I have a Canon SX50HS, I bought it on eBay a few years back for $100, probably because I was intrigued by its reach or I was drunk shopping.
For reference, it has a 24 - 1200 mm lens F3.4–6.5, yep that's twelve hundred. To put that in context with images, this -
and so you understand what I'm going to show you, I take a shot of a guy in the red circle
Neither photo is great from the 12.1 MP/ 1/2.3" sensor, these shots were taken 4 years ago.
Moonshots are ok?
I pulled it out of a box this morning and thought about selling it, what will I get $50, is it really worth the bother.
So I walked outside to take a couple of shots and its range still amazes me
...and the mailbox at the end of the road (*note 'outgoing mail' reasonably clear), and BTW these are handheld shots in auto mode straight out of the camera
So if this was in your camera bag what would you use it for besides average snaps or training to be a spy?