Nikon have announced a new, super-zoom fixed lens camera called the COOLPIX P1000 which has a massive, soul-piercing 24-3000mm f2.8 – f8 (35mm equiv) zoom lens with 125x zoom that can zoom into absolutely anything, from any distance. The chip is a tiny 1/2.3-inch 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, and the camera can also record UHD video at up to 30p.
To cope with such extreme distances, the camera is equipped with the latest Nikon EXPEED image processing system and Dual Detect Optical VR technology (image stabilization) for 5-stops of camera shake compensation that help capture sharp images and reduce blur.
“The COOLPIX P1000 is the first of its kind for a compact digital camera,” said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. “It raises the bar for superzoom cameras and is a testament to our commitment to delivering innovative tools that offer creative freedom to capture and allow users to share their unique visions of the world.”
Additionally, the camera includes a focus mode selector that can be used to change the focus mode and a control ring that allows for the adjustment of settings such as the white balance and manual focus. Photographers will find the camera’s built-in 2.3-million dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) helpful when composing their shot, while the tilting 3.2-inch 921K-dot TFT LCD display is ideal for capturing challenging angles like framing a performer on a concert stage.
You also get the ability to shoot RAW photos as well if you desire to get the maximum quality out of your P1000.
Lastly, of course you get built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity; allowing photographers to transfer images automatically to a compatible mobile device. Despite the massive size of the camera, the P1000 is touted as a “travel camera” by Nikon, but I am sure it has its fans and plenty of enthusiast photographers that would be willing to look past the extra bulk and take one for their next Florida vacation trip.
B&H have a first look video on the COOLPIX P1000, which you can check out below:
The Nikon COOPLIX P1000 is equipped with an accessory terminal and an accessory shoe that supports a wide variety of accessories, including external Speedlights.
Among the many optional accessories available for the COOLPIX P1000 is a new Bluetooth remote control (ML-L7) that can be used to eliminate the camera shake that is often a concern with telephoto shooting. This accessory facilitates smooth and precise super-telephoto photography.
The COOLPIX P1000 will be available in September 2018. The new ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote control will also be available in September 2018 for a suggested retail price of $49.95 (pre-order here).
For more information on COOLPIX P1000 and other Nikon imaging products, please visit www.nikonusa.com.