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Fixed Lens Camera’s

Fixed Lens Camera’s December 09, 2021

  Image of a Nikon Coolpix P1000

Let’s talk about cameras with fixed lenses. A fixed lens camera is a camera that has the lens permanently mounted to the camera. You cannot take it off or replace it with another lens. You may be asking what is so special about this. Well, when it comes to cross disabilities, it can be quite handy. Changing lenses can be a challenge for some, even for myself well sometimes.

For this post, I am going to be talking about the Nikon Coolpix P1000 as an example. Not that I have one. But I am familiar with it. Please find below, a link to all the specifications of this camera and other models.

Nikon Coolpix P1000 Specifications

What’s good about this camera is, that it’s one-finger control to zoom in and out. For focusing. It’s a matter of just pushing the shutter-release button just a bit and it will focus on your object, then push again all the way to take the picture. The weight of the camera is only 3 lbs 2 oz. That’s not much, considering that some people with a physical challenge most likely will be using a tripod.

I have a Panasonic Lumix FZ300 that has all the same functionality as the Nikon Coolpix P1000. I used the FZ300 for some time until I got familiar with using a camera in general. I found different adaptations for me to handle the camera easier. Then I acquired a more advanced camera because I was more confident.

Whether a person has a physical challenge or not. I think a fixed lens camera is a great beginner's camera, and this is just my opinion.

Nikon Website

Compact Digital Cameras (COOLPIX Series)