Nikon Coolpix P1000 Detailed Review

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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The Coolpix P1000 was presented by Nikon in July 2018. It is a Superzoom Digital Camera.
Brand Nikon
Category Superzoom
Date 07/2018
Sensor Properties

In additional Coolpix P1000 has a Compact CMOS sensor with size of 6 x 5 mm² (0.24″ x 0.18″).

Also 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.

Format Compact
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
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 7 frames/second
Focal length (min) 24mm
Focal length (max) 3000mm
Aperture (max) 2.8
Aperture (min) 8.0
Viewfinder Properties

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.

Type Elektronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.68x
Resolution 2.36 megapixel
Dioptric correction

The Coolpix P1000’s shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed 1/4000s
Min. shutter speed 30s
Sensitivity Properties

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
Exposure Modes

The Coolpix P1000 supports all general exposure modes.

The Nikon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Auto Focus Properties

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.

Type Kontrasterkennung
AF points 99
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The Coolpix P1000 has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 12m (40 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.

Range 12.00m
(40 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
Coolpix P1000 display

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:

Type LCD
Size 81.00mm (diagonal)
(3.2 in.)
Resolution 0.92 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

Coolpix P1000 video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 Video parameters:

Max. resolution 3840 x 2160 pixel
…with frame rates 30 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

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.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Connect the Nikon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Nikon supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 1
Memory cards SD

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 battery parameters:

Type EN-EL20 LiIon
In-camera charging
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.

Here is front and top view of the Coolpix P1000:

Nikon Coolpix P1000 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Nikon Coolpix P1000 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 size comparison

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