Nikon announce new Coolpix P1000 with massive 3000mm equiv. zoom

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Nikon have announced the new COOLPIX P1000, which offers a mammoth 3000mm equivalent zoom.

The COOLPIX P1000 is equipped with a 125× optical zoom lens that covers a huge focal length, starting at a wide-angle 24mm equivalent and extending to super-telephoto 3000mm equivalent.

When used with the cameras 'Dynamic Fine Zoom' feature, the equivalent focal length rises to 6000mm (although with a loss in image quality), and this increases to a huge 12000mm when used with the 4x digital zoom.

According to Nikon the P1000 features Nikon's EXPEED image-processing engine and Dual Detect Optical VR to provide a level of vibration reduction equivalent to a 5.0-stop increase in shutter speed.

Inside you'll find the same 16MP, 1/2.3" sensor as the camera's predecessor, the P900, along with the same ISO range of 100-6400. There's also a 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, a control ring that can be used to manually adjust focus and change white balance setting, and a focus mode selector that lets users change the focus mode while holding the camera. The camera also records 4K UHD/30p and Superlapse movies.  

The lens features super Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and ED lens elements, which offer compensation for chromatic aberration, and also help ensure sharp and high-resolution images throughout the entire zoom range.

To give you an idea of just how far away you can shoot with a zoom lens like that on the P1000, Nikon have released a video of the moon being filmed in 4k UHD at 3000mm optical zoom below:

This P1000 also comes equipped with an accessory terminal and an accessory shoe that supports a wide variety of accessories, including external Speedlights. Among a number of optional accessories available for the P1000 is a new Bluetooth remote control (ML-L7) that can be used to eliminate camera shake.


No local pricing has been confirmed, but in the US the P1000 will retail for $999USD, and will be available in September.

For more information on the new COOLPIX P1000, visit

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