Nikon P1000 Field Test Part I: First impressions from the far away world


posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:12 AM EST

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The last few weeks in the digital photography world have all seemed to focus on cameras with larger sensors, as the great Full Frame mirrorless race is now in full steam. With this Field Test for the new Nikon P1000, we'll change that focus for a bit, turning our attention a digicam, albeit with a smaller sensor but with some serious zooming power... And I mean serious!

Who wouldn't want a 3000mm-eq. option in a camera costing only $997 and weighing only a fraction over 3lbs? Well, the answer isn't that simple, because for most of us the decision to pull a grand out of our wallets for a camera come down to questions regarding image quality and usability. And those type questions are the reason Imaging Resource exists, so that we can help answer them for you!

So with that I grabbed the P1000 before anyone could beat me to the punch and headed out to reel in as much as of the natural world with this 125x superzoom as I could in the few days I had it at my disposal. I came away impressed with the incredible versatility of the camera for the price and size.

1/640s / f/5.6 / ISO 100 / 600mm-eq.

Fortunately, I was also able to find a few clear nights in between hurricane remnants passing overhead, in order to train the P1000 on our celestial lunar neighbor. The results were intriguing, and I'll go over all the details in this first Field Test.

1/160s / f/7.1 / ISO 400 / 2600mm-eq.

Nikon P1000 Field Test Pt I