Compacts


Nikon’s Coolpix P1000 Packs a 24-3000mm Equivalent Lens

July 10, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

Nikon’s latest advanced compact is anything but compact.

The Coolpix P1000 owes its robust size to a 125x (24-3000mm equivalent) f/2.8-8 optical zoom lens. If 3000mm doesn’t get you close enough, there’s also a 250x Dynamic Fine Zoom mode that boosts your reach to 6000mm. As you’d hope for in a lens of this size, there’s optical image stabilization good for up to five stops of correction.

Beyond its imposing zoom lens, the P1000 features a 16-megapixel backside-illuminated CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-1600 (expandable to 6400). It offers a burst rate of 7 fps to seven frames and can record 4K (3840 x 2160) video at 30p.

The camera is equipped with an accessory terminal and an accessory shoe for adding speedlights and it can be operated remotely via a new $50 Bluetooth remote control (ML-L7).

Additional features include:

* RAW capture
* focus mode selector and control ring
* 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD
* 2.3 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder
* scene modes such as Moon Mode and Bird Watching Mode
* 1cm close focusing
* built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
* built-in flash

The P1000 ships in September for $1,000. It is available for pre-order now.

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