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I am planning to buy a Superzoom point and shoot camera and my goal is to get maximum telephoto zoom. I have ended up in Nikon Coolpix P1000. I went through this article : The 20 Best Superzoom Cameras as of July 2019 . Is there any better point and shoot camera which offers more telephoto zoom?

Thank you.

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    According to that article from only last month the Nikon Coolpix P1000 already offers the most telephoto zoom you can get. That camera comes out top in the "Cameras with the longest telephoto reach" list. Do you doubt the article? Not sure what you are asking. – John Hawthorne Aug 15 at 14:52
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    See photo.stackexchange.com/q/99906/57929 for what it might not be as great a deal as you first imagined. – Tetsujin Aug 15 at 15:19
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    "Is there any better..." - how do you define "better"? There's a camera for every use case and, in looking at all of them, there will be pro's and con's to all of them for any given use case. If you don't know what you're looking for or what to ask, then start by describing what you like to shoot, when you shoot it, how you shoot it, and any aspirations or photo goals. – Hueco Aug 15 at 20:30
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    "... my goal is to get maximum telephoto zoom." That's all well and good, as long as you realize you must make significant sacrifices in image quality to get all of that Zoom, Baby! in a single lens at a consumer level price. – Michael C Aug 15 at 21:09
  • Please make up your mind. Do you want better or do you want more telephoto zoom? – Michael C Aug 15 at 21:19
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In a comment you state that your requirement is to "shoot some birds and flowers". The zoom length of the P1000 is ridiculous for that and comes at a considerable cost in price, weight, and image quality in direct conflict to your comment-stated requirement of "maximum possible quality photos in a less investment" [sic]. The P1000 is far too heavy to handle birds in flight reasonably and the lens is pretty slow on most focal lengths, too. The image quality is that of a small sensor.

Superior image quality for a compact but comparatively large weight and size and hefty price will be the Sony RX10IV with a 1" sensor. Panasonic has the DMC-FZ330 in its lineup which also has 600mm equivalent focal length but a 1/2.3" sensor that is kept down to 12MP while the lens has f/2.8 over its entire zoom range. That's good for a lot of keepers in reasonable quality at moderate size and weight. The longer range DMC-FZ80, in contrast, has a slower lens and 18MP on a same-size sensor. People are generally in agreement that it's not a good deal for image quality unless you absolutely need the zoom range.

For flowers, 600mm is excessive (you'd usually use a closeup lens in order to get reasonable focusing distances) since flowers don't scare easily. For birds, it will still accomplish a lot.

A P1000 is not useful for much more than moon shots or capturing static wildlife from a distance (and we are not talking zoo distances here but countryside), using a tripod. Maybe try renting one for a week or so to get a hang of what it is or is not good for.

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