The Nikon P950 is an ultra-high-power zoom, 16.05-megapixel camera that lets you capture a world that can’t be seen with the naked eye. The 24mm – 2000mm equivalent focal length and Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) feature make for incredibly sharp photos that are easy on even the most discerning eye. Whether you are trying to photograph a rare species or capture the man on the moon’s best light, the camera’s versatile image expression will satisfy your creative ambitions.
Regardless of subject matter, the P950 packs eye-opening zoom performance in a diminutive package.
A photographer’s eyes are vital for seeking out inspiration, but the right camera can take us above and beyond what the naked eye is capable of. From soaring aircrafts to astronomical wonders, the 83x optical zoom and 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom1 2 of the Nikon P950 lets you capture subjects that the typical portable camera simply cannot, effectively doubling its reach to a 4000mm equivalent.
For smaller subjects that require a closer look, Macro AF means you can focus on subjects as close as approx. 1 cm/0.4 in.
Versatility and reaction time can be the difference between a stunning photo and a spurned opportunity, and this camera’s fast response with increased autofocus speed at the telephoto side enables you to be quick on the draw when shooting decisive moments.
Increased buffer memory allows users to take the best shot easily with continuous shooting up to 10 frames3 4 with 7 fps enabled up to two times in a row. This camera thrives long after the sun has set thanks to its EXPEED image-processing engine and high-sensitivity back-illuminated CMOS sensor which allows ISO up to 6400, ensuring high quality image in even the darkest scenarios.
Clarity should never stand in the way of inspiration. This compact camera makes fine use of the Dual Detect Optical VR, which provides compensation effect to a shutter speed of approximately 5.5 stops5 faster, allowing capture of sharp images and videos with optimal exposure regardless of shooting situations. On top of that, the camera provides NORMAL and ACTIVE framing modes, which suppresses shifts in composition between the intended framing and resulting viewfinder image – a particularly effective feature when shooting super-telephoto.
A great camera should let you harness your creativity, not impede it. Equipped with both Moon and Bird Watching modes, the P950 lets you photograph those subjects without fiddling for complicated settings. Bulb and Time shooting options let you ramp up the creative possibilities of long exposure photography, with shooting performance that lives up to your lofty standards.
The cherry on top? The P950 also supports RAW image output, meaning that data from the image sensor and setting information can be recorded to maintain the highest image quality, which expands the image enhancement and post-processing possibilities.
Let the world see your life in high definition. Clean HDMI output is a hugely beneficial feature for videographers who like to use an external monitor during shooting. The camera’s ability to shoot 4K UHD (2160/30p) is unmistakable when posting on social media channels, letting none of your inspiration or image quality get lost in the process.
While it excels shooting stills, this camera’s wealth of speed options during movie recording is a standout feature. The ability to select from high-speed, medium-speed and to low-speed of approximately 30s makes for wonderfully smooth videos to achieve your desired outcome.
If time-lapses are your thing, the camera lets you reflect dynamic landscape changes over approximately 10 seconds at 30fps or 25fps which can be automatically produced from still images captured in interval timer shooting. For those who like greater control of exposure settings in videos, the movie manual allows users to express their images in line with what their creative vision requires.
What is a camera without its bells and whistles? The P950’s accessory shoe lets you incorporate speedlights and external microphones amongst other accessories, all of which expands your creative horizons.
The ultra-high definition, 0.39-inch electronic viewfinder equipped with an eye sensor enables you to shoot with precise composition, crisply and clearly. Operability is a strong point of the P950, with useful functions like the Snap-back zoom, Side zoom control and Side dial, allows for super-telephoto zoom for wild birds, hang gliders and balloons, to close distance wide-angle shooting for butterflies and flowers. These intuitive control keeps stunning optical performance at your fingertips. Creative freedom and the ability to pursue unique compositions is expanded by the inclusion of a 3.2-inch vari-angle TFT LCD monitor equipped with an anti-reflection coating to ensure clear visibility even under direct sunlight.
For those moments when you need to step away from your camera, Snapbridge allows your smartphone to function as a Bluetooth-enabled remote controller, letting you to take stills and movies, as well as zoom and adjust manual focus settings, even from a distance. You can also send photos from the camera straight to your smartphone, then edit and share like instantly on social media.
With everything weighing in at approximately 1005g, the impressive P950 won’t be a burden on any photography mission.
1 Magnification of Dynamic Fine Zoom is a total magnification that combines optical zoom and electronic zoom from the wide-angle end.
2 At the maximum image size. The maximum zoom ratio varies by image size.
3 Because the memory capacity has been increased, you can shoot continuously two times in a row.
4 After two periods of continuous shooting, the next continuous shooting can be started faster than with the P900 even though the number of frames is decreased.
5 Based on CIPA standard; measured at approx. 350mm (35mm-format equivalent)