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NIKON P1000 SHORT REVIEW
It’s been a big year for Nikon. They finally stepped into the full-frame mirrorless camera world with the Nikon Z7 and Z6 cameras but that doesn’t mean that they’re done with smaller sensors or all-in-one super-zooms. The new COOLPIX P1000 is a dramatically different on the outside from its successor, the P900. It’s twice as large and twice as heavy, coming in at a whopping 3.2 pounds. It has arguably the greatest zoom lens ever put on an all-in-one camera with a range of 24-3000mm. The P1000, however, is slightly hamstrung by its diminutive sensor, which is the same 16MP 1/2.3″ sensor from the P900. So, despite all the physical changes and zoom capabilities, it’s not any faster or sharper.
The P1000 does have an incredible 5 stops of image stabilization that works like a dream when taking still photos. You won’t even need a tripod when shooting stills even with the lens fully extended to 3000mm. ISO capabilities aren’t great, though, and you’ll get a massive amount of image breakdown and grain shooting at its max range of 6,400. The 49-point contrast AF is slow and inaccurate from a distance, but not half as slow as the camera’s image processing speed. You’ll quickly lose your subject your EVF with the amount of lag time between each photo. This is a tale of a camera that could’ve been. There’s no comparable camera on the market with a lens like the P1000 has for $1,000. If you have patience and are willing to work with its limitations you can get some decent images. Unfortunately, its slow speed and lower quality images relegate it to a niche product for police surveillance, bird watching, and voyeurs.
All images are almost exactly as how they were taken with the camera.
Levels have been cleaned up using NIKON CAPTURE NX-D, and that’s it. No filters or actions have been applied.