Step into the super-telephoto world with the new Nikon COOLPIX P950

Step into the super-telephoto world with the new Nikon COOLPIX P950

The new Nikon compact camera captures a world beyond our own

We are pleased the launch of the new COOLPIX P950, boasting super-telephoto performance. The easy to use, hassle-free compact digital camera is built for photos and videos with 2000mm focal length from 83x optical zoom, Vibration Reduction (VR) function capability for steady shots and superior ability to record videos in 4K UHD.

For lovers of bird and animal watching, astronomy, aviation or sports photography, the new super- telephoto camera is sure to impress.

“The new COOLPIX P950 is the ultimate companion for those seeking ultra-high-power zoom, complete with overwhelmingly high magnifications, versatile image expressions and comfortable usability. At Nikon, we are driven by innovation and creativity – this release is another example of how we are constantly expanding the possibilities of imaging.” – John Young, General Manager of Marketing for Nikon Australia.

Receive a bonus Nikon DF-M1 Dot Sight and a enjoy two-year warranty period when you purchase a new Nikon P950 from any Nikon Australia Authorised Reseller and register it with your My Nikon Life profile. Visit to learn more.

Nikon COOLPIX P950 Primary Features

Better Than Your Own Eyes

With the P950’s 2000mm-equivalent focal length, users will be able to see beyond the capabilities of the naked eye with its 83x optical zoom. Photographers who love wide landscape photographs will be able to take advantage of its wide-angle 24mm to super-telephoto 2000mm (35mm-format equivalent) abilities. Experience sharper and more beautiful images with high performing Super ED glass, providing superior chromatic aberration correction capability.

For super telephoto photography that is likely to cause image blur, the camera is equipped with Dual Detect Optical VR. This allows for shooting with a compensation effect equivalent to a shutter speed of 5.5 stops* for a steady shot with hand-held telephoto shooting.

The new P950, with 16.0 megapixels**, simplifies challenging compositions with the selection of Moon Mode and Bird-Watching mode from the mode dial. This optimises the camera’s settings to capture these subjects of interest.

Never miss a photo opportunity with the improved autofocus speed at the telephoto side and increased buffer memory to photograph decisive moments, be it a rare sighting of a reclusive animal or a rare bird in mid-flight.

Versatility and Control in Your Hands

Capture any moment with confidence as the camera delivers ultra-high-definition movies and realistic imaging experiences with its 4K UHD abilities. Those who are seeking a professional feel in your video storytelling can look forward to integrating the time-lapse movie which can be automatically produced from stills image captured in interval timer shooting to produce an approximately 10 seconds video.

“Bulb” and “Time” shooting are also available to enable photo-taking of the night sky and night landscapes. Take advantage of and retain the best quality version of your stills as the camera supports Nikon’s exclusive NRW (RAW) format*** which enables you to work with in post-production.

Ensure that you can get consistency in your series of photographs with the added Auto Exposure-Lock/Auto Focus-Lock (AE-L/AF-L) button. A useful feature which allows you to lock focus and exposure settings to ensure consistency when you are shooting in semi-auto modes. Use this feature to your advantage when shooting panoramic photography.




Improved Operability for Greater Enjoyment

The COOLPIX P950 delivers improved operability as it features an intuitive operation with side dial/focus-mode selector, and an ultra-high definition, 0.39-inch, approximately 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder with an eye sensor. These features give photographers a high degree of control and makes it easy to use, allowing for stress-free photography.

A 3.2-inch. vari-angle, approximately 921k-dot TFT LCD monitor with anti-reflection coating is also fitted on the camera, offering greater flexibility of composition and encouraging more creative expressions.

With the camera weighing at just 1005g approximately, including batteries and the SD memory card, and built with improving gripping and holding comfort, the new super-telephoto zoom camera can be operated with ease.

Beyond the Camera

Get the best out of the COOLPIX P950 with versatile optional accessories to add on:

  • Enable full-scale production with an accessory shoe [IA1] to fit accessories like an external microphone for better audio recording and a DF-M1 Dot sight for acquiring distant subjects.
  • A Bluetooth® remote control ML-L7, ideal for remote shooting and reducing camera shake during super-telephoto photography or astrophotography.
  • Monitor your recording projects by connecting to an external monitor with its Clean HDMI output.
  • The camera also supports the SnapBridge app so that your high-quality photos taken with a Nikon camera can be shared instantly to your social media platforms, just as you would with photos taken with your smart device.


*Based on CIPA Standard; measured at approx. 350 mm (35mm-format equivalent)
**May be reduced with image processing
***Images cannot be recorded in NRW (RAW) format with shooting in Creative mode, Bird-watching mode, Moon mode, or any
of the scene modes. NRW (RAW) images cannot be processed or edited in-camera. NRW (RAW) images can be processed and
edited by copying them to a computer and using ViewNX-i or Capture NX-D software
Published by mynikonlife Jan 6, 2020
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