Nikon Coolpix A1000 and Coolpix B600 are two new compact cameras with very long lenses. One of them can film in 4K.
We have fewer and fewer premier compact cameras. One of probably few debuts this year are two Nikon cameras. COOLPIX A1000 and COOLPIX B600 are equipped with long lenses, thanks to which they belong to the superzoom category – a group still enjoying great interest from customers.
Nikon COOLPIX A1000 with 4K mode
COOLPIX A1000 is undoubtedly a more advanced model from the presented two. It has a lens with 35x optical zoom, and its focal range is 24-840 mm. It is really very wide. What's more, using the Dynamic Fine Zoom function, we can digitally increase the zoom to 1680 mm.The heart of the camera is a 1 / 2.3-inch matrix and 16-megapixel resolution. The maximum ISO sensitivity is 6400. The camera has an electronic viewfinder and allows you to record images in RAW format. In addition, it also has a tilting screen with a touch function. Many will be pleased to hear that the camera allows you to film in 4K quality at 30 frames per second. In Full HD, the speed is 60 fps. The camera therefore has the basic capabilities that should please the amateur. 4K movies and the ability to save RAWs will allow you to squeeze from the camera a little more than from the cheapest CDs. An electronic viewfinder and a touch screen will definitely improve the comfort of work.
Nikon COOLPIX B600 with 60x zoom
COOLPIX B600 is a more amateur model, which is also a bit larger and has a distinctive grip. It has smaller capabilities, which probably differ slightly from smartphones, but the main difference with the phones is a very long lens. The optical zoom of this model is up to 60 times , which translates into a focal range of 24-1140 mm. In turn, thanks to the Dynamic Fine Zoom function, this range can be digitally increased up to 2880 mm. The lens is the strongest point of the camera. In addition, the producer praises the camera for fast autofocus, but does not give, based on how many focus points it works. The camera also has a 3-inch screen with anti-reflection coating to help you use it on a sunny day.In movie mode, we can only shoot in Full HD quality at only 30 fps. The producer also draws attention to the fact that the camera has a lot of creative modes for photos and movies. Also this camera has a 1 / 2.3-inch sensor that will provide photos in 16-megapixel resolution.
COOLPIX A1000 and COOLPIX B600 – prices and availability
It is also worth mentioning at the end that both models support the SnapBridge function. Thanks to this, the photos taken can be immediately sent to the mobile device, which can also be used to control the cameras. How much will we pay for both models? For now, we do not know that. The manufacturer does not provide either the suggested prices or the date of both models launch on the market.