Arms races tend to lead to absurd products of competition—nuclear weapons, for one—and the camera industry is no different. Though companies may have come to a ceasefire in the megapixel war, the zoom ratio race is alive and well. Sporting longer and longer focal lengths, it's not uncommon to see point-and-shoot cameras with zoom ratios well above 50x these days.
Though 42x was once considered a bridge too far, the 60x zoom club has a new member: The Nikon Coolpix P600 (MSRP $449.95).
|Optical Zoom||60 x|
|Digital Zoom||4 x|
|Total Pixels||16.76 Megapixels|