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Nikon Coolpix A1000

16-megapixel camera with 35X optical zoom, 4K video, Wi-Fi®, and Bluetooth®

Item # 05426527

About the same size as a smartphone, but it takes sharp photos and 4K video that no phone can match.

About the same size as a smartphone, but it takes sharp photos and 4K video that no phone can match.

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Item # 05426527

About the Nikon Coolpix A1000

Long zoom in a slim camera

The Nikon Coolpix A1000 is about the same size as a smartphone, but it offers options your phone probably can't match. For starters, the 35X optical zoom lens brings your subject closer without introducing that fuzzy, pixelated look you get from a phone's digital zoom.
Nikon Coolpix A1000

The tilting, swiveling, 3" screen on the Nikon Coolpix A1000 makes it easier to take selfies and shoot from challenging angles.

Long zoom in a slim camera

The Nikon Coolpix A1000 is about the same size as a smartphone, but it offers options your phone probably can't match. For starters, the 35X optical zoom lens brings your subject closer without introducing that fuzzy, pixelated look you get from a phone's digital zoom.

The camera's large CMOS image sensor has 16 megapixels to work with, so it captures clear, detailed, beautiful pictures of vacations, family members, sporting events — just about anything you want to immortalize. It also performs well in low light and can snap up to 10 shots per second in burst mode. It takes up so little space, and gives you so much.

Oh, and it's a 4K video camera, too

This pocket marvel also produces high-quality video. That means you can use the camera's still-photo abilities to freeze some thrilling action from your son's next soccer match, then switch modes and record video at resolutions up to 4K so you can capture the flow of the game. Built-in vibration reduction helps get rid of the shakiness associated with handheld images, whether you're shooting video or stills.


Product highlights:

    • 16-megapixel CMOS sensor performs well in low-light settings
    • 35X optical zoom lets you zero in on faraway details
      • 35mm equivalent focal length: 24-840mm
      • digital Dynamic Fine Zoom up to 1,680mm
    • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for wireless operation and image transfer with mobile devices
    • 3" tilting high-resolution LCD screen (921,000 dots)
    • records photos and video onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards
    • Nikon SnapBridge 2.5 app helps make wireless photo sharing from remote locations easier
    • scene auto selector automatically optimizes camera settings for your shooting environment
    • optical image stabilization with vibration reduction minimizes blurring
    • ISO sensitivity settings: 100-1600 (3200 and 6400 available in Auto mode)
    • 4K Ultra HD and high-def movie modes with stereo sound
    • Subject Tracking autofocus helps you stay locked on subjects as they move
    • face priority autofocus keeps your primary subject in focus in a crowded image
    • 22 scene modes include Back Light, Easy Panorama, Sports, and Sunset
    • 11 in-camera editing effects including red-eye fix and Glamour Retouch for improved portraits
    • micro HDMI output (cable not included)
    • high-speed micro USB interface (cable included)
    • built-in flash
    • 1/4" threaded tripod mount
    Included accessories:
    • EN-EL12 rechargeable battery
    • USB cable
    • AC adapter for charging
    • wrist strap
    Connections and dimensions:

    What's in the box:

    • Digital camera (black)
    • EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery (3.7V 1050mAh 3.9Wh)
    • EH-73P AC adapter (DC output: 5V 1A)
    • UC-E21 USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
    • Wrist strap
    • Quick Start Guide
    • SnapBridge Connection Guide (for Coolpix)
    • Warranty Programs sheet

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    Features & specs

    LCD Screen Size 3"
    Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
    Wi-Fi Built-in
    Touchscreen Yes
    Waterproof No
    GPS-enabled No
    Lens 35mm Equivalent 24-840mm
    Optical Zoom 35x
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Filter Diameter N/A
    Manual Focusing Yes
    Manual Exposure Yes
    Built-in Flash Yes
    HDMI Output Micro
    Internal Memory 81 MB
    Memory Stick No
    CFexpress Cards No
    CompactFlash Cards No
    SD Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC
    XQD Cards No
    Sensor Size 1/2.3"
    Megapixels 16
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Highest Resolution 4608 x 3456
    4K Video Yes
    Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
    Width (inches) 4-9/16
    Height (inches) 2-7/8
    Depth (inches) 1-11/16
    Weight With Battery (ounces) 11.7
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year

