Nikon has released their latest bridge camera into market. This time they have done something huge ! Nikon Coolpix P900 camera has a 83x optical zoom. This camera is simply mind blowing. I didn’t expect Nikon to come up with something like this so soon. Unlike Canon they take things slow but they always launch quality products. But this new P900 is one of a kind camera. simply it had become the coolest ultra-zoom camera in market today.
83x Optical zoom means you have 2000mm telephoto which is massive. Problem with these zoom lenses is the haze and distortion you get in bad light conditions or if you hand held the camera. Specially when it’s a bridge camera with smaller sensor it won’t able to collect light like a sensor in DSLR camera does. But camera companies make things better with every camera they release. In this case Nikon P900 comes with a feature called Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction which gives five stops of image stabilization. But hey lets face is if you want a really good photo of something far away, use a tripod.
P900 comes with a back-illuminated 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor. Even thought various sites showing different names it looks like Nikon P900 and it’s predecessor Nikon P600 has same sensor. Unfortunately this has no raw photo format which is a big down side for those who are used to it. But it really doesn’t matter for most users unless you have a professional photographer who looking for something more than a point and shoot camera. This camera’s target market is point and shoot users who really don’t need raw format. All cameras in this range from Canon SX60 to Fujifilm S1 has this same sensor.
ISO sensitivity is between 100 – 1600. But you get ISO 3200, 6400 when you are using P, S, A or M modes and Hi 1 which is equivalent to ISO 12800 is available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode.