Melville, NY—The Nikon Coolpix P1000 sets a new standard for long-zoom point-and-shoot compacts with a 125x optical zoom lens. The 24–3000mm-equivalent f/2.8–8 Nikkor lens extends from macro (1cm) to extreme distances, making the P1000 a companion for birding, sports, wildlife and celestial photographers.
In addition to its milestone zoom range, the 16 megapixel P1000 captures 4K UHD video with stereo audio as well as time-lapse effects. And it offers various manual controls, along with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
“The Coolpix P1000 is the first of its kind for a compact digital camera,” said Jay Vannatter, executive vice president, Nikon Inc. “It raises the bar for super-zoom 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.”
Moreover, the P1000’s lens employs ED (extra-low dispersion) and super ED lens elements. It also works with Nikon’s Dynamic Fine Zoom technology to extend its reach to 250x or a staggering 6000mm. This zoom range gives the P1000 the versatility to chronicle, for example, adventure-filled vacations or a ballplayer from the top tier of a stadium.
In addition, it can fill the frame with celestial objects like the moon, which normally only a telescope could reach. To handle these extreme distances, the P&S is equipped with the latest Nikon Expeed image processing system and Dual Detect Optical VR technology. This technology provides 5 stops of camera shake compensation to help reduce blur.
Furthermore, the camera’s a 16MP backside-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor provides an ISO range up to 6400 to perform in challenging lighting. Nikon says it also offers a variety of high-speed features, including a quick start-up and fast autofocus (AF). In addition, the camera can find, track and capture faraway subjects using its snap-back zoom feature, which temporarily expands the field of view for super-telephoto shots.
Additional Coolpix P1000 Features
For more advanced shooters, the camera provides manual functions and RAW (NRW) image output. Its control layout comprises a function button, command dial and also a mode dial. The design brings frequently used functions to a photographer’s fingertips.
In addition, the camera includes a focus mode selector to easily change the focus mode. Plus a control ring allows adjustment of settings such as white balance and manual focus.
Plus, it features a 2.3-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). In addtion, there is a vari-angle, 3.2-inch 921K-dot TFT LCD. The LCD enables capture at challenging angles.
The P1000 also has numerous picture controls, creative modes and filter. And designated scene modes include moon and bird-watching modes, which automatically adjust settings to deliver optimum results.
Bluetooth Connected Remote Accessory
The P&S also is equipped with an accessory terminal and an accessory shoe that supports compatible devices, such as external Nikon Speedlights.
Moreover, to bring more capabilities, Nikon announced the ML-L7 Bluetooth-connected remote as an optional accessory for the P1000. The ML-L7 enables users to trigger various camera functions, like video start and smooth zoom control, remotely.
The Nikon Coolpix P1000 will have a retail price of $999.95. It has a September 2018 release date. The ML-L7 Bluetooth-connected remote control will also be available in September, for an SRP of $49.95.