contrasted and simply snapping a shot with your cellphone’s camera, however, the A1000’s long-range focal point will have your chances the cellphone can’t.

The battery is appraised for adjoin 250 shots for every charge, but that number will drop if you use SnapBridge. Fortunately, you can finish off the battery in a hurry using a miniature USB. Nikon incorporates a link and AC connector, yet you can straightforwardly associate with a USB battery. Spare EN-EL12 batteries are valued at $37.95, and a discretionary outer MH-65 battery charger is additionally $37.95.

Notwithstanding the miniature USB charging port, the A1000 incorporates a miniature HDMI yield. Pictures are saved to standard SD memory, with help for all current card designs. It doesn’t uphold the quickest UHS-II exchange speeds, so you don’t have to purchase a costly, fast card.

Self-adjust and Burst Shooting

The A1000 requires around 1.4 seconds to turn on, concentrate, and snap a photograph. The slack is generally because of the lens reaching out from the barrel while turning on and is good enough with a simple to use camera. Its self-adjust framework secures onto subjects around 0.1-second. It’s speedy enough for a real to life preview, but a little camera is not a decent choice for staying aware of quick subjects; it doesn’t concentrate in the middle of shots when set to its constant shooting mode.

It can take shots at a rapid, around 8fps, however just for extremely short explodes. It can catch 5 Raw+JPG or Raw pictures, or 10 JPG shots, at a time. The A1000 becomes lethargic after a burst, however, which can perturb. You’ll have to stand by a piece before catching another picture, or in any event, entering the menu. The length changes rely upon the document design you have set-10 seconds for Raw+JPG, 7 seconds for Raw, and 3 seconds for JPG.

Notwithstanding the full-resolution catch, the A1000 can shoot 2MP JPGs at speedier rates. It offers 60fps and 120fps choices, with a pre-shooting store (so the camera catches a smidgen of activity before you press the shade). As with the 10fps catch, self-adjust isn’t changed in the middle of shots, so it’s genuinely pointless for moving subjects.

By and large, the self-adjust framework is extremely fundamental. The A1000 has a wide region with face recognition and it functions admirably for individuals. If you’re purchasing a major zoom for lawn birding or comparable applications, you’ll need to change to the mode which utilizes a little, focal centre point; it will assist you with tracking down your objective in occupied scenes with branches and other visual checks.

Pictures and Video

The A1000’s lens offers a ton of zoom power, it makes a few penances to pack the power into a thin body. The f-stop is little to begin, and limits as you zoom in, so it’s anything but an incredible choice for low light. In like manner, the focal point loses a great deal of resolution when zoomed in.

I tried the camera and its focal point utilizing Imatest programming. It catches fresh pictures at its vastest point and opening (4.3mm, f/3.4), where it gives a point of view like a 24mm full-outline lens. The camera shows 2,583 lines at f/3.4 and 2,588 lines at f/4, the two with around 2,000 lines of resolution at the edges of the edge, a solid outcome for a simple to use. You can set the f-stop lower, and utilize f/5.6 or f/8. Yet, you shouldn’t-diffraction slices resolution to 2,123 and 1,536 lines, individually.

The focal point is surprisingly better at the 50mm position-3,246 lines at f/4. Be that as it may, don’t set it lower; the camera drops to 2,314 lines at f/5.6 and 1,598 lines at f/8.

At 150mm the most extreme f-stop drops to f/5.6, the lens is still very great (2,699 lines). It drops to 1,949 lines at f/8. Results are comparative at 250mm at f/5.6 (2,572 lines) and f/8 (1,801 lines). The greatest opening drops to f/6.3 at 500mm, yet is still very great (2,534 lines). It’s at the greatest zoom, around 840mm, the focal point drops to f/6.9. The resolution makes a perceptible stride back in lab tests, to 1,929 lines.

In reality, hope to get great pictures from the camera, as lengthy you have sufficient light. In brilliant circumstances, the camera can figure out how to get fresh, obscure free shots at ISO 100, where Imatest shows that it has the best detail and least noticeable commotion.

