Nikon P950 overview
Nikon P950 is Nikon's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera originally revealed on January of 2020. The camera has got a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The P950 ranks at #4 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #366 out of 1453 for cameras in our database. Remember to try out our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your customized factors.
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Nikon P950 history
The Nikon P950 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed list below.
Nikon P950 Gallery
You can view the P950 from several angles in the gallery here.
Nikon P950 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the Nikon P950 based on factors that are usually viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Nikon P950 Sensor information
The sensor size in the Nikon P950 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. RAW files are supported therefore you have more margin for error.
The graphic below illustrates the P950's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The P950 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon P950 dimensions
Nikon P950 weighs in at 2.22 lbs (1,005 gr / 35.45 ounces) & the overall size of the camera is 140mm x 110mm x 150mm (5.5" x 4.3" x 5.9"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr so the Nikon P950 is more heavy than various rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Listed below is a pic of the Nikon P950 with a soda to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view here will provide the button arrangement on the P950.
Nikon P950 Lens information
The P950 has got an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 24-2000mm giving it a 83.3 x zoom which is great and could allow you to zoom right in.
At it's widest 24mm, the lens has an aperture of f2.8 and that is rather sluggish and not good for low light situations and you may find it hard to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also have to up your ISO setting producing noisy shots. Towards the long end, 2000mm is great zoom and comes at f6.5 making it quite sluggish and you might have to choose slower shutter speeds.
Nikon P950 Connectivity
The P950 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send images and at times alter settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Several apps also stream a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Nikon P950 Video information
The maximum video quality in the Nikon P950 is 3840 x 2160 and you can save in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p gives a fantastic quality for video. You can downsample to Full HD in order to get improved video. Beware of the considerable file sizes and ensure you own high quality SD cards with good write speeds. Even though the body has a mic socket, it is sadly lacking a headphone socket which means you will not have the option to check your sound levels.
Nikon P950 Weather Sealing
Nikon P950 doesn't have weather proofing so wet conditions could affect the camera.
Nikon P950 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon P950 has got a 3.2 inch fully articulated display screen with a resolution of 921 thousand dots.
The screen is selfie friendly to take self portraits and group shots when required. Unfortunately the display screen isn't a touch screen.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The ViewFinder details for Nikon P950 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,359 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 90%
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders are rather helpful.
Nikon P950 Shutter information
Nikon P950 can shoot continuously at 7.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Nikon P950 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon P950 has both integrated flash as well as external flash ability.
Nikon P950 Autofocusing information
Nikon P950 has only Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & accurate than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detection which can be valuable for portrait photography.
It also comes with Tracking AF for moving objects. Nikon P950 can use manual focusing in case it is needed during low light situations or you want to have more accurate focusing control.
Nikon P950 Battery life
The battery on the Nikon P950 is fashioned to last for 290 shots with respect to the CIPA requirements making it on par with it's competitors. The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR has got the highest possible (600) battery life within this group of cameras.
Here is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with the highest battery life:
Nikon P950 for various forms of photography
The following bar chart indicates a overview of the Nikon P950 for various forms of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Nikon P950 Portrait photography info
The Nikon P950 receives a rating of 58 which is reasonable, and means the camera is fairly suitable for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, RAW support in addition to the potential to work with external flash.
Street photography with Nikon P950
Coming in at a modest points tally of 53, the Nikon P950 is fairly adequate for street photography. A good street photography camera features a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon P950 Sports photography advice
A reasonable sports photography rating of 55 means the Nikon P950 is reasonably appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have good tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon P950 Travel photography highlights
Portability is super important in getting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Nikon P950 gets a reasonable 59 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly suitable for your holidays.
Nikon P950 as a Landscape photography camera
For anybody who is looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most critical factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon P950 at it's average rating of 56 as a landscape camera is somewhat suited in the current marketplace.
Nikon P950 Vlogging highlights
A vlogging camera really should come with a moving display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Nikon P950 is reasonably suited for vlogging as it comes to a modest rating of 59.
Nikon P950 Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the P950, here is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph down below gives you a summary of the P950 versus it's top scoring rivals listed previously.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might have a look at as alternate options. To check out a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.