I am pointing out that your 24-1000mm is not really 24-1000mm. Read what I wrote about crop factors, focal lengths and sensor sizes again. Your 24-1000mm is the optical equivalent of a 28-300mm on an entry or mid-range DSLR.
As far as i can see my camera enlarges things (like a bird in a tree) by 42 times from one extreme of the lens to the other. I don't see how a 28-300 lens can do more than 10.7x
I do appreciate that the super zoom cameras use smaller sensors. If they did not the lens would have to be enormous.
Nevertheless, based on your comments, if I can find a camera shop that will let me try a DSLR with a 28-300 zoom I will look at it....R
I would be more impressed if i could read the tire size on that white car
Modern zoom lenses bounce light back and forth between lens elements to increase the focal length, way beyond the physical dimensions.
Your 24-1000mm is the optical equivalent of a 28-300mm on an entry or mid-range DSLR.