Nikon’s Coolpix P1000’s Powerful 125X Zoom Lens

Falling somewhere between utility and novelty, Nikon’s Coolpix P1000 offers the most extreme zoom available for the “compact camera” category. That’s 125x optical zooming or a 24-3000mm equivalence. The world of point-and-shoot cameras doesn’t generally carry innovation to this extent, and this is a device that might just make its way into the bags of professional shooters who intend to land a very specific long-range shot (without having to buy a crazy expensive lens for their existing DSLR). The little camera with a giant lens will retail for $999.