Nikon Coolpix P1000 shoots for the moon with 3000mm equiv. zoom
- 13 Jul, 2018
If the 24-2000mm equivalent lens on the Nikon Coolpix P900 wasn't enough for you, then we bring good news: Nikon has announced its Coolpix P1000, which brings the telephoto end up to a once unthinkable 3000mm equiv. The lens has a maximum aperture of F2.8-8, compared to F2.8-6.5 on the P900, and has both ED and Super ED elements. This monster of a lens accepts 77mm filters and has two zoom speeds.
The P1000 has dedicated moon and bird positions on the mode dial
If you use Nikon's 'Dynamic Fine Zoom' feature, the equivalent focal length rises to 6000mm (with some loss in image quality). Still not enough? If, for some reason, you need 12000mm of reach and don't mind a substantial loss in image quality, you can use the camera's 4X digital zoom. If you're wondering just how large this camera is, it's roughly 360mm / 14" long with the lens extended and weighs in at a whopping 1.4kg / 3.1lbs.
As with its predecessor, the P1000 has a 16MP, 1/2.3" sensor that offers an ISO range of 100-6400, along with Raw support, which wasn't found on the P900 and represents a welcome addition. It can shoot continuously at 7 fps, but only for 7 shots. In a nod to its potential use cases, the P1000 has dedicated moon and bird positions on the mode dial. Photos and movies can be compared on a fully articulating LCD (which is not touch-enabled) or an 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder.
The P1000 can also capture 4K/UHD video at 30p or 25p as well as 1080p from 60 fps down to 25 fps. The camera has a external mic input and offers manual exposure controls and clean HDMI output.
New Accessory: Bluetooth Connected Remote
The new COOLPIX P1000 is equipped with an accessory terminal and an accessory shoe that supports a wide variety of compatible devices, including external Nikon Speedlights. To bring more capabilities and creative control to photographers, Nikon also announced the new ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote as another optional accessory available for the COOLPIX P1000. The ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote control expands the shooting possibilities of the P1000 by enabling users to trigger various camera functions, including video start and smooth zoom control, remotely.