Nikon Goes Long, Really Long, With Latest Super Zoom Camera

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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