The A1000’s pictures keep noise under 1.5 per cent the whole way through the top ISO 6400 setting, however, there is an unmistakable loss of picture quality at higher settings. The best subtleties, which are fresh at ISO 100, give indications of smirched edges at ISO 200. Yet, with everything taken into account, detail is awesome as far as possible up through ISO 800. Obscure sets in at ISO 1600, which is additionally the most noteworthy setting the camera will utilize consequently. To take shots at ISO 3200 or 6400, the two settings at which the A1000’s little 16MP picture sensor conveys yield that is foggy, you want to set the ISO physically.

Raw shooting is upheld. If you’re a significant picture taker hoping to get somewhat more control out of your pictures, it’s a decent approach (you can turn on Raw+JPG catch to have JPGs accessible, as well). By and large, Raw pictures show more grain and more honed detail, however, there are limits. Pictures taken shots at ISO 1600 are most certainly crisper, grain is overpowering at higher settings.

I saw a few cases of flare while shooting illuminated subjects, however not to the mind-boggling, revolting degree shown by the Sony HX99. You can see a tad of purple flare in the emphatically illuminated picture above, and it’s the most horrendously terrible flare I had the option to prompt.

The camera upholds a 4K video. I viewed the self-adjust as somewhat dangerous at longer zoom, it doesn’t lock on as reliably similarly as with stills. Adjustment is great, with even the fax video looking very consistent.

The 4K video is locked at 30fps. If you drop to 1080p, you can record at 60fps-an or more for scenes with quick subjects. The A1000 likewise upholds 720p at 30 or 60fps, as well as in-camera 1/4-speed slow-movement at 720p and 1/2-speed at 1080p. There’s no 24fps choice at any resolution.

35X Optical Zoom Lens

The Nikon Coolpix A1000’s 35x optical long-range lens has a comparable estimation of 24-840mm, giving it a lot of flexibility. As you can find in our example photographs, you’ll have the option to dial in on distant subjects effectively. The little camera size matched with the enormous long-range focal point turns out pleasantly for shooting sketchy creatures. The A1000’s lens has a most extreme opening of F3.4, which is a good degree of execution in this style of camera.

The lens accomplishes moderately sharp pictures all through the zoom scope of the zoom, be that as it may, sporadically, you will see purple bordering in high difference scenes, yet this is a typical issue for simple to use cameras.

We saw one issue while shooting test recordings. The focal point doesn’t concentrate rapidly when you utilize the zoom while recording video. You can press the left half of the four-way button after you’ve zoomed in to make the camera autofocus dial in the scene appropriately.

You can broaden the long-range focal point through a ring around the shade button, which is an ordinary component in this kind of camera, or with a switch on the left half of the focal point lodging. The focal point travels through its whole 35x zoom range with the ring around the screen button in 2.5 seconds and with the left side switch in 5.5 seconds. The more slow change on the passed on side permits photographic artists to accomplish an exact zoom setting all the more without any problem.


One region where an old fashioned minimal camera dominates even the hottest cell phone snapper is ergonomics. The stout little A1000 benefits from articulated, grippy finger and thumb rest so it sits safely in your grasp, even on the coldest cold weather days.

Being a camera designated at sharp picture takers, you get controls all the more regularly found on tradable lens cameras. There’s a mode dial empowering moment admittance to gap and shade need modes, as well as a completely manual mode to get truly imaginative. On the off chance that you’d prefer to apply a few impacts in-camera, set the dial to creative mode, where different photograph channel impacts can be found.

Simply over the back thumb rest is a multi-work control dial, which joined with the control wheel on the backboard of the camera empowers simple change of key settings like opening and screen speed. Everything assists make the self-loader and manual modes with evening more usable.

