The first new in a long time Nikon is the COOLPIX P1000, or superzoom. Actually, the megazoom, because the camera has a lens with a focal length of 24-3000 mm.
In the face of the growing popularity of mirrorless cameras Nikon releases the COOLPIX P1000 digital camera without an interchangeable lens, but with a huge range of focal lengths, or superzoom. The camera is equipped with a 16-megapixel 1 / 2.3-inch matrix. It is not a large unit, it is mainly placed in compact units. However, the power of this camera is the lens whose focal length range is a record 24-3000 mm.
The most important functions
- Lens 24-3000 mm f / 2.8-8
- Matrix 1 / 2.3 in
- 16 Mpix resolution
- Foldable display
- 4K movie mode
A record-breaking lens
The 24-3000 mm range gives you 125x optical zoom. At a short focal length, the lens' brightness is f / 2.8, while the longest – f / 8. Of course, this means that it will be difficult to get good pictures in a worse light at a big close-up, but in daylight there should be no problems with getting nice shots. What gives us such a long focal length? According to the producer, we will be able to take photos of the craters on the moon using it. It will also be useful during nature or sports photography.Do you associate photographers at football matches with huge cameras and long lenses? Today you can become one of them. The lens itself is equipped with an advanced stabilization system, which is to provide the possibility of shooting from the hand . Although I would buy a good monopod, which will allow you to frame the photo more accurately. The model with the appearance of a reflex camera was equipped with a 3.2-inch screen with a resolution of 921 thousand. points. The screen is tilted, unfortunately there is no touch function. We also get an OLED viewfinder whose resolution is 2.36 million points. On the housing you will find the mode dial, as well as a few additional buttons, including the one used to switch between autofocus modes.
4K in movie mode
In the COOLPIX P1000 model the manufacturer tries to go beyond the amateur level. That's why we get at least the possibility of saving photos in RAW format. The movie mode is even more interesting. In his case, we get 4K resolution at 30fps and Full HD 60fps. These are standard parameters, but their presence in an amateur model is not so obvious. It is also a pleasant surprise that the producer placed a microphone input in the camera. So a really nice filming model is going to be made, which will be universal due to the long lens. Although it must be admitted that take him on a trip will not be easy, because it weighs 1415 grams, which is just like some SLRs.
Nikon COOLPIX P1000 – price and availability
Superzoom Nikon to hit stores in September. The producer priced it at $ 999 , so in Poland we can expect it for PLN 3,800-3900. It is a pity that this is not a construction based on a 1-inch matrix, but it is still an interesting model with a considerable potential. We will wait for the assessment until September.