Ok the first one is using the digital zoom so its around 3000mm and the second one is at 8000mm digital zoom and the last one is just optical zoom at 2000mm. Rumors have it the replacement will be a 24-3000mm Optical zoom.
I could zoom to 8000mm with the digital zoom but it was hard to hold it steady even on my tripod using a counter weight underneath and a sandbag on the top but I did get one that was fairly clear at 8000mm digital zoom.
Shutter speed was 1/360
3000mm using the digital zoom no cropping.
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8000mm digital zoom
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No crop 2000mm optical zoom only
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