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Nikon Coolpix P600, P530, S9700 go big on zoom range

By dpreview staff on Feb 7, 2014 at 04:00 GMT
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Nikon introduces the Coolpix P600, P530 and S9700 compacts, all high zoom cameras with 16 megapixel BSI CMOS sensors. The Coolpix P600 and P530 are superzooms with 60x and 42x optical zoom ranges, respectively, while the Coolpix S9700 travel zoom compact has a 30x optical zoom. Both the P600 and S9700 offer built-in Wi-Fi, and all three cameras provide 1080/60i HD video recording. 

The Nikon Coolpix P600 covers an equivalent zoom range of 24-1440mm and incorporates a fully articulated 3-inch 921k-dot LCD. The Coolpix P530's zoom covers a 24-1000mm equivalent range and a 3-inch LCD. The Coolpix S9700 covers a 25-750mm equivalent range. All three will be available this month. The P600 will cost $499.95, the P530 $449.95 and the S9700 $349.95. 

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AMAZING OPTICS AND STELLAR PERFORMANCE ARE AT THE HEART OF NIKON’S NEWEST COOLPIX CAMERAS

From Super Zoom to Super Slim, the New COOLPIX P600, COOLPIX P530, COOLPIX S9700 and COOLPIX P340 Offer New Ways for Users to Express Their Creativity

MELVILLE, NY (February 6, 2014 at 11:01 P.M. EST) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the latest additions to its impressive lineup of COOLPIX cameras that offer incredible optics and great performance. With a myriad of easy-to-use, creative features, the 60x zoom COOLPIX P600 and 42x zoom COOLPIX P530 provide super-long zoom lenses and the versatility needed to capture images and Full HD videos both near and far. Additionally, the ultra-slim, 30x zoom COOLPIX S9700 and the powerful COOLPIX P340 provide exceptional image quality while fitting comfortably in any pocket.

"Incorporating legendary NIKKOR optics, these new COOLPIX cameras provide users with incredible zoom capability and low-light performance that helps produce unrivaled sharpness and detail in their photos and HD videos," said Masahiro Horie, Director of Marketing and Planning, Nikon Inc. "Users will enjoy capturing amazing photos and Full HD videos from a distance, along with the ability to share unforgettable moments with family and friends instantly."

New High Power Zooms Allow Users to Get Closer Than Ever Before

COOLPIX P600: Pushing NIKKOR optics to great lengths, the new COOLPIX P600 boasts an impressive 60x optical zoom from a wide-angle 24mm to an unbelievable 1440mm (35mm equivalent) range with the capability to reach even further using 120x Dynamic Fine Zoom*. Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization is also incorporated to help reduce the effects of camera shake, allowing users to capture clear photos from incredible distances. With built-in Wi-FiⓇ connectivity1, users can show off these amazing photos with family and friends immediately by transferring images to a compatible smart device and uploading them to their social networks.

In addition to photographing from a distance, the P600 also lets the user compose the ideal photo or video from any angle with help from a high resolution (921k-dot) 3.0-inch (7.5cm) Vari-angle LCD display. Users can shoot above a crowd at a sold-out concert or get low to capture a baby’s first steps. With a 16.1-megapixel backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor, the COOLPIX P600 is capable of capturing detailed photos and Full HD 1080/60i video, even in challenging lighting conditions. The P600 also sports advanced features that appeal to serious photographers including full manual controls (P, S, A, M), an electronic viewfinder and an improved battery life that allows up to approximately 330 shots per charge. What’s more, the new Moon and Bird Watching Scene modes make it easier than ever to enjoy the extreme zoom range.

