Nikon Coolpix P950 83x Optical Zoom Nikkor ED Glass Lens Digital Camera with TFT-LCD Display

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Nikon Coolpix P950 83x Optical Zoom Nikkor ED Glass Lens Digital Camera with TFT-LCD Display

  • Nikon Coolpix P950 83x Optical Zoom Nikkor ED Glass Lens Digital Camera with TFT-LCD Display
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Nikon Coolpix P950 83x Optical Zoom Nikkor ED Glass Lens Digital Camera with TFT-LCD Display

The 83x optical zoom of the Nikon Coolpix P950 Digital Camera covers an incredible focal-length range, from wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 2,000mm and everything in between. With a zoom this powerful, you can capture distant subjects far beyond the reach of an ordinary camera from birds and other animals in the wild to distant landscapes, aircraft, and even planets. Dynamic Fine Zoom is an enhanced digital zoom that effectively doubles the reach to 4,000mm, allowing for even greater zoom potential. At the other end of the spectrum, macro photography can be captured as close as approx. 1 cm/0.4 inch from macro close-ups to extreme telephoto superzoom, the Coolpix P950 delivers sharp, clear, and beautiful images, all in a compact, highly portable body.

Portable and Powerful

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

ED Glass Element

The Nikon 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.

Capture Clear Image in Dark

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.

4K UHD/30p Movies

The Nikon Coolpix P950 can record high-quality 4K UHD/30p movies across its entire zoom range, from 24mm 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.

File Format Support

With RAW (NRW) file format support, full-resolution still images can be saved that contains 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. 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.

Bulb and Time Settings

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.

Brilliant Dual Viewing System

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-inch 921K-dot Vari-angle LCD display with approximately 99 percent 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.

Accessory Terminal and Accessory Shoe

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.

Mode Dial

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 Amazing Photos Through Snap Bridge

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 to impress your followers on social media.


Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus


Sensor Resolution16 Megapixels
Maximum Resolution4608 x 3456
Image StabilizationYes
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch

Exposure Control

Shutter Speed1/2000-1 sec. In P, A mode, 1/2000-2 sec. (at ISO sensitivity 100-1600), or 1/2000-30 sec. (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at 100) In S, M mode, 1/4000 (at wide-angle position, with largest f-number setting (smallest aperture)-30 sec. (can be set at ISO sensitivity 3200 or lower) Bulb and Time setting (can be set when ISO sensitivity is 1600 or lower M mode): Up to 60 seconds When recording movies, 1/8000-1/30 sec. (at Frame rate 30 fps (30p/60p) or 1/8000-125 sec. (at Frame rate 25 fps 25p/50p)
ISO SensitivityISO 100 - 1600 ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M mode) ISO Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 12,800) (available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)
Exposure Compensation-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV
Self TimerCan be selected from 10 or 3 seconds duration
Metering MethodMatrix Center-weighted Spot
Exposure ModesAuto Scene Smart Portrait Special Effects
Continuous ShootingContinuous H Continuous H 60 Continuous H 120 Continuous L Interval Timer Pre-shooting cache Single


Video ResolutionUltra HD 4K
Recording Modes4K UHD 3,840x2,160/ 30p 4K UHD 3,840x2,160/ 25p Full HD: 1920x1080/ 60p Full HD: 1920x1080/ 50p Full HD: 1920x1080/ 30p Full HD: 1920x1080/ 25p HD: 1280x720/ 60p HD: 1280x720/ 50p HD: 1280x720/ 30p HD: 1280x720/ 25p HS 1920x1080/ 15p HS 1920x1080/ 12.5p HS 1280x720/ 60p HS 1280x720/ 50p HS 640x480/ 120p HS 640x480/ 100p VGA 640x480/ 30p VGA 640x480/ 25p


Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder Size0.39-in


Integrated FlashYes


Memory Card SlotSDXC


BatteryOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a (supplied)
Camera ModelNikon Coolpix P950


Monitor Size3.2 inch


Camera FeaturesWifi


Optical Zoom83x
Focal Length4.3-357mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8-6.5
Focus Range[T]: Approx. 1 feet 8 inches (50 cm) to infinity [T]: Approx. 16 feet 5 inches (5 m) to infinity Macro mode: Approx. 0.4 inch (1 cm) (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)

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