Nikon releases the 83x optical zoom COOLPIX P950 compact digital camera

January 7, 2020

A high-power zoom camera equipped with enhanced movie functions and increased operability that places 2000 mm-equivalent super-telephoto shooting at your fingertips

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the COOLPIX P950, a compact digital camera equipped with 83x super-telephoto zoom that combines superior optical quality with various shooting functions, allowing users to enjoy great variety in imaging expression.

The COOLPIX P950 is equipped with an 83x optical zoom lens that covers an incredible range of focal lengths, beginning at the wide-angle 24 mm*1 equivalent and extending to the super-telephoto 2000 mm*1 equivalent (up to 166x*2 zoom is possible when Dynamic Fine Zoom is enabled). As a successor to the COOLPIX P900 (released in March 2015) compact digital camera, which was very well received for its outstanding super-telephoto performance, the COOLPIX P950 offers improved movie-recording functions and easier functionality compared to its predecessor.

The camera offers an effective pixel count of 16.0 megapixels*3, and is equipped with a backside illumination CMOS image sensor, a fast and highly precise EXPEED image-processing engine for which a Super ED (Extra-low Dispersion) lens element has been adopted, realizing excellent image quality throughout the entire zoom range. In addition, its Dual Detect Optical VR function provides more accurate compensation with image-stabilization capabilities, equivalent to a 5.5-stop*4 increase in shutter speed, making it the most powerful vibration reduction function in the history of Nikon compact digital cameras. This enables sharp and clear images with hand-held shooting, even at super-telephoto zoom positions. What's more, movie recording functions have evolved greatly since the COOLPIX P900. The COOLPIX P950 supports 4K UHD/30p recording and recording in Movie manual mode, which allows the user to fine-tune exposure settings, and is equipped with a feature for specifying zoom speed while recording movies.

The COOLPIX P950 has improved its ergonomics and functionality with an approximately 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, a focus-mode selector that enables nimble switching between focus modes, and a side dial that can be used to focus manually in MF (manual focus) mode, and to which one of a number of functions can be assigned for use in AF (autofocus) mode. In addition, the COOLPIX P950 is equipped with an accessory shoe to which a variety of accessories can be attached, including the optional DF-M1 Dot Sight, which helps users to compose shots with telephoto and super-telephoto shooting of distant subjects, such as birds and celestial bodies.

The COOLPIX P950 is a high-performance compact digital camera that enables full-scale enjoyment of all types of photography, from birds and wildlife to landscapes, airplanes, and even astronomy.

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