COOLPIX P530: The new COOLPIX P530 also demonstrates the capabilities of NIKKOR optics through an astounding 42x optical zoom with a 24-1000mm range (35mm equivalent) and 84x Dynamic Fine Zoom* that gets the user even closer. This long-zoom offering affords the ability to capture subjects at otherwise unreachable distances in clear detail thanks to Lens Shift VR image stabilization, which helps minimize camera shake. At the core of the P530 is a 16.1-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor that delivers beautiful photos and Full HD 1080/60i videos. Whether a user is looking to grow their photography skills or wanting more control over every shot, the P530 includes full manual controls (P, S, A, M). To help frame stunning photos and HD videos, the COOLPIX P530 sports a 3.0-inch (7.5cm) LCD monitor and a built-in electronic viewfinder, while users can also share their creations with friends and family when connected to the optional WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter.

COOLPIX S9700: With a 30x optical zoom (25-750mm, 35mm equivalent) and 60x Dynamic Fine Zoom* packed into a compact body, the new COOLPIX S9700 is putting the power of NIKKOR optics into the hands of users who demand high quality images from a camera small enough to keep up with their active lifestyle. To help eliminate camera shake when utilizing this impressive zoom range, the S9700 incorporates Lens Shift VR image stabilization for share-worthy portraits or action shots. Sharing can happen immediately with the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi1 capability by transferring images to a compatible smart device and uploading them to social networks. Further enhancing the sharing of memories on an exciting trip, the COOLPIX S9700 also includes built-in GPS technology that lets the user see the exact longitude and latitude of where an image or video was captured.

A 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor contributes to the amazing image quality by producing breathtaking photos and Full HD 1080/60i videos. The COOLPIX S9700 also implements Hybrid VR image stabilization for stable video recording, even while handheld. From composing the perfect shot to viewing the photo in crisp detail, the COOLPIX S9700’s high resolution (921K-dot) 3.0-inch (7.5cm) bright OLED monitor helps the user do it all accurately.

Powerful Performance in a Compact Camera

COOLPIX P340: With a versatile 5x (24-120mm, 35mm equivalent) wide-angle to telephoto zoom range plus 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom*, and a super-fast f/1.8 maximum aperture lens with Lens Shift VR image stabilization, the COOLPIX P340 utilizes the strength of NIKKOR optics to capture super-sharp photos and Full HD 1080/60i videos with low noise and amazing color. The wide and bright f/1.8 lens gives users the ability to control depth of field and shoot in a wide variety of lighting conditions. This powerful compact camera also incorporates a large 1/1.7-inch, 12.2-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor for superior image quality, and a host of advanced features including full manual controls (P, S, A, M) and RAW (NRW) image capture.

Composing and capturing photos, when inspiration strikes, is simple with the P340’s high resolution (921K-dot) 3.0-inch (7.5cm) LCD monitor and sleek, portable design that fits comfortably in any handbag or shirt pocket. Sharing that inspirational image can also happen on the fly with the built-in Wi-Fi connectivity1 where users can transfer images to a compatible smart device and upload them to their social networks. Proving that great things can come in small packages, the new COOLPIX P340 is a sophisticated camera option for demanding photo enthusiasts who seek more power and versatility in a compact camera.

Price and Availability
The COOLPIX P600 will be available in February 2014 in Black and Red for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $499.95**, while the COOLPIX P530 will be available in February 2014 in Black for a SRP of $449.95**. Additionally, the COOLPIX S9700 will be available in February 2014 in Black and Red for a SRP of $349.95**. Lastly, the COOLPIX P340 will be available in March 2014 in Black for a SRP of $379.95**.

In order to give consumers a more effective way to understand the benefits of each COOLPIX camera and to help users determine the best camera to fit their lifestyle, Nikon has segmented the COOLPIX series into five categories: Advanced Performance, Fun & Innovative, Ultra-Slim Zoom, Comfort Long Zoom and Budget Friendly. For more information about these and other COOLPIX cameras, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

*Dynamic Fine Zoom magnification is calculated from the full-wide end of optical zoom.

1Cameras having Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The application can be downloaded free of charge from Google Play™ or the Apple App Store.

For use with Android or iOS mobile devices, please refer to mobile device compatibility and available features at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nikon.wu.wmau&hl=en (Android) or https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/wireless-mobile-adapter-utility/id554157010 (iOS).

