When Nikon announced the new 24-2000mm equivalent Coolpix P900 it took the world of superzooms and put it into hyperzoom. Or is that hype-zoom? I’ll have the comprehensive review of this intriguing camera done soon, but to whet your appetite until then, wrap your mind around these shots of Grand Canyon’s Desert View Watchtower all taken from the same spot at Lipan Point, 1.8 miles away.
The Watchtower is the very tiny structure in the upper right. Let’s zoom in.
The shots from 24mm to 2000mm equivalent are with the optical zoom. The shot at 4000mm equivalent is with the camera’s digital zoom enabled.
We’ll dig into the P900’s outlandish zoom range and other features like the pre-shooting cache (records images before you fully depress the shutter release) and focus peaking that might soon become standard on the next generation of cameras. Most importantly, I’ll answer the question “should you sell your D4s and buy ten P900’s?” Stay tuned.