The Nikon P1000 is a bridge camera, sitting in the area between the point-and-shoot compact and interchangeable lens cameras-but it’s far from Half Bridge Camera.
Less a super-zoom than a mega-zoom, its featured feature is its 125x optical zoom lens, which features a focal length range equivalent to 24-3000mm and far reaches anything on the Market. This huge barrel of a lens dictates that the P1000 is a large camera, much bigger and heavier than most bridge models.
As mentioned earlier, this is a huge Camera. Even taking the barrel of the lens off the equation, the back of the body of the Nikon P1000 is the size and shape of a full-size digital SLR. Add on the giant lens and you will have a bigger camera than most dslrs; You’ll probably need a good sized camera bag to safely transport around.
As for the weight, however, things are not too horrible: about 1.4 kg, It is much lighter than a DSLR with an attached Super telephoto lens. We found it to be painless enough to take about a few hours using the supplied camera strap.
Nikon Coolpix P1000 – Performance and manageability
While the P1000 is cumbersome, it is not particularly difficult to handle. The big lens barrel and right Grip give you a lot of wrap around gloves while shooting, and Nikon has placed the controls on logical, well thought out Points.
For example, on the left of the lens barrel, where the left thumb sits, there is a zoom axis plus a button that alternates between any focal length that you just zoomed in and a much wider angle. This last button is very valuable when it comes to zero on a distant subject, as it means that there is to enlarge all the way back to wide angle, just press a button to quickly return to snap there instead.
The rest of the control layout looks like a DSLR, with a mode knob at the top, cursor controls and keyboard shortcuts on the back, plus another zoom lever around the shutter button (true: you have two zoom modes Here-one for each hand). This is a decent setup, giving users quick access to the most commonly used settings. There’s also a huge twist ring around the lens barrel that can be set to check exposure compensation, ISO or white balance, but strangely not the manual focus–that doesn’t seem to be an option in this Camera at All.
The autofocus is pretty fast and accurate, which means that the manual focus loss will not seem like a big inconvenience to many users (although I find it useful for video and macro photography, where autofocus can’t always be trusted To be fixed in the desired place).
Taking sharp pictures at 3000mm will require a tripod, unless the camera has an excellent image stabilization, and we are pleased to report that Nikon has nailed the latter with the technology of the P1000 ‘s vibration Reduction. In decent lighting, it is quite possible to get Sharp, steady shots in full hum. Even the videos may look pretty slick if you can hold a reasonably stable hand. It is something impressive, and vital, because without an effective optical image stabilization, The Extreme telephoto skills of this camera would be almost unnecessary.
The Nikon P1000 is also surprisingly ingenious to shoot things up close. Put it in macro mode and you can zoom in at about 135 mm and get nice sharp results from the subjects a few inches from the front of the Lens.
In-camera JPEGs display strong colors and very little noise at low ISO settings, but you have the option to shoot in RAW format if you want to fully process the images yourself.
finally, a word on the Video. The Nikon P1000 is capable of shooting 4k of video at 30fps, and It’s Awesome. We’ve never been blown up by 4k of a small sensor like this before, but the great optics P1000 and image stabilization put their UHD recording skills on a much higher level than the smaller cameras with the sensor Same format. There are details, clean colors and a good softness in the tests-take a look at our samples to see for yourself.
The Nikon P1000 is definitely not for EVERYONE. Although it has some versatility, it really is a camera for those who want to shoot things a long, far away, and are willing to put up with the big size and great price asking to do it. The price you order £1,000 you get a lot of camera these days, and we suspect that many people would have a much better value by opting for a Panasonic, Sony or Fujifilm-level compact camera input, plus an extra lens or two .
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