When the Nikon COOLPIX P900 was released earlier this year, it brought with is a number of convenient and exciting features, including built-in WiFi, GPS…and a lens the equivalent of 24-2000mm. No, that is not a typo. The 83x optical zoom lens can really reach out and touch.
YouTube user Naturbeobachtungen von Lothar Lenz decided to put the lens to the test and shoot for the moon. Literally. (Kinda.)
With the camera (I’m assuming) mounted onto a tripod, Baron von Lothar Lenz aimed for the moon and zoomed the lens all the way to its optical max. Then he took it even further, employing the 166x digital zoom to zero in on every ugly crater that the orbiting sphere has to offer.
Just for comparison, the optical zoom on the COOLPIX P900 is almost equivalent to the $60k modified zoom lens we posted about earlier this month…and at barely a fraction of the cost. With the digital zoom of the P900 added, there’s no comparison anywhere close to the same price bracket.
While many purists might poke fun at these pseudo-dSLR cameras the P900 is proof that they are still amazing contenders for superb quality and functionality.