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, worthEVERY 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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