Nikon today announced its ‘most extreme zoom’ Coolpix P1000 with an unbelievable telephoto reach of 3000mm equivalent. Being put up for availability from September 2018, this new camera from Nikon comes with some amazing specs and features.
Nikon P1000 Tech Specs
The latest compact digital camera by Nikon is an attempt at satisfying the photographers who felt that P900’s optical zoom of 83x did not provide enough reach. P1000 has been designed to deliver the amazing reach of 3000mm with the complete 125x zoom range from 24-3000mm. It may be slightly slower than P900’s long end of the zoom where the cam offered f/6.5. P1000 offers the maximum aperture of f/2.8-8. However, in case 3000mm is not enough, there is room for extra coverage in P1000 as an added advantage. The 250x Dynamic Fine Zoom feature on the cam allows for a whopping 6000mm equivalent. Though it may alter the image quality to some extent, still it remains Nikon’s greatest accomplishment.
The camera also offers Dual Detect Optical VR technology which provides up to five-stops of camera shake compensation. However, a tripod or a monopod may still be required while shooting within these extreme focal lengths at the longer end of the zoom range. Frame support during longer zoom end is assisted by a button for snap-back zoom. It temporarily expands the view field for super-telephoto shots to help find the reframe and subject.
The P1000 also features a smaller 1/2.3 inches back-side illuminated CMOS chip along with 16MP resolution. It also possesses a raw capture, something that P900 did not have.
According to Nikon’s official website, the camera is some 360mm/14” inch when lens are extended and its weight stands at 1.4kg/3.1 lbs which is quite a lot. It also has focused mode dials dedicated for birds and moon. With the ability to shoot consistently at 7fps, it also harbors a completely articulating LCD (not touch-enabled) and a 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder. The company terms it as a “game changer for birders, sports and wildlife enthusiasts, travel photographers and even those aspiring to venture to the moon and beyond without leaving their backyard.”
Nikon P1000 can also capture 4k/UHD video at 30p or 25p and 1080p from 60 fps down to 25 fps. It also offers manual exposure controls along with clean HDMI output.
Wireless features in Nikon P1000 include Bluetooth and WiFi, and the camera can also be controlled through a smartphone. However, this built-in WiFi capability can only be used along with a compatible Apple touch-device or smart devices that are operating on Android after installing Nikon SnapBridge application. Its battery life is rated at approximately 250 shots per charge.
Detailed P1000’s product review by Nikon can be viewed here.