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    Recording Features
    Play, Edit and Print Functions
    Battery Information

    Recording Features

    3.0" Tilting LCD Monitor: The Nikon Coolpix A1000 has a 3.0" TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 1,036,000 dots, an anti-reflection coating and a 5-level brightness adjustment. You can tilt the monitor upward for low-angle shots, or downward for high-angle shots. The LCD monitor has approximately 98% horizontal and vertical coverage in the both shooting and playback modes.

    Image Sensor: The Coolpix A1000 features a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with 16.79-million total pixels and 16-million effective pixels.

    Optics: The Coolpix A1000 digital camera uses a Zoom-Nikkor glass lens for superb image quality. The Coolpix A1000 uses a 4.3-151mm lens that is equivalent to a 24-840mm lens in the 35mm format. The lens has a 35x optical zoom, and a 4x digital zoom for a 140x total zoom. You can use the 70x Dynamic Fine Zoom (35x optical 2x digital) to zoom in without degrading the images. The equivalent angle of view at total zoom is equivalent to that of a 3360mm lens (35mm format).

    Vibration Reduction (VR): The Coolpix A1000's Vibration Reduction (still image stabilization) allows you to shoot sharper and clearer images without blurring. When camera shake is detected, the camera compensates using lens shift. Movie VR performs both optical compensation (lens shift) and electronic VR (using image processing) when activated.

    Built-in Memory: The camera has a built-in 81 MB internal memory for taking and viewing a few test shots to check focus or exposure.

    Recording Media: Images can be recorded onto SD, SDHC, or SDXC Memory cards, including SDHC and SDXC cards that are compliant with UHS-I. Cards rated Speed Class 6 or higher are recommended for HD movie recording. When recording 4K movies, cards with a UHS Speed Class 3 or higher are recommended. When a memory card is inserted in the camera, the images are automatically recorded onto the card. When no card is inserted, the images automatically record to the internal memory.

    SnapBridge: Nikon's SnapBridge app for smartphones and tablets helps you to stay connected to your camera. Using Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), the Coolpix A1000 can automatically transfer photos directly to your smartphone or tablet for sharing, editing, or uploading to social media. The SnapBridge app also lets you control the camera remotely. SnapBridge is compatible with Android devices (requires version 5.0 and up), and with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch (running iOS 10.0 or later).

    Touch Panel Operation: With the touch panel monitor, you can operate the camera through touch gestures, similar to those used on smartphones and tablets:

    • Tapping: Tap to select items in the menu, or select images in thumpnail playback mode. Quick double-taps zoom in or out on images. You can also tap the monitor to activate the touch shooting function.
    • Flicking: Sweeping your finger left, right, up, or down to advance images during full-frame playback or to scroll through menu screens, or during thumbnail playback.
    • Sliding: Touching and sliding your finger up, down, left, or right lets you scroll through screens in menus and thumbnail playback, move the display range with a zoomed image, operate sliders in creative slider, and adjust the start or end point while editing movies.
    • Spreading/Pinching: Touch the panel with two fingers and spread them apart or pinch them together to zoom in/out on an image during playback, ro change the number of thumbnails displayed in thumbnail playback.

    Still Image Size: The Coolpix A1000 records still images in JPEG format. You have a choice of the following image size options:

    • 16M (4608 x 3456)
    • 8M (3264 x 2448)
    • 4M (2272 x 1704)
    • 2M (1600 x 1200)
    • 16:9 12M (4608 x 2592)
    • 3:2 14M (4608 x 3072)
    • 1:1 (3456 x 3456)

    4K Ultra HD Movies: The A1000 can record 4K UHD, 1080p FHD, and 720p HD movies in MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video format with AAC stereo sound in the following resolutions:

