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Step into a super-telephoto world.
The 83x optical zoom of the COOLPIX P950 covers an incredible focal-length range, from wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 2,000mm and everything in between.
- 16 MP Low-light CMOS Sensor
- 83x Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens
- 3.2" 921,000-dot Vari-Angle LCD
- 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 at 30/25
- VR Image Stabilization
- ISO 6400
- Scene Auto Selector / Easy Auto Mode
- Smart Portrait System
- Target Finding AF
- Subject Tracking
- Dynamic Fine Zoom
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, an enhanced digital zoom that effectively doubles the reach to a 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"). 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
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 cameras.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
± 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.
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.
What's IncludedCOOLPIX P950 Digital Camera
EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
EH-73P Charging AC Adapter
LC-67 Snap-on Front Lens Cap 67mm
UC-E21 USB Cable
AN-DC3 Strap (Black)
|Type||Compact Digital Camera|
|Effective Pixels||16 million|
|Total Pixels||16.79 million|
|Image Size (Pixels)||4608 x 3456 (16M)|
|Lens||83x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens|
|Lens Focal Length||4.3-357mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-2000mm lens in 35mm  format)|
|Lens Construction||16 elements in 12 groups (5 ED glass elements, 1 super ED glass element and 2 aspherical lens elements in 3 surfaces)|
|Digital Zoom||Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 8,000mm lens in 35mm  format)|
|Vibration Reduction||Lens shift VR (still pictures)
Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)
|Aperture||Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm|
|Autofocus (AF)||Contrast-detect AF|
|Autofocus (AF) Focus-Area Selection||Face priority
Target Finding AF
|Focus Range||[T]: Approx. 1 ft. 8 in. (50 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 16 ft. 5 in. (5.0 m) to infinity
Macro mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm) (wide-angle position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
|Viewfinder||Electronic viewfinder, 1 cm (0.39-in.) approx. 2359k-dot equivalent OLED with the diopter adjustment function (-3 to +3 m-1)|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||Approx. 100%|
|Monitor Size||3.2 in. diagonal|
with Anti-reflection coating
5-level brightness adjustment
|Monitor Frame Coverage (shooting mode)||100% horizontal (Approx.)
100% vertical (Approx.)
(compared to actual picture)
|Monitor Frame Coverage (playback mode)||100% horizontal (Approx.)
100% vertical (Approx.)
(compared to actual picture)
|Storage Media||SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
|Storage File System||DCF
EXIF 2.3 compliant
|Storage File Formats||Still pictures: JPEG
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
|Movie||4K 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
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 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)
|Lowest ISO Sensitivity||100|
|Highest ISO Sensitivity||6400|
|Exposure Control||Programmed auto exposure with flexible program
Shutter priority auto
Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)
Scene Auto Selector
Black and White Copy
Scene Auto Selector
|In-Camera Image Editing||Crop
|Exposure Compensation||± 2 EV in steps of 1/3|
White Balance Preset
|Shutter||Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000-1 sec.
1/4000-5 sec. (when ISO is set to 100 in M mode) when the aperture value is set to f/8 (wide-angle end)
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution||Up to 10 shots at approx. 7 frames per second|
|Continuous Shooting Options||Best Shot Selector
Continuous H 60
Continuous H 120
|Self-Timer||Can be selected from 10 or 2 seconds duration|
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
|[W]: 0.5 to 11.5m (1 ft. 8 in. to 37 ft.)
[T]: 5.0 to 7.0m (16 ft. 5 in. to 22 ft.)
|Built-In Flash Control||TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes|
|Interface Data Transfer Protocol||MTP
|Video Output||HDMI micro connector (Type D)|
|HDMI Output||HDMI micro connector (Type D)|
|I/O Terminal||Digital I/O (USB)|
Smart Device App Connectivity
|Supported Languages||The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.|
|Power Sources||One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a (supplied)|
|Charging Time||3 hours (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains) (Approx.)|
|Battery / Batteries||Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a|
|Battery Life (shots per charge)||Nikon Rechargeable: 290 shots (CIPA)
Movies: Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes
|Tripod Socket||¼ in.
|Approx. Dimensions (W x D x H)||14 x 11 x 15 cm (5.6 x 4.4 x 5.9")|
|Approx. Weight||1005 g (35.5 oz)
|Operating Environment||Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)|
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