Zoom to the moon...and beyond
Nikon is proud to introduce the COOLPIX P1000, the most extreme zoom Nikon ever. Featuring 3000mm optical zoom, 4K UHD video recording, RAW (NRW) image capture, and so much more. The COOLPIX P1000 is a game-changer for birders, sports and wildlife enthusiasts, travel photographers, and those looking to see beyond our world without leaving their backyard.
Mind-blowing 3000mm zoom. 4K Ultra HD video. RAW (NRW), macro, time-lapse and so much more.
Imagine being able to zoom far beyond the reach of standard telephoto lenses, to capture not just the moon, but the craters, peaks and valleys of its surface. Imagine being able to view the International Space Station in flight, even the rings of Saturn—not with a telescope, but with a one-of-a-kind Nikon camera. Introducing the COOLPIX P1000, the most extreme zoom Nikon ever, and a game-changer for birders, sports and wildlife enthusiasts, travel photographers and even those aspiring to venture to the moon and beyond without leaving their backyard.
Telescope-like zoom power
This isn't super zoom, it's extreme zoom. A 3000mm equivalent NIKKOR ED glass lens—the most powerful lens ever used on a COOLPIX camera—opens a new world of shooting possibilities.
Rock-steady image stabilization
When shooting with extreme zoom power, tiny camera movements are amplified. The COOLPIX P1000 uses a Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction system to stabilize both horizontal and vertical movements.
Bring your cinematic vision to life
4K Ultra HD video with stereo sound
Harness the flexibility of the COOLPIX P1000's incredible lens and high quality image sensor to create amazing video content in 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 at 30p) with true stereo sound. For greater control of your videos, manual mode allows you to adjust focus, exposure and more during recording.
When it comes to videos, the COOLPIX P1000 won’t leave you wanting. It includes an HDMI port for recording and playback to an external monitor, a microphone jack for optimal sound capture, and a hot-shoe for mounting even more filmmaking accessories.
Create extraordinary fast-motion footage with the COOLPIX P1000’s time-lapse and superlapse recording modes. Time-lapse combines still images shot at customizable intervals into a 10 second video, while the Superlapse feature can capture video at speeds of 2x, 4x, 10x, 20x, and 30x.
A marvel of optical ingenuity
Intuitive lens and camera control at your fingertips
The COOLPIX P1000’s miraculously compact lens design puts the power of a massive professional super telephoto lens into a compact bridge zoom camera design along with convenient external control features like a smooth focus control ring, snapback subject acquisition checking and AF/MF switching; and some of NIKKOR’s most advanced lens technologies.
Smooth control ring
The COOLPIX P1000’s smooth operating control ring provides next-level operation, enabling you to intuitively adjust focus in MF mode or exposure, white balance or ISO in AF mode right from the lens barrel without having to look away from the viewfinder.
Snapback zoom button
With the press of a button, the COOLPIX P1000 zooms out so you can easily recapture distant subjects that may have moved out of frame. Release it and your focal length snaps right back to where it was.
Versatility that ignites creativity
Near, far and everything in between
Reveal hidden worlds
Use the extreme zoom power of the COOLPIX P1000 on close subjects for macro photography and reveal the smallest details. Focus as close as 1 ft. from your subject.
Shoot from dusk until dawn
The COOLPIX P1000's fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, backside-illuminated image sensor, high ISO capability and EXPEED 4 image processing power through low light situations.
Form and function in harmony
Advanced design features for advanced usability
A brilliant view
Comfortably compose your shot with the COOLPIX P1000’s crystal clear, 0.39-inch 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder, perfect for handheld shooting.
Shoot from new angles
Not only does the 3.2-inch 921,000 dot LCD display offer brilliant composing and playback, but its Vari-angle functionality lets you frame shots from tricky high or low angles with ease.
The new ML-L7 Remote Control allows various camera functions, such as zoom, aperture, ISO and the COOLPIX P1000s shutter to be triggered remotely without disrupting the camera and your composition during super telephoto shooting.
The front and rear grips on the COOLPIX P1000 were specially designed to enhance holding and minimize fatigue as a result of extreme telephoto shooting.
Shoot and share with a compatible smartphone
Works with the Nikon SnapBridge app
Show off the COOLPIX P1000’s incredible zoom shots instantly on social media thanks to Nikon’s SnapBridge app for iOS and Android.
