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Video: The Zoom on this Nikon Camera is Absolutely Insane (and Scary)

Published Jun 25th, 2015 2:45PM EDT
Nikon Coolpix P900 Zoom

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With so many people taking photos with their smartphones these days, it’s easy to forget that there are still some incredibly cool point and shoot cameras out there. Case in point: the Nikon Coolpix P900.

Released earlier this year, the camera boasts a 24-2000mm 35mm zoom equivalent that has garnered rave reviews. Translation? The zoom on this Nikon point and shoot is insanely good, and even somewhat scary depending on your perspective.

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The following video, shot by Fratila Angelo, really demonstrates that smartphone cameras, as great as they have become, still have a long ways to go before they can truly replace the feature set provided by standalone devices. As Fstoppers notes, “the end result is an impressive video showing the capabilities of a camera without anything in its class.”

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.