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Yes, 125x Optical Zoom Lens Nikon Coolpix P1000 Announced

Nikon has announced the Nikon Coolpix P1000, with 125x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 24-3000mm! Sample photos and video included.

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Yes, 125x Optical Zoom Lens Nikon Coolpix P1000 Announced: Coolpix P1000

Nikon has announced the 16mp Nikon Coolpix P1000, taking the "ultra zoom" bridge camera to a whole new level - the lens is equivalent to 24-3000mm, a whole 1000mm more than the Nikon Coolpix P900, with "only" 83x optical zoom lens. The P1000 features a 3.2inch screen, and high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 2.36m dots. 

To help control the whopping 125x optical zoom, there is side zoom control, and a snap-back zoom button. There's even a Moon mode for shooting photographs of the moon. Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) system gives 5 stops of image stabilisation. For more advanced photographers, there is full manual control, a Flash hot-shoe, and raw shooting. 

Yes, 125x Optical Zoom Lens Nikon Coolpix P1000 Announced: Nikon Coolpix 1000 Angle Zoom

The camera has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in, can take 250 shots on one battery, and weighs in at 1415g. The P1000 has an RRP of £999/$999 and is available for pre-order for $999 from Amazon USA, with a shipping date of September 2018. There will also be a bluetooth remote control available for the camera.

Nikon USA has shared a 4K sample video of the moon at 3000mm (equivalent) on YouTube:

Key Features

  • 16 megapixel 1/2.3inch BSI CMOS sensor
  • 125x optical zoom lens, f/2.8-8, equivalent to 24-3000mm
  • VR Optical image stabilisation (OIS) - 5 stops
  • 3.2inch vari-angle screen, 921K dots
  • OLED Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), 2.36m dots, with eye-detection
  • P,S,A,M, with raw shooting
  • 7fps continuous shooting speed
  • Built-in pop-up flash
  • 4K UHD video (30/25fps), stereo mics, mic socket
  • FullHD video at 60fps
  • Time-lapse, super lapse video
  • ISO100 to ISO6400
  • 1cm macro (wide-angle)
  • 250 shot battery life
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth


Yes, 125x Optical Zoom Lens Nikon Coolpix P1000 Announced: Nikon Coolpix 1000 Top Zoom Extended Side By Side

From Nikon: TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the COOLPIX P1000, a compact digital camera that features superior photographic performance, recording high-quality, breathtaking images, while providing the world's highest*1 125x optical zoom and superior operability.

The COOLPIX P1000 is equipped with a 125x optical zoom lens that covers an incredible range of focal lengths, beginning at the wide-angle 24mm*2 equivalent, and extending to the super-telephoto 3000mm*2 equivalent (up to 250x*3 zoom is possible when Dynamic Fine Zoom is enabled). The camera employs an upgraded EXPEED image-processing engine, which allows for the capture of high-quality images, and the Dual Detect Optical VR, which achieves a level of vibration reduction equivalent to a 5.0-stop*4 increase in shutter speed, delivering sharp and clear images, even with hand-held telephoto shooting. The COOLPIX P1000 provides outstanding operability with features that include an approximately 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, a control ring that can be used to adjust focus manually and change the white balance setting, and a focus mode selector that enables the focus mode to be changed while gripping the camera. What's more, the camera supports the recording of 4K UHD/30p and Superlapse movies, and works in synergy with a variety of optional accessories, contributing to rich and diverse imaging expression.

Yes, 125x Optical Zoom Lens Nikon Coolpix P1000 Announced: Nikon Coolpix 1000 Angle

The COOLPIX P1000 is a compact digital camera that is perfect for super-telephoto photography, supporting full-scale photography and demonstrating its full power with subjects and scenes that previously could not be captured, including wild birds and celestial bodies.

*1Among compact digital cameras available as of July 10, 2018. Statement based on Nikon research.
*2Equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format.
*3At the maximum image size. The maximum zoom ratio varies by image size. The zoom ratio indicated for Dynamic Fine Zoom is the combined ratio of optical zoom from the maximum wide-angle position and digital zoom.
*4Measured in accordance with CIPA standards at approx. 350mm (equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format).


Yes, 125x Optical Zoom Lens Nikon Coolpix P1000 Announced: Nikon Coolpix 1000 Rear

Primary Features

1.Equipped with a 125x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that supports super-telephoto shooting at the equivalent of 3000mm

The COOLPIX P1000 is equipped with a 125x optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers the wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 3000mm focal lengths. It supports an incredibly broad zoom range, offering users the opportunity to enjoy the recording of photos and movies at focal lengths that were never before possible. Furthermore, super ED and ED lens elements were adopted for this lens, providing superior compensation for chromatic aberration. High-resolution images can be captured throughout the entire zoom range.

Shot with the COOLPIX P1000 (3000mm equivalent*)

*Equivalent focal length in 35mm [135] format.

2.A high-resolution XGA OLED electronic viewfinder that delivers a sharp and clear view

The COOLPIX P1000 is equipped with a high-resolution, approximately 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder. The subject is clearly projected with a viewfinder magnification of approximately 0.68x (equivalent in 35mm [135] format). This high-performance viewfinder makes viewing images comfortable and easy, even in bright outdoor situations.

