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Nikon COOLPIX P1000 Digital Camera

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Nikon COOLPIX P1000 Digital Camera
Key Features
  • NIKKOR 24-3000mm Lens (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-8
  • 16MP BSI CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED Image Processor
Shoot at staggering distances with the 125x optical zoom COOLPIX P1000 Digital Camera from Nikon. This camera, which has a 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor, features a built-in NIKKOR lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 24-3000mm. You can zoom even further with 250x Dynamic Fine digital zoom, which will give you an equivalent focal length of 6000mm. Coupled with these extreme focal lengths is Nikon's Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction, which provides 5 stops of optical image stabilization and ensures your telephoto shots are crisp.
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Nikon P1000 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 216MP BSI CMOS Image Sensor
  • 3125x Optical Zoom with Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction
  • 4Dual Viewing Systems
  • 5Control Ring and Snapback Button
  • 6Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • 7Shooting Modes
  • 8Optional ML-L7 Remote
  • 9Battery Life
By B&H Photo's

Shoot at staggering distances with the 125x optical zoom COOLPIX P1000 Digital Camera from Nikon. This camera, which has a 16MP backside illuminated CMOS sensor, features a built-in NIKKOR lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 24-3000mm. You can zoom even further with 250x Dynamic Fine digital zoom, which will give you an equivalent focal length of 6000mm. Coupled with these extreme focal lengths is Nikon's Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction, which provides 5 stops of optical image stabilization and ensures your telephoto shots are crisp.

Gracing the back of the camera are a 3.2" vari-angle, 921k-dot LCD monitor and an eye-level 2.36m-dot electronic viewfinder, so your subjects will always be easy to see. The camera is also capable of recording 4K UHD video at 30 or 25 fps and supports an external microphone via a 3.5mm connector.

Camera shake may be a concern while shooting at extreme focal lengths on a tripod. Or, you may need to otherwise remotely operate the P1000. The optional ML-L7 remote satisfies these needs with wireless operation off the camera's zoom, shutter, and other settings. Once you're done with a shoot, immediately access your photos on a paired smartphone via the Nikon SnapBridge app and the camera's built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

16MP BSI CMOS Image Sensor

The backside-illuminated sensor with 16 million effective pixels can output detailed images at sensitivities between ISO 100 and 6400. It can also create 4K UHD movies at 30 or 25 fps.

125x Optical Zoom with Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction

An absurd 24-3000mm (35mm equivalent) focal range means few, if any, objects are out of the reach of your lens. Zoom is further enhanced by Dynamic Fine digital zoom, which makes the maximum focal length a ridiculous 6000mm. Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction provides 5 stops of optical image stabilization so your handheld shots are crisp.

Dual Viewing Systems

The P1000 features a bright vari-angle 3.2" LCD display that makes composing and reviewing images and movies a breeze. Also available is the 0.39", 2.36 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder for a more traditional shooting style.

Control Ring and Snapback Button

A control ring at the front of the device can be used for a variety of functions, like adjusting focus, exposure, white balance, and ISO, all from the lens barrel. Also on the barrel is a zoom toggle and a dedicated Snapback button that will make your P1000 quickly zoom out in case you lose sight of your subject at long focal lengths. Releasing the button will return the focal length to its previous position.

Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Nikon's SnapBridge technology allows for seamless photo sharing directly from your camera to a paired smartphone device.

Shooting Modes

The P1000 features a slew of shooting modes that adjust settings for different scenarios like sunsets, fireworks, and portraits. The popular Moon Mode is great for shooting Earth's closest neighbor and the new Bird Mode optimizes the camera for capturing the often bright and colorful creatures.

Optional ML-L7 Remote

The ML-L7 remote (not included) can wirelessly adjust a variety of setting such as ISO, zoom, and aperture, in addition to triggering the shutter of the P1000. This lets you maintain precise composition while shooting from a tripod.

Battery Life

The EN-EL20a battery is rated for 250 shots per charge. Recharging takes only approximately 3 hours.
UPC: 018208265220

Nikon P1000 Specs

Sensor ResolutionActual: 16.8 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel (4608 x 3456)
Aspect Ratio4:3
Sensor Type1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Image StabilizationOptical
Focal Length4.5 to 539mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 3000mm)
Optical Zoom125x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (500x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (250x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 8
Focus Range1' to Infinity / 30.48 cm to Infinity (Wide)
23' to Infinity / 7.01 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Optical Design17 Elements in 12 Groups
Filter Size77 mm
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity100 to 6400
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode
1/4000 to 1 Second in Auto Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual
Continuous ShootingUp to 7 fps at 16 MP for up to 7 Frames (JPEG)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer3/10-Second Delay
Special OptionsBeach, Fireworks, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Panorama, Party/Indoor, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset
Recording ModesH.264/MP4/MPEG-4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input
Audio File FormatAAC
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution2,359,000 Dot
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +3
Resolution921,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto
Effective Flash RangeISO Auto
1.0 to 39.37' / 0.3 to 12 m (Wide)
16.4 to 26.2' / 5 to 8 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
Battery Type1 x EN-EL20a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Approx. 250 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.8 x 4.7 x 7.1" / 146.3 x 118.8 x 181.3 mm (Without Protrusions)
Weight3.11 lb / 1415 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.775 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.85 x 7.45 x 7.15"

Nikon P1000 Reviews


By Teresa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-05

Love this camera! I love the fact that I don't ever have to change the lens, it's always there and all I need. I wish the manual gave a little more details but so far I have been able to figure out most of it.

