Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review

Last Updated on December 1, 2023 by Sharon Advik

  • Incredible 125x (24-3,000mm) zoom range
  • Vari-angle LCD
  • Raw support
  • 4K video
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Bulky
  • Screen omits touch support

Nikon Coolpix P1000 Review:

When you are a cameraholic, you need all the information about a new camera, and primarily, cameraholics do not stick with their previous cameras once they know about a new camera.

The same is the case with my friend.

She is such a camera-loving person that whenever a new camera is launched, she must purchase it and use it as soon as possible.

But once upon a time, she used a camera that Nikon introduced in 2018 and is still using it amid the introduction of new cameras.

I was pretty surprised by this fact and studied the camera’s features by myself; indeed, it was the best camera she had used earlier.

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The newly introduced Nikon Coolpix P1000 is an excellent addition to the Nikon P series. The camera was introduced in 2018 and soon made its place in the market.

Despite having a heavy-weight body, the fantastic features of the camera make it lovely for use.

The 3.2 diagonal camera is exceptionally problematic to carry.

The vary-angle LCD of the camera and beautiful lenses not only give excellent results but also provide the best options for photography.

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Tech specs:

  • BSI-CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-6400
  • 8-8 zoom lens
  • Optical built-in image stabilization
  • Fully articulated screen
  • Electronically controlled viewfinder
  • 0fps continuous shooting
  • Built-in WiFi
  • 3000mm lens
  • 0x optical zoom
  • 0 million effective pixels
  • Contrast-defect AF
  • 2 in diagonal monitor
  • CMOS electronic shutter
  • SnapBridge connectivity
  • 1 hour 20 minutes battery life
  • 0° to 40°C operating temperature

Design and body of the camera:

I find that the body of the Nikon Coolpix P1000 is designed perfectly and matches the camera’s features.

The 1/4 tripod socket is present in the camera, and concerning the dimensions, the camera’s weight is 1,415g with battery and memory card.

The dimensions of the body of the camera P1000, in contrast to width x height x depth, are 146.3mm x 118.8mm x 181.3mm.

This camera’s body is designed so that I can handle the camera with affection.

This camera body is supported by a monitor that helps photographers in many ways.

The monitor is sized 3.2 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 921,000 dots.

The most important thing about this camera’s monitor is its frame coverage.

The frame coverage of the Nikon P1000 is divisible in two ways, and this diversity is based on the camera’s modes.

The camera’s playback mode has a separate frame coverage of 100% vertical and 100% horizontal, whereas the shooting mode has a frame coverage of 99% flat and 99% standing.

Both frame coverages have 5-level bright adjustments.

The camera’s monitor is a type of monitor with a vari-angle TFT LCD and an anti-reflection coating.

Lenses and image sensor of Nikon Coolpix P1000:

I love the Nikon Coolpix P1000 because it is a type of camera that uses a NIKKOR ED glass lens.

The lens used in the camera has a 125x optical zoom capability.

Photographers can use the lenses the camera uses for multiple types of photography.

The Nikon P1000 uses a focal length equal to 4.3-539mm.

The 125x zoom-in lens has a digital lens of up to 4x.

The VR system of the camera is also unique. Again, two VR systems are based on the camera’s modes.

When using still pictures, the camera works on lens shift VR.

While working on movies, the camera works with lens shift and electronic VR. The electronically controlled lens aperture uses a 7-blade iris diaphragm.

The most fun part of the lens of the Nikon P1000 is the construction of the set of lenses we have to use.

Once, we were on a trip to the mountains, and I helped my friend construct it.

There are 17 elements in 12 groups, and while creating the group, we have to place 5 ED lens elements and one super ED lens element.

The image sensor of the Nikon P1000 is a BSI-CMOS type image sensor with a total of 16.79 million pixels, of which 16.0 million are effective.

1/2.3 in the sized sensor is fantastic in working and gives effective results.

