- The Nikon P1000 has a 16-megapixel, 1/2.3-inch sensor
- Zoom range is impressive but image quality is quite average
- The Nikon Coolpix P1000 is priced at Rs. 75,950
Achieving a high level of optical zoom on DSLRs and full-frame cameras typically requires using a large and heavy lens, like the ones you’ve probably seen being used at sporting events or for wildlife photography. However, the zoom ranges of such lenses are still lower compared to what can be achieved with point-and-shoot cameras, due to their smaller sensors and larger crop factors.
Nikon’s compact Coolpix P900 led the charge for a while, offering an impressive 83x optical zoom. Recently, the company launched its successor, called the P1000, which boasts of a staggering 125x optical zoom. There’s also 4K video support this time. All this in a package that can easily fit in most backpacks, makes the Nikon P1000 a very interesting option for those looking for the highest possible zoom range. We’ve been using P1000 for several days, and it’s time to see if it’s worth its Rs. 75,990 asking price.
Nikon Coolpix P1000 design and ergonomics
The camera ships in a pretty sizeable box, and for good reason. The Coolpix P1000 is a chunky camera that’s roughly the size of an average professional DSLR. In fact, it occupies a similar volume to a Canon 5D Mark III with a 100mm macro lens. It’s also quite heavy at 1.4kg and the design of the lens and placement of some of the buttons require you to use it with two hands at all times.