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originally posted by: thesingingsaint
a reply to: shawmanfromny
Thanks. and thank you for taking me seriously and not insulting me by telling me its a bird.
originally posted by: wmd_2008
originally posted by: thepixelpusher
a reply to: thesingingsaint
You need this camera. It's actually very affordable.
The problem is it's ok for things like the Moon at night but it has a tiny sensor which can create noise.
Quote from imaging resource
The Nikon P900 is not a camera meant for low ambient light shooting, which is no surprise given the sensor size.
Daylight yes night shooting no.
The sensor is 1/2.3-inch (6.17 x 4.55 mm) thats why it has a large zoom range they quote as 83x which is very misleading because it's 35mm equivilant range is 24-2000mm. 24mm on a 35 mm camera is approx 0.5x magnification so the real actual magnification is just over 40x.
Also it is fairly expensive.
If you look was to the comment by misterassist69 on the Australien skies documentary
Yes P900 has a great zoom and if you are not that serious about photography or want a high zoom back up it's a good choice but will show it limitations at night due to the tiny sensor which gives it the great zoom range and as a lot of people go out at night to film ufo's that could be an issue.
Here is a guide to possible print sizes for the P900 against a Nikon 3200 (old model now)
A very good 13 x 19 inch print at ISO 100; a nice 8 x 10 at ISO 800; a good 4 x 6 at ISO 3200.
The Nikon 3200
SO 100 shots look terrific printed as large as 24 x 36 inches, with good detail and color. Wall display prints are possible to 30 x 40 inches.
ISO 200 shots look great at 20 x 30 inches.
ISO 400 images also stand up to printing at 20 x 30 inches.
ISO 800 prints start to show a little more noise in the shadows and a little softer detail at 20 x 30, so while we'd call them usable, we prefer them printed at 16 x 20 inches.
ISO 1,600 prints are pretty good at 13 x 19 inches. A bit of noise is creeping into a few areas, but still good for the ISO.
ISO 3,200 shots are a bit rough printed at 13 x 19, but pass muster at 11 x 14 inches, with just a bit of noise in flatter areas.
So the zoom advantage can diminish very quickly if you crop from prints.