Nikon P1000 zooms out to 3,000mm

1 year 3 weeks ago #643613 by Stacy Merrow
I have never owned one of these P900 or P1000 cameras from Nikon.  I was on on the Nikon website then looking at it further on Adorama https://www.adorama.com/inkcpp1000b.html

It gets really good reviews, but what are people using this camera for.  Would this be a camera that can still be used for jobs or like a second body?

3000mm zoom is so much!  You could see craters on the moon with that I bet?


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1 year 3 weeks ago #643618 by fmw

Stacy Merrow wrote: I have never owned one of these P900 or P1000 cameras from Nikon.  I was on on the Nikon website then looking at it further on Adorama https://www.adorama.com/inkcpp1000b.html

It gets really good reviews, but what are people using this camera for.  Would this be a camera that can still be used for jobs or like a second body?

3000mm zoom is so much!  You could see craters on the moon with that I bet?


It may be ideal for you.  I don't know.  But you should understand the negatives.  A 125X zoom can be sharp somewhere in the zoom range but not everywhere.  If you look at the Nikon site, there is an image of the moon there and you can see how soft the image is.  I found no aperture info for the lens but I would suspect the image stabilization wouldn't be enough to make acceptable images at full extension without a tripod.  Also, it is a fixed telephoto zoom lens.  You will have no access to wide angle photography without damaging image quality even further.  I would suggest spending the money on an interchangeable lens camera with a normal zoom included with it.

If all you want is a snapshot machine it should be fine but fairly expensive for the purpose.


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1 year 3 weeks ago #643619 by Nikon Shooter
The said 3000mm focal length is very relative
as the sensor of the P1000 is really minuscule!

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1 year 3 weeks ago #643631 by Stacy Merrow
So I was just looking at that moon shot  That doesn't look as zoomed in as I thought 3000mm would get you.

Yeah, I don't know about this camera based on what I have just learned.

What size sensor is in this BTW?


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1 year 3 weeks ago - 1 year 3 weeks ago #643653 by Nikon Shooter

Stacy Merrow wrote: What size sensor is in this BTW?


1/2,3 : 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 
I really meant tiny! :P

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1 year 3 weeks ago #643674 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day Stacy

The N-900 & N-1000 along with similar Canon or Fuji superzoom cameras are designed and sold to people who simply like to take photos of 1001 things around them ... without necessarily considering the many things that we, as 'serious' photographers consider as desirable features ~ things like a clear, sharp image at all times

These cameras have smaller sensors than interchangeable-lens cameras, and therefore will struggle a bit with large 20" x 30" poster prints or low light situations. For someone who regards a smart-fone camera as 'great' then these cameras are 'super-great and wonderful'

The other side of the coin is that small sensor superzoom cameras can and are really good for many things - especially if the user is a 'hobby' photographer not a 'commercial' photographer. If the user was travelling for example, then a small camera with a 10x to 25x zoom lens can easily be carried on the plane or stored in a handbag. Such a camera might be 3/4kg, whereas a dSLR plus 2 or 3 lenses might be 5kg - and it all adds up with size, weight and expense

I use the Panasonic FZ-200 / 300 superzoom and love it. Its lens is restricted to 24x zoom with a max of 600mm [film camera equivalent]; its sensor is restricted to 12mpx so that noise is not an issue most times, and it is light enough to carry just about anywhere. While I have several 20" x 30" prints on the walls at home, most prints are 12" to 24" wide, and the sharpness there is more than okay. I have used SLR cameras for 40+ years, and now decided that this superzoom camera will do me ... as I am more a 'hobby' user these days and no longer do 'commercial' work

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
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