Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review


Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review The Coolpix A1000 offers a lot of zoom for
its size, with a 35x zoom lens that collapses into a sturdy chassis measuring just 1.7 inches
thick. A small but solid right-hand grip puts most
controls in easy reach of the thumb and forefinger; that include a top control wheel for adjusting
parameters like aperture and shutter speed. An Fn button sits on the front near where
your ring finger rests and brings up shortcut menus for sensitivity, white balance, exposure
mode and other settings. A slider on the opposite side of the lens
barrel defaults to a secondary zoom control, but it can be programmed to instead set manual
focus, aperture, ISO, exposure compensation or white balance. The 3-inch touch screen provides quick access
to a limited set of controls, and you can tap to set the focus anywhere in the on-screen
preview. The screen is sharp and bright and tilts up
90 degrees, so you can hold the camera low and against your body for steadier video. You can also tilt the screen 180 degrees down,
so it faces you from underneath the camera, which is good for composing selfies. With the small but sharp and bright LCD viewfinder,
you can frame shots on sunny days when the big LCD is hard to see. There are two main annoyances. Like with many
cameras, a proximity sensor turns the viewfinder on when you place the camera up to your eye. You’ll trigger the A1000’s hyperactive sensor
when a finger or anything else comes remotely near the camera’s left side. Also annoying: An onscreen pop-up that explains
the different modes, such as Auto or Shutter Priority, for an agonizing 5 seconds every
time you switch modes. Long zoom allows camera makers to compete
against cellphones. While many lenses exceed 60x, this Nikon’s
35x is more than enough for capturing nearly anything. I was able to capture sharp close-up photos
of ships from more than 2 miles across San Francisco Bay with the A1000. Given the close size of their image sensors,
it’s not surprising that the A1000 doesn’t offer higher image quality than an iPhone
XS at comparable optical zoom. In fact, the iPhone images look a tad better,
with finer detail, stronger contrast and richer color in both a close-up of vegetation and
a wide shot of Edwardian houses in San Francisco. The Nikon A1000 is a competent compact, zoom
camera. Wide-angle or 50mm shooting, even a high-end
smartphone camera may be better. But if you need a camera with a very long
zoom, the Nikon A1000 is worth your consideration. Kindly see the description for this Amazon
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