Nikon creates a superzoom monster
Back in 2015, Nikon revealed a bridge camera boasting a whopping 83x optical zoom lens – the Coolpix P900. Now the company has announced a new superzoom flavor, the P1000, which (ahem) zooms past its predecessor's telephoto capabilities to bring far-flung objects into sharp focus with its 125x optics.
First, let's talk about that impressive glass. The P1000 features a Nikkor 24-3,000 mm equivalent optical zoom lens with an aperture of F2.8-8, up from 24-2,000 mm and F2.8-6.5 on the P900. The lens rocks both ED and Super ED elements, has two zoom speeds, and if snappers opt to engage Dynamic Fine Zoom, the equivalent focal length goes all the way up to 6,000 mm. But even that can be substantially increased at the expense of image quality by dialing in the camera's digital zoom for an equiv focal length of 12,000 mm. Wow.
Like the P900 before it, the new superzoom is built around a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and Dual Detect Optical VR technology for five stops of shake compensation, handy for making the most of that incredible zoom lens. The sensor and Expeed image processor combination makes for ISO100 - 6,400 light sensitivity and 7 frames per second continuous shooting for a burst of just seven shots before it starts to slow down. The camera includes support for RAW format images and can record 4K videos at up to 30 fps, or Full HD at 60.
Framing up can be undertaken on the 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder or 3.2-inch, 921k-dot non-touchscreen tilting LCD panel, and macro photographers will appreciate being able to take photos from as little as 1 cm away from teeny subjects. Battery life is given as 240 stills per charge and there's cooked-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for remote control and wireless data transfer.
The Coolpix P1000 is being pitched at wildlife, sports and star watchers (Nikon has even included dedicated Moon and Bird Watching modes) and is due for release in September for a suggested retail price of US$999.95. The video below has more.
Product page: Nikon Coolpix P1000