    • 4K UHD: 3840 x 2160 (30p/25p)
    • Full HD: 1920 x 1080 (60p/50p, 30p/25p)
    • HD: 1280 x 720 (60/50p, 30p/25p)
    • 2x Speed Fast Motion: 1920 x 1080 (record 29 min, playback 14 min 30 sec)
    • 1/2 Speed Slow Motion: 1920 x 1080 (record 14 min 30 sec, playback 29 min)
    • 1/4 Speed Slow Motion: 1280 x 720 (record 7 min 15 sec, playback 29 min)

    Continuous Shooting Modes: You can choose one of the following continuous shooting modes:

    • Single: The camera records one picture each time the shutter release button is pressed.
    • Continuous H: While the shutter-release button is held down, up to 10 pictures are taken at a rate of about 10 fps (Normal image quality) when image mode is set to 16M (4608 x 3456).
    • Continuous M: While the shutter-release button is held down, up to 200 pictures are taken at a rate of about 7 fps (Fine or Normal image quality) when image mode is set to 16M (4608 x 3456).
    • Continuous L: While the shutter-release button is held down, up to 200 pictures are taken at a rate of about 3 fps (Fine or Normal image quality) when image mode is set to 16M (4608 x 3456).
    • Pre-shooting Cache: If you want to avoid missing an event, you can start recording in a pre-shooting cache by pressing the shutter release halfway. The camera captures about 10 images continuously at a rate of 15 fps. When the shutter release is pressed fully, the camera captures the current images, as well as the five images captured just before the button was pressed. Image size is fixed at 2M (1600 x 1200).
    • Continuous H 120: Each time the shutter release button is pressed all the way down, the camera captures about 60 images at a rate of 120 fps. Image size is fixed at 2M (1600 x 1200).
    • Continuous H 60: Each time the shutter release button is pressed all the way down, the camera captures about 60 images at a rate of 60 fps. Image size is fixed at 2M (1600 x 1200).
    • Interval Timer Shooting: In P, S, A, or M shooting mode, you can shoot continously at a set interval of between 30 seconds and 60 minutes between images (up to 9999 or when the memory card becomes full).

    Self-timer: The camera is equipped with a 10-second and 2-second self-timer mode. There is also a special Self-portrait mode that focuses the camera and releases the shutter in 5 seconds.

    Self Collage: The camera can capture a series of four or nine images at intervals and save them as a one-frame image called a Collage Image. The interval can be set to short, medium, or long.

    Smile Timer: When the smile timer is activated, the camera waits until it detects a smiling face in the frame and releases the shutter automatically.

    Autofocus Modes: In P, S, A, or M shooting mode, you can choose from the following Autofocus Modes:

    • Single AF: Camera focuses when shutter-release button is pressed halfway and locks at this position during shooting.
    • Full-time AF: Camera adjusts focus continuously until focus is acquired and locked.
    • Pre-focus (still image mode only): The camera focuses when subject movement is detected, even if the shutter-release is not pressed halfway, or when the composition of the framed image significantly changes.

    AF Area Mode: You can select between the following AF Area Modes to determine where the camera focuses: Face Priority, Subject Tracking, Target Finding, and Manual (spot, normal, wide).

    Macro Mode: Macro close-up mode is used for taking pictures of objects as close as 0.4" (wide-angle) or 6'-7" (telephoto).

    AF-Assist Illuminator: If lighting is poor, the AF-assist illuminator may light to assist the focus operation when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The illuminator has a range of just about 11 feet at the maximum wide-angle position and 16 feet at the maximum telephoto position. You can turn this function on or off.

