4 years in the past, the everyday superzoom ‘bridge’ digicam had a zoom energy of round 50x. Through the years that quantity has slowly risen, earlier than leveling out at 65x. After which got here the Nikon Coolpix P900, whose 83x, 24-2000mm equiv. lens out of the blue took zoom ranges from ‘actually lengthy’ to ‘absurd’.

Nikon’s new Coolpix P1000 has moved the zoom needle to ‘ludicrous,’ with an equal focal size of 24-3000mm. That is proper, 3000mm. It is a lens so lengthy that we had been in a position to fill the body with a 1 meter (3.Three foot) tall monkey that is 70 meters (230 toes) away.

This does come at a value, although. For one factor, the P1000 is large and its lens is challenged by a sluggish most aperture (and thus diffraction) and picture high quality might be compromised by the identical thermal and atmospheric points which are typical of photographs taken at excessive focal lengths with any tremendous telephoto lens.

In addition to the lens, the P1000 contains a 16MP half.3″ BSI-CMOS sensor, a totally articulating LCD and high-res EVF, Uncooked help and the flexibility to seize 4K video.

Key options

  • 16MP, half.3″ BSI-CMOS sensor
  • 24-3000mm equiv. F2.8-Eight lens
  • ‘Twin Detect’ optical picture stabilization
  • 3.2″, 921k-dot absolutely articulating LCD
  • 2.36M-dot OLED digital viewfinder with eye sensor
  • Uncooked help
  • UHD 4K/30p video seize
  • Microphone enter
  • Scorching shoe
  • Wi-Fi + Bluetooth (SnapBridge)
  • 250 photographs per cost (CIPA commonplace)

The P1000 has a spec sheet virtually so long as its lens. From Uncooked help to a high-res EVF, the digicam has nearly all the things you’d need in a bridge digicam, save for respectable battery life and a touchscreen (a obtrusive omission). Picture stabilization is a requirement on superzoom cameras, and Nikon’s ‘Twin Detect VR’ reduces shake by as much as 5 stops, in keeping with Nikon. Being 2018, it is no shock that Wi-FI and Bluetooth are additionally onboard.

What’s new and the way it compares

The Coolpix P1000 actually is all about that lens.

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Taking pictures expertise

Discover out what it is like to make use of the P1000 on the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

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Pattern gallery

View quite a lot of pattern photographs from the Coolpix P1000.

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