Digital Camera Zooms In On the Moon

Apparently the zoom power on the Nikon Coolpix P900 digital camera is pretty spectacular. And what better way to demonstrate its 83x (2000mm equivalent) optical zoom than by checking in on the moon?

With a 2000mm equivalent zoom range, the Nikon Coolpix P900 leads the current ultrazoom class in terms of reach. While there’s no question that the camera has an impressive zoom range, a nature photographer based in Germany has made it ever-so-obvious just how powerful this little ultrazoom is.


His YouTube video of the moon shows that at 83x optical zoom the lens’ magnification is so powerful, the rotation of the Earth is easily seen as the subject drifts through the frame.

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