Nikon has filed a patent in Japan for a 100x optical zoom lens which might be in development for a Nikon Coolpix P900 successor camera.
The new patent application describes a new lens with a 100x optical zoom range feature. If you wonder, this lens is for a compact camera with a 1/2.3-inch-type image sensor. and the product in question features a 100x zoom range.
The optic with this kind of zoom range has most likely been developed for the replacement to the Coolpix P900 which is currently provides massive 83x optical zoom.
Nikon Coolpix P900 successor rumored to feature 100x optical zoom lens
Nikon patented a 100x optical zoom lens. This means the company is working on a successor to the Coolpix P900 superzoom bridge camera.
Let’s remember the amazing Nikon Coolpix P900 camera. It has a price tag of $599.95 at Amazon | B&H | Adorama stores. The bridge camera features a 16-megapixel image sensor and a mind-blowing F2.8-6.5 24-2000mm equivalent zoom lens. The specs list also includes built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, 7 fps burst shooting, built-in EVF and a fully articulated 3″ 921k-dot LCD.
The optic has been patented back in 2014 and approved on April 28, 2016. From the patent application we can say the maximum aperture will stand at f/2.8-8.3 and the optic will have a focal length of 4.4-440. This means the lens will provide a focal range equivalent of approximately 24-2400mm.
To wrap up the details about the Nikon Coolpix P900 successor camera, it might feature a 100x optical zoom lens with a aperture range between f/2.8-8.3. The new optic on the bridge camera offers a 35mm equivalent of 24-2000mm. Stay tuned with us for more information.