Date: 7/11/18 7:48 am From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...> Subject: [NHBirds] New Nikon 3000mm optical zoom camera
Just received announcement from Nikon about the release of their P1000 Extreme Zoom camera, which has a built-in 24-3000 mm lens with "Dual Detect image stabilization (horizontal and vertical movement) and great low-light capability." It also other bells and whistles.
My experience with an earlier model (P900) was that the slow shutter reaction time made it difficult for hand-held bird photography. The shutter on this new model can be triggered remotely so with a solid tripod mount one could get an extremely long lens on a camera for only $1000.
I have no connection with Nikon other than I have used their cameras for more than fifty years. I'm just passing this on in case any of the readers are looking for an inexpensive LONG lens. I'd read reviews and get a hands-on look before buying it but even if you don't use the full zoom range, it is an attractive sounding option.