SnapBridge pairs easily with Bluetooth/Wi-Fi enabled Nikon cameras like the COOLPIX P1000 and allows you to send photos from the camera straight to your smartphone, then edit and share like normal.
Great photos and videos from day one
Automatic features for point and shoot simplicity
Point and shoot simplicity
The COOLPIX P1000 has a host of automatic functions to help you capture great photos from day one. Scene modes optimize settings for a selected scene type such as portrait, sunset, landscape, night and more, while auto ISO, exposure and white balance ensure great, hassle-free results so you can focus on getting the shot.
Moon and bird modes
Take the guess work out of shooting tricky far off subjects. Moon mode automatically compensates for low light astrophotography while the advanced bird-watching mode optimizes the camera’s settings for capturing elusive creatures.
See Moon and Bird-Watching Mode Sample Images
Stylize your shots with easy-to-use filters organized in five groups: Light, for brightening color, Depth for calming atmosphere, Memory, for creating old-fashioned looks, Classical, for traditional photo effects and Noir, a collection of monochrome tones.
Find the right look for any scene with Nikon’s Picture Controls. Shoot in Standard, Neutral, Vivid or Monochrome and find a style that’s all your own.
Compact Digital Camera
- Image Sensor
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)
1 / 2.3 in.
16.79 million (approx.)
Image Size (pixels)
4608 x 3456 (16M
125x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
Lens Focal Length
4.3-539mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-3,000mm lens in 35mm  format)
17 elements in 12 groups (5 ED lens elements and 1 super ED lens element)
Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 12,000mm lens in 35mm  format)
Lens shift VR (still pictures)
Lens-shift and Electronic VR (movies)
Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm
Autofocus (AF) Focus-area selection
Target Finding AF
[W]: Approx. 1 ft. (30 cm.) to infinity
[T]: Approx. 23 ft. (7.0 m.) to infinity
Macro close-up mode: Approx. 0.4 in. (1 cm) (wide-angle position), Approx. 23 ft. (7.0 m) (telephoto position) (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Electronic viewfinder, 1 cm (0.39-in.) approx. 2359k-dot equivalent OLED with the diopter adjustment function (-3 to +3 m-1)
3.2 in. diagonal
Vari-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)
- File System
SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
Storage File System
Exif 2.31 compliant
Storage File formats
Still pictures: JPEG, RAW (NRW) (Nikon’s own format)
Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)
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 640x480/ 4x
HS 1920x1080/ 0.5x
HS 1280x720/ 2x
ISO 100 - 1600
ISO 3200, 6400 (available when using P, S, A or M or Movie manual mode)
The lowest ISO sensitivity in Movie manual mode is ISO 125
Lowest ISO Sensitivity
Highest ISO Sensitivity
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
Multiple Exposure Lighten
Scene Auto Selector
In-Camera Image Editing
± 2 EV in steps of 1/3
- White Balance
Choose color temp
White Balance Preset
Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
1/4000 - 1 sec.
1/4000 - 30 sec. (when ISO sensitivity is 100 in M mode)
At wide-angle position, with largest f-number setting (smallest aperture)
Bulb and Time setting (can be set when ISO sensitivity is 100 in M mode): Up to 60 seconds
1/8000 - 1/30 sec. (when recording movies)
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution
Up to 7 shots at approx. 7 frames per second
- Continuous Shooting Options
Continuous H 60
Continuous H 120
Can be selected from 10 or 3 seconds duration
ISO 518 hot-shoe contact with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Built-in flash Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto)
[W]: 0.3 to 12m (12 in. to 41 ft.)
[T]: 5.0 to 8.0m (17 ft. to 26 ft.) (focal length equivalent to that of 2,000 mm lens in 35mm  format)
Built-in Flash Control
TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Interface Data transfer protocol
HDMI micro connector (Type D)
Digital I/O (USB)
Smart Device App Connectivity
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.
- Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Portugese (European and Brazilian)
One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a (supplied)
AC Adapter EH-5b/EH-5c; requires EP-5C Power Connector (available separately)
3 hours when using EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains (Approx.)
Battery / Batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL20a
Battery Life (shots per charge)
Nikon Rechargeable: 250 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.
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
5.8 in. (146.3 mm) x 4.7 in. (118.8 mm) x 7.2 in. (181.3 mm)
49.9 oz. (1,415 g)
With battery and memory card
Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)