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Nikon Coolpix P950

$999.00

Step into a super-telephoto world

  • 16 megapixel low light CMOS sensor
  • 83X optical zoom (24-2000mm)
  • 3.0" and 921,000-dot vari-angle display
  • Video: UHD (4K) 30p/25p - FullHD 60p/50p/30p/25p
  • Built-in connectivity with Wi-Fi / Bluetooth + NFC
  • SKU: NI32026
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The 83x optical zoom of the COOLPIX P950 covers an incredible focal-length range, from wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 2,000mm and everything in between. With a zoom this powerful, you can capture distant subjects far beyond the reach of an ordinary camera from birds and other animals in the wild, to distant landscapes, aircraft and even planets. Dynamic Fine Zoom, an enhanced digital zoom that effectively doubles the reach to a 4,000mm, allowing for even greater zoom potential. At the other end of the spectrum, macro photography can be captured as close as approx. 1 cm/0.4 in.. From extreme close-ups to extreme zoom, the COOLPIX P950 delivers sharp, clear and beautiful images, all in a compact, highly portable body.

Faster AF speed and increased buffer capacity for lag-free shooting

With the COOLPIX P950, you don’t have to wait for image data to write to the memory card before your next shot. Thanks to an increased buffer capacity, you can fire two consecutive bursts in Continuous H mode (up to 10 frames* at approx. 7 fps). Combined with faster AF performance at the telephoto end, it’s easier than ever to nail decisive moments and once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities when shooting elusive wildlife or fast action.

RAW (NRW) for stills

With RAW (NRW) file format support, full-resolution still images can be saved that contain all the setting information from the time of the shot, allowing post-capture image editing of white balance, exposure and COOLPIX Picture Controls without affecting the original.

Flexible long exposure options

Bulb and Time settings have been added to the COOLPIX P950’s shutter speed options to further customize the look of long exposure images, handy for taking pictures of fireworks, night landscapes, stars, or car light trails. The maximum exposure time for both the Bulb and Time settings is 60 seconds, with ISO sensitivity available up to 1600.

Supplied accessories: EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery - Charging AC Adapter EH-73P - AN-DC3 Strap - LC-67 Snap-on Front Lens Cap 67mm - UC-E21 USB Cable - HM-CP20 Lens Hood 

Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 4608 x 3456
Image ratio w:h 4:3
Effective pixels 16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 17 megapixels
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-6400
White balance presets 5
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Digital zoom Yes (4X)
Manual focus Yes
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 90%
Minimum shutter speed 300 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 11.50 m (at Auto ISO)
External flash Yes (via hot shoe)
Continuous drive 7.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Wireless Built-In
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description EN-EL20a lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 290
Weight (inc. batteries) 1005 g (2.22 lb / 35.45 oz)
Dimensions 140 x 110 x 150 mm (5.51 x 4.33 x 5.91″)
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None
Wireless notes Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
Focal length (equiv.) 24–2000 mm
Optical zoom 83.3×
Maximum aperture F2.8–6.5
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69″)
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39″)
Viewfinder resolution 2,359,000
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Modes 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MP4, H.264, AAC
CIPA image stabilization rating 5.5 stop(s)
USB charging Yes