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.
The A1000 comes in at #13 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #404 out of 1453 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.
Nikon A1000 Gallery
You can see the A1000 from several angles in the gallery here.
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.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
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.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Down below is a shot of the Nikon A1000 with a softdrink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the A1000.
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.
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.
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.
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.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.