• 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
• Subject Tracking
• Target Finding AF
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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.
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 faster*, the maximum in the history of Nikon compact digital cameras**.
*Based on CIPA Standards, measured at approx. 350mm (35mm format equivalent).
**As of January, 2020.
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.
Cinematic 4K UHD movies.
The COOLPIX P950 can record high-quality 4K UHD/30p movies across its entire zoom range, from 24mm all the way 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.
RAW (NRW) for stills.
With RAW (NRW) file format support, full-resolution still images can be saved that contain 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.
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.
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.
|TypeCompact Digital Camera|
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|Effective Pixels (Megapixels)16.0 million|
|Sensor Size1/ 2.3 in.|
|Total Pixels16.79 million (approx.)|
|Image Size (pixels)4608 x 3456 (16M)|
|Lens83x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens|
|Lens Focal Length4.3-357mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-2000mm lens in 35mm  format)|
|Lens Construction16 elements in 12 groups (5 ED glass elements, 1 super ED glass element)|
|Digital ZoomUp to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 8,000mm lens in 35mm  format)|
|Vibration ReductionLens shift VR (still pictures)|
|Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)|
|ApertureElectronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm|
|Autofocus (AF)Contrast-detect AF|
|Autofocus (AF) Focus-area SelectionCenter (spot)|
|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)|
|ViewfinderElectronic viewfinder, 1 cm (0.39-in.) approx. 2359k-dot equivalent OLED with the diopter adjustment function (-3 to +3 m-1)|
|Monitor Size3.2 in. diagonal|
|Monitor TypeVari-Angle TFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coating|
|5-level brightness adjustment|
|Monitor Frame Coverage (shooting mode)99% horizontal (Approx.)|
|99% vertical (Approx.)|
|(compared to actual picture)|
|Monitor Frame Coverage (playback mode)100% horizontal (Approx.)|
|100% vertical (Approx.)|
|(compared to actual picture)|
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|Storage MediaSD memory card|
|SDHC memory card|
|SDXC memory card|
|Storage File SystemDCF|
|Exif 2.31 compliant|
|Storage File FormatsStill pictures: JPEG|
|Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)|
|Movie4K 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 640x480/ 4x|
|HS 1920x1080/ 0.5x|
|HS 1280x720/ 2x|
|ISO SensitivityISO 100 - 1600|
|[100-400], [100-800], [100-1600] (default setting), [100-3200], [100-6400], , , , , , , and  are available when using P, S, A, M, U, or Movie manual mode|
|Lowest ISO Sensitivity100|
|Highest ISO Sensitivity6400|
|Exposure ControlProgrammed auto exposure with flexible program|
|Shutter priority auto|
|Exposure compensation (-2.0 to +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)|
|Multiple Exposure Lighten|
|In-Camera Image EditingCrop|
|Exposure Compensation± 2 EV in steps of 1/3|
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|Choose color temp|
|White Balance Preset|
|ShutterMechanical and CMOS electronic shutter|
|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)|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full ResolutionUp to 10 shots at approx. 7 frames per second|
|Continuous Shooting OptionsContinuous H|
|Continuous H 60|
|Continuous H 120|
|Self-TimerCan be selected from 10 or 3 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 ControlTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes|
|Interface Data Transfer ProtocolMTP|
|Video OutputHDMI micro connector (Type D)|
|HDMI OutputHDMI micro connector (Type D)|
|I/O TerminalDigital I/O (USB)|
|Smart Device App ConnectivitySnapBridge|
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|Supported LanguagesThe languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased.|
|Power SourcesOne Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a (supplied)|
|Charging Time3 hours when using EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains (Approx.)|
|Battery / BatteriesRechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a|
|Battery Life (shots per charge)Nikon Rechargeable: 290 shots (CIPA)|
|Movies: Approx. 1 hour 20 minutes|
|Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards for measuring the life of camera batteries. Measured at 23(-/+2)°C (73(-/+4)°F); zoom adjusted with each shot, flash fired with every other shot, image quality set to Normal, image size set to 4608 x 3456 (16M). Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.|
|Tripod Socket¼ in.|
|Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)5.6 in. (140.2 mm) x 4.4 in. (109.6 mm) x 5.9 in. (149.8 mm)|
|Approx. Weight35.5 oz. (1005 g)|
|with battery and SD memory card|
|Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)|