Nikon P1000

Nikon Coolpix P1000 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-3000mm (F2.8-8) lens
  • 1415g - 146 x 119 x 181mm
  • Announced July 2018
  • Replaced the Nikon P900
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Nikon P1000 summary

Nikon P1000 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally released on July of 2018. It features a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4608 x 3456.

Nikon introduced this model as a way to update the earlier Nikon P900 (Read Full Comparison)

The P1000 is positioned #8 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over all #397 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. You should check out our Advanced camera finder to find camera ratings based on your customized factors.

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Nikon P1000 history

The Nikon P1000 is part of a family of products. You can view the full range underneath.

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Nikon P1000 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Nikon P1000 based on features which are normally considered useful in a digital camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
comes with tracking autofocus
decent megapixels (16MP)
focusing manually
fully articulated screen
good resolution screen (921 k dots)
great zoom (3000mm)
great zoom range (24-3000mm 125.0 x zoom)
has bluetooth
includes external microphone socket
includes HDMI socket
really wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
screen size is good (3.2 inch)
supports RAW files
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
has no phase detect autofocus
more heavy than competitors in class (1,415 grams)
no headphone socket
not so great battery pack (250 shots)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
slow at full zoom (f8)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Nikon P1000 Sensor info

The Nikon P1000 is run by the Nikon Expeed processor chip. The sensor specification on the Nikon P1000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter may lead to cropping.

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The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and includes a standard ISO range of 100 to 6400. RAW files are supported so the user has wider margin for error.

The image underneath displays the P1000's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The P1000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Nikon P1000 dimensions

Nikon P1000 has a weight of 3.12 lb (1,415g or 49.91 ounces) and the volume of the camera is 146mm x 119mm x 181mm (5.7" x 4.7" x 7.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Nikon P1000 is more heavy in comparison with other competitors.

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Here is a image of the Nikon P1000 alongside a softdrink to help you have a sense of its scale.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will provide the button design on the P1000.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 topview buttons dials

Nikon P1000 Lens info

The P1000 offers a fixed lens and it has a focal range of 24-3000mm giving it a 125.0 x zoom which is ideal and is going to allow you to zoom all the way in.

At the widest 24mm, it provides an aperture of f2.8 making it really slow and not great in low light circumstances and you will likely find it hard to capture good bokeh. You might also need to raise the ISO giving you noisy shots. With the tele end, 3000mm is outstanding zoom and comes to f8 which is pretty slow and you will need to go with slower shutter speeds.

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Nikon P1000 Connectivity

The P1000 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily send files and sometimes alter camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Several applications even stream a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Nikon P1000 Video info

The max video resolution on the Nikon P1000 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p will provide a outstanding resolution for video recording. You will be able to crop to 1080p to get better results. Be wary of the huge file sizes and ensure you have got decent SD cards that have fast write speeds. Although the camera comes with a microphone socket, it is unfortunately missing a headphone socket so you won't be able to keep an eye on your audio levels.

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Nikon P1000 Weather Sealing

Nikon P1000 does not include environment sealing so damp conditions can affect the camera.

Nikon P1000 Screen and Viewfinder

The Nikon P1000 features a 3.2" fully articulated screen supporting a resolution of 921k dots.

It includes a selfie friendly screen to get self portraits as well as group shots if required. Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 screen and viewfinder Photography Glossary

The View Finder specs regarding Nikon P1000 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,359k dots
  • Coverage 99 percent

In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders will be quite useful.

Nikon P1000 Shutter info

Nikon P1000 continuous shooting rate is 7.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.

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Nikon P1000 Flash and Hot shoe info

Nikon P1000 has got both in-built flash and also external flash support.

Nikon P1000 Autofocusing info

Nikon P1000 has got just Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and precise in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detection making it useful for portrait photography.

It also features Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Nikon P1000 has the ability to use manual focus when needed for low light occasions or you want to have more exact focus control.

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Nikon P1000 Battery life

The battery pack for the Nikon P1000 is built to last for 250 clicks with respect to the CIPA standards making it lower compared with its rivals. The usual Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the maximum (600) battery life for this range of cameras.

Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that come with the highest battery life:

Nikon P1000 for various categories of photography

The following chart displays a rundown of the Nikon P1000 for various categories of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Nikon P1000 as a Portrait photography camera

The Nikon P1000 has a rating of 57 which is decent, meaning that it is relatively acceptable to use for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos together with the capability to work with off-camera lighting.

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manual focus
resolution is good (16MP)
features face detection focus
exports RAW formats
very small sensor (1/2.3")

Nikon P1000 Street photography info

Having a decent score of 51, the Nikon P1000 is somewhat acceptable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera offers a good balance of image quality plus portability.

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screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Optical)
saves RAW files
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors in class (1,415 grams)

Nikon P1000 Sports photography features

A reasonable sports photography points tally of 49 means the Nikon P1000 is relatively suitable for photographing sports. A camera should have great tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.

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excellent zoom range (24-3000mm 125.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
small sensor (1/2.3")
low battery power (250 per charge)
does not have phase detect AF

Nikon P1000 as a Travel photography camera

Portability is really critical in buying a travel camera. Overall, the Nikon P1000 gets a modest 54 for a travelling camera which makes it relatively appropriate to purchase for your travels.

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has bluetooth
good resolution (16MP)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (3000mm)
bad battery pack (250 shots)
more heavy than average in class (1,415 grams)
slow max aperture (f2.8)

Nikon P1000 Landscape photography features

For anybody who is planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will be image quality. The Nikon P1000 and it's reasonable rating of 51 as a landscape camera is relatively suited within the current marketplace.

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has manual focus
really wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3.2")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
saves RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
not so great battery (250 CIPA)

Nikon P1000 as a Vlogging camera

A vlogging camera really should posses a moving display, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Nikon P1000 is fairly suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a modest rating of 58.

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really wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes microphone support
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
more heavy than competition in class (1,415 grams)

Nikon P1000 Alternatives

If you are trying to find replacements to the P1000, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall within the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The graph here gives you a summary of the P1000 compared to it's highest ranking competitors mentioned earlier.

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

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General Information
Nikon Coolpix P1000
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Nikon Expeed
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
Highest Possible resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW photos
Maximum native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
24-3000mm (125.0x)
Maximal aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal
3.2 inch
Resolution of screen
921k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
2,359k dots
Viewfinder coverage
99 percent
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Min shutter speed
60 secs
Max shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
7.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
12.00 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
1415g (3.12 lb)
146 x 119 x 181mm (5.7" x 4.7" x 7.1")
Battery life
250 images
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support)
Card slots
Launch cost