Greatly disappointed that Mode Dial failed after two years

By David
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-28

I was quite happy with this camera, and got two years of use out of it. At that point, the Mode Dial failed, and the camera's function was profoundly diminished. The P1000 was my fourth Nikon camera. (My first was a COOLPIX P500. I replaced that camera with a COOLPIX P610. After that, I purchased a COOLPIX W300 underwater camera that I'm still using. The P1000 replaced the P610.) I used the camera almost exclusively to photograph wildlife, mostly birds, and often used the Bird-Watching mode. I also used the Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, and a number of the Scene modes, especially Sports. I was quite happy with the combination of simplicity, 125x optical zoom, and compact form factor of the P1000. My only major complaint before the camera failed was what seemed to be the very slow speed of writing images to memory. I often missed photos as I was waiting for the previous batch of images to be stored. My P1000 failed after two years of use. The Mode Dial failed - instead of moving smoothly and stopping distinctly at each setting, it moved loosely, and the shooting mode shown by the indicator no longer matched reality. I would normally switch between modes with some frequency, but I could no longer trust the Mode Dial to work reliably. I had to leave it on one setting all the time, because if I changed the setting, it was very difficult to get it back to a different desired setting, and impossible to do so quickly. In photographing wildlife, it's often critical to be able to change camera settings quickly. The camera had a one year warranty, and it failed after just two years of use, so I can't really complain too much, but none of my previous Nikon cameras ever failed - I simply upgraded to a new camera after about four years of use. If Nikon had a new and improved model to replace the P1000 available now, I would probably just order that one, but I don't want to purchase another P1000, since this one failed so catastrophically. It's maddening that the very nice optics and most other features of this camera are perfectly fine, while the tiny but critical Mode Dial failed after only two years of use. It's possible that the Mode Dial could be fixed easily and inexpensively, but I haven't looked into that. I've never had to have a camera repaired before.

she absolutely loves it

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-26

I got this for my girlfriend (68 yrs old). She was using an Canon x60?, then a Lumix fz80. She said this is the best of the bunch. I understand the menu since I am a Nikonian but she seems to have it nailed right away. It's big and heavy compared to the other two. She got a wrist brace to help with it and uses a monopod and a tripod. She also is using a sling strap so it won't be weight on her neck. I have to say, she is one happy camper with this.

Worth the wait

By Marsha
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

Since the middle of 2021 I have been waiting for this camera. The zoom is amazing just as advertised... it's a bit heavy though but I have a strong hubby that can help me to carry it. I am not a camera expert but for what I want's a dream come true.... I can upload photos to my phone, upload them to merlin bird id app and voil.....I get the bird species.... I love it!

P1000 is great !!!

By Gary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

The P1000 doesn't have a large sensor (about same as iPhone) but the zoom is incredible !!! You can take pictures you never thought possible. I love mine.

What a camera

By Stephen G
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-18

This Nikon p1000camera is so much better than my vortex spotting scope that I sent my vortex razor scope back.And saved 600.00 dollars. Love it.

One in all

By Shivakumar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

Best camera for all events. One camera does all purposes. Need not to worry extra lenses.

She loves it

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

My girlfriend had Lumix fx80 which she liked but when she received the p1000, it was a big WOW. She loves it. She said its the best camera she ever owned.

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In manual mode does the ISO default to a set number once exposure time is greater than 1 second?
Asked by: Brian
We are not sure of the behavior of the P1000 since it is not out yet and we do not have access to enough information at this time. Going off the P900 however, we see that in manual mode, when set to Auto or Fixed range auto, the ISO sensitivity is fixed at ISO 100. This appears to apply to anything regarding exposure time.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is Nikon planning on a battery grip for this ...

Is Nikon planning on a battery grip for this beast?
Asked by: Abe
There are no plans for a grip for the P1000. If Nikon does come out with a grip, they will announce it on their website.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-07-26


How fast is it from turn on to focus to shoot? I bet not as fast as my DSLR.
Asked by: Anonymous
We were not able to find any mention regarding power on speed, fast or slow. Once in our store, we will be able to test. Our opinion is that you are probably right it will not turn on as fast as a DSLR but it will still be more than adequate for its many fans.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

What is the optical zoom

What is the optical zoom
Asked by: Anonymous
The optical zoom is an equivalent to 24-3000mm on the 35mm format.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-01-30


Hello Will you be offering any accidental protection plans like Amazon or Best Buy and if so what would it cost and for how long would it be covered. Also will you be caring the remote control for the P 1000. Thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
We are already offering Square Trade protection plans for this camera. The options for those are visible once you add the P1000 to your B&H shopping cart. There is going to be a Nikon Bluetooth remote available for this camera. Nikon ML-L7 Bluetooth Remote Control B&H # NIMLL7.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Hellow quick question, can this camera shoot in a night vision mode or infrared for night time sky photography?
Asked by: Kevin W.
For night sky photography capturing the Milky Way, you do not need night vision or infrared. In fact, neither would get you the look you are looking for. Ideally, you would use a full frame sensor camera and a quality wide angle prime lens (plus a tripod) to do astrophotography. The P1000 camera will do very well capturing a close up of the moon. However, it would not be a good choice for night time sky photography. That is because the sensor is too small for good and the lens too slow for low light capture. Shooting the night sky means no more than a 30 second exposure otherwise the stars move too much and become not beautiful point of light but ugly blur. You can do that with a full frame camera and fast prime lens and not with the P1000. And finally, to answer your question, there is no night vision or infrared in the P1000.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2021-07-09

Is video stabilized?

Is video stabilized?
Asked by: Vladimir
yes , video is stabilized
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2021-01-29


What is macro magnification 1:1, 2:1, 1x, 2x,3x???
Asked by: Grant
The P1000 is meant for long distance shooting with its 3000mm equivalent lens
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-07-31
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