Nikon Coolpix P950 Announced With 4K Video And RAW Stills

Nikon has announced the new Nikon Coolpix P950, with 4K video, raw stills, an updated screen, electronic viewfinder, and a flash hot-shoe plus more.

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Nikon has announced the new Nikon Coolpix P950, an update to the best-selling Nikon Coolpix P900, the new camera features a larger 3.2inch screen, a larger, higher resolution electronic viewfinder, 4K video, raw shooting, plus Bluetooth, as well as a flash hot-shoe for added compatibility with flashguns, and the Nikon DF-M1 Dot-Sight scope. The P950 features the same 83x optical zoom lens, with a bright f/2.8 aperture (wide-angle), and gives an equivalent of 24-2000mm (in 35mm equivalent terms).

The Nikon COOLPIX 950 will be available from early spring 2020 at an RRP of £799.

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Key Features

  • 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor
  • 83x optical zoom lens, f/2.8-6.5, equivalent to 24-2000mm
  • 5.0-stop Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) 
  • 3.2inch vari-angle screen, 921k dots - larger
  • EVF (Electronic Viewfinder), 2360k dots, 1cm - larger and higher resolution
  • P/A/S/M shooting modes, plus RAW
  • 4K video recording at 30fps, mic socket
  • FullHD 1080/60p Video recording, stereo sound, zoom mic
  • Time-lapse movie creation in-camera
  • ISO100 to ISO6400, ISO12800 available in High ISO monochrome mode
  • 0cm macro mode
  • HDR, Panoramic mode
  • Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth built-in (NFC removed)
  • Moon and bird-watching scene modes


P950 Side View


London, England, 7th January 2020: Nikon adds to its impressive line-up of bridge cameras with the COOLPIX P950, which boasts an impressive 83x optical zoom. This robust superzoom camera updates the COOLPIX P900 with a range of sought-after features that make it exceptionally easy to capture distant subjects in extraordinary detail – in stunning close-up images and strikingly sharp 4K movies.

With its extensive reach, the COOLPIX P950 is the ideal companion camera for photographers who want to photograph birds or wildlife, or for keen aircraft spotters. The 83x optical zoom offers a focal length range of 24–2000 mm1, while the 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom digitally extends the upper limit to an incredible 4000 mm2.

Wildlife or bird photographers shooting at first light or at dusk get great results thanks to the bright NIKKOR lens with wide f/2.8 maximum aperture. Image quality is sharp, even when shooting at high zoom. Video shooters can record breathtaking 4K movie footage of elusive subjects and users can adjust key exposure settings while filming, which is ideal in changing light. The COOLPIX P950 also supports RAW (NRW) image capture so users can make the most of advanced processing/editing programs. And a full-size hot shoe enables use of Nikon accessories like mics or scopes.

Gabriela Januario, Commercial Planning Manager at Nikon UK, comments: “The COOLPIX P950 is a feature-packed update to the COOLPIX P900, which changed the market for superzoom cameras with its 83x optical zoom. This new camera keeps the impressive zoom range of its predecessor and adds many of the features people have been asking for, including: 4K movies, an improved eVF, RAW support, and a hot shoe for accessories. It’s a great addition to the Nikon family of superzoom cameras: people can choose between an 83x optical zoom and the extraordinary 125x optical zoom of the COOLPIX P1000 depending on their passions.”

P950 Back

 Summary of Key Features

  • Incredible Zoom. 83x optical zoom (24–2000 mm) and 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom (4000 mm).1,2
  • Bright NIKKOR lens. With f/2.8 maximum aperture and Super ED glass to help reduce distortion at high zoom.
  • Standout Shots. 16 MP backlit CMOS sensor, fast EXPEED image processor, and Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction.
  • RAW Support. Save and export uncompressed RAW (NRW) images to processing/editing programs.
  • 4K movies. Easily record stereo 4K/UHD 30p footage, or Full HD (1080p) video at frame rates of up to 60p. Record in stereo sound and manually adjust key exposure settings while filming.
  • In-Camera Time-Lapse. Record time-lapse movies of approx. 10 seconds duration, which playback at 25 fps or 30 fps.
  • Vari-angle LCD monitor. Bright and larger 8.1 cm (3.2 in) 921k-dot LCD monitor can be tilted and twisted in almost any direction.
  • Clear Electronic Viewfinder. Twice as large 1 cm (0.39 in) 2360k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with eye-sensor.
  • Smooth & Functional Control. The large grip, side dial for autofocus, side zoom control, and snap-back zoom button ensure steady handling.
  • SnapBridge. Sync photos to your smart device or use the smart device to shoot remotely, even for RAW files.
  • Full-size Hot Shoe. Mount Nikon accessories like Speedlights and mics. Or try Nikon’s DF-M1 Dot Sight, a foldable scope that helps track even fast-flying birds.
  • Connectivity. Connect using Wifi, USB and Bluetooth.


P950 Overhead

SnapBridge Compatibility

Nikon’s SnapBridge app for iOS and Android must be installed on a compatible smart device before SnapBridge can be used with this camera.



1 35mm equivalent.

2 Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is calculated from the maximum wide-angle position of the optical zoom.

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Photographs taken using the Nikon Coolpix P950

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