Nikon Coolpix P950 Review

January 7, 2020 | Mark Goldstein |
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Nikon Coolpix P950 News

With an unbelievable 83x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, the 16-megapixel Coolpix P950 is a powerful new addition to Nikon’s superzoom bridge camera lineup, which delivers unprecedented image quality from extreme distances.

With 5.5 stops of VR image stabilization, 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom, Target Finding AF capabilities and 7 fps continuous, the Nikon P950 enables stargazers and birdwatchers to capture high-quality photos or 4K UHD videos at extreme distances with ease.

The new Nikon P950 also adds RAW (NRW) photo recording, an enhanced high-resolution EVF and Nikon Snapbridge to seamlessly share images or remotely control the camera.

The Nikon Coolpix 950 will be available from early spring 2020 priced at £799 / $799.95.

Nikon UK Press Release

REACH FURTHER WITH THE NEW COOLPIX P950 SUPERZOOM  

London, United Kingdom, 7th January 2020: Nikon adds to its impressive line-up of bridge cameras with the COOLPIX P950, which boasts an impressive 83x optical zoom. This robust superzoom camera updates the COOLPIX P900 with a range of sought-after features that make it exceptionally easy to capture distant subjects in extraordinary detail – in stunning close-up images and strikingly sharp 4K movies.

With its extensive reach, the COOLPIX P950 is the ideal companion camera for photographers who want to photograph birds or wildlife, or for keen aircraft spotters. The 83x optical zoom offers a focal length range of 24–2000 mm1, while the 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom digitally extends the upper limit to an incredible 4000 mm2.

Wildlife or bird photographers shooting at first light or at dusk get great results thanks to the bright NIKKOR lens with wide f/2.8 maximum aperture. Image quality is sharp, even when shooting at high zoom. Video shooters can record breath taking 4K movie footage of elusive subjects and users can adjust key exposure settings while filming, which is ideal in changing light. The COOLPIX P950 also supports RAW (NRW) image capture so users can make the most of advanced processing/editing programs. And a full-size hot shoe enables use of Nikon accessories like mics or scopes.

Gabriela Januario, Commercial Planning Manager at Nikon UK, comments: “The COOLPIX P950 is a feature-packed update to the COOLPIX P900, which changed the market for superzoom cameras with its 83x optical zoom. This new camera keeps the impressive zoom range of its predecessor and adds many of the features people have been asking for, including: 4K movies, an improved eVF, RAW support, and a hot shoe for accessories. It’s a great addition to the Nikon family of superzoom cameras: people can choose between an 83x optical zoom and the extraordinary 125x optical zoom of the COOLPIX P1000 depending on their passions.”

Key Features

Incredible Zoom. 83x optical zoom (24–2000 mm) and 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom (4000 mm).1,2

Bright NIKKOR lens. With f/2.8 maximum aperture and Super ED glass to help reduce distortion at high zoom.

Standout Shots. 16 MP backlit CMOS sensor, fast EXPEED image processor, and Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction.

RAW Support. Save and export uncompressed RAW (NRW) images to processing/editing programs.

4K movies. Easily record stereo 4K/UHD 30p footage, or Full HD (1080p) video at frame rates of up to 60p. Record in stereo sound and manually adjust key exposure settings while filming.

In-Camera Time-Lapse. Record time-lapse movies of approx. 10 seconds duration, which play back at 25 fps or 30 fps.

Vari-angle LCD monitor. Bright and larger 8.1 cm (3.2 in) 921k-dot LCD monitor can be tilted and twisted in almost any direction.

Clear Electronic Viewfinder. Twice as large 1 cm (0.39 in) 2360k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with eye-sensor.

Smooth & Functional Control. The large grip, side dial for auto focus, side zoom control, and snap-back zoom button ensure steady handling.

SnapBridge. Sync photos to your smart device or use the smart device to shoot remotely, even for RAW files.

Full-size Hot Shoe. Mount Nikon accessories like Speedlights and mics. Or try Nikon’s DF-M1 Dot Sight, a foldable scope that helps track even fast-flying birds.

Connectivity. Connect using Wifi, USB and Bluetooth.

SnapBridge Compatibility

Nikon’s SnapBridge app for iOS and Android must be installed on a compatible smart device before SnapBridge can be used with this camera.

1 35mm equivalent.

2 Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of the optical zoom.

Pricing and Availability

The Nikon COOLPIX 950 will be available nationwide from early spring 2020 at an RRP of £799.


Nikon USA Press Release

COOLPIX P950: 2,000mm Zoom Power, 4K UHD Video & More

With an unbelievable 83x optical zoom NIKKOR lens, the 16-megapixel COOLPIX P950 is a powerful new addition to Nikon’s superzoom bridge camera lineup, which delivers unprecedented image quality from extreme distances. Beyond the staggering 24-2000mm lens, the COOLPIX P950 packs an advanced feature-set complete with Nikon’s renowned NIKKOR optics and advanced stabilization technology with 5.5 stops of VR image stabilization, allowing stargazers and birdwatchers to capture high-quality photos or 4K UHD videos at extreme distances with ease. Plus, by using the COOLPIX P950’s 166x** Dynamic Fine Zoom for far-away subjects and Macro Shooting capabilities to get as close as 0.4 inches, adventure-seekers can bring the unimaginable closer than ever.

Users can rely on the P950 to photograph life’s most unique subjects with incredible accuracy and focus thanks to its Target Finding AF capabilities, 7 fps continuous shooting and ISO sensitivity up to 6400. A great option for photographers of all skill levels, the COOLPIX P950 features user-friendly controls alongside an intuitive menu system and a 2359k-dot EVF, making it easier to review and capture one-of-a-kind shots. Using dedicated Bird-Watching and Moon Modes, photographers can effortlessly snap photos of their world and beyond. The new P950 also adds RAW (NRW) photo recording, an enhanced high-resolution electronic viewfinder and Nikon SnapBridge2,3,4 to seamlessly share images or remotely control the camera.

The COOLPIX P950 is also equipped with an accessory shoe to enable compatibility with a variety of useful accessories, including the optional DF-M1 Dot Sight, which helps users locate subjects and compose shots from far-away distances.

The COOLPIX P950 will be available in February for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $799.95. 

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