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Mar 22, 2019 12:26:03   #
pwrxprt Loc: Beaumont, California
 
A friend of mine asked me about the Nikon P1000 and what I thought about it. I have really no knowledge or experience at all with this camera and was hoping some of you out there that might own this camera can give me your opinion. He's considering using this camera as his "travel" camera so he can eliminate taking several lens on vacations. So anyone out there with some insightful information, good, bad, stay away, quality of photos. etc. I would surely appreciate your input. Thanking you in advance for the info.

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Mar 22, 2019 12:58:06   #
retiredsgt Loc: Red Lion Pa.
 
I have a Nikon P900. The P1000 is an "upgrade", to the P900, I believe. The P900 has a 28 to 2000 Zoom. Great camera. I have an older P7000 that I usually take along. It's smaller than the P900. Some folks here have the P1000. What can you say, It IS a NIKON !

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Mar 22, 2019 13:20:43   #
pwrxprt Loc: Beaumont, California
 
thanks for the input.

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Mar 22, 2019 14:10:42   #
Stardust Loc: Central Illinois
 
I have one as a back-up, special use camera (wild life) but probably would not take it on out of country travels (which I do a few times a year). It is large and heavy and probably overkill unless going on a safari. This has a 125X zoom and I have never needed more than 50X on any of my trips. Other than weight & size it is amazing bridge camera the little I have used it.

A recent discussion on the P1000.
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-583382-1.html

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Mar 22, 2019 14:19:33   #
pwrxprt Loc: Beaumont, California
 
Thanks for the link, I'll take some time to read it....I read the emails from this site regularly, but I guess I missed this discussion. Again thanks for the link. I'll forward this info to him.

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Mar 22, 2019 14:22:45   #
Stardust Loc: Central Illinois
 
pwrxprt wrote:
Thanks for the link, I'll take some time to read it....I read the emails from this site regularly, but I guess I missed this discussion. Again thanks for the link. I'll forward this info to him.
I just edited my reply before I saw your post so may wish to read it.

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Mar 22, 2019 14:45:05   #
insman1132 Loc: Southwest Florida
 
Hey, pw, does your friend have cameras now?? If yes, what does he/she have. What does he/she shoot mostly?? I have a P1000 and it is a marvelous camera in its own right. But it is not a camera for just anyone. For instance, any chance your friend will want to shoot RAW? If no, the P900 would probably be a better choice, considering price and weight. For instance, does your friend shoot, or want to shoot, Mother Nature at her finest?? If yes, the P1000 could be the logical choice. As a P1000 user I like the camera very much. Does it compare to a high quality (& priced) DSLR with some high quality (& priced) lens'? No. But it is what it is and it does what it does quite well considering everything.

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Mar 22, 2019 15:09:07   #
pwrxprt Loc: Beaumont, California
 
He currently shoots with a Canon DSLR with a couple of different lens that I'm not complete sure...I do know he has (I think he said) 18-70 f2.8 and something that goes to 300mm but not a fast. We both shot a junior high school honor society induction the other evening and he used the 2.8 while I used my D750 with 24-120 f4. I've yet to see his results, but my high ISO was a bit of a challenge to edit out. We were too far away in a gymnasium lighting to use flash for it to be effective. He travels a lot. His last trip was to Iceland. He's intrigued by the 3000 mm zoom. I'm not completely sure of the quality of a camera/photo that can go 24-3000mm. I'm skeptical myself, but thought someone at there has been using this and can tell me there true feelings of the camera, rather than listening to a salesman tell me about the features and benefits. I want a users opinion. Thanks for your help so far.

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Mar 22, 2019 18:53:20   #
a6k
 
It would be worthwhile to search the forum for other threads on this exact subject.

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Mar 23, 2019 07:22:31   #
New Mexico Dave Loc: Corrales, NM
 
Good morning. I have both the P900 and the P1000. I got the P900 as a back-up for my Nikon D500 with 200-500mm lens combo so that I had extra reach and also landscape and candids. I was intrigued with the extra 1000mm zoom that the P1000 offered and so also picked that up. Of note, when zoomed over 2000mm on the P1000, there is a noticeable loss of image quality (increased pixelation), but still I am very happy with it. I am not sure that I will be using the P1000 at over 2500mm since heat shimmer even in the winter becomes very noticeable at that level of magnification. Advantages of the P900 includes: size and weight (a but smaller and lighter than P1000 and much more manageable (I took it on a two month trip to Madagascar and South Africa recently); has built-in GPS capability; threaded lens for filters, BUT it DOES NOT offer RAW image capture. Advantages of the P1000 are increased zoom capability (of limited use due to issues mentioned above); also has threaded lens for filter use; capability for RAW image capture as well as JPEG (although Lightroom has not developed an app for use as of this date); BUT does NOT have built-in GPS capability. I wish that a future edition of either camera would offer a combination of threaded lens for filters, GPS recording, RAW capture and great zoom & image quality above 2000mm. Just my two cents. BTW, I have not regretted purchasing either of these cameras!

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Mar 23, 2019 07:50:16   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
It's not what you would call a compact travel camera, but it takes very good pictures, and it has a very long reach. If he doesn't mind the size, his results will be very hood.

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Mar 23, 2019 09:06:50   #
gvarner Loc: Central Oregon Coast
 
pwrxprt wrote:
A friend of mine asked me about the Nikon P1000 and what I thought about it. I have really no knowledge or experience at all with this camera and was hoping some of you out there that might own this camera can give me your opinion. He's considering using this camera as his "travel" camera so he can eliminate taking several lens on vacations. So anyone out there with some insightful information, good, bad, stay away, quality of photos. etc. I would surely appreciate your input. Thanking you in advance for the info.
A friend of mine asked me about the Nikon P1000 an... (show quote)


I don’t think that the long zoom range on these types of cameras is very useful without a tripod. Given that, a good quality pocket camera with a more moderate zoom would be a better choice for traveling.

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Mar 23, 2019 09:23:04   #
bsmith52 Loc: Alabama
 
I had one, for a short while. Was surprised by its size so be sure he holds one before purchasing.

The zoom is amazing but it does not have the capabilities of a dslr, nor handle like one. It would take practice to get sharp, focused zoomed pics.

In more capable hands than mine, and the time willing to learn it, I'm sure it would be a fun camera.

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Mar 23, 2019 09:36:48   #
ELNikkor
 
Don't rule out the B700. It also shoots RAW, and is very sharp at its maximum 1,440mm equivalent zoom. It is lighter and less expensive than the others.

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Mar 23, 2019 10:42:02   #
Bison Bud
 
You probably won't find another camera with as much zoom capability, but they use a rather small sensor to make this happen. Not saying this is a bad thing, but it is a compromise to say the least. I also agree with several of the previous posters that getting sharp photos at maximum zoom will be very difficult without a solid tripod. Again, not a deal breaker, but something to consider seriously. Personally, I'd look for a smaller camera, with a bit less zoom, and a bigger sensor for a travel camera. Good luck and good shooting to all.

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