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.