Video Shows the Incredible Zoom Power of the New Nikon Coolpix P900

Announced back in March of this year, was the Nikon Coolpix P900. It seemed like your run of the mill affordable point & shoot camera, with a 16MP sensor, fixed lens, and basic video functionality. But what this camera also has, is what originally looked like a typo, with a 24-2000mm 35mm equivalent zoom, allowing you to see further than ever. And this short viral video above, shows the incredible power of that zoom.

This video starts with a hazy, and pretty boring photo of a small construction crew, working on some excavating. However, soon, the video zooms out, and zooms out some more, and zooms out even more, to show that the construction crew is virtually invisible when zoomed out to its shortest focal length. The end result is an impressive video showing the capabilities of a camera without anything in its class. 

What does this really mean for professional photographers? Likely nothing...as the sharpness and color renditions of such a lens will probably be lackluster at best. That said, it's impressive to see what these camera manufacturers are able to come up with, which someday, will hopefully be implemented into DSLR systems.

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Spy Black's picture

"What does this really mean for professional photographers? Likely nothing...as the sharpness and color renditions of such a lens will probably be lackluster at best."

Actually, under good lighting, and/or judicial use of photographic experience the image quality is surprisingly good. The internal image processing is nothing short of spectacular for a sensor of it's size. It's only drawback is no RAW, but the intense processing makes up for it to a degree. There's a review over at Photography Life of the camera that shows what you can do with it in the hands of a professional.

Jason Vinson's picture

Rated #1 spy camera!

Amazing!

That's a crazy amount of zoom!