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Nikon creates a superzoom monster

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The Nikon Coolpix P1000 is being pitched at wildlife, sports and star watchers
The Nikon Coolpix P1000 is being pitched at wildlife, sports and star watchers
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Framing up on the Coolpix P1000 can be undertaken on the 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder or 3.2-inch, 921k-dot non-touchscreen tilting LCD panel
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Framing up on the Coolpix P1000 can be undertaken on the 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder or 3.2-inch, 921k-dot non-touchscreen tilting LCD panel
The Coolpix P1000 features Dual Detect Optical VR technology for five stops of shake compensation
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The Coolpix P1000 features Dual Detect Optical VR technology for five stops of shake compensation
The Coolpix P1000 is no lightweight, tipping the scales at 1.4 kg (3 lb)
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The Coolpix P1000 is no lightweight, tipping the scales at 1.4 kg (3 lb)
The Coolpix P1000 features a Nikkor 24-3,000 mm equivalent optical zoom lens with an aperture of F2.8-8
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The Coolpix P1000 features a Nikkor 24-3,000 mm equivalent optical zoom lens with an aperture of F2.8-8
The Coolpix P1000's 16 MP BSI CMOS 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
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The Coolpix P1000's 16 MP BSI CMOS 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
If snappers using the Coolpix P1000 opt to engage Dynamic Fine Zoom, the equivalent focal length goes all the way up to 6,000 mm
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If snappers using the Coolpix P1000 opt to engage Dynamic Fine Zoom, the equivalent focal length goes all the way up to 6,000 mm
The Coolpix P1000 includes support for RAW format images and can record 4K videos at up to 30 fps, or Full HD at 60
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The Coolpix P1000 includes support for RAW format images and can record 4K videos at up to 30 fps, or Full HD at 60
Framing up on the Coolpix P1000 can be undertaken on the 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder or 3.2-inch, 921k-dot non-touchscreen tilting LCD panel
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Framing up on the Coolpix P1000 can be undertaken on the 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder or 3.2-inch, 921k-dot non-touchscreen tilting LCD panel
The Coolpix P1000 features a pop-up flash
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The Coolpix P1000 features a pop-up flash
The Nikon Coolpix P1000 is being pitched at wildlife, sports and star watchers
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The Nikon Coolpix P1000 is being pitched at wildlife, sports and star watchers

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.

The Coolpix P1000 features a Nikkor 24-3,000 mm equivalent optical zoom lens with an aperture of F2.8-8
The Coolpix P1000 features a Nikkor 24-3,000 mm equivalent optical zoom lens with an aperture of F2.8-8

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.

Framing up on the Coolpix P1000 can be undertaken on the 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder or 3.2-inch, 921k-dot non-touchscreen tilting LCD panel
Framing up on the Coolpix P1000 can be undertaken on the 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder or 3.2-inch, 921k-dot non-touchscreen tilting LCD panel

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

Introducing the new Nikon Coolpix P1000

4 comments
VincentWolf
The last camera I'll ever need. Wow 500:1 zoom is stunning. Spying anyone?
ProfessorWhat
Just what I needed to catch those black triangles flying past the moon!
owlbeyou
Great for paparazzi. I love to see what length media stars will go to, to avoid being spied on because they signed a contract with the devil. ;)
Eugenio Caballo
To take a decent shot at 3000 mm focal length the shutter speed should be about 1:3000... probably 1:2000 with all that VR. And now someone knows a way to achieve that speed at F8 when you are in the woods birdwatching?