This has a nikkor 42x wide optical zoom edvr 4.3-180mm 1:3-5.9 16.1 megapixles CMOS. They stated 42x @ 1000mm.
The below photos taken by hand out a parked car open window show reg to full zoom from the same spot and one after the other. I am estimating that the zoom subject is about a mile away from the shooting point. It is similar to the Panasonic DMC FZ100 in operation and weight. I hope that I will be able to get some shots of birds on the fly with this camera. It came on the market March 25th 2012 in USA.
Non zoom lens set to auto.
Zoomed at Full 42X