We recently witnessed the launch of Leica’s C-Lux camera which offered a close to standard optical zoom of 15x for a decent set of zoomed-in pictures. Apparently, that wasn’t what Nikon was thinking of when it unveiled the Coolpix P1000 earlier today. The latest compact point-to-shoot comes with a ridiculously long lens that lets you achieve a zoom of 125x, just optically.
The successor to the P900, the CoolPix P1000 primarily outdoes the 83x optical zoom of its predecessor, beginning at an equivalent of 24mm and reaching to up to 3000mm to achieve the 125x optical zoom. The total zooming capability translates to 250x Dynamic Fine Zoom when the latter is enabled.
The P1000 makes use of an upgraded EXPEED image-processing engine which lets users record and click high-density images at full zoom. The Dual Detect Optical VR is an added bonus when capturing images in zoom mode, offering an equivalent of a 5.0-stop increase in shutter speed. All of this thus amounts to a well-detailed picture with accurate sharpness even when the device is handheld and used without a tripod.
The massive zoom lens is located in front of the moderately sized 16 megapixel 1/2.3 inch sensor which is also capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps. In terms of still imaging, the latest Nikon camera is capable of capturing 7 frames in a second with manual modes, manual focus, and time-lapses. The 3.2-inch TFT LCD screen can be tilted to any angle for optimum viewing while capturing pictures at tight spots.
The CoolPix P1000 is priced at $999.95 (approx. Rs 68,750) and might see a launch in India in the next few months.