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The Nikon P1000 Has a 24-3000mm Equivalent Lens

And you thought the Nikon P900's 83x zoom lens was impressive. Nikon has just announced the Nikon COOLPIX P100, the "new undisputed powerhouse of superzooms." It packs a ridiculous 125x zoom lens that has the 35mm-equivalent focal range of 24-3000mm -- the most powerful range available in a compact camera.

200x Camera Zoom Lets You Read the Words on Airplanes

Here's a video that's going viral on the Web right now: Korean YouTuber MichealHrd shared this short video showing the power of a 200x camera zoom. You can zoom in on an airplane cruising by overhead and read the name of the airline on the side.

Canon Patents EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6L USM, Another Crazy Superzoom

Canon's on a roll with these crazy patents, and while they may not amount to much in the end, an editor can dream can't he? They already made headlines with their insane 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6 patent, and now Canon has developed an optical formula for not one, but two EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 lenses.

This is What a 343x Camera Zoom Would Be Like

In addition to the megapixel war, major camera companies are also engaging in a new superzoom war with their latest compact cameras. We recently shared the incredible reach of the 64x zoom on the Canon SX60 and the 83x zoom on the Nikon P900. If we ever somehow get to the point of 343x zooms appearing in cameras, the video above shows what that would be like.

Check Out the Nikon P900’s Ridiculous 83x Zoom

Earlier this month, we shared a video showing the incredible reach of the Canon SX60, a superzoom compact camera with a 65x lens. If you thought that video was crazy, check out this one featuring the new Nikon P900, which packs an even longer 83x optical zoom lens -- the equivalent of a 24-2000mm lens in 35mm terms.