Nikon Coolpix P950

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.
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Description

 

Super-telephoto. Super portable.

The COOLPIX P950 puts the incredible power of a 2,000mm zoom lens into a compact body that weighs just 2 lb. 3.5 oz. This combination of portability and super-telephoto performance is incredible, giving photographers the freedom to take their creativity to exciting new places.

Dual Detect Optical VR for reliable super-telephoto stabilization.

Image blur can be a major issue, especially with distant subjects and super-telephoto shooting. Thanks to its Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction), the COOLPIX P950 effectively reduces image blur caused by camera shake for sharp images of distant subjects even when shooting handheld. In NORMAL mode, images are stabilized with an equivalent of shooting at a shutter speed 5.5 stops faster1, the maximum in the history of Nikon compact digital cameras2.

1Based on CIPA Standards, measured at approx. 350mm (35mm format equivalent).
2As of January, 2020.

Superior optical performance for high image quality.

The COOLPIX P950’s advanced optical system features a Super ED glass element used in Nikon’s heralded DSLR lenses, which provides higher image-forming capability and effectively reduces chromatic aberration, dynamically achieving superior image quality with super-telephoto shooting. The backside-illuminated CMOS image sensor, with 16.0 effective megapixels and sensitivity up to 6400 ISO, enables the capture of clear, sharp images even in dark shooting situations.

Faster AF speed and increased buffer capacity for lag-free shooting.

With the COOLPIX P950, you don’t have to wait for image data to write to the memory card before your next shot. Thanks to an increased buffer capacity, you can fire two consecutive bursts in Continuous H mode (up to 10 frames* at approx. 7 fps). Combined with faster AF performance at the telephoto end, it’s easier than ever to nail decisive moments and once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities when shooting elusive wildlife or fast action.

*16 megapixels in NORMAL mode. After two periods of continuous shooting, the next burst of continuous shooting can be started faster than with the P900 even though the number of frames is decreased.

Cinematic 4K UHD movies.

The COOLPIX P950 can record high-quality 4K UHD/30p movies across its entire zoom range, from 24mm all the way up to 2000mm. In Movie manual mode, you can completely control exposure and aperture settings for footage that looks just how you intended. AE can also be locked, even when ambient brightness changes significantly during movie recording. You can even choose the zoom speed during video recording by selecting one of three options with the side zoom control.

RAW (NRW) for stills.

With RAW (NRW) file format support, full-resolution still images can be saved that contain all the setting information from the time of the shot, allowing post-capture image editing of white balance, exposure and COOLPIX Picture Controls without affecting the original.

Time-lapse movies made easy.

Dynamic time-lapse movies of landscapes and more can be automatically created from a series of still images captured in interval timer shooting. Just select one of five scene mode options and the most appropriate interval is automatically set.

Flexible long exposure options.

Bulb and Time settings have been added to the COOLPIX P950’s shutter speed options to further customize the look of long exposure images, handy for taking pictures of fireworks, night landscapes, stars, or car light trails. The maximum exposure time for both the Bulb and Time settings is 60 seconds, with ISO sensitivity available up to 1600.

Zoom with a view.

The COOLPIX P950 is equipped with a brilliant dual viewing system, featuring a super high resolution, 2359K-dot eye level electronic viewfinder (EVF), plus a large, bright, 3″ 921K-dot Vari-angle LCD display with approximately 99% frame coverage. Flip out the Vari-angle LCD to creatively compose photos and videos from unique perspectives—overhead, down low or just comfortably in front of you. Bring the COOLPIX P950 up to your eye and the display automatically switches to the EVF for a beautiful and accurate high-resolution view.

Control at your fingertips.

The Focus-mode selector makes switching between MF and AF easy. In addition to the Snap-back zoom and Side zoom controls, the Side dial is conveniently located to control shooting settings. In MF mode, the dial is used to focus manually. When set to AF, it can be assigned to control exposure compensation, white balance or ISO sensitivity. For advanced shooters, a PSAM mode dial is available right on top of the camera, much like a DSLR. Select the COOLPIX P950’s aperture and shutter speed to control your shots exactly as you want them. But you don’t have to understand exposure controls to get great results—the COOLPIX P950 can do all that work for you.

Capability-expanding accessory options.

An accessory terminal and accessory shoe let you expand the camera’s functionality with optional accessories like the DF-M1 Dot Sight, which helps keep track of small, distant subjects like birds and aircraft during super-telephoto shooting. Additionally, various accessories like flashes, microphones and more can be used to extend the capabilities of the COOLPIX P950 even further.

Bring excitement closer with Bird-watching and Moon modes.

Bird-watching mode and Moon mode are independent of Scene Modes, and can be selected right from the Mode Dial. When taking shots of wild birds or the moon, these modes help you get great results without any complicated setting changes.

Share your amazing super-telephoto shots easily with the SnapBridge App.

Images taken with the COOLPIX P950’s super-telephoto zoom look so amazing, you’ll probably want to share them right away. SnapBridge lets you do just that. Images are seamlessly transferred to your compatible smart device as you take them—ready impress your followers social media. Once paired with the camera, images can be automatically transferred without even starting up the app for added convenience.

