Today, Nikon is proud to introduce the COOLPIX P1000, the most extreme-zoom Nikon ever. Featuring 3000mm optical zoom, 4K UHD video recording, RAW (NRW) image capture, and so much more. The COOLPIX P1000 is a game-changer for birders, sports and wildlife enthusiasts, travel photographers, and those looking to see beyond our world without leaving their backyard.

The Nikon COOLPIX P1000 – their latest compact camera, has a lens with the world’s highest zoom ratio: at 24-3000mm equivalence it is capable of 125x optical zoom.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my hands on the camera (yet), but below you can find a video from B and H in which they test out the camera and show you some sample footage:

As the video suggests, the COOLPIX P1000 is a jack of all trades. When travelling it’s often difficult to decide which camera to take, and even which lenses to take. With a regular DSLR, you’d often end up taking a lot of lenses which can end up being very heavy, however, with the COOLPIX P1000 you’ve got it all in a single camera body (and lens).

The P1000 is the successor to the P900, which was already breaking new ground with its 83x zoom lens. The P1000’s lens only opens up to f/8 at the long end versus f/6.5 on the P900, but that tradeoff may be worth it for the extra reach — at that focal length, you’ll want to use a tripod anyway. Both cameras’ lenses start at f/2.8 and are paired with an understandably small 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor.

The P1000 is the successor of the P900, which was already ground-breaking with its 83x zoom lens. The P1000’s lens can only open up to f/8 on the long end vs. f/6.5 on the P900, but that tradeoff may be worth it for the extra zoom. At such focal lengths, one would most likely be using a tripod anyway because keeping the camera stable would be extremely difficult. Both of the cameras’ lenses start at f/2.8 and are paired with an understandably small 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor.

Nikon is pricing the P1000 at $999, which is quite expensive, but then again, it does sport the greatest zoom ever. It’ll be out in September; does it sound like your next camera?

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5 Comments

  1. Doesn’t look like the type of camera I’m looking for. I’d rather have something like the Canon RX100 (the new one). This is still too big to carry around and who really needs such a massive zoom lens?

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    1. ThePhotographyBlog

      Fair enough, I don’t personally see the need for such a zoom lens. It caught my eye because it was something unique, and even though I don’t want or need it, it’s still pretty cool that something like that exists.

      I would imagine that the Paparazzi would throw their money at this camera! 😛

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    2. Yeah same here it isn’t a match for me, but I can think of a few weird situations in which something like this would be useful haha 🙂

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      1. haha that’s so true, but not only those situations! The Coolpix P100 would be amazing for wildlife photography too.

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        1. ThePhotographyBlog

          For sure! I can imagine all sorts of situations that the P1000 would be perfect to have. Nikon’s making some interesting advancements…

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