Get closer to the action with 38% off on Nikon's CoolPix A1000 on Amazon AU

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Australia's lockdown laws have been eased and folk Down Under are allowed to travel again, albeit with limitations still. And that means you can once again indulge in some photography and, of course, save some money while you're shopping for a brand-new camera.

Nikon's travel-friendly CoolPix A1000 will get you closer to any action, thanks to its 35x optical zoom. That's a range of 24-840mm, outdoing some of the competition from Panasonic and Sony!

That long lens, though, means the A1000 does not feature a large 1-inch sensor like its rivals, but instead employs a 1/2.3-inch sensor with a resolution of 16MP (which is a drop from the A900's 20.3MP sensor resolution).

Don't let the size and lower resolution of the sensor fool you, though, as that's a good thing – lesser pixels means lesser noise and more light-sensitive photosites means it can handle some low-light scenarios better than its predecessor. ISO sensitivity has been improved from just ISO 1600 in the A900 to a much higher ISO 6400.

You'll also be able to capture all your new adventures in 4K clarity, and the camera's in-built hybrid vibration reduction (VR) system kicks in to keep footage smooth (there's lens-based VR for stills as well).

So, what are you waiting for? Grab yourself this little pocket-friendly and wallet-friendly compact camera for just AU$435.

Nikon CoolPix A1000

Nikon CoolPix A1000 | AU$435 (RRP AU$699; save AU$264)

You don't always have to spend a staggering sum of money on a new travel-friendly camera, particularly one that gives you a whopping 35x optical zoom. Capture great images and save a very cool 38% in the bargain when shopping during Amazon Australia's Mid-Year Sale.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 

With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 

She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!