Thankfully, the Nikon Superzoom Coolpix P1000 has powerful anti-shake technology built in, but you’re still going to have to hold the camera very steady when shooting it at max zoom. And that’s the equivalent of 6000 mm – no joke, no typo.
The “compact” camera sports a 125X optical zoom (24-3000 mm equivalent), with 16-megapixel back-side illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, offers 4K UHD video and manual controls, as well as built-in Wi-Fi1 and Bluetooth connectivity.
The lens is designed with ED and Super ED lens elements, 5X optical zoom lens (24-3000mm f/2.8-8) plus 250X Dynamic Fine Zoom (there’s where you get your equivalent 6000 mm). This is mated to an Expeed image processing system and Dual Detect Optical VR technology for 5-stops of camera shake compensation, the company says. The camera’s ISO peaks at 6400.
RAW (NRW) image output is possible, and the camera’s control layout has a function button, command dial and mode dial to bring frequently used functions to a photographer’s fingertips. Additionally, the camera includes a focus mode selector that can be used to change the focus mode and a control ring that allows for the adjustment of settings such as the white balance and manual focus.
The P1000 offers both an OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) and a Vari-Angle 3.2-inch TFT LCD display.
There are numerous picture controls, creative modes and filter effects, including scene modes such as Moon Mode and Bird Watching Mode.
Even with that zoom lens, it can also capture macro images from as close as 1 cm.
The Nikon Superzoom Coolpix P1000 is scheduled for September availability. (Hmmm, there’s a full moon on the 24th; try out max zoom on that!)
Update: The camera’s manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) is $1,399.95.