• COOLPIX P950
  • COOLPIX P950: angle1
  • 16.0 mega-pixels
  • 83x Zoom
  • 3.2" LCD


  • 24-mm to 2000-mm* ultra-high-power optical zoom, with Dynamic Fine Zoom up to 4000 mm*
    • *35mm format equivalent.
  • Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) with an effect equivalent to a shutter speed 5.5 stops* faster
    • *Based on CIPA Standards, measured at approx. 350 mm (35mm format equivalent).
  • Faster AF speed and increased buffer capacity
  • 4K UHD/30p or 25p movie recording with Movie manual mode
  • RAW (NRW) format support
  • 1-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2359k-dot electronic viewfinder with eye sensor
  • 8.1-cm/3.2-in. approx. 921k-dot, vari-angle LCD monitor
  • Accessory shoe and accessory terminal
  • Side dial and Focus-mode selector for improved operability
  • SnapBridge supported
  • Other Features
    • High-performance NIKKOR lens

    • Time-lapse movie

    • Bulb and Time setting

    • Moon/Bird-watching mode on Mode dial

    • Creative mode


Effective pixels

Effective pixels

16.0 million (Image processing may reduce the number of effective pixels.)

Image sensor

Image sensor

1/2.3-in. type CMOS; approx. 16.79 million total pixels



NIKKOR lens with 83x optical zoom

Focal length

4.3-357 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-2000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)




16 elements in 12 groups (5 ED lens elements and 1 super ED lens element)

Digital zoom magnification

Digital zoom magnification

Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 8000 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)

Up to 3.6x when recording movies with [2160/30p] (4K UHD) or [2160/25p] (4K UHD)

Vibration reduction

Vibration reduction

Lens shift (still images)

Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (movies)

Autofocus (AF)

Autofocus system

Contrast-detect AF

Focus range

[W]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.)-∞,
[T]: Approx. 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in.)-∞
Macro close-up:
[W]: Approx. 1 cm (0.4 in.)-∞,
[T]: Approx. 5.0 m (16 ft 5 in.)-∞
(All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)

Focus-area selection

Target finding AF, face priority, manual (spot), manual (normal), manual (wide), subject tracking, center (spot), center (normal), center (wide)



Electronic viewfinder, 1 cm (0.39-in.), approx. 2359k-dot OLED with the diopter adjustment function (-3 - +3 m-1)

Frame coverage (shooting mode)

Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)

Frame coverage (playback mode)

Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)



8.1 cm (3.2-in.), approx. 921k-dot (RGB), wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 5-level brightness adjustment, vari-angle TFT LCD

Frame coverage (shooting mode)

Approx. 99% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)

Frame coverage (playback mode)

Approx. 100% horizontal and vertical (compared to actual picture)



SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card

File system

DCF and Exif 2.31 compliant

File formats

Still images: JPEG, RAW (NRW) (Nikon's own format) Movies: MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: AAC stereo)

Image size (pixels)

Still images

  • 16 M [4608x3456]

  • 8 M [3264x2448]

  • 4 M [2272x1704]

  • 2 M [1600x1200]

  • 16:9 12 M [4608x2592]

  • 3:2 14 M [4608x3072]

  • 1:1 12 M [3456x3456]


  • 2160/30p (4K UHD)

  • 2160/25p (4K UHD)

  • 1080/30p

  • 1080/25p

  • 1080/60p

  • 1080/50p

  • 720/30p

  • 720/25p

  • 720/60p

  • 720/50p

  • HS 480/4x

  • HS 720/2x

  • HS 1080/0.5x


ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity)

  • ISO 100-1600

  • [100-400], [100-800], [100-1600] (default setting), [100-3200], [100-6400], [100], [200], [400], [800], [1600], [3200], and [6400] are available when using P, S, A, M,, U or Movie manual mode


Metering method

Matrix, center-weighted, spot

Exposure modes

Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing, exposure compensation (-2.0 - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV)


Shutter type

Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter

Shutter speed

  • 1/2000-1 s

  • In P, A mode, 1/2000-2 s (at ISO sensitivity [100-1600]) or 1/2000-30 s (when ISO sensitivity is fixed at [100])

  • In S, M mode, 1/4000 (at wide-angle position, with largest f-number setting (smallest aperture))-30 s (can be set at ISO sensitivity 3200 or lower)

  • Bulb and Time setting (can be set when ISO sensitivity is 1600 or lower in M mode): Up to 60 seconds

  • When recording movies, 1/8000-1/30 s (at Frame rate [30 fps (30p/60p)]) or 1/8000-1/25 s (at Frame rate [25 fps (25p/50p)])

Flash sync speed

Synchronizes with all shutter speeds



Electronically-controlled 6-blade iris diaphragm


10 steps of 1/3 EV (W) ( A, M mode)


Can be selected from 10 s and 3 s


Range of built-in flash (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: [100-1600])

[W]: 0.5-11.5 m (1 ft 8 in.-37 ft)
[T]: 5.0-7.0 m (16 ft 5 in.-22 ft)

Flash control

TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes

Flash exposure compensation

In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -2 and +2 EV

Accessory shoe

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock


USB connector

Micro-USB connector (Do not use any USB cable other than the included UC-E21 USB Cable.), Hi-Speed USB

HDMI output connector

HDMI micro connector (Type D)

Accessory terminal

Compatible with the following accessories (available separately):

  • MC-DC2 Remote Cord

  • WR-R10/WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller

External microphone connector

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN)


IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)

Operating frequency

2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)

Maximum output power

9.2 dBm (EIRP)


Open system, WPA2-PSK


Communication protocols

Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1

Operating frequency

Bluetooth: 2402-2480 MHz
Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402-2480 MHz

Maximum output power

Bluetooth: 7.2 dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth Low Energy: 7.2 dBm (EIRP)

Power sources

Power source

One EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (included) EH-5d AC Adapter;
requires EP-5C Power Connector (available separately)

Charging time

Approx. 3 h (when using EH-73P/EH-73PCH Charging AC Adapter and when no charge remains)

Battery life*1

Still images

Approx. 290 shots when using EN-EL20a

Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)*2

Approx. 1 h 20 min when using EN-EL20a

Tripod socket

Tripod socket

1/4 (ISO 1222)


Dimensions (WxHxD)

Approx. 140.2 x 109.6 x 149.8 mm (5.6 x 4.4 x 5.9 in.) (excluding projections)


Approx. 1005 g (2 lb 3.5 oz) (including battery and memory card)

Operating environment


0°C-40°C (32°F-104°F)


85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied accessories*3

Supplied accessories

Camera Strap, LC-67 Lens Cap, EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, EH-73P Charging AC Adapter, UC-E21 USB Cable, HN-CP20 Lens Hood

  • All measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.
  • *1Battery life does not reflect the use of SnapBridge and may vary with the conditions of use, including temperature, the interval between shots, and the length of time that menus and images are displayed.
  • *2Individual movie files cannot exceed 29 minutes in length, even when there is sufficient free space on the memory card for longer recording. The maximum size of a single movie file is 4 GB. If a file exceeds 4 GB even when you record for less than 29 minutes, it is split into multiple files and cannot be played back continuously.
    Recording may end before the maximum recording time is reached if the camera temperature becomes elevated.
  • *3Supplied accessories may differ by country or area.
  • Nikon will not be held liable for any errors these specifications may contain. The appearance of this product and its specifications are subject to change without notice.