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How many Megapixels does the Nikon A1000 have?

The Nikon Coolpix A1000 is equipped with a a 1/2.3-inch sensor that offers an image resolution of 15.9 megapixels (MP), or 15.9 million pixels. With its native aspect ratio of 4:3, the sensor has 4 608 horizontal pixels and 3 456 vertical pixels.

A 35mm film slide or negative contains 5-15 MP of useful detail, so that the Nikon A1000 can be considered to be a high-resolution camera that outresolves any 35mm film camera.

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A high megapixel count makes it possible to crop any captured image substantially or to make very large prints from the image file. On the downside, large megapixel files are slower to transfer and take up more storage space on the computer harddisk. Also, high-resolution imaging requires sharper, more expensive lenses than low-res picture taking.

How large can I print with 15.9 MP?

The maximum print size of the Nikon A1000 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 23 x 17.3 inches or 58.5 x 43.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.8 x 35.1 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 15.4 x 11.5 inches or 39 x 29.3 cm. Few people actually print their images that large on a regular basis, but it is nice to have the option to make very large prints of exceptional shots. Also, as mentioned earlier, a key advantage of high-MP cameras is that it is possible to crop an image ex-post and thereby, for example, change the composition of the capture or zoom in on some detail.

Sensor specs and performance

The table below compares the sensor specs of the Nikon A1000 to those of several similar cameras. In addition to sensor class and megapixel count, DXO values are reported as indicators of the sensor's imaging quality (higher is better). Three aspects are covered: color depth (DXO Portrait), dynamic range (DXO Landscape), and high-ISO noise (DXO Sports). Larger sensor cameras tend to outperform cameras of the same generation that are equipped with a smaller imager. On the other hand, larger sensors are more expensive and require bigger and heavier lenses than smaller light receptors.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
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Nikon A1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p20.712.2109552
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Canon SX740 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p20.612.1105051
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Fujifilm XF10 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p24.013.4184483
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Nikon P950 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p20.712.3118952
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Nikon B600 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p20.712.2109552
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Nikon P1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p20.612.1104451
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Panasonic ZS80 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p20.712.2110352
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Panasonic TS7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p20.612.1102851
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Sony HX99 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p20.612.1105851
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Sony HX95 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p20.612.1105751
11.
 
Sony WX800 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p20.612.2107051
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.
Further information on the sensor in the Nikon A1000 and the camera's operation can be found in the camera manual.

In the United States, the A1000 was initially launched in January 2019 at a price of $429.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Nikon A1000
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 24-840mm f/3.4-6.9
    Launch Date January 2019
    Launch Price USD 429
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm
    Sensor Area 28 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x
    Sensor Resolution 15.9 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 608 x 3 456 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.33 μm
    Pixel Density 56.73 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6 400 ISO
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 98%
    Viewfinder Resolution 1166k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1036k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 7 shutter flaps/s
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs
    Battery Type EN-EL12 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)250 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 114 x 72 x 41 mm
    (4.5 x 2.8 x 1.6 in)
    Camera Weight 330 g (11.6 oz)

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