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Nikon Coolpix P950

Nikon Coolpix P950
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Nikon Coolpix P950 review: specs and price

Nikon Coolpix P950
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Nikon Coolpix P950

Why is Nikon Coolpix P950 better than the average?

  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
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    7fpsvs6.92fps
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs42764.26fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
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    1/4000svs1/3092s
  • More viewfinder coverage
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    100%vs98.35%
  • Higher resolution (screen)
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    921k dotsvs866.02k dots
  • Optical zoom
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    83xvs11.15x
  • Wide aperture (main camera)
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    f/2.80 vsf/2.96
  • Screen size
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    3.2"vs2.97"

Price comparison

Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

For example

Leica M-E (Typ 240)

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2. more viewfinder coverage
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With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P950

100%

100%

3.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Nikon Coolpix P950
4.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

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5.has an optical viewfinder
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An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.

For example

Nikon D780

Nikon Coolpix P950
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
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The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image. Show more

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Optics

1.wide aperture (main camera)
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With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject. Show more

Best

Ricoh GR II

f/1.00

f/2.80

2.sensor size
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The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

6.17 x 4.55mm

3.has AF tracking
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Nikon Coolpix P950
4.optical zoom
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The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P1000

125x

83x

5.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
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A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

For example

Nikon D780

Nikon Coolpix P950
6.maximum light sensitivity
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With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash. Show more

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

6400 ISO

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions. Show more

Best

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

2904 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

For example

Nikon D780

Nikon Coolpix P950
3.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
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A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

For example

Nikon D780

Nikon Coolpix P950
4.Has timelapse function
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A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky. Show more

Nikon Coolpix P950
5.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

For example

Nikon D780

Nikon Coolpix P950
6.Supports slow-motion video recording
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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

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2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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3.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nikon Coolpix P950

2

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

For example

Nikon D780

Nikon Coolpix P950
5.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Nikon Coolpix P950
6.Has a zoom microphone
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Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations. Show more

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Nikon Coolpix P950

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
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CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

290shots

2.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

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3.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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4.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Nikon Coolpix P950
5.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Nikon Coolpix P950

Features

1.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card. Show more

Nikon Coolpix P950
2.Has Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Nikon Coolpix P950
3.Has a remote control
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Nikon D780

Nikon Coolpix P950
4.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
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802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

Nikon D780

Nikon Coolpix P950
5.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Nikon Coolpix P950
6.supports a remote smartphone
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This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Nikon Coolpix P950

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