Nikon reveals LD-1000 LED movie light for 1 System and Coolpix

Nikon has announced an LED movie light for its Coolpix and 1 System cameras. We could swear the LD-1000 was already available, but maybe that’s because we’ve been seeing mockups of it attached to 1 System cameras at tradeshows for a couple of years. The lamp is fairly compact and uses LEDs behind a diffusion panel for soft, even light. Although it comes with a bracket to mount it onto compatible cameras, the LD-1000 can be hand-held for more control. It will be available next month at an MSRP of $99.95.

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MELVILLE, N.Y. (September 5, 2013) – Today, Nikon announced the new LD-1000 LED Movie Light, an optional lighting accessory for Nikon 1 and COOLPIX cameras. The LD-1000 LED Movie Light is compact and lightweight, making it convenient to take anywhere. Additionally, it features a built-in diffusion panel, enabling natural, even exposure and smooth textures with soft light. For further versatility, the bracket can be removed from the movie light, allowing it to be held in the hand for free control over the angle of lighting. 

Primary Features of the Nikon LD-1000 LED Movie Light:

  • Diffusion Panel for Soft Light that Enables Natural Rendering. The built-in diffusion panel evenly diffuses light for clear and consistent soft illumination. It also enables natural rendering of textures with minimal glare. The movie light can be used as an additional light source when capturing close proximity photography of still subjects like food, or as an additional light source for HD video.

  • Continuous Lighting, The Degree of Which Can be Confirmed During Shooting. As the movie light emits light continuously, rather than momentarily as a conventional camera flash does, the degree and effect of the light can be confirmed in the live view display as it strikes the subject while shooting. 

  • Removable Bracket for Lighting From Any Angle. The movie light can be separated from the camera bracket, allowing users to adjust direction and height, as well as the distance of the light from the subject to achieve an optimal lighting angle regardless of the camera’s position. Flexible control over the way a light strikes a subject makes natural rendering possible with a three-dimensional feel. 

Price and Availability

The Nikon LD-1000 LED Movie Light will come in Black and White and will be available in October 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $99.95*. For more information on this new Nikon lighting accessory as well as other Nikon products, please visit

SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg…………..seriously?!


What you pay for is a “the SK-1000 bracket and two LS-32 lock screws”. Thingy with LED is for free…


These gadgets either reminds me of my doctor during my routine physical check up or my Jurassic Metz Meca Blitz Lightning Bomb…



I guess bracket is the expensive part…


For filming outside at night times this just isn’t bright enough. 130 lux at 1m is a joke, you’ll barely be able to film your own feet in the dark at reasonable ISO levels… There is no lumen output specificated but I doubt this has more than 150 lumen. For that price you can get high quality lights that deliver about 1000 lumen.


130 lux is probably enought to illuminate faces at short distances. The diffusion feature limits glare. It will not illuminate a ballpark, no. But even a mere 1,000 lumens would blind any close subjects and draw complaints from others.

Edgar Matias

A few days ago, I bought 3 off-brand equivalents of this, for less than the price of one of these Nikons…

Not as pretty, but does the job.


Third party brands are cheaper? Wow, who would’ve thought.

Edgar Matias

Shocking, I know. 🙂


Wow a flashlight and mounting bracket that costs $100, pitiful!


If you remove the marketing jargon, it’s a 100 dollar flashlight.


Yet you’d be mesmerized and pay $250 for an Apple iLight.


Come on nikon.. How about an adapter so Nikon ,V1and V2 owners can use regular Nikon flashes with TTL?

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