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The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:18:09 PM »
I want one of these. Just came across it today. 83x optical zoom, nikon bridge. This is equivalent to a 2000mm lens. There is no equivalent for a dslr. This is telescope territory. A remarkable 450.









What do you think V8?

And this month nikon are bringing out the P1000, with 125x optical zoom  :nooo:

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 02:41:43 PM »
Thought about one of these massive zoom cameras but went for 25>600 Lumix FZ330 instead .... already had adaptor lenses that fit it   ;)
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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 02:52:09 PM »
review http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/nikon_coolpix_p900_review/
Doesn't shoot in RAW
Screen not touch sensitive
only 1080p video

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 03:33:39 PM »
The Nikon B700 has 60x zoom but also has 4K video and is smaller and more portable. Its a newer model than the P900 because they haven't updated the P900 yet. Its the one I'd get if I could afford it. Just going on what I've read about them though.

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 03:41:26 PM »
100x zoom is probably in the works

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/161-camcorders/2452690-nikon-patent-100x-zoom-superzoom.html

I 'shoot' wildlife... and mostly use a camcorder... which is HD. A still frame from it is about 2 megapixels... which is small compared to a picture but if sharp is good enough for a postcard size print or display on a monitor.

The advantage of video - then taking a still from it - is you pretty much get the shot as you point the thing and are taking frames continuously. 50 frames a second with what I have to pick the best moment. Shooting stills I found it highly likely to miss getting anything. You have to click at the right moment then - much trickier. Plus wildlife is a moving/video subject anyway.

4K is 8 megapixel still frames. Though opinions on the 4K from the B700 are mixed.

8K is the successor to 4K with 32 megapixel still frames. If that was out people wouldn't need still cameras as that's way bigger than most still pictures.
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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 04:20:33 PM »
I'll also add... when you have a superzoom... even my 40x... the most zoomed shot is rarely the best one... (from the point of view of composition)

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 07:28:15 PM »
http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-reviews/nikon/coolpix-p900/nikon-coolpix-p900-review.html

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Pros
  • Largest optical zoom lens on the market in a fixed lens camera at 83x
  • Good vibration reduction system allows for hand holding the camera for some scenes, even with zoom fully extended
  • Fast autofocus performance at wide angle lens setting
  • Good autofocus speed even at maximum telephoto setting
  • Full range of manual control features
  • Popup flash unit has a good angle to the scene
  • Electronic viewfinder is a key feature in a large zoom camera
  • Both LCD and EVF have sharp displays
  • LCD is articulated
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS features
Cons
  • Small image sensor measuring 1/2.3-inch
  • Image quality and image sharpness just don't match up to other models in this price range
  • Low light image quality could be better
  • ISO range is limited to 6400
  • ISO performance is well below average versus other cameras in this price range
  • After shooting burst mode photos, camera requires several seconds to save the images, leaving camera unable to be used
  • No option for shooting in RAW
  • No hot shoe for external flash
  • Must charge battery inside camera through USB cable
  • Very heavy and large camera
Bottom Line
Considering it has a jaw-dropping 83x optical zoom lens, the Nikon Coolpix P900 is an attention-grabbing ultra zoom camera. No camera currently on the market can match the P900's zoom range of 24-2000mm. Unfortunately, this model's image quality is very similar to what you'll find with other ultra-zoom cameras, with some softness and lack of fine detail, meaning its photos don't stack up against other cameras that have a $600 starting point. The Coolpix P900 performs a bit faster than its peers, which is nice. This is a good camera, but its overall image quality holds it back from being great. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 01:10:51 AM »
Je Nikon this month are bringing out the P1000 I believe with 125x optical, it is a no brainer, I agree with you.

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 01:17:37 AM »
review http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/nikon_coolpix_p900_review/
Doesn't shoot in RAW
Screen not touch sensitive
only 1080p video


So? Do you shoot in RAW, not screen touch sensitive? get a smart phone, only 1080p video? So you got a 4k TV?
Please. Doesn't mean you can take a good pic, let alone one of Saturn's rings.

You have posted one pic here and few at FB, please show us more.

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 12:16:09 PM »
A touch screen which one may use to compose the image, with dirty fingerprints and for those with big fingers, I don't think I could get on with one.

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 04:11:54 PM »
I want one of these. Just came across it today. 83x optical zoom, nikon bridge. This is equivalent to a 2000mm lens. There is no equivalent for a dslr. This is telescope territory. A remarkable 450.


What do you think V8?

And this month nikon are bringing out the P1000, with 125x optical zoom  :nooo:

Sounds like a decent enough deal, though a little out of my price range as a mere hobbyist. I went for the Canon 530 HS Powershot bridge camera, about half the price of this one, smaller, with similar specs though it does shoot in RAW but only has a 50X optical zoom (100X digital). I've always found the user interface with Canon's preferable to Nikon's too. The main reason I got a new camera was for a better zoom really, so going up to 50X was a major leap and has served me well so far, though I can imagine the extra detail I could get with a 100X

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 09:40:36 PM »
Je Nikon this month are bringing out the P1000 I believe with 125x optical, it is a no brainer, I agree with you.

I found this page. Rumour mill said they'd be announcing it on April 11... and that wasn't accurate

https://www.dailycameranews.com/2017/04/nikon-coolpix-p900-replacement-feature-125x-zoom/

If you're thinking of buying the P900 might be an idea to wait a few weeks... if they do bring a new one out then as well as the choice of that... the price of the P900 might drop... that tends to happen when models get replaced...


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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 12:33:34 AM »
I found this page. Rumour mill said they'd be announcing it on April 11... and that wasn't accurate

https://www.dailycameranews.com/2017/04/nikon-coolpix-p900-replacement-feature-125x-zoom/

If you're thinking of buying the P900 might be an idea to wait a few weeks... if they do bring a new one out then as well as the choice of that... the price of the P900 might drop... that tends to happen when models get replaced...

Thanks Je. Seen a pic online of jupiter and three of its moons taken with the P900, the 125x be able to take a closer look a those moons.

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 04:47:24 PM »
So? Do you shoot in RAW, not screen touch sensitive? get a smart phone, only 1080p video? So you got a 4k TV?
Please. Doesn't mean you can take a good pic, let alone one of Saturn's rings.

You have posted one pic here and few at FB, please show us more.
4K video to grab single frames in same resolution

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Re: The Nikon P900 bridge camera.
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 05:15:05 PM »
4K video to grab single frames in same resolution


I wondered if that was the case. Decades ago went thro a dilemma, still photography versus videography. Went for the latter. At the time had a hi end s-vhs camcorder.
Now with reasonable digital cameras able to shoot video and you should check out this beauty http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/lumix-digital-cameras---point-and-shoot/bridge-cameras/dmc-fz2000.html A bridge camera for 1,100  :nooo:
I do wonder if there is a market for digital camcorders left.