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post #361 of 374 Old 12-29-2018, 04:38 PM
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Chris , here is one of my first 4K P1000 videos using the zoom handheld before I switched off the default "Zoom Microphone" mode that distorts the sound .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMhkdA1Lmm0


You could hear the audio distortion in this 4K P1000 video that was just uploaded :
http://youtu.be/VJAYZCJxLwk

Just like the distorted audio from using the default "Zoom Mic" setting in one of my first 4K videos that I posted here back in September :
http://youtu.be/wBxrYRGEf-I


Joe your drag material was good,its when the focal length goes past 1000mm that handheld is a no go for me,especialy with the bit of a shake i have due to some medication i have to take.The dipper film i dont know if it was hand held or some form of brace but for filming that a tripod is a must it was pretty shaky.
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Happy New Year guys ! Hey Chris checkout the amazing P1000 shots by O'Summer(Ginny Lee) on Flickr !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/summer...57701661054454
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Happy New Year, Joe. Those are really beautiful shots. If Nikon could even come close in video quality to the quality the camera gets on the stills side, they'd sell a boatload of these cameras!
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I agree Ken, Nikon is not like Sony or Panasonic when it comes to video mode. They are still selling the old 2013 Nikon Df with no video mode for much more than the Sony A7 III.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ra_silver.html
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Happy New Year guys ! Hey Chris checkout the amazing P1000 shots by O'Summer(Ginny Lee) on Flickr !
http://www.flickr.com/photos/summer...57701661054454
Super shots Joe for sure
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Happy New Year, Joe. Those are really beautiful shots. If Nikon could even come close in video quality to the quality the camera gets on the stills side, they'd sell a boatload of these cameras!
Actualy Ken i think the video is not bad,especialy on wide angle but on long focal lengths subjects are best not needing panning for me,i prefer the video on my P1000 to the Sony RX10 MK 11 i once had.I Prefer all my Panasonics PQ though but they dont have the reach i often want.
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I agree Chris, the P1000 4K videos are as good as any other small sensor 1/2.3" superzoom that I have seen. We have been spoiled for years with high quality 4K videos like that from the APS-C Samsung NX1 etc. I just posted my P1000 4K video screenshot to Steve Torrence who won the World Championship in drag racing.

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I agree Ken, Nikon is not like Sony or Panasonic when it comes to video mode. They are still selling the old 2013 Nikon Df with no video mode for much more than the Sony A7 III.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ra_silver.html
The problem is that Nikon are using an older processor (an Expeed 4 rather than the most recent Expeed 6). It is a pity, Nikon always do this with their lower cost cameras, unlike the other manufacturers. If they had put the most recent processor in the P1000, we would probably have got a reasonably capable video camera.
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I assume because coming from that "100-year history" of deeply entrenched still photography mindset the company's top management and bean counters may have taken a look at how the footage coming out of not only the P1000 but so many other models all the way up to the flagship D5 and said "That's good enough moving image on the camera that bears our sacred 100-year-old logo" and that's probably why keener efforts on part of at least some of their more forward thinking engineers may have been prevented.
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The P1000 was clearly built with left over parts in mind to save a few development dollars. It has the same rear screen as the P900, and the same sensor. The processor and battery are the same as the ones used in the defunct Nikon 1 line. There appears to be a shortage of the batteries btw, it seems everyone is out of stock with no clear idea of when more will show up.

It is unfortunate that they did this, putting in a better LCD, processor and a bigger battery would have added a few hundred to the MRSP, but it would have been well worth it.
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Lowepro Flipside 300 DSLR Camera Backpack with Nikon holster case and P1000 :

BTW the P1000 has a 3.2" LCD vs 3" for the P900.
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Question help? nikon p1000 focus issue for a novice

Hi All,
I am a bit of a novice camera user, and I can't seem to get my new Nikon P1000 to focus at max optical zoom. It focuses pretty well at 2000mm, but very poorly at 3000mm. Any ideas?
Thank you!!!!!!
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PS I am new to the site so apologies if I've mis-posted..
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I don't think there is anything wrong with your P1000's autofocus at 3000mm. From both images I can tell the lighting for both shots was far from ideal. It looks heavily overcast and though the subject's outlines are clear enough for the AF system to make some distinction on between them and the background but here the distinction wasn't big enough for the AF to lock onto something due to the light level, low contrast level (very low here) and similarity in color between the subject and the background i.e. low color contrast.

Your camera's AF system relies solely on the contrast between the focused subject and the other elements in the frame to work. And the lens at the 3000mm zoom is very dim at f8. All the zoom lenses do have lower contrast at the tele positions than at the wider angle positions. The longer they zoom out, the lower the actual contrast level transmitted through the lenses. This is not unique to the lens on your camera.

So, you can try again in bright daylight shooting some other subjects that may have more detail and colors and see how it works. At 2000mm-3000mm don't expect the focus to be snappy even in the best of conditions. The focus will be slower and less decisive and that's normal.
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If you are shooting at max zoom with the P1000 you are better off doing manual focus. AF is not at all reliable at longer focal lengths due to low contrast and a lack of light, as P&Struefan pointed out.

In poor light you are going to get a lot of noise, which will contribute to the lack of apparent resolution, plus, at those long focal lengths atmospheric distortions will muddy up any edge. All of that combined will result in blurry images. You need good light to have decent images with the camera.

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