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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
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
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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.

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

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 16.79 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel (4608 x 3456)
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital
Optical in Integrated Lens
Focal Length
4.3 to 357mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 2000mm)
Optical Zoom
83x
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 6.5
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 12,800)
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 15/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
640 x 480 at 25/29.97/100 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Wireless
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Display Size
3.2"
Display Type
Articulating LCD
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Battery Type
1x EN-EL20a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1110 mAh (Approx. 290 Shots)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.6 x 4.4 x 5.9" / 14.2 x 11.2 x 15 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
2.21 lb / 1005 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 16.79 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel (4608 x 3456)
Image Sensor
1/2.3"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital
Optical in Integrated Lens
Lens
Focal Length
4.3 to 357mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 2000mm)
Optical Zoom
83x
Digital Zoom
4x Maximum (332x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (166x Combined Zoom)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 6.5
Focus Range
Normal
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 Design
16 Elements in 12 Groups
Filter Size
67 mm (Front)
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed
Mechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 5 Second
ISO Sensitivity Range
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 12,800)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Continuous Shooting
Up to 7 fps at 16 MP for up to 10 Frames
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 15/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at 25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
640 x 480 at 25/29.97/100 fps
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Memory
No
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
Power I/O
1x Micro-USB Input
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Wireless
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
No
Monitor
Display Size
3.2"
Resolution
921,000 Dot
Display Type
Articulating LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution
2,359,000 Dot
Coverage
100%
Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +3
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Effective Flash Range
1.6 to 37.7' / 0.5 to 11.5 m (Wide)
16.4 to 23' / 5 to 7 m (Telephoto)
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Battery Type
1x EN-EL20a Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1110 mAh (Approx. 290 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.6 x 4.4 x 5.9" / 14.2 x 11.2 x 15 cm (Without Protrusions)
Weight
2.21 lb / 1005 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10 x 7 x 6.5"

Nikon P950 Reviews

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does this camera require a threaded adapter to ...

does this camera require a threaded adapter to use filters?
Asked by: Jonelle
Nikon COOLPIX P950 Digital Camera has 67mm filter threads in the front so no adapter is needed. 67mm filters will fit it directly.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-12-24

Can you use the included lens cap with the lens ...

Can you use the included lens cap with the lens hood installed?
Asked by: Gary
Yes. Lens hood is not reversible, but works well and lens cap works with it.
Answered by: john
Date published: 2021-01-02

Why would I buy a P950 and pay more versus buying ...

Why would I buy a P950 and pay more versus buying a P900? As far as I see, the P950 has a hot shoe, but lacks GPS...that is something of a trade off, being that the selling line of the P900s is the telephoto capability were a hot shoe would nothing to the equation
Asked by: Luiz Fernando
There are more buttons, RAW support, and lots of additional options. (Saying as someone who owns both)
Answered by: Gabriel
Date published: 2023-12-24

The tripos socket broke out of my Nikon Coolpix ...

The tripos socket broke out of my Nikon Coolpix P900 because it is plastic and it was not positioned in the middle of the camera. Has this been corrected in the P950?
Asked by: Carrie
the short answer is yes. This is one of major improvements to the P900.
Answered by: stephen
Date published: 2023-12-24

What is the aperture range?

What is the aperture range?
Asked by: Eddie
The wide open aperture range varies from f/2.8-6.5 across the zoom range.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2022-09-20

I'm Wondering If I Can Use My Nikon SB-700 ...

I'm Wondering If I Can Use My Nikon SB-700 Speedlight With This Coolpix P950 Camera? I Know That It Has A Built In Flash But Sometimes I Like The Extra Light Output That I Get From My External Flash Unit! Thank You!
Asked by: peter cologgi
The Nikon COOLPIX P950 Digital Camera can be used with the Nikon SB-700 Speedlight
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2021-01-23

Does this camera have the exact same sensor as ...

Does this camera have the exact same sensor as the P1000?
Asked by: Harvey
Yes it does.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2023-12-24

Imported

Imported
Asked by: Dave
All cameras are imported these days. This is the US warranty version of the camera, so it meets US standards and menus, etc. It is not grey market.
Answered by: Bob
Date published: 2023-12-24
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