Other Features

• VR ACTIVE mode effectively combats vibration in situations where the camera is prone to excessive shaking.
• Zoom Memory returns the camera to a pre-determined focal length when powered on.
• Manual (Spot) in AF area mode enables finer focus adjustment with the best AF area.
• Target finding AF instantly predicts the focal point of the scene as shots are composed.
• Active D-Lighting optimizes high-contrast images to restore shadow and highlight detail.
• 19 Scene modes automatically select the most appropriate camera settings according to the scene or subject.
• Creative mode and COOLPIX Picture Controls enable custom creative image expression.
• Micro-USB charging with the EH-73P Charging AC Adapter and UC-E21 USB Cable.

Technology

  • VR image stabilization

    VR image stabilization

    A Nikon technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake.
  • ISO 6400

    ISO 6400

    Maximum high ISO available on the camera is 6400 ISO.
  • CMOS

    CMOS

    Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor, one of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras. The Nikon COOLPIX CMOS image sensor with a backside illumination structure increases the amount of light that each pixel receives. The resulting improvement in noise and sensitivity reduction makes the select COOLPIX cameras more capable when shooting night scenes or in dark indoor situations.
  • Smart Portrait System

    Smart Portrait System

    Nikon’s Smart Portrait System incorporates into COOLPIX cameras a series of automatic functions, including In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™, Improved Face-Priority AF, Face Priority AE, Smile Mode, Blink Warning, Skin Softening and D-Lighting.
  • Target Finding AF

    Target Finding AF

    Select COOLPIX digital cameras utilize the Target Finding AF feature which instantaneously assesses the intended subject and automatically adjusts the AF area according to its size to assure clearly focused images.
  • Subject Tracking

    Subject Tracking

    COOLPIX cameras and select D-SLRs in Live View mode, maintain focus on a moving subject using a contrast detection system, which is based on the principle that objects in a scene that are in focus display the highest contrast.
  • Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi

    Refers to wireless technology and wireless communication. In photography, it’s most commonly the wireless transmission of images directly from a camera to a computer in order to achieve a swifter workflow.
  • Dynamic Fine Zoom

    Dynamic Fine Zoom

    Dynamic Fine Zoom is a new feature available on select Nikon COOLPIX digital cameras that extends the zoom range electronically 2x with minimal image degradation.
SnapBridge

± WI-FI COMPATIBILITY

This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.

Using the SnapBridge App
System Requirements
Android 6.0, 6.0.1 or later, 7.0 or later, 8.0 or later, 9.0 or later, 10
iOS 11.4, iOS 12.4
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.

Updating to Version 2.6.1
Images downloaded to the smart device with version 1.x will no longer be displayed in the Gallery after you upgrade to version 2, but can be viewed in the “Photos” app provided with the smart device.

Make sure your camera’s firmware is updated to the current.
Compatible cameras:
D500, D7500, D5600, D3500, D3400, D780, D850
Z 50, Z 7, Z 6
COOLPIX W150, A1000, A900, A300, B700, B600, B500, P950, P1000, W100, W300
KeyMission 80

Compatible devices are those capable of acquiring location information and those that support BLE (iPhone® 5S and later, iPad® 5th Generation and later, iPhone X or later).
There is no guarantee this app will run on all devices.

For compatibility and to download the application, please visit:

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.

Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED logo are registered trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

All Nikon trademarks are trademarks of Nikon Corporation.

Dynamic Fine Zoom magnification is calculated from the full-wide end of optical zoom.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation and its Affiliates is under license.

LCD, Video and Photo Gallery images are for illustrative purposes only.

 

Technical Specs

    • Type

    • Compact digital camera

    • Effective pixels

    • 16.0 million (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)

    • Image sensor

    • 1/2.3-in. type CMOS Total pixels: approx. 16.79 million

    • Lens

    • NIKKOR lens with 83 x optical zoom

    • Focal length

    • 4.3 to 357 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24 to 2000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)

    • f/-number

    • f/ 2.8 to 6.5

    • Construction

    • 16 elements in 12 groups (5 ED lens elements and 1 super ED lens element)

    • Digital zoom magnification

    • Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 8000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format) Up to 3.6x when recording movies with [2160/30p] (4K UHD) or [2160/25p] (4K UHD)

    • Vibration reduction

    • Lens shift (still images) Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (movies)

    • Autofocus system

    • Contrast-detect AF

    • Focus range

    • [W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to ∞ [T]: Approx. 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in.) to ∞ Macro close-up: [W]: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.) to ∞ [T]: Approx. 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in.) to ∞ (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)

    • Focus-area selection

    • Target finding AF, face priority, manual (spot), manual (normal), manual (wide), subject tracking, center (spot), center (normal), center (wide)

    • Viewfinder

    • Electronic viewfinder, 1 cm (0.39-in.), approx. 2359k-dot OLED with the diopter adjustment function (‑3 to +3 m(*1))

    • Frame coverage (shooting mode)

    • Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)

    • Frame coverage (playback mode)

    • Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)

    • Monitor size

    • 8.1 cm ( 3.2 -in.)

