- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Screen
- ISO 80 - 3200 (Push to 6400)
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1/8000s Max Shutter
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-140mm (F3.9-5.8) lens
- 175g - 96 x 62 x 23mm
- Announced August 2009
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- Size Comparison
Nikon S1000pj summary
Nikon S1000pj is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first launched on August of 2009. It features a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The S1000pj stands at #197 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1144 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
The following is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.
Nikon S1000pj history
The Nikon S1000pj comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can look at all past and newer models alongside important features.
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Nikon S1000pj Gallery
You can check the S1000pj from different angles in the gallery here.
Nikon S1000pj Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon S1000pj based on things which are usually considered essential in a digital camera.
Nikon S1000pj Sensor info
The Nikon S1000pj is powered by the Expeed processor chip. The sensor dimension in the Nikon S1000pj is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily produce cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and includes a standard ISO range of 80 - 3200. This ISO can also be widened digitally to a high of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath illustrates the S1000pj's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The S1000pj sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon S1000pj dimensions
Nikon S1000pj weighs 0.39 lbs (175 grams / 6.17 ounces) and features exterior measurements of 96mm x 62mm x 23mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Nikon S1000pj is very much the same as compared to its rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Down below is a image of the Nikon S1000pj next to a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button arrangement on the S1000pj.
Nikon S1000pj Lens info
The S1000pj offers a built-in lens and it has a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really outstanding however it is likely to be invaluable in certain scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.9 and that's really slow and not good in low light events and you will likely find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You might also need to increase the ISO causing noisy photos. At the tele end, 140mm comes at f5.8 making it quite sluggish and you may need to go with slower shutter speeds.
Nikon S1000pj Connectivity
The S1000pj has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy images and usually alter settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.
A few applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB port.
Nikon S1000pj Video info
The max video resolution in the Nikon S1000pj is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should really shoot for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The camera does not have a mic and headphone port so you have got little control over your audio. It is probably best to get an alternative model should you require decent audio in your videos.
Nikon S1000pj Weather Sealing
Nikon S1000pj does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions can damage the camera.
Nikon S1000pj Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon S1000pj features a 2.7 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Please note that the screen offers no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder details regarding Nikon S1000pj are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be really beneficial for sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Nikon S1000pj Shutter info
The max shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Nikon S1000pj Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon S1000pj boasts only inbuilt flash without external flash support.
Nikon S1000pj Autofocusing info
Nikon S1000pj boasts just Contrast Detect Autofocus and does not have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon S1000pj does not have manual focus. Manual focus is useful for low light conditions or you want more accurate control on depth of field.
Nikon S1000pj Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 features the maximum (470) battery life for this class of cameras.
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Nikon S1000pj for various kinds of photography
The following diagram gives a rundown of the Nikon S1000pj for various kinds of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon S1000pj Portrait photography info
The Nikon S1000pj gets a score of 21 which is subpar, meaning that it is not really good to use for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support in addition to the capability to utilize external flash.
Nikon S1000pj as a Street photography camera
Coming in at a average rating of 56, the Nikon S1000pj is relatively adequate for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon S1000pj Sports photography info
A subpar sports photography rating of 34 suggests the Nikon S1000pj is not really good for shooting sports. A camera needs excellent tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon S1000pj
Weight is extremely important when picking a travel camera. All round, the Nikon S1000pj gets a average 57 as a travel camera which is reasonably appropriate to purchase for your trips.
Nikon S1000pj Landscape photography details
If you find yourself planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photographs, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon S1000pj with it's subpar score of 32 as a landscape camera is not really good amongst it's competitors.
Nikon S1000pj Vlogging features
A vlogging camera ought to come with a articulating display, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Considering all things, the Nikon S1000pj is not really good for vlogging as it comes to a subpar score of 28.
Nikon S1000pj Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the S1000pj, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart down below gives you a summary of the S1000pj vs it's highest scoring competitors shown previously.
Here are a few more cameras you may see as alternative options. To see a extensive comparison, just click on the "compare" link.