Nikon Coolpix A1000 - pocket superzoom compact is made to travel

Well, we don't see that very often. Nikon's latest superzoom compact camera has taken a drop in resolution. The Coolpix A1000 is a success for the A900 - but while many of the specifications remain the same, a key one has been downsized. The resolution of the A1000's sensor is 16 megapixels – a 20% drop on what was offered by the A900.

A drop in megapixels may prove to be a good thing in terms of image quality - we will have to wait and see for when the camera goes on sale at the end of this month. The sensor is a relatively modest 1/2.3in in size, and fewer pixels could mean less noise.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.