Step into the super-telephoto world with the new Nikon COOLPIX P950
The new Nikon compact camera captures a world beyond our own
TOKYO – The Nikon P950, an easy-to-carry camera that provides super-telephoto performance exceeding users’ expectations is announced by Nikon Corporation today. The easy to use, hassle-free compact digital camera is built for photos and videos with 2000mm focal length from 83x optical zoom, Vibration Reduction (VR) function capability for steady shots and boasts the ability to record videos in 4K UHD. Seasoned hobbyists that dabble in bird/animal-watching, astronomy and aviation or sports photography are sure to love this super-telephoto camera.
The COOLPIX P950 is an ultra-high-power zoom model that provides imaging experiences that exceed users’ expectations with overwhelmingly high magnifications, versatile image expressions and comfortable usability.
NIKON P950 PRIMARY FEATURES
Better Than Your Own Eyes
With the P950’s 2000mm-equivalent focal length, see more than what the naked eye is capable of with its 83x optical zoom. Photographers who love wide landscape photographs will be able to take advantage of its wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 2000mm (35mm-format equivalent) abilities. With the Nikon P950, experience sharper and more beautiful images with high performing Super ED glass employed which provides superior chromatic aberration correction capability.
For super telephoto photography that is likely to cause image bur, the camera is equipped with Dual Detect Optical VR which means that you will be able to shoot with a compensation effect equivalent to a shutter speed 5.5 stops for a steady shot with hand-held telephoto shooting.
Certain types of photographs take a lot of patience and settings to adjust, for instance, the picture of a blood moon, small errors may cause your picture of a magnificently moonlit night to look like a tiny ball of light. Bird-watchers are also familiar with the challenges of trying to catch a fleeting moment when a rare bird is in view, only to have it fly away before the camera is ready to take its picture. Understanding the challenges that many hobbyists may have, the new P950 with 16.0 megapixels simplifies this by allowing you to simply select the Moon Mode and Bird-Watching mode from the mode dial, which optimizes the camera's settings for capturing these subjects of interest.
Never miss a photo opportunity with the improved autofocus speed at the telephoto side and increased buffer memory to photograph decisive moments, be it a rare sighting of a reclusive animal or a rare bird in mid-flight.
Versatility and Control in Your Hands
Capture any moment with confidence as the camera delivers ultra-high-definition movies and realistic imaging experiences with its 4K UHD abilities. Those who are seeking a professional feel in your video storytelling can look forward to integrating the time-lapse movie which can be automatically produced from stills image captured in interval timer shooting to produce an approximately 10 seconds video.
“Bulb” and “Time” shooting are also available to enable photo-taking of the night sky and night landscapes. Take advantage of and retain the best quality version of your stills as the camera supports Nikon's exclusive NRW (RAW) format which enables you to work with in post-production.
Ensure that you can get consistency in your series of photographs with the added Auto Exposure-Lock/Auto Focus-Lock (AE-L/AF-L) button. A useful feature which allows you to lock focus and exposure settings to ensure consistency when you are shooting in semi-auto modes. Use this feature to your advantage when shooting panoramic photography.
Improved Operability for Greater Enjoyment
The P950 delivers improved operability as it features an intuitive operation with side dial/focus-mode selector, and an ultra-high definition, 0.39-inch, approximately 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with eye sensor. These features give photographers a high degree of control and makes it easy to use, allowing for stress-free photography.
A 3.2-inch. vari-angle, approximately 921k-dot TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating is also fitted on the camera, enabling more creative expressions with the flexibility of composition.
With the camera weighing approximately 1005g, including batteries and SD memory card, you can operate the super-telephoto zoom camera with ease as it is built with improved gripping and holding comfort.
Beyond the Camera
Get the best out of the camera with versatile optional accessories to add on:
- Enable full-scale production with an accessory shoe to fit accessories like an external microphone for better audio recording and a DF-M1 Dot sight for acquiring distant subjects.
- A Bluetooth® remote control ML-L7 which is useful for remote shooting and effective to reduce camera shake during super-telephoto or astrophotography.
- Monitor your recording projects by connecting to an external monitor with its Clean HDMI output.
- The camera also supports the SnapBridge app so that your high-quality photos taken with a Nikon camera can be shared instantly to your social media platforms, just as you would with photos taken with your smart device.
 Based on CIPA Standard; measured at approx. 350 mm (35mm-format equivalent)
 May be reduced with image processing
 Images cannot be recorded in NRW (RAW) format with shooting in Creative mode, Bird-watching mode, Moon mode, or any of the scene modes. NRW (RAW) images cannot be processed or edited in-camera. NRW (RAW) images can be processed and edited by copying them to a computer and using ViewNX-i or Capture NX-D software