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The Coolpix P1000 was introduced by Nikon in July 2018. It belongs to the Superzooms category.
Nikon is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Nikon.
The Coolpix P1000 features a CMOS sensor in Compact size that has an area of approximately 6 x 5 mm² (0.24" x 0.18").
The Coolpix P1000's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 16 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.
The Nikon supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Nikon's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.
|Sensor area||6.17 x 4.55mm²|
(0.24" x 0.18")
|Resolution (physical)||16.70 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||16.00 megapixel|
|Pixel size||1.79 µm²|
The Coolpix P1000 has a built-in lens that can not be changed.
The Nikon's focal length goes from 24mm to 3000mm, a zoom range of 125x. The aperture varies from F2.8 at the short or wide-angle end, to F8.0.
|Focal length (min)||24mm|
|Focal length (max)||3000mm|
The Coolpix P1000 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.The magnifcation is c. 0.68x, an above average value for an electronic viewfinder.
The infographic illustrates the viewfinder magnification of the Coolpix P1000. The black area represents a magnification of 1x, corresponding to natural size. The red frame indicates the largest viewfinder magnification in any digital camera on the market today (0.85x).
Tip: If the viewfinder image of the Coolpix P1000 is fuzzy, us the little wheel next to the viewfinder to adjust the sharpness.
The Coolpix P1000's shutter speeds range from 1/4000s to 30s.
|Max. shutter speed||1/4000s|
|Min. shutter speed||30s|
The Coolpix P1000's sensitivity goes from 100 ISO und 6400 ISO, a very useful and practical range.
|Min. sensitivity||100 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||6400 ISO|
The Coolpix P1000 supports all common metering modes.
The Nikon will also allow spot metering, a must for challenging motives.
The Coolpix P1000's auto focus processor uses 99 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in low light).
Manual focus is also possible with the Nikon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.
The Coolpix P1000 features a built-in flash with a range of up to 12m (40 ft.). That range will work for most situations.
A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Nikon's hotshoe. Very useful for indirect flashes or for trigggering remote flashes.
The Coolpix P1000 features a monitor with a diagonal of 81.00mm (3.2 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.92 megapixel. That's about average.
The camera's display is articulated, a plus for selfies and other challenging situations.
The Coolpix P1000 does not feature a touch screen.
Display characteristics at a glance:
When recording videos with the Coolpix P1000, the highest supported resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixel, in other words 4K Video.
The camera features a connector for an external microphone, a neccessity for good video sound. A built-in mike will record everything in front and to the sides of the camera which is mostly not desired. Internal microphones also tend to record camera sounds like focus beeps.
Videos with the Nikon Coolpix P1000 at a glance:
|Max. resolution||3840 x 2160 pixel|
|...with frame rates||30 frames/second|
|CONNECTIVITY & WIRELESS|
The Coolpix P1000 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.
Another option to transfer images to the smartphone is Bluetooth (Note: Bluetooth connections will not always transmit images or videos with full resolution.)Connect the Nikon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
The Nikon connects to your PC over USB 2.0.
The Nikon's connectivity at a glance:
What memory cards can be used with the Nikon Coolpix P1000?
The camera will accept all common SD HC and SD XC cards.
With an average image size of 5 megabytes (JPEG, fine) a 32 GByte memory card would hold up to 6400 images.
Supported memory cards at a glance:
Let's have a look at some other features of the Nikon Coolpix P1000:
The Coolpix P1000 doesn't have a built-in GPS receiver. If you want to add coordinates to your photos, you'll have to do so in 3rd party software like Adobe Lightroom. However, with Wifi built-in, location data can also be added via a connected smartphone.
The Coolpix P1000 features a built-in stabilizer. With a 125x zoom a must-have.
A nice addition is the Nikon's electronic level. The camera displays an indicator on the monitor that makes it super-easy to level the camera horizontally, very useful when doing architectural photography.
The camera has a built-in function to facilitate creating panoramas: While panning the Nikon over the scene, the camera takes a sequence of images which are then automatically assembled to form a panorama.
The camera can create HDRs automatically. That saves you from manually creating sequences of images with variying exposure values.
The Coolpix P1000 is not environmentally sealed against dust and moisture; keep that in mind in the rain and on the beach.
The Nikon's features in a handy table:
The Nikon Coolpix P1000 works with a EN-EL20 LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is an average 250 shots. That's on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the Coolpix P1000.
The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.
The Coolpix P1000's battery at a glance:
|Battery life||250 photos|
The Nikon Coolpix P1000's dimensions are 146.3 x 118.8 x 181.3mm³. (5.8" x 4.7" x 7.1"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is a rather considerable 1415 grams (45.6 oz.), lens included.
Front and top view of the Coolpix P1000 with dimensions:
To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).
The Coolpix P1000 is clearly bigger:
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