    • Monitor resolution

    • Approx. 921 k-dot, (RGB), wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, vari-angle TFT LCD

    • Frame coverage (shooting mode)

    • Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)

    • Frame coverage (playback mode)

    • Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)

    • Media

    • SD, SDHC, SDXC

    • File system

    • DCF and Exif 2.31 compliant

    • File formats

    • Still images: JPEG, RAW (NRW) (Nikon’s own format) Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)

    • Still image

    • 16 M [4608×3456], 8 M [3264×2448], 4 M [2272×1704], 2 M [1600×1200], 16:9 12 M [4608×2592], 3:2 14 M [4608×3072], 1:1 12 M [3456×3456]

    • Movie

    • 2160/30p (4K UHD), 2160/25p (4K UHD), 1080/30p, 1080/25p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 720/30p, 720/25p, 720/60p, 720/50p, HS 480/4x, HS 720/2x, HS 1080/0.5x

    • ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)

    • ISO 100 to 1600 [100-400], [100-800], [100-1600] (default setting), [100-3200], [100-6400], [100], [200], [400], [800], [1600], [3200], and [6400] are available when using P, S, A, M, U, or Movie manual mode

    • Metering mode

    • Matrix, center-weighted, spot

    • Exposure control

    • Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing, exposure compensation (–2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)

    • Shutter type

    • Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter

    • Shutter speed

    • 1/2000 to 1 s In P, A mode, 1/2000 to 2 s (at ISO sensitivity [100-1600]) or 1/2000 to 30 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at [100]) In S, M mode, 1/4000 (at wide-angle position, with largest f-number setting (smallest aperture)) to 30 s (can be set at ISO sensitivity 3200 or lower) Bulb and Time setting (can be set when ISO sensitivity is 1600 or lower in M mode): Up to 60 seconds When recording movies, 1/8000 to 1/30 s (at Frame rate [30 fps (30p/60p)]) or 1/8000 to 1/25 s (at Frame rate [25 fps (25p/50p)])

    • Flash sync speed

    • Synchronizes with all shutter speeds

    • Type

    • Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm

    • Range

    • 10 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)

    • Built-in flash

    • Yes

    • Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: [100-1600])

    • [W]: 0.5 to 11.5 m (1 ft 8 in. to 37 ft) [T]: 5.0 to 7.0 m (16 ft 5 in. to 22 ft)

    • Control

    • TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes

    • Flash exposure compensation

    • In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between –2 and +2 EV

    • Accessory shoe

    • ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

    • USB connector

    • Micro-USB connector (Do not use any USB cable other than the included UC-E21 USB Cable.), Hi-Speed USB

    • HDMI output connector

    • HDMI micro connector (Type D)

    • External microphone connector

    • Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

    • Accessory terminal

    • Compatible with the following accessories (available separately): MC-DC2 Remote Cord WR-R10/WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller

    • Standards

    • IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)

    • Operating frequency

    • 2412 to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 channels)

    • Maximum output power

    • 9.2 dBm (EIRP)

    • Authentication

    • Open system, WPA2-PSK

    • Communication protocols

    • Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1

    • Operating frequency

    • Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz

    • Maximum output power

    • Bluetooth: 7.2 dBm (EIRP) Bluetooth Low Energy: 7.2 dBm (EIRP)

    • Power sources

    • One EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included) EH-5d AC Adapter; requires EP-5C Power Connector (available separately)

    • Charging time

    • Approx. 3 h (when using EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains)

    • Battery life of still shooting

    • Approx. 290 shots when using EN-EL20a {sup(*1)}

    • Battery life of movies (actual battery life for recording)

    • Approx. 1 h 20 min when using EN-EL20a {sup(*1)}{sup(*2)}

    • Tripod socket

    • 1/4 (ISO 1222)

    • Dimensions (WxHxD)

    • Approx. 140.2 x 109.6 x 149.8 mm ( 5.6 x 4.4 x 5.9 in.) (excluding projections)

    • Weight

    • Approx. 1005 g ( 2 lb 3.5 oz ) (including battery and memory card)

    • Temperature

    • 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)

    • Humidity

    • 85% or less (no condensation)

    • Supplied Accessories

    • Strap, LC-67 Lens Cap, EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, EH-73P Charging AC Adapter (A plug adapter is attached depending on the country or region of purchase. The shape of the plug adapter varies with the country or region of purchase), UC-E21 USB Cable, HN-CP20 Lens Hood

  • 1. *1 Battery life does not reflect the use of SnapBridge and may vary with the conditions of use, including temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time that menus and images are displayed. *2 Individual movie files cannot exceed 29 minutes in length, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording. The maximum size of a single movie file is 4 GB. If a file exceeds 4 GB even when you record for less than 29 minutes, it is split into multiple files and cannot be played back continuously. Recording may end before the maximum recording time is reached if the camera temperature becomes elevated.

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