A couple of months ago Nikon introduced the Coolpix P900, a $599 point-and-shoot camera with a lens that offers a focal span from 4.3mm to 357mm. In full-frame 35mm angle-of-view equivalent, that corresponds to 24mm at one and end a massive 2000mm at the long end! Or in other words, this camera provides 83x optical zoom.
If you've ever wanted a superzoom camera this may be the only camera you'll ever need. Granted, the picture quality leaves a little to be desired and camera shake is a huge problem but the sheer possibilities are stunning.
Here you can see ARS Technica testing the superzoom from the One World Trade Center in New York:
Here's how the moon looks like with 83x zoom:
And here's some more footage:
Nikon P900 camera 83x optical zoom ilustrated from One World Trade Center (video)
Posted on Thursday, Jul 02 2015 @ 11:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck