I have been wanting a camera where I could take photos of the moon. Let me rephrase that. I've been wanting a lens
that I could attach to my Canon T6i
to take photos of the moon. However, the lens I had been eyeing is around the $2,000 price range, give or take, so out of my budget to spend on just a lens. So it's been (and still is) sitting my cart on Amazon for my "one day I will buy" list.
The other day, my husband comes in (after already buying a bunch of random junk and decided I wasn't going to buy until I paid those order off or down) and said "you're going to want to see this." He shows me a camera that zooms all the way in to see the moon. Now, I am pretty skeptical of this because NO camera can just do that. You need special lenses, a tripod, etc... not just a camera. Well, from everything I saw, this particular camera really did as it claims. I didn't want to spend any more money after my recent shopping adventures, but I had been wanting to get a good photo of the moon on my own for so long I gave in - and I'm glad I did!
The camera I am talking about? It's the Nikon Coolpix 900
. It's not new on the market, but it's the only
camera with this capability. Yes, I paid out of pocket for this. No, I am not being reimbursed. I instantly fell in love and had to quickly tell you guys how seriously awesome
this camera is and that it is, in fact, worth EVERY penny
For it NOT to be a review item and for me to still feel the need to share - that should tell you right there how awesome it is. Best of all, the setting is already built into the camera for the moon (and bird watching, pet portraits, and a ton of other settings) - so no doing invasive internet searches to try and figure it out or getting just the right settings.
The images of the moon you see above - MY photos. No tripod. No special lesn. Just my shakey hands and the Nikon Coolpix 900. So no professional skills or equipment needed!
From the manufacturer:
The zoom power of the COOLPIX P900 is nothing short of spectacular. This is 2000mm of optical zoom - more than any Nikon COOLPIX yet. Advanced shooters will appreciate the outstanding image quality and DSLR styling, a sure grip, a swiveling Vari-angle display, a high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder that turns on automatically when lifted to your eye, even a PSAM mode control dial. Those who simply want great photos and Full HD videos without any fuss will appreciate the point-and-shoot ease and long battery life: up to 360 shots per charge! And everyone will appreciate the built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication technology (NFC)** connectivity which wirelessly connects the COOLPIX P900 to a compatible smartphone or tablet for instant photo sharing and remote camera control. Change the way you see, capture, and share the world
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