Nikon S1000pj

 
Nikon Coolpix S1000pj front
 
  • 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
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
94
Imaging
36
Features
21
Overall
30

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 #191 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and overall #1096 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. You should check our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.

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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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Nikon-Coolpix-S9900 front thumbnailNikon S9900
S1000pj vs S9900
25-750mm
F3.7-6.4
16MP1/2.3"2015
Nikon-Coolpix-S810c front thumbnailNikon S810c
S1000pj vs S810c
25-300mm
F3.3-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2014
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Nikon-Coolpix-S9700 front thumbnailNikon S9700
S1000pj vs S9700
25-750mm
F3.7-6.4
16MP1/2.3"2014
Nikon-Coolpix-S5300 front thumbnailNikon S5300
S1000pj vs S5300
26-208mm
F3.7-6.6
16MP1/2.3"2014
Nikon-Coolpix-S3600 front thumbnailNikon S3600
S1000pj vs S3600
25-200mm
F3.7-6.6
20MP1/2.3"2014
Nikon-Coolpix-S3500 front thumbnailNikon S3500
S1000pj vs S3500
26-182mm
F3.4-6.4
20MP1/2.3"2013
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Nikon-Coolpix-S800c front thumbnailNikon S800c
S1000pj vs S800c
25-250mm
F3.2-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S9500 front thumbnailNikon S9500
S1000pj vs S9500
25-550mm
F
18MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S5200 front thumbnailNikon S5200
S1000pj vs S5200
26-156mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S6500 front thumbnailNikon S6500
S1000pj vs S6500
25-300mm
F2.8-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Nikon-Coolpix-S9300 front thumbnailNikon S9300
S1000pj vs S9300
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
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Nikon-Coolpix-S3300 front thumbnailNikon S3300
S1000pj vs S3300
26-156mm
F3.5-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2012
Nikon-Coolpix-S4300 front thumbnailNikon S4300
S1000pj vs S4300
26-156mm
F3.5-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2012
Nikon-Coolpix-S6300 front thumbnailNikon S6300
S1000pj vs S6300
25-250mm
F3.2-5.8
16MP1/2.3"2012
Nikon-Coolpix-S8200 front thumbnailNikon S8200
S1000pj vs S8200
25-350mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S6200 front thumbnailNikon S6200
S1000pj vs S6200
25-250mm
F3.2-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S100 front thumbnailNikon S100
S1000pj vs S100
28-140mm
F3.9-4.8
16MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S9100 front thumbnailNikon S9100
S1000pj vs S9100
25-450mm
F3.5-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Nikon-Coolpix-S6100 front thumbnailNikon S6100
S1000pj vs S6100
28-196mm
F3.7-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2011
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Nikon-Coolpix-S8100 front thumbnailNikon S8100
S1000pj vs S8100
30-300mm
F3.5-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S5100 front thumbnailNikon S5100
S1000pj vs S5100
28-140mm
F2.7-6.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S8000 front thumbnailNikon S8000
S1000pj vs S8000
30-300mm
F3.5-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S6000 front thumbnailNikon S6000
S1000pj vs S6000
28-196mm
F3.7-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
Nikon-Coolpix-S640 front thumbnailNikon S640
S1000pj vs S640
28-140mm
F2.7-6.6
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S570 front thumbnailNikon S570
S1000pj vs S570
28-140mm
F2.7-6.6
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S1000pj front thumbnailNikon S1000pj28-140mm
F3.9-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S630 front thumbnailNikon S630
S1000pj vs S630
37-260mm
F3.5-5.3
12MP1/2.3"2009
Nikon-Coolpix-S620 front thumbnailNikon S620
S1000pj vs S620
28-112mm
F2.7-5.8
12MP1/2.3"2009

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.

above average minimum ISO (80)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
flash built-in
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
in built zoom lens (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
pretty wide (28mm)
external flash not possible
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low MP (12 megapixels)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.8)
no aperture priority mode
no external microphone socket
no HDMI socket
no headphone socket
no manual mode
no moving screen
no phase detect autofocus
no RAW support
no shutter priority mode
no Timelapse function
pixelated screen (230 thousand dots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
screen is small (2.7 inch)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
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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.

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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.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj sensor size Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

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

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Down below is a image of the Nikon S1000pj next to a softdrink so you can have a feel for its scale.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj dimensions scale

The top view just below will highlight the button arrangement on the S1000pj.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Nikon Coolpix S1000pj screen and viewfinder Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

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.

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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.

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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.

Here is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that have the highest battery life:

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.

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no manual focus
no manual mode
external flash not possible
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files

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.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format

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.

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max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lack of shutter priority mode
MP count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF

Travel photography with Nikon S1000pj

Weight is extremely important when picking a travel camera. All round, the Nikon S1000pj gets a average 58 as a travel camera which is reasonably appropriate to purchase for your trips.

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has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
low resolution (12MP)
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.9)

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.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.9)
small screen (2.7 inches)
manual mode not available
MP count low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
no Timelapse mode

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 29.

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decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.9)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic jack

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.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Nikon
Model
Nikon Coolpix S1000pj
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Announced
2009-08-04
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Chip
Expeed
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
12 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW data
Max native ISO
3200
Max enhanced ISO
6400
Minimum native ISO
80
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture
f/3.9-5.8
Macro focus range
3cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
2.7 inch
Screen resolution
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
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
Features
Min shutter speed
30 secs
Max shutter speed
1/8000 secs
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
175 gr (0.39 lbs)
Physical dimensions
96 x 62 x 23mm (3.8" x 2.4" x 0.9")
Other
Battery model
EN-EL12
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage
SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
1
Launch price
$289