Nikon today unveiled the new Coolpix P900, a superzoom compact camera with a crazy 83x of optical zoom, allowing photographers to “take creativity to extreme distances.”
The zoom is enabled by the pinocchio-style Nikkor ED glass lens on the front of the camera that ranges from a 24mm-equivalent lens when zoomed all the way out to a crazy 2000mm-equivalent lens when zoomed all the way in. The camera can also do 166x zoom with a digital Dynamic Fine Zoom feature.
Inside the camera is a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor that can capture 7 frames per second in continuous shooting mode. The shutter lag time is just 0.12 seconds at wide angle and 0.75 seconds at its maximum telephoto focal length — useful for things like photographing your kid in action at their local sports event.
A Dual Detect Optical VR technology offers the equivalent of 5 stops of stabilization to help reduce blur caused by camera shake, something that could ruin your shots when zoomed in at the equivalent of 2000mm.
On the back is a swiveling 3-inch 921K-dot LCD screen and a built-in electronic viewfinder with an eye sensor.
Other features of the P900 include scene modes, filter effects, macro mode, 1080p HD video recording with stereo audio, time-lapse mode, a Zoom Microphone feature for recording sound from a distance, built-in GPS for geotagging shots, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The Nikon Coolpix P900 will be available starting in April 2015 for the price of $600.