Nikon Coolpix P900

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P900How does a 2000 mm lens sound? Wild, right? Well, Here’s Nikon with the Coolpix P900 and an 83X lens (166X if you engage Dynamic Fine Zoom, for something on the order of 4000 mm).

In addition to this super zoom, the 16-megapixel camera comes equipped with an array of innovative features and advanced controls for capturing sharp and detailed images, says the company, as well as Full HD video. Such features include built-in GPS and Snapbridge, where users seamlessly shoot and share photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication technology (NFC2).

But back to that lens. It’s the equivalent of 24-2000 mm, using Nikkor ED glass and a super extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element. A high performance autofocus (AF) system is capable of shooting 7 frames per second (fps).

The camera has a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) with an eye sensor, as well as a high-resolution, Vari-angle 3-inch LCD display. There’s a snap-back zoom button. The Side Zoom Control button’s position helps to combat camera shake. Additionally, the camera has an intuitive control layout, with the Fn (function) button providing fast access to frequently used functions. The Command Dial and Mode Dial allow users to quickly apply or adjust settings with just one hand. The P900 also features Manual (spot), Manual (normal) and Manual (wide) AF Area Mode options that can be selected in accordance with the size and position of the primary subject.

Lens extended
Lens extended

The P900 boasts a speedy shooting lag time of approximately 0.12 seconds at the maximum wide-angle position and approximately 0.75 seconds at the maximum telephoto position. In addition, the camera incorporates the new Dual Detect Optical VR technology to help achieve the highest level of camera shake compensation available in a Nikon compact digital camera, equivalent to a 5.0-stop increase in shutter speed to help ensure sharp photos.

The camera offers features such as Scene Modes, filter effects, special effects, Picture Controls and macro mode.

Uers can capture video in Full HD 1080p with stereo audio recording or use the camera’s Time Lapse feature. The Zoom Microphone function enables the clear recording of sounds from a variety of distances.

Built-in GPS and point of interest (POI) allows users to geo-tag images and view where those images were taken on a map.

The Nikon Coolpix P900 will be available in April at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $669.95. Available in black.

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