nikon takes photographers to the moon with the coolpix P1000's ridiculously long superzoom

nikon takes photographers to the moon with the coolpix P1000's ridiculously long superzoom

back in 2015, nikon released the coolpix P900, a bridge camera with a 83x optical zoom. now the P1000 exceeds its predecessors in super sharp focus with its 125x optics, a bright f/2.8 aperture at the widest angle and an f/8 at the end of a ridiculously long lens. that’s enough to shoot from the nosebleed section of the stadium or capture details of the moon, nikon says.



so how does the nikon‘s next in line differ from its predecessor? well, the P1000 features a nikkor 24-3,000 mm equivalent optical zoom lens with an aperture of F2.8-8, up from 24-2,000 mm and F2.8-6.5 on the P900. the lens has both ED and Super ED elements, two zoom speeds, and a focal length that reaches 6,000 mm when the dynamic fine zoom is switched on. furthermore, the camera’s digital zoom can be increased to 12,000 mm, which is impressive even if for giving up a little image quality.

nikon takes photographers to the moon with the coolpix p1000's ridiculously long superzoom
images courtesy of nikon



the nikon P1000 uses a 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with, paired with a 3.2-inch tilting LCD panel. the camera’s macro mode can shoot as close as 0.4 inches from the front of the lens at the wide-angle position. battery life is given as 240 stills per charge and there’s cooked-in bluetooth and wi-fi for remote control and wireless data transfer. the P1000 is scheduled for a september release, and costs $1,000.

nikon takes photographers to the moon with the coolpix p1000's ridiculously long superzoom



the camera is equipped with the latest nikon expeed image processing system and dual detect optical VR technology for 5-stops5 of camera shake compensation that help capture sharp images and reduce blur. the sensor and image processor combination makes for ISO100 – 6,400 light sensitivity and 7 frames per second continuous shooting for a burst of just seven shots before it starts to slow down. RAW shooting is included along with manual modes, manual focus, and time-lapses. it can also record 4K videos at up to 30 fps, or full HD at 60.

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