Advanced amateurs and serious shooters of all ages, take note of this amazing new Nikon that is due to release the first week of July.  With an 83x zoom lens, the Nikon Coolpix P900 comes standard with the equivalent of a 2000mm telephoto on a DSLR.  While no one I know could afford a 2000mm Nikon lens, this camera/lens unit is under $600.

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon P900 angle view

When telephoto is your game (calling all birders, surfers, paparazzi, and international spies) you want to be able to pull in images from great distances without resorting to digital enlargement.  That’s the power of an “optical” zoom lens. With pristine Nikon glass, you’ll be getting an image from so far away, you might not even be able to see it with the naked eye.

With a zoom from 24mm to 2000mm,  you’ll be getting a nice wide angle (not ultra wide, but still very useable) up to an incredible telephoto.  Compare these photos from the Nikon website:

Nikon P900 comparison


You can read all the features and specs below, but here are the highlights:

16 MP low light CMOS sensor

3″ 921,000 dot vari-angle LCD that folds out

Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity built-in

5.0 Stop, dual detect optical Vibration Reduction – shoot steady without a tripod

Snapbridge lets you post photos immediately from the P900 to your smartphone or tablet

Full manual control as well as Program, Aperture and Shutter priority modes

Scenes and Effects modes available for special effects

Built-in GPS records your location each time you shoot

EN-EL23 batteries are rated for 360 shots per charge

7 Shots per second for continuous shooting action

MSRP $599.95
Nikon Press Release with full details
P900 more specs