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**SRP (Suggested Retail Price) listed only as a suggestion. Actual prices are set by dealers and are subject to change at any time.

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Specifications, equipment and release dates are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

Nikon Coolpix P600, P530 and S9700 specifications

 Nikon Coolpix P600Nikon Coolpix P530Nikon Coolpix S9700
Price
MSRP$499.95$449.95$349.95
Body type
Body typeSLR-like (bridge)Compact
Sensor
Max resolution4608 x 3456
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor size1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
Sensor typeBSI-CMOS
Image
White balance presets87
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationOptical
Uncompressed formatNo
File format
  • JPEG
  • DCF
  • Exif 2.3
  • DPOF compliant
  • JPEG
  • DCF
  • Exif 2.3
  • DPOF
  • JPEG
  • DCR
  • Exif 2.3
  • DPOF compliant
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.)24–1440 mm24–1000 mm25–750 mm
Optical zoom60×41.7×30×
Maximum apertureF3.3 - F6.5F3.0 - F5.9F3.7 - F6.4
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
Digital zoomYes (4x)
Normal focus range50 cm (19.69)
Macro focus range1 cm (0.39)0 cm (0.16)1 cm (0.39)
Number of focus points99
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDFully articulatedFixed
Screen size3
Screen dots921,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeTFT-LCD with Anti-reflection coatingTFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronicNone
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed15 sec8 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec1/2000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Scene Mode
  • Custom User
  • Auto Mode
  • Special Effects Mode
  • Program Auto
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Scene Mode
  • Custom User
  • Auto mode
  • Special Effects mode
  • Programmed Auto (P)
  • Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
  • Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
  • Manual (M)
  • Scene auto selector
  • Easy Auto
  • Scene Mode
  • Smart Portrait
  • Auto Mode
  • Special Effects
  • Program Auto
  • Shutter Priority
  • Aperture Priority
  • Manual
Scene modes
  • Backlighting
  • Beach
  • Black and White Copy
  • Close-up
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Panorama asist
  • Fireworks Show
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Museum
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
  • Backlighting
  • Beach
  • Black and White Copy
  • Close-up
  • Dusk/Dawn
  • Easy Panorama
  • Fireworks Show
  • Food
  • Landscape
  • Museum
  • Night Landscape
  • Night Portrait
  • Party/Indoor
  • Pet Portrait
  • Portrait
  • Scene Auto Selector
  • Snow
  • Sports
  • Sunset
Built-in flashYes
Flash range7.50 m8.00 m6.00 m
Flash modesTTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Drive modes
  • Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Best Shot Selector, Multi-shot 16, Continuous 120fps, Continuous 60fps, Pre-shooting cache
Continuous drive7 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions1920 x 1080 (30/25p, 60/50i) 1280 x 720 (60/50/30/25/15/12.5p) 960 x 540 (30/25p) 640 x 480 (120/100/30/25p)1920 x 1080 (30/25p, 60/50i) 1280 x 720 (60/50/30/25/15/12.5p) 960 x 540 (30/25p) 640 x 480 (120/30/25p) 320 x 240 (240p)
FormatMPEG-4, H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included56MB56 MB329MB
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes
WirelessBuilt-InOptionalBuilt-In
Wireless notesWU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter
Physical
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-ion EN-EL23Lithium-ion EN-EL5Lithium-ion EN-EL12
Battery Life (CIPA)330240300
Weight (inc. batteries)565 g (1.25 lb / 19.93 oz)232 g (0.51 lb / 8.18 oz)
Dimensions125 x 85 x 107 mm (4.92 x 3.35 x 4.21)123 x 84 x 98 mm (4.83 x 3.31 x 3.87)110 x 64 x 35 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.38)
Other features
GPSNoneBuiltIn
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Comments

Total comments: 51
miiicho
By miiicho (2 months ago)

Is this a joke?
1/2.3 and 30-60x zoom? That was maybe cool 5-10years ago.
Why not give us rather double the sensor size and 1/3 of the zoom? it could fit into similar package. Nobody ever (ok maybe some exceptions can appear) needs more than 10-15x.
This thing is big and still is a toy (okay the price is right, but stilll...).

