With a ground breaking 125x optical zoom, the new Nikon P1000 is a digital telescope. The new Nikon P1000 is equipped with a lens which has a massive equivalent focal length of 24mm-3000mm! The good news is that the lens is equipped with Nikon’s “Dual Detect” imagine stabilization. This makes the P1000 an attractive option for low light photography.
The Nikon P1000 gets you even closer to the moon with its massive zoom range which extends all the way to 3000mm equivalent and that is exactly why I keep saying that the new Nikon P1000 is a digital telescope. The lens features a maximum aperture of f2.8-f8. The maximum aperture value at the telephoto end is pretty slow and might be a deal breaker for many. But One cool thing about this camera is its emphasis on manual control. The Nikon P1000 has a refined button layout, with emphasis on direct manual operation over the P900.
Sensor wise, the new Nikon P1000 is equipped with a 16 mega pixels 1/2.3inch CMOS senor which is the ideal sensor size for making compact telephoto lenses. The Nikon P1000 also has the ability to capture raw image- something we really missed in the P900.
The Nikon P1000 boasts of a 921,000-dot 3.2inch vari angle LCD with sharp and crystal clear display even in broad day light plus a 2.3million dot OLED electronic view finder to. With this new digital telescope from Nikon, you also get a huge bonus for video because this camera is equipped with 4k video capture at 25/30 frames per second.
Other features of the nikon P1000 include:
- HDMI out
- An inbuilt mic plus an external mic port
- WiFi and Bluetooth for easy connectivity
- Smooth ring control for manual focus adjustment in MF.
The Nikon P1000 is expected to ship in September for N385 000 (approx 1000dollars). Now you see why the new Nikon P1000 is a digital telescope don’t you?