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07-10-2018, 04:44 AM   #1
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A Bridge too far?...i doubt it.Nikon P1000.

....Not eveyones cup of tea but for some who dont print big ,this just announced Nikon builds the insurmountable bridge camera if you want to Zoom to the Moon!

125x zoom equivalent of 24-3000mm...4K video.Raw and Jpg..moving LCD...2.3zillion dot EVF,bluetooth and some other bells,whistles, drums and gongs.

I used the P510 when it was current(ok) and a friend has the P900(only 83xzoom) its quite good.

U$ 999 coming to a camera store near you(even though ya gota drive for hours)!


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Will present both new high end mirror less FF camera to the end this year
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The P series Nikon has always been a 'strong' camera. The grandson uses one, older model, and prefers it over a Rebel he has access to. 3000mm, ehhhh, might shoot Jupiter and it's moons
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It will sell, some big-tele users will be disappointed.. and hopefully more than two of them will join us!

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A brief 5 minute look.
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WOW! That's one incredible zoom range!
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Looks like a great camera. The only thing I'm really wondering about would be the maximum aperture fully zoomed out. But, it looks like the perfect birding camera. Pentax simply doesn't make this type of camera.

The problem with my XG-1 tends to be diffraction at the long end. Without at least ƒ4 at the long end I'd expect this to be pretty much the same.

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It will sell, some big-tele users will be disappointed.. and hopefully more than two of them will join us!
The important question is its actual operating characteristics. When I first wandered in here four years ago, I was very close to purchasing a Canon SX-50 ... it is still a good camera, but it was replaced by the SX-60, which has an inferior lens {I've heard many complaints about it}, so the market remains "hot" for refurbished SX-50 models. Maybe Nikon will be able to give the P1000 a lens just as good, but longer, than what the P900 has, but only time will tell. And, of course, with these cameras you're stuck with the lens that comes with it.
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AT least a camera like this you can play with in the store. Because of the size of it however, it's unlikely I'd carry that and another camera. I particularly like the manual focus setting for macro.
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WOW! That's one incredible zoom range!
Still worse than this:
Nikon Unveils the P?, the First Compact Camera with a 1458x Zoom Lens
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I would be uncomfortable with the tiny sensor size.
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I don't get it. It seems like the worst of all worlds. The size and weight of a DSLR without the benefits of the larger sensor and ILC.

f/8 at the long end with a 16Mb 1/2.3" sensor sounds like diffraction city.


Who is the audience for this?
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QuoteOriginally posted by caliscouser Quote
I don't get it. It seems like the worst of all worlds. The size and weight of a DSLR without the benefits of the larger sensor and ILC.

f/8 at the long end with a 16Mb 1/2.3" sensor sounds like diffraction city.


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It looks quite a bit larger than the Sony RX10IV with the 1" sensor and 600mm equivalence. That is already DSLR size but owners seem to love. it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by caliscouser Quote
I don't get it. It seems like the worst of all worlds. The size and weight of a DSLR without the benefits of the larger sensor and ILC.

f/8 at the long end with a 16Mb 1/2.3" sensor sounds like diffraction city.

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Detail is not the end-all and be-all of photography.

Last year my family was at a county park when my wife could just barely see a bird out on the water, but the view she got through her binoculars was insufficient for her to identify it right away. It was close to sunset on a cloudy day, but I got out my birding kit, a Sigma 70-300mm mounted on a Q-7; in my rush, I incorrectly set the focal length to something over 400mm, so the IBIS was working against me, and the ISO value needed was much higher than I usually go with that camera, but I did get a photo that enabled a friend of hers to identify this bird as a "double crested cormorant", which is usually seen a short flight away on Lake Michigan Usually the photos I take with this kit are better; still not as good as I get with a 300mm mounted on my K-30, but better than nothing. If you're like me and will never fit an expensive long lens + TC into the budget, there is a real attraction to something like this
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f/8 at the long end with a 16Mb 1/2.3" sensor sounds like diffraction city.
F/8 at long end with this camera is like f/32 with my K-30 {yes, some of my lenses go that far!}; it is there, but nobody demands that you use it.
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