Nikon Coolpix P900
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Manufacturer description: The Coolpix P900 sports a powerful 83x optical zoom (24-2000mm equivalent) NIKKOR ED glass lens with the ability to reach 166x using Dynamic Fine Zoom and a super extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element, making this camera ideal for capturing sharp images and videos from extreme lengths. This feature-packed long zoom is equipped with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and a high performance Autofocus (AF) system capable of shooting 7 frames-per-second (fps) to help deliver photos of fast moving sports in superb quality. Sharing these amazing photos has never been easier or more fun, as the COOLPIX P900 allows users to seamlessly shoot and share photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.
|Body type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Max resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100-6400, expandable to 12800 (B&W only)|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–2000 mm|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||899 g (1.98 lb / 31.71 oz)|
|Dimensions||140 x 103 x 137 mm (5.51 x 4.06 x 5.39″)|
The Nikon Coolpix P900's massive 83X, 24-2000mm lens puts it in a class by itself. The lens is excellent as is the image stabilization required to shoot as long focal lengths. It sports a fully articulating LCD, twin dial operation, manual exposure controls, and both GPS and Wi-Fi. Downsides include fully automatic video recording, aggressive noise reduction (and no Raw support), a bulky body and high price.
Good for: Astro and wildlife photographers, travelers, or anyone seeking the longest zoom available.
Not so good for: Those on a budget, want a more compact camera, or shoot video frequently.
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