If all you want is zooming power, the P900 is your camera. It is famous for zooming all the way to Planet Mars (seriously).
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Pro Macro shots are very good
The P900 macro photos are impressive. You can zoom very close to your object and still capture sharp images in great detail.
Pro Has a snapback review button
If you have already thought of which area to shoot, you'll find it very convenient that you can zoom in and out of that area for a better perspective with one click of a button.
Pro Image stabilization is good
Handles small movements, such as hand tremors, pretty well. Pictures turn out crisp and clear, without the blur.
Pro It has built-in GPS
Great when tagging pictures to places you have been. You can get it via a downloadable text log file from the camera.
Pro Great value
Considering all the features, P900 is relatively cheap.
Pro 83x zoom is optical
Optical zoom will not degrade image quality because it remains unaltered. You'll maintain clear and crisp photos when zooming at far greater distances.
Pro Unmatched zooming capability
Has 83x optical zoom and up to 166x digital zoom. The highest in its class.
Con Only supports jpeg and no RAW format
This camera supports JPEG format only. Most professional photo editors prefer a RAW file because they are much less likely to lose any of the photo quality.
Con Manual focus ring is dissappointing and difficult to operate
You will have to mostly rely on the electronic zoom because the built-in manual focus is cumbersome.
Con Must use tripod for stability
For a clearer and sharper pictures when zooming to a considerable distance, you need a good tripod for stability.
Con Not great in low light conditions
This Nikon camera doesn't deal well with noise (visual distortions) in poorly lit areas.
Con Mobile utility app is underwhelming
The only features that the app has are the viewfinder and shutter control. You can’t record videos. Moreover, the settings are limited, and there is a substantial lag when zooming.
Con No touch screen
You’ll have to rely on buttons.
Con Does not take 4k videos and photos
1080 is the best resolution it can handle.