Nikon A1000

Nikon Coolpix A1000 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-840mm (F3.4-6.9) lens
  • 330g - 114 x 72 x 41mm
  • Introduced January 2019
  • Replaced the Nikon A900
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Nikon A1000 overview

Nikon A1000 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom camera first revealed on January of 2019. The camera comes with a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4608 x 3456.

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The A1000 comes in at #10 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #412 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can try our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your custom requirements.

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Nikon A1000 family

The Nikon A1000 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can check out all earlier and most recent models as well as important specifications.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Nikon-Coolpix-A1000 front thumbnailNikon A100024-840mm
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Nikon A1000 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon A1000 based on things which are normally seen as essential in a camera.

comes with focus by touch
decently wide (24mm)
does have HDMI out
exports RAW files
good resolution screen (921 k dots)
great zoom range (24-840mm 35.0 x zoom)
has built in flash
has touchscreen
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
includes tracking autofocus
long zoom (840mm)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
screen is selfie friendly
tilting screen
you can focus manually
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
external flash not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
max zoom aperture not good (f6.9)
no external mic support
no headphone support
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
terrible battery power (250 shots)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Nikon A1000 Sensor specifications

The measurement of the sensor on the Nikon A1000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 125 to 6400. RAW files are supported therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath displays the A1000's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The A1000 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon A1000 dimensions

Nikon A1000 is 0.73 pounds (330 grams or 11.64 oz) & the sizing of the camera is 114mm x 72mm x 41mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.6"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Nikon A1000 is lighter when compared with its rivals.

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Down below is a shot of the Nikon A1000 with a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.

Nikon Coolpix A1000 dimensions scale

The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the A1000.

Nikon Coolpix A1000 topview buttons dials

Nikon A1000 Lens specifications

The A1000 has a built in lens providing a focal range of 24-840mm making it a 35.0 x zoom which is huge and would make it easier to zoom all the way in.

At the widest 24mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.4 and that's somewhat slow and not great for low light events and you may find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You could also have to up the ISO setting giving you noisy pictures. On the tele end, 840mm is outstanding zoom and comes to f6.9 making it very sluggish and you would need to choose slow shutter speeds.

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Nikon A1000 Connectivity

The A1000 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer photos and oftentimes adjust camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.

Certain applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. Almost all cameras enable you to charge the battery using the USB socket.

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Nikon A1000 Video specifications

The highest video quality on the Nikon A1000 is 3840 x 2160 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p delivers a superb quality for video recording. You are able to crop to Full HD to get cleaner results. Be mindful of the considerable file sizes and make sure you get decent SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera doesn't include a microphone and headphone jack which means that you have got no control over the audio. It is probably best to take a look at another model if you require better audio for your video clips.

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Nikon A1000 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the Nikon A1000 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.

Nikon A1000 Display and Viewfinder

The Nikon A1000 comes with a 3" tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 921k dots.

The display is selfie friendly for self portraits and group photos if necessary. Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means you are able to change focus points and adjust settings by using your finger.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Nikon A1000 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 1,166k dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 98 percent

For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders can be very helpful.

Nikon A1000 Shutter specifications

The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000s.

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Nikon A1000 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Nikon A1000 comes with only inbuilt flash without external flash ability.

Nikon A1000 Autofocusing specifications

Nikon A1000 comes with just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and precise when compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detect which can be helpful for taking photos of people.

Nikon A1000 has tap to focus. You can easily use your fingers to shift where you focus. It also features Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Nikon A1000 comes with manual focus if required for low light conditions or you want to have more exact focus control.

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Nikon A1000 Battery life

The battery power for the Nikon A1000 is fashioned to last for 250 images according to the CIPA standards making it lower compared to it's competition. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest (600) battery life for this class of cameras.

Following is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:

Nikon A1000 for varying types of photography

The following bar chart displays a analysis of the Nikon A1000 for varying types of photography. To check out more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.

Nikon A1000 Portrait photography information

The Nikon A1000 receives a points tally of 52 which is modest, meaning that it is fairly suitable for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files in addition to the capability to work with external flash.

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focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
features face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")

Nikon A1000 Street photography features

Having a nice points total of 75, the Nikon A1000 is a respectable option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.

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has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW files
supports touch focus
very small sensor (1/2.3")

Nikon A1000 as a Sports photography camera

A reasonable sports photography points total of 50 indicates the Nikon A1000 is reasonably acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have good tracking plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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incredible zoom range (24-840mm 35.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
has tracking focus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery life (250 per charge)
doesn't have phase detect AF

Nikon A1000 as a Travel photography camera

Size is super critical when picking a travel camera. All things considered, the Nikon A1000 gets a very good 73 as a travel camera which is a very decent choice to take with you on your journeys.

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comes with focus by touch
decent MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
really wide (24mm)
great reach (840mm)
low battery (250 shots)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)

Nikon A1000 Landscape photography info

If you are planning to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Nikon A1000 with it's modest rating of 55 for a landscape camera is somewhat adequate within the current market.

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manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
saves RAW files
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
not so great battery (250 shots)

Nikon A1000 Vlogging highlights

A camera for vlogging should posses a articulating screen, mic input and preferably IBIS. Considering all things, the Nikon A1000 is a very decent option as a vlog camera as it delivers a above average score of 73.

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quite wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
slow max aperture (f3.4)
lack of mic support

Nikon A1000 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the A1000, below is a list of the top placed cameras that fall within the category of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The chart just below provides you a bird's eye view of the A1000 versus it's highest rated rivals listed earlier.

Following are additional cameras you may check out as alternative options. To read through a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Nikon Coolpix A1000
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW images
Highest native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-840mm (35.0x)
Maximal aperture
Macro focus range
Crop factor
Display type
Display diagonal
3 inches
Resolution of display
921k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
1,166k dots
Viewfinder coverage
98 percent
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
Highest shutter speed
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
6.00 m (with Auto ISO)
External flash
White balance bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
Highest video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
EN-EL12 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
330 gr (0.73 lb)
114 x 72 x 41mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.6")
Battery life
250 pictures
Type of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (3 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Card slots
Pricing at launch