Nikon Coolpix P900 Superzoom Shooting At The Moon

Compact Camera’s Crazy Zoom Lets You Observe The Pockmarks Of The Moon

Fancy visiting the Moon? Well, we got news for you: at this point, commercial flight to Moon may not be a reality in most people’s lifetime. However, that doesn’t mean getting up close and personal with our dearest lunar planet is not impossible. While you may not be able to experience the weightlessness of near-zero gravity, an optic equipment such as a telescope will enable you to observe the grandeur of the pockmarks-ridden planetary satellite, or you could grab yourself a 600 dollars compact camera, such as the Nikon Coolpix P900 Superzoom that will not only let you appreciate the Moon’s surface up close, but also let you steal a few shots or even video it.

Wait, a camera, or to be precise, a compact camera, is actually capable doing that? Apparently so, as proven by a video uploaded by Sci-Tech Universe. The P900 is able to achieve this seemingly impossible imaging feat (for a compact camera, that is) – thanks to its 24-4000mm equivalent zoom. The most impressive part of the story is, this is coming from a non -pace observation optic and neither was it a particularly high-end camera. Anyways, the camera’s out-of-this-world 83x optical zoom is just the icing on the cake; it can keep going with digital zoom, offering an astounding 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom which, according to PetaPixel, equates to a focal length of 4000mm zoom.

Naturally, getting from a parking lot in Quebec all the way to the Moon is not going to be a smooth ride without the aid of tripod; in fact, it is wobbly, so do pardon the shaky video which you about witness below, but it could be worst, if not for the P900’s 5-stop Dual Detect Optical VR.

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Image: screengrab from Sci-Tech Universe’s YouTube video.

via Colossal