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Nikon’s P950 can zoom from 24mm to 2000mm!

New superzoom camera also shoots RAW stills and 4K video…

Need an epically huge focal range but don’t want to carry a bag full of lenses? Well, you need Nikon’s new P950 camera – a superzoom that takes over from the popular P900 and features a 83x magnification that enables users to shoot at ranges from 24-2000mm.

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Although the focal range is the same as the older P900, the image stabilisation system has been improved to offer 5.5-stops of compensation thanks to the VR technology. With 16-megapixels of resolution, the P950 also improves on video, and is capable of capturing 4K UHD footage at 30p and also has the ability to extract stills from the 4K footage. What’s more, a Clean HDMI output enables video to be linked to an external device.

If 2000mm isn’t quite long enough, you can take the focal length even further via, a 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom that digitally extends the upper limit to an incredible 4000mm. RAW stills can be captured to make the most from the 16-megapixel resolution and images can be composed using the 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder or via the 3.2-inch vari-angle LCD that has touchscreen technology. The LCD also acts as a target pad to help lock onto subjects when using the longer focal lengths.

Offering Nikon’s SnapBridge Bluetooth technology to enable the transfer of images to a smart device so you can upload on the go, the P950 is also equipped with an accessory shoe and accessory terminal to support additions such as Nikon’s dot sight, to help track moving subjects at a distance.

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Additional features include special Bird-watching and Moon features on the mode dial – both subjects which take advantage of that huge 2000mm focal length and Bulb/Time exposure modes will help the user capture long exposures. The P950 comes with a £799 price-tag and Nikon shared some example images and sample video, which can be seen here.

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