The Nikon Coolpix P950 is an easy-to-carry camera that provides super-telephoto performance exceeding users’ expectations. The easy to use, hassle-free compact digital camera is built for photos and videos with 2000mm focal length from 83x optical zoom, Vibration Reduction (VR) function capability for steady shots and boasts the ability to record videos in 4K UHD. Seasoned hobbyists that dabble in bird/animal-watching, astronomy and aviation or sports photography are sure to love this super-telephoto camera.
With the COOLPIX P950’s 2000mm-equivalent focal length, see more than what the naked eye is capable of with its 83x optical zoom with dual detect VR. With a range from 24mm to super-telephoto 2000mm (35mm-format equivalent) abilities.
Never miss a opportunity with the improved autofocus speed and increased buffer memory to catch decisive moments, be it a rare sighting of a reclusive animal or a rare bird in mid-flight. Moon and Bird shooting modes provide optimum shooting settings for each scenario.
The camera also supports the SnapBridge app so that your high-quality photos can be shared instantly to your social media platforms, just as you would with photos taken with your smart device.
Capture movies in 4KUHD, along with controls for smooth zoom operation for cinematic effect. Record 4K and Full HD timelapse sequences using the preprogrammed scene function.
Super-telephoto. Super portable.
The COOLPIX P950 puts the incredible power of a 2,000mm zoom lens into a compact body that weighs just 899 g. This combination of portability and super-telephoto performance is incredible, giving photographers the freedom to take their creativity to exciting new places.
Dual Detect Optical VR for reliable super-telephoto stabilization.
Image blur can be a major issue, especially with distant subjects and super-telephoto shooting. Thanks to its Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction), the COOLPIX P950 effectively reduces image blur caused by camera shake for sharp images of distant subjects even when shooting handheld. In NORMAL mode, images are stabilized with an equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 5.5 stops faster, the maximum in the history of Nikon compact digital cameras.
Superior optical performance for high image quality.
The COOLPIX P950’s advanced optical system features a Super ED glass element used in Nikon’s heralded DSLR lenses, which provides higher image-forming capability and effectively reduces chromatic aberration, dynamically achieving superior image quality with super-telephoto shooting. The backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor, with 16.0 effective megapixels and sensitivity up to 6400 ISO, enables the capture of clear, sharp images even in dark shooting situations.
Faster AF speed and increased buffer capacity for lag-free shooting.
With the COOLPIX P950, you don’t have to wait for image data to write to the memory card before your next shot. Thanks to an increased buffer capacity, you can fire two consecutive bursts in Continuous H mode (up to 10 frames at approx. 7 fps). Combined with faster AF performance at the telephoto end, it’s easier than ever to nail decisive moments and once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities when shooting elusive wildlife or fast action.
Cinematic 4K UHD movies.
The COOLPIX P950 can record high-quality 4K UHD/30p movies across its entire zoom range, from 24mm all the way up to 2000mm. In Movie manual mode, you can completely control exposure and aperture settings for footage that looks just how you intended. AE can also be locked, even when ambient brightness changes significantly during movie recording. You can even choose the zoom speed during video recording by selecting one of three options with the side zoom control.
RAW (NRW) for stills.
With RAW (NRW) file format support, full-resolution still images can be saved that contain all the setting information from the time of the shot, allowing post-capture image editing of white balance, exposure and COOLPIX Picture Controls without affecting the original.
Time-lapse movies made easy.
Dynamic time-lapse movies of landscapes and more can be automatically created from a series of still images captured in interval timer shooting. Just select one of five scene mode options and the most appropriate interval is automatically set.
Flexible long exposure options.
Bulb and Time settings have been added to the COOLPIX P950’s shutter speed options to further customize the look of long exposure images, handy for taking pictures of fireworks, night landscapes, stars, or car light trails. The maximum exposure time for both the Bulb and Time settings is 60 seconds, with ISO sensitivity available up to 1600.
Zoom with a view.
The COOLPIX P950 is equipped with a brilliant dual viewing system, featuring a super high resolution, 2359K-dot eye level electronic viewfinder (EVF), plus a large, bright, 3" 921K-dot Vari-angle LCD display with approximately 99% frame coverage. Flip out the Vari-angle LCD to creatively compose photos and videos from unique perspectives—overhead, down low or just comfortably in front of you. Bring the COOLPIX P950 up to your eye and the display automatically switches to the EVF for a beautiful and accurate high-resolution view.
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|Body type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy, composite|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Image ratio w:h||4:3|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|CIPA image stabilization rating||5.5 stop(s)|
Optics & Focus
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–2000 mm|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4X)|
|Normal focus range||50 cm (19.69″)|
|Macro focus range||1 cm (0.39″)|
Screen / viewfinder
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Minimum shutter speed||300 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Flash range||11.50 m (at Auto ISO)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Continuous drive||7.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV steps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||Wi-Fi + Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery description||EN-EL20a lithium-ion battery & USB charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||290|
|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″)|