posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 05:36 PM
originally posted by: tikbalang
a reply to: TheKnightofDoom
Im really interested in buying one, but if its only taking some cool pictures of the moon, then, no..
Wild life photography, base of use, cons and pros..
Must be someone who bought it
And they'll tell you how cool it is, because they just bought it. If you really want a professional or semi-pro level camera, this ain't it. You need
an SLR for that. This is a "point and shoot." I have an earlier version of it. This kind of camera undergoes constant revision and I wouldn't think
this will last more than a year in the marketplace before it is superseded by an "improved" model. The "Coolpix" series is for amateurs, but for a
"point and shoot" it's pretty good and pretty versatile. Yes, it has a great zoom, but it doesn't care if you zoom to the moon or a bird a thousand
feet away. That's not the camera's issue; it's yours.
This model is the flagship of the Coolpix series, which probably has about twenty different models at this point, some of them very small. That's kind
of the idea, a small camera that fits in a purse or pocket and doesn't weigh a ton or need a huge camera bag full of accessories to lug around with
it. This model is a bit larger, but it does a lot more. A good photographer will be capable of taking great pictures with it at a resolution that will
allow you easy blow ups to 8 x 10. It would be a good camera to take on an overseas trip, for example, where you wanted to keep the weight down.
Point-and-shoots are clearly targeted at amateur photographers, people who have never taken a photography course and who want to take pictures of
their trips, their kids, or their cats, but want a step up from their Smartphone. Their memory cards are ample for video as well as stills. If you are
in this category, it's one of the best available. If you are a pro, a semi-pro, or a wannabe, you'll want to invest (and I DO mean invest,) in an SLR
at twice the price before you start buying very expensive lenses. And for a true professional-grade camera, you're talking several thousand for just
the body alone.
I have two Coolpix brand cameras. They do what I want them to do at this stage. I recommend them within the parameters I stated above.
originally posted by: Tjoran
Watching woman shower from 2 miles away *cough*
You'll need a tripod for that.
edit on 8/10/2016 by schuyler because: (no reason given)