    Shooting Modes: Using the top-mounted Mode Dial, you can select from the following shooting modes:

    • Auto: Use this mode for general shooting in a variety of conditions.
    • Creative: In Creative Mode, you can apply effects to your images from five effect groups: Light, Depth, Memory, Classic, and Noir.
    • Scene: When the mode dial is set to Scene Mode, you can press the menu button and select from the following scenes: Scene Auto Selector, Portrait, Landscape, Time-lapse Movie, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Fireworks show,  Backlighting, Easy Panorama, Pet Portrait, Soft, Selective color, Multiple Exposure Lighten, and Smart Portrait.
    • Short Movie: A short movie (1080p) up to 30 seconds is created from multiple recorded movie clips that are several seconds long.
    • Programmed Auto (P): The camera sets the shutter speed and aperture based on the lighting conditions. You can adjust the combination to achieve a faster/slower shutter speed or a more open/closed aperture, and the camera will adjust the other factor accordingly.
    • Shutter-priority Auto (S): You can set the shutter speed, and the camera automatically selects the aperture setting (f-number).
    • Aperture-priority Auto (A): You can set the aperture setting (f-number), and the camera automatically selects the shutter speed.
    • Manual (M): The Manual setting allows you to select both the shutter speed and the aperture setting (f-number).

    Blink Proof: You can activate the Blink Proof feature to detect whether subjects had their eyes closed when the picture was taken. Two images are taken with every shot, and saves one image in which the subject's eyes are open.

    Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -3.0 to +3.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.

    Metering: The camera features three metering modes:

    • Matrix: Camera sets exposure for entire frame; recommended in most situations.
    • Center-Weighted: Camera meters entire frame but assigns greatest weight to subject in center of frame (when digital zoom less than 2x)
    • Spot: The camera meters the area inside the circle in the center of the frame.

    ISO Settings: Sensitivity is the measure of how quickly the camera reacts to light. The higher the sensitivity, the less light needed to make an exposure. The camera features the following ISO settings:

    • Auto: Sensitivity is automatically selected within the range of ISO 100 to 1600.
    • Fixed Range Auto: You can choose a range in which the camera automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity between ISO 100-400 or ISO 100-800.
    • Manual: Sensitivity is locked at the specified value: ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200, and 6400.

    White Balance: You can set the White Balance to Auto (Normal), Auto (Warm Lighting), Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, or Flash. You can also choose Preset Manual and use a neutral-colored object as a reference to set the white balance under unusual lighting conditions. Another option is to choose from 11 color temperature settings.

    Special Effects: You can add the following special effects to your images:

    • Soft: Softens the image by adding a slight blur to the entire image.
    • Nostalgic Sepia: The camera will add a sepia tone and reduce the contrast to simulate old photographs.
    • High-contrast Mono: The image is saved in black and white with sharp contrast.
    • Selective Color: The images will be recorded in black and white with only a specified color remaining (red, blue, green).
    • Pop: This mode increases the color saturation of the entire image for a bright look.
    • Cross Process: The image will have a mysterious appearance based on a selected color.
    • Toy Camera Effect 1 & 2: The Toy Camera effects simulate the images as seen through a toy camera. Effect 1 creates an image with a yellowish hue and darker edges. Effect 2 decreases the image's color saturation.
    • Mirror: Reflects the left half of the image from the center to create a symmetric image.

    Flash Modes: The Coolpix A1000 has a pop-up flash with a range of 1'-8" to 19 feet (Wide angle) and 6'-7" to 9'-10" (Telephoto). You can choose from the following flash modes:

    • Auto: flash fires automatically when lighting is poor
    • Auto with Red-eye Reduction: pre-flash fires before main flash to reduce red-eye effect
    • Fill Flash: flash will fire whenever a picture is taken
    • Slow Sync: auto flash combined with slow shutter speeds
    • Flash Off: flash will not fire, even when lighting is poor

    Play, Edit and Print Functions

    Thumbnail Playback: During playback, you can view multiple thumbnail images (4, 9, 16, or 72) at a time. While these "contact sheets" are displayed, you can use the multi-selector to highlight individual pictures. Highlighted pictures can be deleted, if desired.

    Playback Zoom: During playback, you can enlarge a still image up to 10x. Once the image is zoomed, you can use the multi-selector to scroll around to non-visible portions of the image. You can record a new picture of the cropped image by pressing the shutter button.

