The Nikon Coolpix P900 camera has been in the media a lot lately because of its exceptional SuperZoom capabilities. While the earlier SuperZoom lenses were restricted to around 60x Optical Zoom, The Nikon Coolpix P900 features an 83x Optical Zoom.
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The buzz started when Photographers around the world who own a P900 started shooting images and videos of the Moon with their SuperZoom Nikon P900.
The videos became quite popular and served as an advertisement platform that Nikon themselves didn’t expect.
As you all know free advertising is what these companies look for and if you couple it with an excellent product, you have got the perfect mixture to make a couple million sales. 😉
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If you were wondering how the Moon shot with a Nikon Coolpix P900 with 83x Full Zoom would look like, take a look at this video below. You can clearly observe the craters on the Moon and also see the moon shifting out of the frame due to the Earth’s rotation. That’s how much powerful this camera is.
Now before you throw in the towel and say this camera probably costs the same as your house, I have good news for you!
With an exceptionally fine Superzoom like this you would expect this camera to be in the $xxxx mark right? But in reality, you can shoot a video of Moon with just ~$600.
Yes. The whole package along with the Superzoom lens and the Nikon Coolpix P900 costs just around $600 on Amazon.
Now before you go ahead and order this one, let me tell you what this camera is good for and then you can decide if you want this one or not.
So this won’t be the perfect camera to take a pout selfie. But you sure can shoot the full moon that you always wanted with your normal camera but couldn’t.
You can order one from Amazon right now and get Free Shipping on it.
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