Nikon Coolpix P950 Gets Silver Award at DPReview (79% Overall Score)

DPReview published their full in-depth review for the Nikon Coolpix P950. And this Nikon Coolpix P950 gets an impressive 79% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Nikon Coolpix P950 Key Features:

  • 1/2.3-inch back-illuminated CMOS image sensor
  • Records up to 4K UHD video at 30p
  • Two consecutive bursts in Continuous H mode
  • 83x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens
  • 3.2-inch vari-angle TFT-LCD with anti-reflection coating
  • 0.39-inch 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • Dual Detect Optical VR for super-telephoto stabilization
  • Sensitivity up to ISO 6400
  • Advanced optical system with Super ED glass element
  • Focus-mode selector to switch between MF and AF


What we like:
  • 24-2000mm equivalent zoom offers incredible versatility
  • 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder is very nice (and a big improvement on the P900)
  • Raw mode makes the P950 more versatile than some peers
  • Generous grip and nicely organized controls
What we don’t like:
  • Image quality from aging sensor is just OK at medium / high ISOs
  • Corner sharpness at wide angles is fairly poor
  • Diffraction limits sharpness at extreme telephoto
  • Long lockup times after shooting bursts (especially with cheap SD cards)
  • Interface can be ‘laggy’
  • Focus slows and is prone to hunting at extreme telephoto

Conclusion from DPReview:

The only reason to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix P950 is its lens, which – covering an equivalent focal length range of 24-2000mm – is extraordinary. There are very few cameras that can match the P950’s versatility, although you’ll get better image quality and more advanced autofocus from several similarly-priced (but less ambitious) compact cameras.

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