3.Dual Detect Optical VR, that provides camera-shake compensation equivalent to a 5.0-stop increase in shutter speed, for effective image stabilization even with hand-held super-telephoto shooting

The COOLPIX P1000 features Dual Detect Optical VR, which achieves vibration reduction equivalent to a 5.0-stop increase in shutter speed, for worry-free super-telephoto photography. The camera processes two types of camera-shake information, detected from the angular velocity sensor as well as the image itself, for extremely precise camera-shake compensation. The effects of camera shake are effectively suppressed, even with hand-held super-telephoto shooting, greatly expanding shooting possibilities.


Yes, 125x Optical Zoom Lens Nikon Coolpix P1000 Announced: Nikon Coolpix 1000 Rear Vari Angle Screen

4.Supports the recording of 4K UHD/30p movies

The COOLPIX P1000 supports the recording of high-definition 4K UHD/30p movies. The photographer can harness the power of 3000mm-equivalent super-telephoto shooting to beautifully record subjects at great distances. Frames from movies recorded in 4K UHD format can also be saved as still images to preserve moments that simply cannot be captured with a continuous burst of still-image shooting.

5.Superior operability makes super-telephoto photography easy

Adoption of a deep grip ensures a firmer, steadier hold during hand-held shooting. The operability of each switch and button was also considered thoroughly. The camera accomplishes outstanding operability with features that include a focus mode selector that can be used to change the focus mode after focus has been acquired, and a control ring that enables the adjustment of settings such as white balance and manual focus.

6.Enhanced versatility provides increased enjoyment of authentic shooting

The COOPLIX P1000 is equipped with an accessory terminal and an accessory shoe that supports a wide variety of accessories, including external Speedlights. Support for Nikon's extensive lineup of accessories further expands possibilities for imaging expression. Among the many optional accessories available for the COOLPIX P1000 is a new Bluetooth remote control (ML-L7) that can be used to eliminate the camera shake that is often a concern with telephoto shooting. This accessory facilitates smooth and precise super-telephoto photography.


Nikon Coolpix P1000 Other sample images

7.Additional features

  • A 3.2-in. TFT LCD vari-angle monitor with wide viewing angle and a display that provides comfortable viewing
  • Compatible with Nikon's exclusive NRW (RAW) format
  • COOLPIX Picture Control allows individual imaging style to be achieved easily
  • A creative mode that makes attaining the ideal imaging expression simple
  • Ability to record superlapse and time-lapse movies
  • SnapBridge support that enables remote camera control from a smart device and automatic transfer of photos to a smart device



Nikon Coolpix P1000 Specifications

Max Aperturef/2.8 - f/8
35mm equivalent24mm - 3000mm
Optical Zoom125x
Image Sensor
Pixels16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeBack-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size1/2.3inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3.2in
Screen resolution921K
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 6400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting7fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS4K at 30/25fps
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-ion EN-EL20a
Battery Life (CIPA rating)250shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data

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pablophotographer Avatar
pablophotographer 12 2.2k 451
10 Jul 2018 9:25AM
Nikon seems to have made a bombastic Cannon!
Please Nikon remember to put an engraved mm scale on the lens. Tactile and proper.
altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 24.1k United Kingdom
11 Jul 2018 9:33AM
I expect this to be a great camera with a lens that will satisfy many wildlife and airshow photographers, But it must be one of the least 'compact' digital camera designs of all time!
Perhaps Nikon might lend me one for Farnborough this year!
WiltshireBorn Avatar
11 Jul 2018 10:46AM
Nikon are making a big thing about the huge zoom which is pretty amazing, however this is 2018 and the sensor should have been a 1" sensor at least which is probably not feasible, so on the whole this camera is a bit pointless!
photowriter Avatar
11 Jul 2018 11:54AM
For many years Nikon had a great reputation for quality and reliability. Now producing ever more plastic gimmicks the ' legendary reliability ' they still keep using in adverts is wearing very thin. The ' expected ' shutter counts on their DSLR's often does not come close to the stated number and as for these ???

Like so many companies now cheap Chinese production for ever more profit will lose them more and more customers. And ever more gimmicks does not endear them to as many as they think.

As a professional of many years I am constantly being asked what all the different settings are on their plastic cameras. Myself and a PA photographer at a Hollywood even explained to three amateurs. " do what we do. use Manual and auto exposure. Unless shooting birds in flight etc use a simple one focussing point Ignore everything else. My D300's in their day never mad it past 75,000 shots and where not overused or abused mainly used for landscapes and close up. Response ? Basically tough says Nikon. Hardly a response they would have given for and F, f2, F3 , Nikkormat or FM2 as they are still going today.
tomhardwick Avatar
11 Jul 2018 1:45PM
I agree with words spoken here but we're photographers, so tiny chips and tiny apertures and grainy ISOs mean something to us. But Nikon's intended is not reading this, he's boasting about the 3000 mm focal length and wondering why the OIS doesn't seem to be working.

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