Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Nikon Coolpix A1000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix A1000 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II vs Nikon Coolpix A1000 Specs

DMC FZ1000 II

  • Introduced in February 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-400mm (17x), f2.8-4.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 136 x 97.2 x 131.5mm³ (5.4" x 3.8" x 5.2")
  • 810g (26.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix A1000

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-840mm (35x), f3.4-6.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 114.2 x 71.7 x 40.5mm³ (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.6")
  • 330g (10.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix A1000

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix A1000: The sensors

DMC FZ1000 II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix A1000 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the DMC FZ1000 II is a lot larger than the Coolpix A1000's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

DMC FZ1000 II vs Coolpix A1000: Viewfinder

DMC FZ1000 II has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.74x.

The Coolpix A1000 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.16 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

DMC FZ1000 II (0.74x)

Coolpix A1000 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the DMC FZ1000 IISimulated viewfinder of the Coolpix A1000

Advantage: Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Nikon Coolpix A1000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II a better choice

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix A1000

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)127
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO100 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.361.16
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.241.04
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)440250

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC FZ1000 II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Coolpix A1000: that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC FZ1000 II scores 35 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix A1000

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix A1000

Weighs less (2)810g
(26.1 oz.)
330g
(10.6 oz.)
More portable (2)1738cm³
(110 cu.in.)
332cm³
(21 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix A1000 are the lower weight than the DMC FZ1000 II and the more compact size.

Yields 4 points for the Coolpix A1000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

DMC FZ1000 II

Coolpix A1000

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II VS Nikon Coolpix A1000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the DMC FZ1000 II and Coolpix A1000

DMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix A1000, front viewDMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix A1000, front view

Top view of cameras

DMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix A1000, view from aboveDMC FZ1000 II und Coolpix A1000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II

Nikon Coolpix A1000

35
4

We recommend Panasonic DMC FZ1000 II as better choice.

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