0 upvotes
Macist
By Macist (2 months ago)

I kind of disagree on the zoom.

When I travel, there are a lot of things I can't get close enough to, so a superzoom is handy. It's great for wildlife, as well as people - when you don't really want to be rude and stick your lens in their faces.

I currently use a Nikon P510, which is decent for the purpose. My main problem is that its GPS function is rather weak, and in remote areas it seems to fail to tag most of my shots (and since it's remote, I have no clue where I took them exactly).

I am waiting for the DMC-ZS40, which will do 30x in a compact body, with a Leica lens.

In my experience the compact Panasonics have by far the best GPS implementation (you can set it to keep the location even when the camera is OFF), so I have high hopes indeed. The ZS40 can use both GPS and the Russian GLONASS, which should make it a total winner in this category (IMO).

Comment edited 7 minutes after posting
2 upvotes
oknahs
By oknahs (2 months ago)

I was required to downsize to a all in one bridge cameras due to health problems. I am no longer able to carry a heavy bag with accessories. After reviews by owners I decided on a Nikon P500 with a red body. Its been an amazing camera with a wide 22mm lens and the zoom is wonderful. I can now travel, hike and go to my beloved car cruises carrying my trusted Nikon. I have no trouble getting the best quality images and printing them on a Canon Pro100.

0 upvotes
mufflon
By mufflon (2 months ago)

instead of releasing some great mirrorlesscameras they continue with this rubbish :(

1 upvote
Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (2 months ago)

I would take the 20-1200mm eqiv 60x zoom of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 over the 24-1440mm eqiv 60x P600.

1 upvote
G Davidson
By G Davidson (2 months ago)

Can I just say I'd be interested in that zoom range? With my P510, I'm capturing scenes that would otherwise be impossible to even see with my naked eyes and it does have a lot of creative potential, hopefully matched with a better sensor.

Still, I agree that leaving out Raw, 60fps video and a hotshot is perplexing in a camera like this, especially as they are positioning the P600 as 'higher end'. It puts me in 'wait and see' mode for other company's options.

2 upvotes
John Miles
By John Miles (2 months ago)

P600

FZ50 rating [-4] http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52339583

The ability to retain the right thumb for holding the camera aids in keeping the camera steady. A manual zoom lens would allow for more precise left handed composition. A wheel directly driving EV compensation and operable by the right index finger would speed up composition whist retaining a steady grip on the camera. A standard flash hot shoe would allow expansion with hot shoe flash and other accessories.

Nikon have produced perhaps the best looking superzoom yet. Straight out of Tron :-)

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
Be Nice
By Be Nice (2 months ago)

Question: Will the P530/P600 be able do Geo-Tagging via Wi-Fi to a SmartPhone?

0 upvotes
halc
By halc (2 months ago)

in 1080 resolution only 50i / 60 i video.

This is 2014, Nikon.

You failed.

Sorry.

Sony will eat those for lunch. The rest will go to Fuji and Canon at the super-zoom range.

2 upvotes
vesa1tahti
By vesa1tahti (2 months ago)

Right ! Canon SX50 HS has RAW, and obviously the best IQ in superzoom cameras. Cheers.

0 upvotes
BarnET
By BarnET (2 months ago)

There are brands beside nikon and canon that do better in that regard.

Panasonic fz200 and an 2/3inch Fuji superzoom beat the sx50 easily.

0 upvotes
Chris OLeary
By Chris OLeary (2 months ago)

Anybody know if Nikon's typically allow both shutter priority mode and video mode (60+ FPS) at the same time? In the case of Panasonic and many others (other than Casio and higher-end Canon) it's either/or.

I do sports photography/video and I need to be able to control the shutter speed while in video mode in order to eliminate blurring.

