Category: Beginner, Serious
Type: Long-Zoom Travel Camera
Eighty-three times optical zoom. The Nikon COOLPIX P900 is a long-zoom camera with a spectacular 2000mm equivalent focal length reach. There’s not much that you won’t be able to shoot with the P900, from macro, wide-angle to super telephoto. It’s all captured onto a 1/2.3″ 16 Megapixel CMOS image sensor.
The 83x optical zoom lens has focal length of 4.3-357mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-2000mm lens in 35mm  format), allowing you to capture large vistas as well as zoom in close to faraway subjects. Because at that long reach, it’s easy to lose sight of your subject while zoomed in, the P900 has a nifty Snap-Back Zoom button. Press it and the lens quickly zooms out to allow you to find your subject; release it and the lens zooms right back in. A 5 stops (at 350mm equiv.) Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction, aka image stabilization) helps keep your photos sharp and your videos steady.
Macro mode lets you focus an incredible 1cm (0.4 in.) to your subject. Advanced shooters can switch to semi-auto and full Manual using PASM shooting modes.
Movies are captured in Full HD video at 1920 x 1080/60p with stereo sound. You can connect to an HDTV (requires optional cable). A Time-lapse Movie function records changes that occur over time into an approximately 10 s time-lapse movie.
The Nikon P900 features built-in Wi-Fi and NFC. Nikon snapbridge allows you to send photos wirelessly from your Wi-Fi & NFC enabled COOLPIX P900 to a compatible smartphone or tablet. You can share your photos on the go, even in remote locations, and even use a smartphone or tablet to control your camera.
Built-in GPS allows you to record the exact location of each shot you take and to share your journeys on Google Maps™, Google+™, and other social networking sites, or with Nikon View NX2 software. Points of Interest (POI) shows you nearby photo-ops like scenic lookouts and historic landmarks.
The COOLPIX P900 has a 3.0-in. swiveling Vari-angle LCD (921k-dot) display and a high-resolution (921k-dot) eye-level viewfinder (EVF). An eye-sensor automatically switches from viewfinder to LCD and vice-versa.
The Nikon COOLPIX P-900 will appeal to those desiring an all-in-one super long zoom camera.
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