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Nikon P1000 breaks all record with 125x Optical ZOOM

Nikon P1000 breaks all record with 125x Optical ZOOM

Nikon recently announced the launch of new Nikon P1000 in the superzoom compact camera segment. This segment is also called as bridge cameras. These cameras pack fantastic and powerful features on a compact body. From clean and detailed macro shots to megazoom on to the moon and everything in between. The Nikon P-series has come a long way from the initial Nikon-P500. Nikon P1000 breaks all record with 125x Optical ZOOM. That is an astonishing 24-3000mm range.

The new Nikon P1000 is slightly bigger and bulkier in volume compared to the predecessor Nikon P900. However the most important feature is the optical zoom capability. The new Nikon P1000 offers upto 125x optical zoom. This is 42x more than the older camera. Thats staggering considering it is the optical zoom.

Nikon P1000 breaks all record with 125x Optical ZOOM
This is what 24-3000mm looks like

Here is a comparison between Nikon P900 vs Nikon P1000

Features Nikon P1000 Nikon P900
Megapixel 16 Megapixel CMOS Sensor 16 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
Sensor size 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm) 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Optical Zoom 125X 83X
Aperture Range F2.8 – F8 F2.8 – F6.5
Macro Range 1 Cm 1 Cm
Image Stabilization Optical Optical
AF system Contrast Detect Contrast Detect
AF Points 49 AF points 49 AF points
ISO Auto, 100-6400 Auto, 100-12800
Shutter Min/ mix 15 sec-1/4000 15 sec-1/4000
Continuous shooting speed 7fps 7fps
Video 4k 30fps

Full HD @60fps

Full HD @ 60fps
Display 3.2″ 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Free-Angle LCD Monitor
Viewfinder  Electronic (100%)  Electronic (100%)
Hot shoe No No
Wireless WiFi and NFC WiFi and NFC
Battery life 360 shots 360 shots
Dimensions 146 x 119 x 181 mm 140 x 103 x 137 mm
Weight 1.42 kg 831 g

The newer Nikon P1000 sports a bigger 3.2″ LCD and can shoot 4k videos at 30 frames per second. The 125x optical zoom capability obviously comes at the price of significantly higher weight. The Nikon P1000 is almost 600gm heavier than the older camera. The weight is equivalent to a mid level DSLR. The sensor remains the same with slightly improved processor. However it shoots only 7fps.


It’s not just about the superzoom capability. Nikon P1000 can also shoot macro from just 1cm away. The closest focusing range is just 1cm for macro shots which is incredible range. The new Nikon P1000 can also shoot RAW images. This will really attract a lot of amateurs who wanted a DSLR. Nikon P1000 breaks all record with 125x Optical ZOOM

The official pricing for Nikon P1000 will be 996 USD. That is more than any entry level DSLR but you get what you pay for. The cameras will be available for sale through both online and offline portals.

You can order one for yourself from Amazon here. With it’s launch, Nikon P1000 has become the zommiest compact camera in the world or you may say Mother of All Zoom Cameras. If you are interested in more zoom action then read about the biggest zoom lenses in the world.


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