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Nikon’s P900 Can Take A Photo of A Subject More Than A Kilometer Away

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We don’t even know why you need this much zoom in your camera

While point-and-shoots are essentially dead, there’s still something about prosumer cameras that tickle our fancy. Unbound by the requirements to make them pocketable shooters, manufacturers are free to experiment on them and try new things. Nikon did exactly that with their P900 a camera that has an astounding 83x of optical zoom. That’s equivalent to 2000mm in SLRs, which means it’s capable of zooming up to objects as far as 2000 meters or around 2KM (probably).

CoolPix P900

If you want to see just how scary the zoom of this camera is, just take a look at the video demonstration above. As the video zooms out, just imagine how far that tractor is to the location of the person doing the recording. Frankly, that level of zoom is pretty impressive, and to be quite honest, a little bit scary. If you’re the sort of person who likes a camera that can zoom in more than a kilometer, then hey, this camera is for you.

Just tell us when you’re in our neck of the woods, okay? So we can close the blinds, just in case.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. I’d be happy to have a decent 60 meter zoom on phones, what moreif I have this? By the way, anyone know the current champ prior to this?

  2. Wow! I remember my canon sx30 before. I was amazed at how far it could go (to the point capturing what the other persons are doing from another house a few blocks away). But this definitely blows me away!

    Great cam for spying on the beach 🙂

  3. This is a paparazzo’s dream, Imagine the convenience of not lugging around a tank-like meter-length zoom lens…perfect for nude beaches and whatnot!

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