Nikon Coolpix P1000
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The Nikon Coolpix P1000 superzoom camera has, as of July 2018, the world's longest lens, coming in at 24-3000mm equivalent with a maximum aperture range of F2.8 - F8. The lens features 1 Super ED and 5 ED elements as well as an image stabilization system that reduces shake by up to 5 stops. With the lens extended the camera is 181mm / 7.2" long and it weights 1.4kg / 3.1 lbs. The camera has a hot shoe as well as flash sync port.
The P1000 uses a 16MP, 1/2.3" CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-6400 and Raw support. Photos can be composed on a 3.2" fully articulating LCD (not touch-enabled) or a 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder. Video can be captured at UHD 4K/30p and 1080/60p (as well as several high speed modes) with manual exposure and clean HDMI output. Wireless features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
|Body type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–3000 mm|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I support)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||1415 g (3.12 lb / 49.91 oz)|
|Dimensions||146 x 119 x 181 mm (5.75 x 4.69 x 7.13″)|
The Nikon Coolpix P1000 is all about its incredible zoom range. If you need a focal length of 3000mm, it's the only game in town. If you don't need that much zoom then there are far better cameras for equal or less money.
Good for: Capturing the moon and still wildlife from incredible distances.
Not so good for: High image quality for most situations, focusing on moving subjects, a long day of shooting
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