Nikon’s headline grabbing 83x optical superzoom has spawned a viral video in which a user shows off just what it can do

In 35mm equivalent terms, the Nikon P900’s 83x optical zoom covers an equivalent  focal range of 24mm to 2000mm.

Though the numbers are impressive enough by themselves, one user has provided a pretty powerful demonstration of what they mean in real terms in a Youtube clip that has racked up more than 2.6 million views and counting.

German Lothar Lenz’s video uses the camera’s massive zoom to show off details and craters of the moon, which you can actually see moving as the Earth rotates.

Watch the video above for yourself to see it in action. That’s pretty impressive for a camera you can get for less than £500!

Lothar seems pretty enamoured with his P900, and has also released another video shot with it. This is a longer clip in which he shows off how the P900’s incredible zoom range can be used to get close-up shots of bird behaviour.

He’s not the first one to get excited over the P900’s zoom range – here are a couple of other videos showing off just what it can do. Click to watch – they’re short and seriously impressive

If you’d like to have a go at shooting the moon yourself, the Nikon P900 is available now.