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Nickon Coolpix p900

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A friend of mine brought a nickon coolpix p900 on release last week £499  what a great piece of kit for the point and click astro photgrapher. i had a quick go of it and took a few moon pics, came out very well has i literally was just pointing a clicking, no tripod.

Have no idea how good this would be on a tripod and using manual settings for iso/timings etc but was impressed on auto just pressing a button.

a few of the features it has 

  • Capture details not visible to the naked eye with the 83x NIKKOR zoom lens - extendable to 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom
  • Back-illuminated 16MP CMOS image sensor enables clear, richly detailed images which are easy to achieve, even at night
  • Get fast and detailed location information with GPS/GLONASS/QZSS international satellite systems tracking your route
  • Share images anywhere, using the one-touch Wi-Fi button ot tapping the NFC enabled camera to a smart device.
  • Full HD movies have high-quality directional sound, as the Zoom microphone changes direction to match how you operate the zoom
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Be curious to see if it functions well on DSO applications. Been looking at an easy beginning to astrophotography. This may be a good option.

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You can't remove the lens it won't offer room to grow in to using a telescope, £500 buys a lot of second hand DSLR and leaves plenty change.

Does appear to have ED glass which is good reading dpreview.com

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