Nikon Coolpix p900
rhyno last edited by irish
So I don't know if anyone has any experience with one, but it features an 83x optical zoom for around $600
People do things like video tape the moon with it
Wild thought, for $600 that would beat a lot of spotting scopes, and would be nice for recording impacts, and taking pictures of stupid road hunters.
Mirage would still limit it, but I wonder how good the lenses would be.
orkan last edited by
Let us know if you give it a try. I've been eyeballing it for some time.
brittel last edited by brittel
I figured if anyone had played with them it would have been you two.
They look interesting for the price.
dddoo7 last edited by dddoo7
This is an interesting concept and one I hadn't considered. I know there are limits to digital zoom...but seems to me like the limits of mirage will usually be far worse than the limits of digital zoom.
This is supposed to be the p900 at 600 yards.
There is an old thread about this exact camera on scout.
Well the 83x is supposed to be optical zoom then a little bit more digital after that.
Also @dddoo7 your video doesn't seem to work for me.
dddoo7 last edited by
ok...i think i fixed it. try it now.
83x's OPTICAL is crazy. I didn't realize that.
Here's a video at 600 as well, it's pretty decent it seems in this one.
rhyno last edited by rhyno
With digital zoom it's 166x 😂
I guess the equivalent optical zoom lense for a DSLR costs a low price of $30,000+ and weighs 40lbs. (With presumably much much much better image quality)