Memory and image format of Nikon Coolpix P1000:

The single SD card slot of the Nikon Coolpix is used wonderfully by three different types of memory cards.

The SD, SDXC, and SDHC cards work effectively in a single camera.

These memory cards are all supported by fantastic file systems that help the user of the Nikon P1000 work incredibly well on the camera without any problem.

Nikon’s storage file system is based on DCF and Exif 2.31 compliance.

At the same time, the camera’s storage file format has different formats, including a structure owned by Nikon.

The still pictures mode of the camera has JPEG format and RAW(NRW), i.e., Nikon’s format, whereas the camera movies are supported by MP4 format.

These fantastic features of the memory and the file formats make me work easier but sometimes create problems while transferring the recordings and images.

The viewfinder and shutter system of the Nikon Coolpix P1000:

The electron viewfinder of the Nikon Coolpix P1000 has a 2359k dot resolution with an OLED touch.

In contrast to these resolutions of the viewfinder, the diopter adjustment of the viewfinder ranges from -3 to +3 m-1.

The camera’s electronic viewfinder can find the best view with excellent resolutions.

The built-in electronic viewfinder of the camera can shoot in direct sunlight.

The fully articulated 3.20-inch LCD screen works more effectively than a diagonal or fixed screen.

The viewfinder and the camera’s lens aperture give effective results when you have an excellent shutter system.

The same is the case with Nikon P1000. The shutter system of the camera creates exceptional results.

Two types of shutters are used in the Nikon P1000.

The mechanical and the CMOS electronic shutter work significantly with the camera.

The camera’s shutter speed is 1/4000-1 second with an ISO sensitivity of 100.

While recording movies, photographers and professionals can adjust the camera’s shutter speed to 1/8000-1/30 seconds.

The continuous shooting speed is up to 7 shots at approximately 7 frames per second.

The fantastic feature of his camera is its continuous shooting options.

Photographers can adjust the self-timer in the camera per the users’ demands.

Exposure and metering system of the Nikon Coolpix P1000:

The exposure and metering system of the camera depends upon the working of the image sensor and the camera’s shutter system. Effective camera results are based on the camera’s exposure and movie metering.

The exposure metering system of the Nikon Coolpix P1000 is based on three types of systems.

  • matrix
  • center-weighted
  • spot

I get the programmed exposure control with a flexible auto system.

The power of exposure is also in the hands of the users.

Exposure control helps in creating incredible results with affection.

This exposure system’s compensation ranges from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3.

The variant modes of expansions and scene modes create great results.

The exposure system of the Nikon Coolpix P1000 camera can record movies in 4K UHD, Full HD, and HS formats.

ISO sensitivity of Nikon Coolpix P1000:

When I record night scenes, the ISO sensitivity of the camera is the induction of the camera’s working in low light.

The ISO sensitivity of Nikon Coolpix ranges from 100-1600, whereas with different movie modes, camera operators or any professional photographer can adjust the ISO sensitivity from 3200 to 6400.

These ISO sensors are effective for some types of photography and work excellently with the camera’s movie modes.

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Selfie friendly:

Nikon Coolpix P1000 is a selfie-friendly camera, and I was shocked to learn about this.

When I was on a trip with my friend, she told me this interesting fact about the camera, and I was surprised by this fantastic camera feature.

The unique monitor screen of the camera with the combo of perfect lens aperture gives the best results in selfies and multiple types of photography.

Autofocus system of Nikon Coolpix P1000:

When a camera works incredibly, the owners using it reach the highest level of excitement, which remains constant if the AF system of the camera works amazingly.

While using the P1000, my friend considered herself the luckiest person because of the excellent AF system of the camera.

The AF system of the Nikon Coolpix P1000 has auto face detection that multiple times helps the camera user.

Apart from this fantastic feature, the Nikon P1000 has many AF systems.

The Auto face detection of the camera focuses on the face in the frame and immediately locks the AF system.