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 2 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
SantaFeBill
By SantaFeBill (2 months ago)

From Panasonic we get the GH4, from Nikon we get more Coolpixs. Be still my heart.

0 upvotes
justmeMN
By justmeMN (2 months ago)

Superzooms are an important niche for camera companies, because they clearly do something that cell phones can't. It doesn't require a lot of marketing to explain.

8 upvotes
edu T
By edu T (2 months ago)

Jargon illiteracy:
Does anyone know what DCF and DCR (in "image/file format" specs) stand for? Thanks.

0 upvotes
Sir Corey of Deane
By Sir Corey of Deane (2 months ago)

DCF is Design rule for Camera File.

DCR is Digital Camera Raw.

(AFAIK).

Comment edited 51 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
edu T
By edu T (2 months ago)

Thank you Sir but then... why would the cheapest model among the three (S9700) be just the one that features RAW output?

0 upvotes
Joseph Mama
By Joseph Mama (2 months ago)

Good question. I'd expect the bridge cameras to support RAW as their users like to think they are using a "real camera", cuz it looks like a big bulky DSLR and has lots of dials and buttons and stuff. Sure the sensor sucks, but it looks impressive. The travel zoom I would not expect to support RAW.

0 upvotes
rad00p
By rad00p (2 months ago)

my God it is ugly...

2 upvotes
Sir Corey of Deane
By Sir Corey of Deane (2 months ago)

I think that ugliness, like beauty, lies in the beholder's eye. To me, there's a quaint futuristic look about it :).

Comment edited 31 seconds after posting
2 upvotes
Everlast66
By Everlast66 (2 months ago)

I think Nikon are soon going to go into RPG/bazooka manufacture business

6 upvotes
Feud
By Feud (2 months ago)

Is that for making Photobombs with? ;-)

0 upvotes
photonius
By photonius (2 months ago)

no GPS in the bigger models? why

2 upvotes
mosc
By mosc (2 months ago)

You're going to need GPS coordinates to focus the thing pretty soon...

0 upvotes
eddie_cam
By eddie_cam (2 months ago)

You can see a few P600 samples here:
http://www.nikon-image.com/products/camera/compact/coolpix/performance/p600/sample.htm

0 upvotes
MarioV
By MarioV (2 months ago)

Thanks Eddie.
Good to see the lens is still nice and sharp. Sensor seems slightly improved over P510..marginally. If you want a basic long-zoom camera with good image quality, this will serve you well.

Just annoying that Nikon couldnt be bothered including RAW, hot/cold shoe for flash/mic, Expeed 4 for 1080p60 video, which are all considered minimum these days.

Just an incremental improvement.

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
0 upvotes
TFD
By TFD (2 months ago)

I wonder if Nikon ever fixed their awful user interface, they were(are) the kings of death by a 1000 menus.

1 upvote
Sir Corey of Deane
By Sir Corey of Deane (2 months ago)

NOT on my FA!

0 upvotes
R Thornton
By R Thornton (2 months ago)

In your face, customers - in your face...!

0 upvotes
One_Oldman_4U
By One_Oldman_4U (2 months ago)

Nikon should come out with a long zoom with a constant 2.8 (or better) aperture that will compete with the likes of the Panasonic FZ200 and with the bigger sensor Olympus Stylus 1. Just make one with a bigger sensor and constant aperture!

I'm still waiting for the Nikon 1 V Series upgrade.

4 upvotes
phazelag
By phazelag (2 months ago)

These are disappointing. I route for great cameras. Looks like Nikon only takes there DSLRs seriously. Nothing new or innovative here. Just budget cameras with larger numbers

5 upvotes
tkbslc
By tkbslc (2 months ago)

I was really hoping for 69x zoom. Maybe next year.

6 upvotes
mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (2 months ago)

They could take a dump in a box and write 20+ megapixels and 60x zoom on it and some people would buy it.

Some people just were not meant to be photographers.