It’s likewise great to see that Nikon has added an electronic viewfinder to the A1000, making it handle much more like a very good quality compatible lens camera. In any case, dissimilar to the viewfinder on say a Nikon Z 6 or Z 7, the A1000’s EVF is so minuscule you’ll in any case need to involve the fundamental screen as your essential approach to creating shots. The EVF in all actuality does profit from programmed eye location, and its 1166k-dot resolution is to the point of keeping the picture review extremely sharp on a screen this little.

Luckily the 3-inch LCD screen is a delight to see, effectively noticeable in splendid daylight, and its touch awareness is quick and responsive. The screen’s shifting pivot makes it simple to make high and low point shots, however unfortunately it will not permit the screen to flip through an entire 180-degrees to look ahead would it be a good idea for you need to precisely outline a selfie.

With such a lot of zoom range on draft, you can decide to zoom rapidly with a flick of the zoom ring around the shade button. Or on the other hand, for more exact central length changes, there’s a rocker close to your left hand on the squat focal point barrel. Over this is a button that works the A1000’s snap-back highlight. Anybody who’s utilized a super-zoom camera will see the value in the fact that it is so natural to forget about a far off point of convergence when you’re zoomed as far as possible. 

Press and hold the snap-down button and the focal point zooms back out enough for you to move your subject, then, at that point, discharge the button and you zoom straight back to the last known point of interest. It’s a basic yet truly successful element.

Stabilized, Connected, and Raw-capable

The Nikon A1000 sports a 1/2.3-inch 16.1MP back-enlightened sensor and is fit for recording pictures in both crude and JPEG choices, the previous saved in the NRW design. That gives you the adaptability to utilize pictures straight away or process them later if you tend to do as such.

The focal point, which offers a central reach comparable to 24-840mm in 35mm terms, is likewise balanced out with Nikon’s Vibration Reduction innovation. This is basic on cameras with such gigantic zoom ranges, and keeping in mind that Nikon doesn’t state precisely the number of stops of remuneration the framework gives here, you can perceive how well it’s functioning in the viewfinder or on the LCD as you form your pictures.

This framework additionally works related to electronic Vibration Reduction while recording recordings, with the pair shaping a Hybrid VR framework. Recordings themselves can be caught in both 4K and Full HD resolution, at a greatest 30fps and 60fps separately.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth likewise elegance the spec sheet, and these empower you to interface the camera to a cell phone or tablet for simple picture sharing through the SnapBridge application. This additionally permits you to insert data on the spot, instead of a GPS framework incorporated into the actual camera.

The focus in designs on the Nikon A1000 are somewhat far-reaching, with face need, subject following and target tracking down AF modes, notwithstanding three manual choices that permit you to situate the centre place where you like. Indeed, not exactly where you like; just the focal part of the casing gives off an impression of being covered by the centring framework, avoiding the peripheries about limits.

You can likewise decide to concentrate utilizing the touchscreen, albeit by and by the edges of the screen aren’t touchy to presses. Naturally, the camera is set to a Pre-AF choice that pre-centres as the camera is confronted with a scene, even though you can change it to a more standard Single AF assuming you need – almost certainly this will likewise save you a little battery duration.

You can likewise approach a Macro shooting mode that permits you to concentrate 1cm away from your subject, while a manual centre choice is increased by focus topping – helpful when the subject is hard for the centring framework to perceive, or while working in brilliant light.

The focusing framework can do well whenever it’s accomplished harsh concentration, like while focusing over and again in a similar spot. It’s likewise equipped for centring in under wonderful circumstances sensibly quickly, although it doesn’t figure out how to do as such reliably, and this irregularity makes it harder to depend on than it should be on such a camera.

Electronic Viewfinder

The new Nikon Coolpix A1000 replaces the past A900 model from 2016, primarily adding an EVF, two additional zoom controls, touchscreen control and RAW recording. As far as size and weight, the A1000 is thusly marginally greater and heavier than its ancestor, estimating 114.2 x 71.7 x 40.5mm and weighing 330g, however, we feel that this slight increment is worth the effort has given the incorporation of the EVF.