    Playback Menu: You can use the playback menu to select various functions after still images and movies have been recorded:

    • Mark for Upload: Select still images in the camera to upload them to a smart device that has a wireless connection using the SnapBridge app.
    • Quick Retouch: You can enhance the contrast and saturation by applying Quick Retouch.
    • D-Lighting: D-Lighting can be used to brighten dark or backlit subjects. While playing back an image, you can select the D-Lighting function, apply it, and save the corrected image without harming the properly exposed areas of the image.
    • Red-eye Correction: If an image contains subjects with red-eye, you can apply correction. Red-eye correction can even be applied to pets, even if their eyes are not red.
    • Glamour Retouch: Various effects can be applied to portrait photos for a pleasing effect, including small face, skin softening, foundation makeup, glare reduction, hide eye bags, big eyes, whiten eyes, eye shadow, mascara, whiten teeth, lipstick, and redden cheeks.
    • Filter Effects: Using the Filter Effects menu, you can apply the following digital effects: Soft Portrait, Selective Color, Cross Screen, Fisheye, Miniature Effect, Painting, Vignette, Photo Illustration, and Portrait (color/B&W)
    • Slide Show: You can play back images one-by-one in an automated slide show. The interval between images can be set to 2 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec, or 10 sec. The slide show can repeat automatically if you select "Loop" in the menu.
    • Protect: The camera can protect selected images from accidental deletion. The protect function cannot prevent deletion if you format the memory card or internal memory.
    • Rotate Image: Recorded pictures can be rotated 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise on the unit's LCD screen.
    • Copy: You can internally copy images and voice recordings between the camera's internal memory and an inserted SD card.
    • Sequence Display: You can select the method used to display images in sequence: Individual Pictures or Key Picture only.

    Printing Pictures: You can print pictures stored in the internal memory or on the memory card by connecting the camera to a PictBridge-compatible printer (Direct Print). In the menu, you can select the number of copies and paper size, and print images one at a time or select multiple images for printing.

    Battery Information

    Power Requirements: The Coolpix A1000 is powered by the EN-EL12 rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery (3.7 volts, 1050 mAh, 3.9 Wh). The battery will last for approximately 250 shots (still images) or 55 minutes (movies) on a full charge. The battery charges in approximately 2 hours 30 minutes when using the EH-73P Charging AC Adapter and the UC-E21 USB cable (both included).

    Auto Off: When the camera is operated on battery power, the Auto Off mode will automatically turn off the monitor to reduce the drain on the batteries if no operations are performed for the length of time specified in the Auto Off menu. The time limit for the Auto Off mode can be set to 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes or 30 minutes.


    HDMI Micro Connector: The Coolpix A1000 is equipped with an HDMI Micro Connector (Type D) for connecting the camera to a TV. If you are playing back 4K video from the camera, you must use a 4K-capable HDMI cable. No HDMI cables are included with the camera.

    Micro USB: The camera features a single Micro USB jack for connecting the supplied UC-E21 USB cable to your computer. This output allows you to upload your photos to your computer or to printer via USB, or to connect the camera to the EH-73P Charging AC Adapter for charging the battery. The USB interface is USB 2.0 High Speed compatible.


    Downloadable Software: No software is included with the Coolpix A1000. You can download Nikon's ViewNX-i software for uploading and viewing pictures and videos. In addition, Nikon's Capture NX-D, which launches within ViewNX-i, can be used for editing and fine-tuning photos, and to change the settings of NEF (RAW) images and convert them to other formats. For editing movies and creating multi-media projects, ViewNX-Movie Editor software (included with ViewNX-i) can be used.

    Supported Operating Systems: ViewNX-i and Capture NX-D software are compatible with the following operating systems:

    • Windows: Windows 10 (Home, Pro, Enterprise), Windows 8.1 (including Pro and Enterprise), and Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium Service Pack 1, Professional SP1, Enterprise SP1, and Ultimate SP1)
    • Macintosh: macOS Mojave 10.14, macOS High Sierra version 10.13, and macOS Sierra version 10.12

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    Can wifi and bluetooth be turned off?
    [ David  Jun 14, 2019 ]
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    I could not find any mention of being able to turn those features off. If you do not connect the camera to a device, then the functions just do not do anything.
    [ Calvin  Jun 20, 2019 ]  Staff

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