Nikon Announces A1000 and B600

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Nikon has announced two new cameras in their Coolpix lineup: the A1000 and B600.

The A1000 is the latest in their superzoom compact lineup, succeeding the a900. It features a 35x optical zoom, equivalent to about 24mm-840mm in full-frame (35mm) format. An additional Dynamic Fine zoom brings that to 70x with minimal image quality degradation. The camera can shoot in full RAW format for stills, and 4K UHD video with vibration reduction (VR) as well as Nikon’s Active D-lighting feature to preserve highlight and shadow detail. An EVF and a 3-inch tilting touch screen are also built in.  

The B600 is the latest in their bridge camera lineup. With a 60x optical zoom (24mm-1440mm in full-frame format) and a 120x intelligent zoom, the camera has the same Snap-back zoom button found on the P900 and P1000, which pulls the image back to a wider field of view when zoomed in. This makes it easier to find your subject. The camera features 19 scene modes and 36 creative effects.

Both cameras come with SnapBridge to facilitate easy transfer of images from the camera to a mobile device for quick sharing. The A1000 is priced at $699.95 and the B600 is priced at $479.95. Both are available for preorder now.


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.