Menu

1 minute read

A handheld camera with an 83x zoom built in? Yes. That appeals. But can it live up to the hype?

Share the knowledge...

25:02

While I had developed a system that allowed me to get some great long range video with my existing setup of a Canon 5d MkIII, utilising the 5.6 400m lens and a ‘hack’ in the form of Magic Lantern and it’s sensor zoom feature, I was keen to also find a simpler, lighter solution.

I had seen the P900 camera around a bit online and was keen to check it out.

There is already plenty of reviews for this camera online – like herehereand here – and they are all much more in-depth than I would do – so I won’t rehash it all again.

Unfortunately, it was only a quick loan – so didn’t really get to test it like I would have liked. Am I looking to purchase one? Maybe. The one issue I have with it is that you can’t plug in an external microphone – and good quality sound is important to me – especially if I want to do double duty with it for ‘blogs’ or quick field interviews.

Maybe, it might be a case of forgoing the extra bit of zoom, for a slightly better image quality and plugability in something like the Canon SX

Originally published: August 17, 2018

Lasted updated: August 16, 2018

View All Posts

Share the knowledge...

LabRadar

It just starts with the gear!

We also have a range of training courses available. Learn how to set up that new rifle, use a rear bag properly, calculate a ballistic solution and wrap it all around proper fundamentals. 

I know. We all hate popups.
But, the fact remains that eMails are the best way for us to keep you up to date with what is going on at Precision Shooter. Facebook and Google are not as a reliable method of search as they once were when it comes to firearm related websites.

Join over 10,000 shooters who are part of the Precision Shooter Community - every week you will get a short update from me. Be the first to know about new resources, upcoming events, courses and more.

As a thank you, you will also instantly get a copy of our training targets - which we use for zeroing, drills, general practice and more. Just print and go!
We respect your privacy. No SPAM. Ever. Hit escape to make this go away.