Nikon COOLPIX P950 Digital Camera (Black)

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Nikon COOLPIX P950 Digital Camera (Black)

  • Nikon COOLPIX P950 Digital Camera (Black)
  • EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • EH-73P Charging AC Adapter
  • UC-E21 USB Cable
  • AN-DC3 Strap (Black)
  • LC-67 Snap-on Front Lens Cap 67mm
  • HN-CP20 Lens Hood

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Nikon COOLPIX P950 Digital Camera (Black)

Covering an incredible focal-length range from 24mm (wide-angle) to 2000mm (super-telephoto), the Nikon COOLPIX P950 offers a powerful 83x optical zoom that lets you capture distant subjects far beyond the reach of an ordinary camera. It utilizes a back-illuminated CMOS image sensor with improved noise and sensitivity reduction that provides high-performance when shooting night scenes or in dark indoor situations. The Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) allows for reliable super-telephoto stabilization by effectively reducing image blurring caused by camera shake even when shooting handheld. Enjoy high-quality 4K UHD/30p movie recording across the entire zoom range from 24mm to 2000mm. The built-in Wi-Fi support allows for wireless transmission of images directly from a camera to a computer.

Powerful 83x Optical Zoom

With a powerful 83x optical zoom covering a focal range from 24 to 2,000mm, you can capture distant subjects like birds and other animals in the wild, distant landscapes, aircraft and even planets. An enhanced digital zoom that effectively doubles the reach to a 4,000mm is available through Dynamic Fine Zoom that allows for even greater zoom potential. Perfectly designed for macro photography, the camera can capture as close as approximately 1 cm/0.4 inches. From extreme close-ups to extreme zoom, the COOLPIX P950 delivers sharp, clear and beautiful images, all in a compact, highly portable body.

Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction)

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 faster.

Superior Optical Performance

The COOLPIX P950 uses an advanced optical system featuring a Super ED glass element that effectively reduces chromatic aberration and dynamically achieving superior image quality with super-telephoto shooting. In addition, the back-illuminated CMOS image sensor, with 16 effective megapixels and sensitivity up to 6400 ISO, helps capture clear, sharp images even in dark shooting situations.

Faster AF Speed

An increased buffer capacity lets you fire two consecutive bursts in Continuous H mode (up to 10 frames at approximately 7 fps). This combined with faster AF performance at the telephoto end never lets you miss a decisive moment when shooting elusive wildlife or fast action.

Cinematic 4K UHD Movies

The COOLPIX P950 can record high-quality 4K UHD/30p movies across its entire zoom range. 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. The camera lets you choose the zoom speed during video recording by selecting one of three options with the side zoom control.

RAW (NRW) for Stills

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

Time-Lapse Movies Made Easy

Create dynamic time-lapse movies of landscapes automatically from a series of still images captured in interval timer shooting by selecting one of five scene mode options at the most appropriate interval setting.

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-inch 921k-dot Vari-angle LCD display with approximately 99% frame coverage. You can flip out the vari-angle LCD to compose photos and videos from unique perspectives including low angle shots. The display automatically switches to the EVF as soon as you bring the COOLPIX P950 up to your eye for a beautiful and accurate high-resolution view.

Easy to Use Controls

The camera comes with a Focus-mode selector that lets you easily switch between MF and AF. In addition to the Snap-back zoom and Side zoom controls the camera has a Side dial that helps control shooting settings. In MF mode, the dial is used to focus manually and when set to AF, the dial 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.

Suitable for Bird-Watching and Moon Modes

Nikon’s COOLPIX P950 offers Bird-watching and Moon modes that can be easily selected from the Mode Dial to enjoy great results without any complicated setting changes.


Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus


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

Exposure Control

Continuous ShootingBest Shot Selector Continuous H Continuous H 60 Continuous H 120 Continuous L Interval Timer Multi-shot 16 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 Size0.39-in


Memory Card SlotSDXC


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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