Nikon Canada Inc. has announced the Coolpix P1000, a superzoom compact digital camera with a 125x optical zoom lens (24-3000mm equivalent) powered by NIKKOR optics.
The camera, which Nikon says is the ideal companion camera for birding, sports, wildlife, and celestial-photographers looking for superior performance from extreme distances, boasts a 16MP sensor, the ability to capture 4K UHD videos, and has a selection of manual controls.
Additionally, it has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and incorporates NIKKOR technology designed with ED and Super ED lens elements. In addition to the 125x optical zoom lens, there's 250X Dynamic Fine Zoom, equivalent to a 6000mm from macro to extreme distances. This powerful zoom range, says Nikon, gives the Coolpix P1000 the versatility to "chronicle an adventure-filled vacation, capture a favourite ballplayer from the top tier of a stadium, or fill the frame with celestial objects like the moon that normally only a telescope could reach."
To handle such extreme distances, the camera is equipped with the latest Nikon EXPEED image processing system and Dual Detect Optical VR technology for 5-stops of camera shake compensation that helps capture sharp images and reduce blur.
With the 16MP back-side illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor and expanded ISO range up to 6400, the P1000 allows for capturing photos, even under challenging lighting conditions. A variety of high-speed features include a quick start-up and fast Autofocus (AF) system. Snap-back zoom temporarily expands the field of view for super-telephoto shots.
Advanced users can take advantage of the manual functions and RAW (NRW) image output. There's a function button, command dial, and mode dial for accessing frequently used functions. The built-in 2.3-million dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) is helpful for composing a shot, while the Vari-Angle 3.2-inch 921K-dot LCD is helps when capturing challenging angles, like framing a performer on a concert stage.
The Coolpix P1000 offers picture controls, creative modes, and filter effects for creativity, including designated scene modes, such as Moon Mode and Bird Watching Mode. Beyond capturing images from extreme distances, the camera also supports other shooting scenarios, including macro images from as close as a centimetre away, 4K UHD video with stereo audio, and time lapse effects.
An accessory terminal and accessory shoe supports a variety of compatible devices, including external Nikon Speedlights. The new, optional ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote enables users to trigger various camera functions, including video start and smooth zoom control, remotely.
"The Coolpix P1000 is the first of its kind for a compact digital camera," says Amanda Mohammed, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications, Nikon Canada 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."
The Nikon Coolpix P1000 will sell for an MSRP of $1,399.95 once it's available in September. The ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote, also available in September, will sell for MSRP $64.95.