I'm buying this camera for Prime Day: Nikon P1000 (with a £230 discount)

Nikon Coolpix P1000
(Image credit: Nikon)

I've ALWAYS wanted this camera but never wanted to pay over a grand for it, so I told myself that I'd buy it ONLY if it was on offer during the Amazon Prime Big Deal Days sale.

Well… the Nikon Coolpix has been slashed to just £819, so I guess I'm about to buy myself a new camera! Camera snobs, turn up your noses if you will – but there is no other camera on Earth that can do what this bad boy does.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 | was £1,049 | now £819
Save £230

Nikon Coolpix P1000 | was £1,049 | now £819
Save £230
With an astonishing 125x optical zoom, the P1000 offers a full-frame equivalent focal range of 24-3000mm! It's the perfect camera for zoo trips, family outings, and your kids' sporting events. 

I fell in love with this camera the day I took it to Longleat – and promptly got the best zoo pics I've ever taken! For my money this is the best bridge camera there is; its truly unbelievable 24-3000mm zoom range is an absolute game changer for anyone who wants ultimate flexibility when shooting. Check out what that looks like in real terms below:

Nikon P1000 at 24mm (left) and 3000mm (right) – this is how close you can zoom in! (The lion statue is immediately to the left of the building) (Image credit: James Artaius)

Yes, it has a small 1/2.3” CMOS sensor that's only 16MP in resolution, and the ISO100-6400 sensitivity isn't going to set the world on fire. But it packs 4K 30p / FullHD 60p video and is absolutely perfect for day trips and family events. 

Images like the one below offer more than enough quality for what I want from this camera – I can't wait to take it out with me again!

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.