Nikon has released a new flagship CoolPix compact camera, the P950 ($799), while updating their popular D750 to the D780 ($2,299). It will ship starting January 23rd.
Their mirrorless Z Mount has also been updated with two new lenses, the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S telephoto zoom ($2,599) and the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR super telephoto ($9,499).
The D780 has the same 24.5-megapixel BSI backside-illumination sensor as the D750, but native ISO has increased from 100-12,600 to 100-51,200, and there are also two expandable stops.
The optical viewfinder is capable of 7fps bursting with full AF/AE and the 51-point AF system. Nikon says is the same as found in their flagship Nikon D5 DSLR camera. Using Silent Mode in Live View, full-resolution continuous capture is available at a faster 12 fps.
Adding new features to the design of their previous compact flagship, the P900, the new Nikon P950 is the most advanced point-and-shoot in their family of CoolPix “superzoom bridge” cameras that Nikon has offered.
The P950 adds RAW files in NRW format, an enhanced high-resolution electronic viewfinder and Nikon SnapBridge wireless to share images or remotely control the camera. Otherwise, it has the same 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor and the same 83x zoom lens with 24-2000mm equivalence.
The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S for the Nikon Z 6, Z 7 and Z 50 mirrorless cameras brings one of the most popular “all-in-one” telephoto zooms to Nikon’s new Z Mount of full-frame and APS-C cameras.
With “VR” Vibration Reduction, it has up to five stops of camera shake compensation.
For further reach, the AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR with four stops of reduction has a constant and very bright aperture across an extended field of view. Nikon had promised the lens “would be available in time for the Olympics” this summer in Tokyo.
Nikon’s NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S and AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR lenses are the first with SR (Short-Wavelength Refractive) lens elements that refract wavelengths below the blue spectrum to compensate for chromatic and backlighting issues like purple fringing.