Nikon COOLPIX P1000. With her you will go incredibly far

Today I bring you a camera that I know will not leave you indifferent. It may not be your ideal camera, it may not be made for you, but I am sure that it will leave you speechless anyway and that, if you are a long distance camera, you will fall in love with it. This is Nikon’s new Coolpix P1000, a bridge camera that allows you to photograph as far as you would have ever imagined. (If you’re looking for bridge cameras, our best recommendations are at the link).

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Lovers of long distances. If you are one of those who always falls short of the zoom, of those who always yearn for more focal length, of those who look at the sky with desire, love wildlife and/or bugs, or hide behind the zoom to capture the scenes for your shyness, this is your camera.

If you are looking for a very advanced compact, that offers you much more, with a better sensor, with a bright lens for short distances and with a zoom to faint you, and on top of that it does macro, this is your camera.

Ideal for paparazzi, detectives and lovers of bird photography.

It’s not for you…

If every pixel counts. If the sharpness of the image weighs you above all else, if you need it for professional jobs in which the image quality is impeccable.

It is also not for you if you are short distances; you especially like portraits or close-up photographs; you love changing lenses or you are one of those who usually take photos in dark environments or under the cover of night, unless what you need is telescope vision to capture the moon or the stars (or to infinity and beyond 😉 ).

Features of the Nikon COOLPIX P1000

  • Sensor: 1/2.3-inch type CMOS 16MP
  • Focal distance: equivalent to that of a lens 24-3000mm (in 35mm/Full frame format)
  • Maximum opening: From f/2.8 to f/8 (f/2.8 with 24mm which is reduced to f/8 when shooting at its maximum focal length)
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000 to 1 s, 1/4000 to 30 s (when ISO Sensitivity is set to 100 in M ​​mode)
  • Maximum ISO: 6400
  • electronic viewfinder (optical sight sight is offered as an optional accessory)
  • Screen 8.1 cm (3.2 in) LCD, with 5 levels of brightness adjustment and folding, to shoot from any angle
  • Image formats: JPEG, RAW (NRW) (Nikon’s proprietary format
  • Video recording: 4K/UHD or Full HD (1080p) up to 60fps
  • optical stabilizer
  • Macro mode
  • Time-lapse video
  • overclocked video
  • microphone input
  • Burst shot: 7fps
  • Weight: approx. 1415 g (including battery and memory card). It is not exactly a light camera, but with a zoom of these characteristics it cannot be
  • Dimensions: approx. 146.3 x 118.8 x 181.3 mm (not including protrusions)

P900 vs. P1000. Comparison with its predecessor

If you want to know if it is worth paying the difference between its predecessor and this one, I will tell you what the main improvements of the new P1000 are:

  • Shoot in RAW
  • Focal length up to 3000mm (its predecessor up to 2000mm)
  • 125x optical zoom vs. 83x of the previous one
  • 3.2″ screen (vs. 3.0″)
  • Possibility of incorporating external flash
  • Microphone input for videos


Compared to its predecessor, it has shorter battery life, is considerably heavier, and is somewhat larger, although the latter ergonomically favors many users.

The image quality it offers is on the same level as other compacts. Decent but not flawless. And the brightness of the lens drops a lot (from f/2.8 to f/8) when shooting at maximum zoom. You need a lot of light or a tripod to shoot at slower speeds.

It’s not exactly a pocket camera either ;).

The best

Without a doubt, the best thing about this camera is its versatility, since you can photograph from macro to the details of the moon. You have a wide angle and a super telephoto lens in the same lens. Also the possibility of shooting in RAW or its stabilizer, which allows shooting handheld with fairly long focal lengths.

How much does the Nikon COOLPIX P1000 cost?

You can find it on Amazon, our favorite store, by N/A


To give you an idea of ​​the images that this Nikon COOLPIX P1000 can capture, which is what really interests you, I leave you this small gallery of photographs offered by Nikon as a sample:

Nikon COOLPIX P1000 Video

If videos are more your thing than reading an entire article, in this presentation you will be able to see what this machine:


Do not expect reflex quality, but if you want reflex quality with this zoom, you would need to mortgage yourself for life. That, a professional who lives from those photos, can do it because it is an investment, but if you are an amateur, you do not need that expensive equipment. This camera is your best option, because the quality, without being superior, is very decent.

If astrophotography is your thing as a hobby, you like to play paparazzi, wildlife photography, birds or anything you can’t physically get close to but want to do with your lens, this is your camera. Even to do macro from afar, as you hear it, sorry, as you read it ;). And if you’re a detective, I won’t even tell you. You could not imagine a more suitable tool for your profession.

Of course it is a camera cucumber, it cannot be denied that its zoom possibilities and its versatility are difficult to match. You won’t find another compact, bridge or EVIL camera that even comes close. And to equate it with a SLR in terms of zoom, well, I’ve already told you about it. Whether for you or not, what has left you with your mouth open? We are getting closer to the stars every day. What is amazing?

If this camera has surprised you in the least, you have found it to be a useful or interesting article, and/or you know someone who would make eyes at this Coolpix P1000, please share it on your favorite social network. And if you have tried it, I invite you to share your impressions in the comments. Thanks and see you soon.

From Nikon (Designer)

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(As of: 2022/09/23 8:57 am – Details


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