If the EVF wasn’t exactly such a failure. Perhaps we’ve been ruined by the viewfinder on the truly substantially more costly Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI, however, the one of the Coolpix A1000 just has a large portion of the goal, 1166k-dots versus 2350k-spots on the Sony, in a similar 0.5cm measured viewfinder. This outcome is a fairly grainy presentation that is truly just appropriate for light, rather than the entire day, use.

The EVF highlights a helpful sensor that recognizes when you hold the camera up to your eye and consequently changes from the back LCD screen to the EVF. Then again, you can utilize the button promptly to one side of the viewfinder to flip between the two displays.

As well as making the camera slight greater and heavier, the expansion of the EVF to the Nikon A1000 has likewise required an improvement of the shifting LCD screen on the back, which as opposed to the A900 camera currently flips beneath the camera for more straightforward selfies, rather than above it as in the past. The screen can likewise be shifted to confront downwards, which is helpful if you’re holding the camera over your head to have a high point chance.

Wireless Performance

The Coolpix A1000 has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth availability choices, which will work on sharing photographs with others. This model doesn’t have an NFC network.

The remote exchange speed isn’t as high as we might want to see, particularly if utilizing Bluetooth. You might need to send photographs at a diminished size, instead of fulling estimating, to save move time.

If you need to geo-tag your photographs, download the Nikon SnapBridge application on your cell phone, interface the two gadgets, and label the pictures. Furthermore, you can handle the camera somewhat through the application.

Pros of Nikon Coolpix A1000:

  • Intuitive controls

  • Optical Image Stabilization

  • Tilting touch LCD

  • Easy to use

  • Pocket-sized

  • Ergonomic body and controls

  • Accurate autofocusing

Cons of Nikon Coolpix A1000:

  • Not good in dim light

  • Pricey

  • No environmental sealing


Is Nikon Coolpix A1000 a good camera?

The Coolpix A1000 is a charming camera to shoot with and it flaunts sufficient optical zoom to cover virtually any shooting situation.

When did Nikon A1000 come out?

The Nikon A1000 released toward the start of 2019, the Nikon COOLPIX A1000 is a pocket superzoom camera with a 35x optical zoom lens, a 3-inch shifting touch-screen worked in the viewfinder and a 16 Megapixel 1/2.3in the sensor.

Does the Nikon Coolpix A1000 have a viewfinder?

The COOLPIX A1000 is furnished with a 1166k-dot comparable electronic viewfinder. The electronic viewfinder has an eye sensor that naturally switches the presentation among viewfinder and camera screen as the camera is brought or raised down to the eye.

Does the Nikon Coolpix A1000 have a flash?

Yes, the pop-up flash on the Nikon Coolpix A1000 has four settings: Auto, Auto with red-eye decrease, Fill-flash and Slow sync.

Does Nikon Coolpix A1000 have GPS?

No, this camera doesn’t have GPS!

How do I update the firmware on my Nikon A1000?

Embed the memory card into the principal slot on the Nikon COOLPIX A1000 and turn on the camera. Select the Firmware in “SETUP MENU” and adhere to the directions shown on the Nikon COOLPIX A1000 camera screen to finish the firmware update.

Final Words on Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review

The Coolpix A1000 is a decent camera with 35x optical zoom is probably going to be all the arrive at you’ll at any point require, delivering bulkier extension cameras with considerably more zoom range essentially repetitive.

The A1000 is easily simple to use, with a lot of impacts channels for those used to cellphone photography, yet it can in any case fulfil further developed photographic artists with its self-loader and manual modes, alongside its ergonomic actual controls. The expansion of an electronic viewfinder is one more furthermore, and keeping in mind that it is frustratingly little, it’s no more modest than the EVFs on comparative compact cameras.

If you want to zoom in, the Nikon far beats any digital zoom on a camera phone, however, this is the main region where the A1000’s picture quality is better than a smartphone.