Nikon Coolpix P950 Overview

Announced Jan 7, 2020 •
16 megapixels | 3.2 screen | 24 – 2000 mm (83.3×)
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Announced Jan 7, 2020
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The Nikon Coolpix P950 is a mega-zoom camera with a lens equivalent to 24-2000mm, with an image stabilizer capable of reducing shake by up to 5.5 stops. The minimum focus distance of the lens is just 1cm (0.4"). The P950 uses a 16MP 1/2.3" sensor and supports Raw capture. Video can be captured at 4K/30p, and a mic input lets users capture higher-quality audio.

The P950 has a 2.4M-dot electronic viewfinder along with a fully articulating display. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Quick specs
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)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-6400
Focal length (equiv.) 24–2000 mm
Max aperture F2.8–6.5
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 921,000
Max shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
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)
GPS None

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Our review

The only reason to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix P950 is its lens, which – covering an equivalent focal length range of 24-2000mm – is extraordinary. There are very few cameras that can match the P950's versatility, although you'll get better image quality and more advanced autofocus from several similarly-priced (but less ambitious) compact cameras.

Good for: Birding, travel (especially cruises, safaris etc), and those situations where you need to shoot for the moon – literally

Not so good for: Landscapes, fast-moving subjects or any situation where critical image quality is more important than zoom range

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