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Nikon P1000, camera with longest dick in town
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    MELVILLE, NY (JULY 10, 2018 AT 12:01 A.M. EDT) -- Today, Nikon Inc. announced the COOLPIX P1000, the new undisputed powerhouse of superzooms. With an incredible 125X optical zoom (24-3000mm equivalent) powered by high performance NIKKOR optics; the P1000 is the ideal companion camera for birding, sports, wildlife and celestial-photographers seeking superior performance from extreme distances. Beyond its incredible zoom range, the versatile 16-megapixel COOLPIX P1000 captures 4K UHD video and offers a myriad of manual controls, as well as user-friendly functions including built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, letting photographers of all levels explore and share their creativity.

    "The COOLPIX P1000 is the first of its kind for a compact digital camera," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. "It raises the bar for superzoom cameras and is a testament to our commitment to delivering innovative tools that offer creative freedom to capture and allow users to share their unique visions of the world."

    Powerful Optics go the Distance

    The COOLPIX P1000 incorporates state-of-the-art NIKKOR technology, designed with ED and Super ED lens elements, boasts the world's most powerful 125X optical zoom lens (24-3000mm f/2.8-8) and 250X Dynamic Fine Zoom^4^, equivalent to a staggering 6000mm from macro to extreme distances. This powerful zoom range gives the P1000 the versatility to chronicle an adventure filled vacation, capture a favorite ballplayer from the top tier of a stadium or fill the frame with celestial objects like the moon, that normally only a telescope could reach.

    To handle such extreme distances, the camera is equipped with the latest Nikon EXPEED image processing system and Dual Detect Optical VR technology for 5-stops of camera shake compensation that help capture sharp images and reduce blur. Featuring a 16-megapixel back-side illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor and expanded ISO range up to 6400, the P1000 affords users the versatility to capture superior image quality even under challenging lighting conditions. The COOLPIX P1000 also boasts a variety of high-speed features including a quick start-up and fast Autofocus (AF) system, making it an ideal choice for capturing action from the sidelines of your kid's soccer game or from an adventure-packed safari. Additionally, whether capturing a ballplayer sliding into home plate or photographing a bird in flight from afar, users will feel confident finding, tracking and capturing these far-away subjects using the camera's snap-back zoom feature which temporarily expands the field of view for super-telephoto shots.

    Versatility Ignites Creativity

    The COOLPIX P1000 makes it easier than ever for photographers to express their personal creativity. Through its host of manual functions and RAW (NRW) image output, the P1000 is great for advanced users seeking precise control from point of capture to post-production. The COOLPIX P1000 offers an innovative control layout complete with 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. Photographers will find the camera's built-in 2.3-million dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) helpful when composing their shot, while the Vari-Angle 3.2-inch 921K-dot TFT LCD display is ideal for capturing challenging angles like framing a performer on a concert stage.

    The COOLPIX P1000 offers numerous picture controls, creative modes and filter effects to help photographers bring their creative vision to life. Whether capturing the night sky or a bird perched on a tree branch, users can take advantage of the camera's designated scene modes, such as Moon Mode and Bird Watching Mode, to automatically adjust settings to deliver brilliant results in a variety of environments. While amazing for extreme zoom, the COOLPIX P1000 also supports versatile shooting scenarios like capturing macro images from as close as 1 cm away. Beyond mastering still photography from both near and far, the P1000 is also capable of incredible 4K UHD video with stereo audio recording and time-lapse effects to further expand artistic expression. Lastly, with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, images will transfer automatically to a photographer's compatible mobile device so family and friends can view stunning vacation moments or epic shots of the night sky in real time.

    New Accessory: Bluetooth Connected Remote

    The new COOLPIX P1000 is equipped with an accessory terminal and an accessory shoe that supports a wide variety of compatible devices, including external Nikon Speedlights. To bring more capabilities and creative control to photographers, Nikon also announced the new ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote as another optional accessory available for the COOLPIX P1000. The ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote control expands the shooting possibilities of the P1000 by enabling users to trigger various camera functions, including video start and smooth zoom control, remotely.

    Price and Availability

    The COOLPIX P1000 will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $999.95 and will be available in September 2018. The new ML-L7 Bluetooth connected remote control will also be available in September 2018 for a SRP of $49.95. For more information on COOLPIX P1000 and other Nikon products, please visit

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  • I pre-ordered it since it looks like a fun camera . BTW it's larger than the D850 with 28-300mm !

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  • That video was handheld ! "A marmot intent on eating. Shooting freehand in 4K. No post processing. Three peaks of Lavaredo"

  • "Nikon Coolpix P1000 Exif: 1/100s, ISO800, f/8, 3000mm, mano libera."

    "Yesterday I tried to crisis the Nikon P1000 with birds.

    Not very difficult because we were at the oasis of Sant ' Alessio, but it was an interesting test given the hard light and sometimes in areas of poor light in the middle of plants.

    My impression is very positive though in this area, especially when there is to follow action or if there is little light, camera does not hold comparison with professional machines such as the

    The burst is 7 FPS, but you have to lift and ripremere your finger after the seven shots. Can Support 3 gusts in a row for about 21-25 shots then have to wait a few seconds for emptying the buffer. The autofocus is quick and the electronic viewfinder is fluid and well legible, although during the shot it darkens and becomes a little more complicated chasing the subject. Tracking on moving subjects instead is not easy to handle and a good reflex is always better. At ISO high I think it is best not to go beyond 1600, in that it can be set as a value from 100 to 400 or from 100 to 800 and no further in automatic menus. The maximum limit of the machine is still 6400.

    Videos Find them amazing, the 4 K United at extreme zoom is an excellent combination to make very creative filming and truly never seen before. Even being able to resume and observe animals with such high magnification is really exciting and in my opinion it is worth the cost of the camera alone.

    Battery Length is very good, I took about 500 photos and a dozen videos in about 4 hours, using very often the display display, before they dump.

    Can the P1000 replace a d5 or a d850 in birds? I do not think so, but it certainly facilitates the close recovery of the subject even by staying far away and leaving animals undisturbed. For an amateur I think it is amazing because it allows you to resume with just one optics practically any subject without spending tens of thousands of euros in equipment. However, I appreciate it very much since it is very simple to handle a 3000 mm equivalent compared to the most heavy reflex optics as a 600 or 800 mm. The stabilization of P1000 is extremely effective and has allowed me to take almost always free hand even with times of 1/30 s to 3000 mm focal. Prohibitive times for reflex / Mirrorless with heavy mounted mounted. Another very important factor... we don't get tired of carrying her around and always keeping her relieved to resume subjects even in uncomfortable positions. It's much easier to move and follow a subject if you don't need to use the easel.

    The quality of the shots is not at all bad though in this case a d850 or any good reflex from much better results.

    However below you find videos and photos with exif data to evaluate surrender. No noise reduction has been applied except by default of Nikon capture nx-D.

    Good Vision!"

  • P1000 vs Z7 size comparison :

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  • @joe1946

    Nice, thanks for collecting all info.

  • He said for fast zooms use the top zoom button and for slow zoom use the side button.

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  • giving your kid a superzoom like this and exploring outdoors is really great fun, I really wish more camera manufacturers would release serious superzooms like this