Nikon COOLPIX P950 Digital Camera

BH #NICPP950 • MFR #26532
Nikon COOLPIX P950 Digital Camera
Key Features
  • 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS Sensor
  • NIKKOR 83x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 24-2000mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • UHD 4K30 and Full HD 60p Video
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Characterized by its expansive zoom, the COOLPIX P950, from Nikon, is a versatile compact camera offering a unique mixture of stills and video capabilities along with reach to photograph even the most distant of subjects. The 16MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor features a back-illuminated design that contributes to a high degree of clarity and reduced noise to better suit working at high sensitivities and in difficult lighting conditions. The sensor also permits recording UHD 4K video at up to 30 fps, Full HD video at up to 60 fps, and in-camera time-lapse recording and movie creation.
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Nikon P950 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 216MP BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED Image Processor
  • 383x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Lens
  • 4Body Design

Characterized by its expansive zoom, the COOLPIX P950, from Nikon, is a versatile compact camera offering a unique mixture of stills and video capabilities along with reach to photograph even the most distant of subjects. The 16MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor features a back-illuminated design that contributes to a high degree of clarity and reduced noise to better suit working at high sensitivities and in difficult lighting conditions. The sensor also permits recording UHD 4K video at up to 30 fps, Full HD video at up to 60 fps, and in-camera time-lapse recording and movie creation.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, the P950 is, of course, distinguished by its huge 83x optical zoom lens, which covers a 24-2000mm equivalent focal length range. This immense reach is benefitted by Dual Detect Vibration Reduction, which compensates for the effects of camera shake in order to realize sharper results when shooting handheld. Additionally, the P950 also features a bright 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, large 3.2" 921k-dot vari-angle LCD monitor, and has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for wireless sharing and remote camera control.

16MP BSI CMOS Sensor and EXPEED Image Processor

Featuring a 16MP 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor, the P950 is capable of realizing high-resolution stills and video along with notable speed and sensitivity. The BSI design of the sensor yields reduced noise levels and greater image clarity when working within the expandable ISO 100-6400 sensitivity range. The sensor and EXPEED processor also enables quick continuous stills shooting up to 7 fps at full resolution to suit working with moving subjects.

In addition to stills, the P950 is also capable of UHD 4K video recording at up to 30 fps and Full HD recording at 60 fps. Time lapse recording is supported, too, with in-camera processing to produce time lapse movies at 25 or 30 fps playback.

83x Optical Zoom NIKKOR Lens

The P950's key feature is its impressive 83x zoom lens, which provides a huge wide-angle to super telephoto 24-2000mm equivalent focal length range. This range can be effectively doubled to 166x when using Dynamic Fine Zoom for even greater reach to truly isolate those distant subjects. At the wide-angle end, the lens has a bright f/2.8 design to suit working in available light and Dual Detect VR also helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake to suit handheld shooting. Additionally, the lens's optical design incorporates Super ED glass to suppress a variety of aberrations throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness and clarity.

Body Design

  • Bright 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder is a clear and useful means for eye-level monitoring and benefits working at longer focal lengths by serving as an additional physical point of contact against the camera.
  • For image review and menu navigation, a large 3.2" 921k-dot LCD is featured, and has a vari-angle design to better enable working from high, low, and front-facing angles.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth work in conjunction with Nikon's SnapBridge app for wireless file transferring and remote camera control from a linked mobile device.
UPC: 018208265329

Nikon P950 Specs

Imaging
PixelsActual: 16.79 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Maximum Resolution4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio4:3
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3"
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Image StabilizationDigital, Optical
Lens
Focal Length4.3 to 357mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 2000mm)
Optical Zoom83x
Digital Zoom4x Maximum (332x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (166x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 6.5
Focus RangeNormal
1.64' to Infinity / 50 cm to Infinity (Wide)
16.4' to Infinity / 5 m to Infinity (Telephoto)
Macro
0.39" to Infinity / 1 cm to Infinity (Wide, Telephoto)
Optical Design16 Elements in 12 Groups
Filter Size67 mm
Exposure Control
ISO SensitivityAuto, 100 to 6400 (Extended: 100 to 12800)
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 5 Second
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Continuous ShootingUp to 7 fps at 16 MP for up to 10 Frames
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Video
Recording ModesMP4/H.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 12.5p/15p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
SD (640 x 480) at 25p/29.97p/100p/119.88p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video EncodingNTSC/PAL
Audio RecordingBuilt-In Microphone (Stereo)
Audio File FormatAAC
Viewfinder and Monitor
Viewfinder TypeElectronic (OLED)
Viewfinder Resolution2,359,000 Dot
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +3
Size3.2"
Resolution921,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Effective Flash Range1.64 to 37.73' / 0.5 to 11.5 m (Wide)
16.40 to 22.97' / 5 to 7 m (Telephoto)
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), USB Micro-B (USB 2.0)
WirelessBluetooth
Wi-Fi
GPSNo
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Physical
Battery1 x EN-EL20a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1110 mAh (Approx. 290 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.52 x 4.31 x 5.9" / 140.2 x 109.6 x 149.8 mm
Weight2.21 lb / 1005 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 7 x 6.5"
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