A1000 questions

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arrow501 Contributing Member • Posts: 785
A1000 questions

How far in to the zoom range does the minimum focus distance exceed one metre? I like to take photos of butterflies and my current long zoom cameras can focus as close as one metre at around 600mm which feels about right for me.

What is the focus speed like and is there much shutter lag?

Is auto exposure and auto white balance reliable? I have a Sony RX100 which I think I will sell because it often underexposes shots and the auto white balance sometimes is way off. My old Canon SX240 has spoiled me, it gets exposure and white balance correct most of the time and when it gets it wrong it isn't too far off.

Does the aperture close quickly as you zoom? How much can you zoom before it gets to f5.6?

I've never owned a Nikon. I used a P900 for a week a couple of years ago and I enjoyed using it. I liked how a histogram popped up when the exposure compensation button was pressed, does the A1000 do that? Is the screen and EVF similar to the P900?

Is there any difference in image quality between camera jpegs and raws edited with Nikon's software?

I think that's all πŸ€” If I think of anything else I can add it later πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰

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Booted Cat
Booted Cat Contributing Member • Posts: 805
Re: A1000 questions
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arrow501 wrote:

How far in to the zoom range does the minimum focus distance exceed one metre? I like to take photos of butterflies and my current long zoom cameras can focus as close as one metre at around 600mm which feels about right for me.

What is the focus speed like and is there much shutter lag?

Is auto exposure and auto white balance reliable? I have a Sony RX100 which I think I will sell because it often underexposes shots and the auto white balance sometimes is way off. My old Canon SX240 has spoiled me, it gets exposure and white balance correct most of the time and when it gets it wrong it isn't too far off.

Does the aperture close quickly as you zoom? How much can you zoom before it gets to f5.6?

I've never owned a Nikon. I used a P900 for a week a couple of years ago and I enjoyed using it. I liked how a histogram popped up when the exposure compensation button was pressed, does the A1000 do that? Is the screen and EVF similar to the P900?

Is there any difference in image quality between camera jpegs and raws edited with Nikon's software?

I think that's all πŸ€” If I think of anything else I can add it later πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰

Hi,

I'm not interested in technical stuff like aperture speed, but I can tell you some overall results-oriented findings:

In other words, if you're looking for a pocket superzoom that can return more details for a stationary target (whether in the day or in the night), the Nikon A1000 is definitely your best choice; for moving targets, I just haven't done any serious comparison.

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WPMChan Contributing Member • Posts: 807
Re: A1000 questions
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arrow501 wrote:

How far in to the zoom range does the minimum focus distance exceed one metre? I like to take photos of butterflies and my current long zoom cameras can focus as close as one metre at around 600mm which feels about right for me.

At about 200 mm the lens can focus on an object about one metre away. At 600mm the minimum focal distance is about 2 metres.

What is the focus speed like and is there much shutter lag?

Not bad from experience, similar to my CPA. Typical of CDAF, very much depend on the light level.

I use touch-focus-shutter, the response feels like instantaneous in good light.

Is auto exposure and auto white balance reliable?

Very reliable. I only use Auto(normal) WB.

I can get good results at -03 to -0.7 EV when using flash. I don't need EV compensation when flash is not used.

I have a Sony RX100 which I think I will sell because it often underexposes shots and the auto white balance sometimes is way off. My old Canon SX240 has spoiled me, it gets exposure and white balance correct most of the time and when it gets it wrong it isn't too far off.

Does the aperture close quickly as you zoom? How much can you zoom before it gets to f5.6?

About 180 mm

I've never owned a Nikon. I used a P900 for a week a couple of years ago and I enjoyed using it. I liked how a histogram popped up when the exposure compensation button was pressed, does the A1000 do that?

Yes it does

Is the screen and EVF similar to the P900?

Don't have a P900. The EVF is very small. I never use it. The screen is large and bright. I use touch-focus-shutter a lot.

Is there any difference in image quality between camera jpegs and raws edited with Nikon's software?

I don't shoot RAW. A comparison done by Andre a few months ago only showing very small difference if any.

