Nikon’s New $600 Compact Camera’s Insane Zoom Can Show The Moon Moving
How much zoom is too much on a camera? How about 83x, as in, “enough to see the Moon move”? The Nikon Coolpix P900 Digital Camera can do that! As shown in this video from Germany, the camera’s optical zoom takes 8 seconds to get a close up of the satellite’s pockmarked face. If there were any moonmen throwing a party, you could probably see their fireworks. Failing that, you can actually see the Moon scooting through the sky.
Lothar Lenz is the German nature photographer behind the Moon oogling video. Normally, he spies on the private lives of birds and other animals. And at $600, the Nikon Coolpix P900 is relatively cheap way to do it when compared to to DSLR and lens of similar focal length.
Peanuts in comparison with some other lenses that are a certain mark of hubris of man.