This feature is extremely helpful in getting amazing pictures and recording beautiful movies.

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Weather sealing:

My friend’s problem using the camera was the lack of weather sealing.

This lack does not affect the camera’s working but may affect the camera’s health.

The working and results of the camera are always in their place, but the internal and external hardware are a problem due to the lack of weather sealing in the camera.


The camera’s connectivity is essential because even if you get great results, you cannot transfer them, or if your battery does not work correctly, great results will not be needed.

The connectivity of the Nikon Coolpix P1000 is impressive in many features.

  • Hi-speed USB is used in the camera.
  • HDMI micro connector Type D is used for output.
  • Built-in Wireless WiFi functionality is available in the camera.
  • Built-in Bluetooth is available in the camera.
  • Bluetooth version 4.1 is specifically used.
  • The camera supports SnapBridge app connectivity.
  • Intelligent devices can control the camera.
  • A rechargeable Lithium-ion battery EN-EL20a is used in the camera.
  • AC adapter EH-5b or EH-5c is required to charge the battery. The EP-5c power connector is recommended.
  • Three hours battery charging time.
  • Nikon rechargeable 250 shots CIPA is used.

Flash system of Nikon Coolpix P1000:

The Nikon Coolpix P1000 is also remarkable in working like its name.

The camera’s built-in and external flash system helps professionals record at night or in low light.

Apart from a native ISO range, the camera’s flash system also helps get great results.

The ISO 518 hot shoe contacts the sync system of the camera.

The built-in flash system of Nikon P1000 ranges from 0.3 to 12m in (W), and in (T), it ranges from 5.0 to 8.0m.

Compared to all these pieces of information, the TTL auto flash system supports the camera’s flash system.

Types of connectivity by Nikon Coolpix P1000:

After reading such information about the Nikon Coolpix P1000, I thought it was the best camera, and professionals or camera operators could use it for various types of photography.

When I talked to my friend, she told me this camera suits professionals.

The variant lenses and the excellent camera zoom help professionals in many ways.

Similarly, professional photographers or camera operators love the camera’s built-in flash and memory.

After listening to this from her, I decided to perform a survey in which I only contacted the people using Nikon P1000.

Most of the users agreed to use the camera results and their work.

Portrait photography:

Nikon Coolpix P1000 is a type of camera that is incredible for portrait photography.

During the survey, most people rated it as a beyond-the-average camera for portrait photography.

As it is impressive in a photography career, the use of this camera is also enhanced.

The practical results of portrait photography by Nikon Coolpix P1000 make it worthwhile for use.

Bird photography:

As the camera’s zooming is incredible, the bird photography done by the camera is impressive.

While doing the survey, a person told me an astonishing fact about the camera.

He told me that because of the camera’s zoom-in lens, I could capture the extraordinary beauty of birds.

Still, I could also capture pictures in direct sunlight without affecting the results.

Sports photography:

The camera’s 7.0 fps shooting speed is the best thing that helps the camera in various photography modes. What will happen if the sports that you are watching are fast?

How will you record it?

Well, the designers and engineers of the Nikon Coolpix P1000 kept this thing in their minds, and while designing the camera, they applied it.

Now, because of this fantastic feature, the camera works incredibly in sports photography and gives impressive results.


  • Manual focusing
  • Manual exposure
  • Timelapse recording
  • Wide angle of 24mm
  • Good tele lens
  • 4K (UHD) video
  • Built-in viewfinder
  • RAW shooting
  • Built-in image stabilization
  • Bluetooth
  • Built-in WiFi
  • AF face detection
  • 921k dots resolution
  • AE bracketing
  • USB charging
  • Controlled by smart devices
  • External flash
  • Vlogger friendly screen


While I was writing the conclusion of this article, the only thing that was roaming my mind was if there were any features left that I had not discussed above.

The reason behind this thought is that the camera features are so unique that they make the results compelling and incredible and can quickly build up the career of a professional photographer.

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