Comment edited 14 seconds after posting
3 upvotes
MarioV
By MarioV (2 months ago)

And still produce better photos with it than some..

6 upvotes
Nightwings
By Nightwings (2 months ago)

Model upon model, year after year, yet still no hot-shoe .... still no RAW.

Most companies learn by their mistakes Nikon ...... you don't appear to ascribe to such a tenet. Oh Well, no $ale I guess.

Better luck next year. :)

7 upvotes
MarioV
By MarioV (2 months ago)

Completely agree. They've missed the boat and are only relying on a longer zoom. Its not enough. They still dont even have 1080p60 video. Though, if the sensor is cleaner than the P510 and retains its quality lens, it could still do well..

5 upvotes
Nightwings
By Nightwings (2 months ago)

Hey old friend!! Long time no see. I hope you are well!

The P600, instead of increasing upper end zoom, should have started at the lower end instead. Maybe a 16-1200 or a 14-1000 :D

Comment edited 49 seconds after posting
2 upvotes
MarioV
By MarioV (2 months ago)

g'day Nightwings 'ol buddy. Yeah wider would be impressive.. I'm currently interested in the Tamron 16-300 lens. Looks like it could be a great alternative to the Nikon 18-300.. Hope the optics are decent..

2 upvotes
jcmarfilph
By jcmarfilph (2 months ago)

Nighty is up and alive again. But again a failure from Nokin?

Too dark lens, too slow, no-RAW, slow-mo zoom, no hotshoe, peephole EVF. Good Lord bless Nokin please.

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 2 minutes after posting
2 upvotes
Nightwings
By Nightwings (2 months ago)

Those things are still just fluff and features my friend. Ultimately IQ is all that matters to me in a camera. That's why I kept my P510 and never even considered the HS50 ;)

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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HaroldC3
By HaroldC3 (2 months ago)

There are always going to be consumers who look at the zoom range and go goo goo over it but I have to wonder how large the market is for this type of camera with something like the Nikon 1 series available for cheaper.

0 upvotes
pacnwhobbyist
By pacnwhobbyist (2 months ago)

One of the older Nikon superzooms was the #1 best selling camera on Amazon for a time this past Fall. I personally wouldn't buy a camera like this but for the casual snap shooter who is looking for something more capable than their smart phone, why not?

2 upvotes
Revenant
By Revenant (2 months ago)

The fact that the manufacturers are still releasing a myriad of superzooms, probably means that the market for them is rather large. The smartphones haven't really eaten away at this particular niche of the compact camera market, while the mirrorless ILCs is still a very small part of the overall camera market.

0 upvotes
rpm40
By rpm40 (2 months ago)

This is where cameras stand to separate themselves from cell phones for most casual snappers. The 3x zoom compacts are almost dead, because most people don't see the point. A 30xor 50x zoom, on the other hand, will get them shots at sporting events, concerts, their kids' play, and all sorts of other events where a cell phone is basically useless.

2 upvotes
mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (2 months ago)

1440mm is not useful within our atmosphere. My telescope is only 800mm.

1 upvote
MarioV
By MarioV (2 months ago)

Nonsense.
A good quality acromat is capable of at least 30x magnification per inch of aperture. Apochromats even more so. So a telescope with 2inch objective can easily perform at 60x.

60x zoom is not the same as magnification. Its less magnification.

7 upvotes
mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (2 months ago)

If you want to hide your release then doing it at the same time as the Panasonic GH4 was a good idea.

7 upvotes
Menneisyys
By Menneisyys (2 months ago)

They target absolutely different customers.

6 upvotes
rpm40
By rpm40 (2 months ago)

...and most of the customers for consumer superzooms aren't sitting on photography sites reading press releases anyway. :P

0 upvotes
eddie_cam
By eddie_cam (2 months ago)

Still no Raw in the Nikon ultrazooms ...

3 upvotes
thx1138
By thx1138 (2 months ago)

Well it seems a common theme with any camera using those silly little 1/2.33" sensors.

3 upvotes
Total comments: 51