Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New super-zoom king?

Nikon P510, new king of superzoom cameras? Very positive review, and if long zooms are your addiction, look no further, this is a 42X zoom!!
My readers will know I've long questioned the real usability of super-long zooms, because there are so many optical compromises. And practical ones too, a 1000mm-equivalent lens is really hard to hand-hold, even with stabilization. But if exhibition-standard large prints are not your goal and you get a kick out of a zoom range between super-wide and super-tele, this camera is here, and not even expensive, under $400. It'll make taking those holiday snaps of bikini beauties from 50 meters away a snap.

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