I think that's all πŸ€” If I think of anything else I can add it later πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰

jshen808
jshen808 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,071
Re: A1000 questions
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Booted Cat wrote:

arrow501 wrote:

How far in to the zoom range does the minimum focus distance exceed one metre? I like to take photos of butterflies and my current long zoom cameras can focus as close as one metre at around 600mm which feels about right for me.

What is the focus speed like and is there much shutter lag?

Is auto exposure and auto white balance reliable? I have a Sony RX100 which I think I will sell because it often underexposes shots and the auto white balance sometimes is way off. My old Canon SX240 has spoiled me, it gets exposure and white balance correct most of the time and when it gets it wrong it isn't too far off.

Does the aperture close quickly as you zoom? How much can you zoom before it gets to f5.6?

I've never owned a Nikon. I used a P900 for a week a couple of years ago and I enjoyed using it. I liked how a histogram popped up when the exposure compensation button was pressed, does the A1000 do that? Is the screen and EVF similar to the P900?

Is there any difference in image quality between camera jpegs and raws edited with Nikon's software?

I think that's all πŸ€” If I think of anything else I can add it later πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰

Hi,

I'm not interested in technical stuff like aperture speed, but I can tell you some overall results-oriented findings:

In other words, if you're looking for a pocket superzoom that can return more details for a stationary target (whether in the day or in the night), the Nikon A1000 is definitely your best choice; for moving targets, I just haven't done any serious comparison.

..Thanks, Booted Cat!..

..Cheers, John..

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Nikon Coolpix B700 Nikon Coolpix P1000 Canon PowerShot SX70 Nikon Coolpix P950
jshen808
jshen808 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,071
Re: A1000 questions

WPMChan wrote:

arrow501 wrote:

How far in to the zoom range does the minimum focus distance exceed one metre? I like to take photos of butterflies and my current long zoom cameras can focus as close as one metre at around 600mm which feels about right for me.

At about 200 mm the lens can focus on an object about one metre away. At 600mm the minimum focal distance is about 2 metres.

What is the focus speed like and is there much shutter lag?

Not bad from experience, similar to my CPA. Typical of CDAF, very much depend on the light level.

I use touch-focus-shutter, the response feels like instantaneous in good light.

Is auto exposure and auto white balance reliable?

Very reliable. I only use Auto(normal) WB.

I can get good results at -03 to -0.7 EV when using flash. I don't need EV compensation when flash is not used.

I have a Sony RX100 which I think I will sell because it often underexposes shots and the auto white balance sometimes is way off. My old Canon SX240 has spoiled me, it gets exposure and white balance correct most of the time and when it gets it wrong it isn't too far off.

Does the aperture close quickly as you zoom? How much can you zoom before it gets to f5.6?

About 180 mm

I've never owned a Nikon. I used a P900 for a week a couple of years ago and I enjoyed using it. I liked how a histogram popped up when the exposure compensation button was pressed, does the A1000 do that?

Yes it does

Is the screen and EVF similar to the P900?

Don't have a P900. The EVF is very small. I never use it. The screen is large and bright. I use touch-focus-shutter a lot.

Is there any difference in image quality between camera jpegs and raws edited with Nikon's software?

I don't shoot RAW. A comparison done by Andre a few months ago only showing very small difference if any.

I think that's all πŸ€” If I think of anything else I can add it later πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰

..Thanks for these answers, WPMChan!..

..Cheers, John..

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Nikon Coolpix B700 Nikon Coolpix P1000 Canon PowerShot SX70 Nikon Coolpix P950
jshen808
jshen808 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,071
Re: A1000 questions

arrow501 wrote:

..Is the screen and EVF similar to the P900?

..For this question, I can my brief experiences with the A1000 camera..

..while the EVF of the A1000 is smaller, but to me is completely usable..

..and in some sense, I think the A1000 cameras EVF is better than the P900, but on a smaller scale..

..hope this helps..

..Cheers, John..

 jshen808's gear list:jshen808's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Nikon Coolpix B700 Nikon Coolpix P1000 Canon PowerShot SX70 Nikon Coolpix P950
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