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The Nikon Coolpix P950 is a 16 Megapixel bridge camera with 4K video recording and an ultra-high power 83x optical zoom. Take this powerful camera with you on your next travel adventure and be confident you’re equipped to capture memories for life’s best moments.

16 Megapixel Sensor

The P950 features a 16 Megapixel Backlit CMOS Sensor which captures high quality images at up to 7 frames per second. A quick startup and rapid autofocus with reduced shooting time lag at wide angle focal lengths ensures that you’ll always be ready to capture those fleeting moments.

Impressive 83x Zoom Range

The integrated 83x optical zoom has an equivalent 24 to 2000mm focal range. The genuine Nikkor lens features Extra-Low Dispersion glass elements to deliver sharp detail and bright, true-to-life colours.

Versatile Creative Potential

This camera gives you the ability to shoot wide landscapes and sweeping environmental photographs then zoom into the image to capture details at the telephoto range that are beyond visibility to the human eye. The Dynamic Fine Zoom further extends the reach of the lens digitally, allowing for 166x zoom or a 4000mm equivalent view.

The Snap-Back zoom button allows you to rapidly zoom out of an image for easier tracking and zoom back in for final framing.

Impressive 5 Stop Advantage VR

Nikon’s excellent Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) system provides a 5-stop shutter speed advantage to image stability to keep your photos and videos sharp even at telephoto lengths. Use of the integrated 0.2-inch electronic viewfinder in conjunction with the ergonomic hand grip and VR further stabilises the camera.

4K Video Recording

When a photograph can’t tell the whole story, use the P950’s 4K Ultra-High Definition video recording capabilities to better relive those magic memories. The camera also features a time-lapse mode that is capable of creating 4K and Full HD time lapse sequences without post-processing.

Vari-angle Screen + 2.4 Million Dot EVF

A large 3.0-inch flip out screen makes it easy to perfectly compose beautiful storytelling photos. Comfortably explore creative angles in your photos and video with a simple tilt of the screen, and easily compose selfies with the accurate high-resolution 921k-dot resolution LCD. The EVF has been improved over the P900 model, now boasting a 2.4million-dot resolution up from the previous 921k-dot iteration.

Take Your Photography to the Next Level

While the camera can be used with one button point and shoot convenience, advanced shooters can utilise full manual, aperture and shutter priority modes to manipulate exposure and best capture their artistic vision. A number of special filters and effects are built into the camera and can be applied to photos for additional creative versatility.

Highly Connected Camera

Integrated WiFi and NFC make it quick and easy to upload photos wirelessly to compatible smartphones and tablets and to share your adventures to friends and family everywhere. Nikon Snapbridge enables wireless remote operation – take accurately framed photos from dramatic angles and perspectives, and easily take group shots.

Built-in GPS for Easy Geotagging

The camera’s built-in GPS quickly and accurately pinpoints and plots location information so you can relive your memories and follow the path of your adventures in a digital photo journal. Points of Interests highlights nearby photo lookouts and landmarks, making the Nikon Coolpix P950 the perfect travel companion.


Compact digital camera

Effective pixels

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

Image sensor

1/2.3-in. type CMOS Total pixels: approx. 16.79 million


NIKKOR lens with 83 x optical zoom

Focal length

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


f/ 2.8 to 6.5


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

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

Lens shift (still images) Combination of lens shift and electronic VR (movies)

Autofocus system

Contrast-detect AF

Focus range

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

Focus-area selection

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


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

Monitor size

8.1 cm (3.2-in.)

Monitor resolution

Approx. 921 k-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)



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)

Still image

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 to 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 mode

Matrix, centre-weighted, spot

Exposure control

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

Shutter type

Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter

Shutter speed

1/2000 to 1 s In P, A mode, 1/2000 to 2 s (at ISO sensitivity [100-1600]) or 1/2000 to 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)) to 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 to 1/30 s (at Frame rate [30 fps (30p/60p)]) or 1/8000 to 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)

Built-in flash


Range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: [100-1600])

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


TTL auto flash with monitor pre-flashes

Flash exposure compensation

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

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)

External microphone connector

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

Accessory terminal

Compatible with the following accessories (available separately): MC-DC2 Remote Cord WR-R10/WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller


IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol)

Operating frequency

2412 to 2462 MHz (1 to 11 channels)

Maximum output power

9.2 dBm (EIRP)


Open system, WPA2-PSK

Communication protocols

Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1

Operating frequency

Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz

Maximum output power

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

Power sources

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 of still shooting

Approx. 290 shots when using EN-EL20a

Battery life of movies (actual battery life for recording)

Approx. 1 h 20 min when using EN-EL20a

Tripod socket

1/4 (ISO 1222)

Dimensions (WxHxD)

Approx. 140.2 x 109.6 x 149.8mm (excluding projections)


Approx. 1005g (including battery and memory card)


0°C to 40°C


85% or less (no condensation)

Supplied Accessories

Strap, LC-67 Lens Cap, EN-EL20a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, EH-73P Charging AC Adapter (A plug adapter is attached depending on the country or region of purchase. The shape of the plug adapter varies with the country or region of purchase), UC-E21 USB Cable, HN-CP20 Lens Hood

*Specifications subject to change by manufacturer without notice.

  • Nikon COOLPIX P950 Digital Camera
  • Nikon Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery (7.2V, 1110mAh) (EN-EL20a )
  • Nikon Charging AC Adapter (EH-73P)
  • Nikon USB Type-A Male to Type-B Micro Male Cable (UC-E21)
  • Nikon Camera Strap (AN-DC3)
  • Nikon 67mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood (HN-CP20)

Manufacturer Warranty


This product comes with a

24* month Australian warranty

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.