Nikon’s P900 camera can zoom in to the moon
Announced earlier this year, Nikon‘s Coolpix P900 point-and-shoot camera boasts an 83x zoom lens that was put into test by zooming in on the moon. The result? Craters of the moon were clearly captured as shown on the attached video.
Nikon Coolpix P900 specs:
16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor with 83x zoom
OIS + Dual Detect Optical VR stabilization
100-1,600/6,400 (auto/PASM modes) ISO
Full HD video recording @ 60p
Up to 7fps on burst mode
3-inch vari-angle 921K-dot lCS
A nature photographer from Germany, Lothar Lenz, tried out the capabilites of the P900 by setting up a tripod and aiming the camera right at the moon in broad daylight. He presses record and starts zooming all the way in which showed the moon like it was captured using an astroscope — craters were clear, and although it lost some detail in the process, the image was still very impressive considering he was only using a point-and-shoot camera.
Take a look at the video above. The camera could zoom in so close that you actually see the moon moving.
Here’s to hoping no one uses it to spy on people — but then again, who knows?