Nikon has announced a new Coolpix camera, the P1000, that features a 125x optical zoom lens plus a 1/2.3-inch type (6.17 x 4.55 mm) 16-megapixel CMOS sensor.



Angled view of the new Nikon Coolpix P1000. (Source: Nikon.)

The lens in the Coolpix P1000 covers a focal length range equivalent to 24-3000mm in 35mm format, with maximum apertures ranging from f/2.8 to f/8.   Constructed from 17 elements in 12 groups, it includes five ED elements and one Super ED element. Up to 4x digital zoom is also available. Other features include a new EXPEED image-processing engine and  Dual Detect Optical VR to provide up to five stops of shake correction. The 2,359,000-dot OLED electronic viewfinder has a magnification of approximately 0.68x to make framing subjects easy, even in the bright outdoors. The Coolpix P1000 also supports recording of high-definition 4K UHD/30p movies and frames from movies recorded in 4K UHD format can be saved as still images.

The deep grip ensures a firm and steady hold, even with hand-held shooting. The camera also includes a focus mode selector that can be used to change the focus mode after focus has been acquired, and a control ring that allows the adjustments of settings such as white balance and manual focus. An accessory terminal and an accessory shoe allow use of a wide variety of accessories, including external Speedlights. Optional accessories include a new Bluetooth remote control (ML-L7).

Full details of the camera are available at, while a product tour of the new camera can be viewed here.