Due to the low EV value it was necessary to add a lot of exposure compensation during post-processing to bring out the stars in the image. The aim is to make the camera expose for a bright object even if the scene is almost entirely dark. Faint objects (i.e., nebulae and galaxies) would require using an afocal adapter. For handholding and tracking the ISS, motion blur, even at 1/2000sec, is likely to occur. The results were not that great. However, like most other cameras, they have difficulties focusing and exposing bright & small objects against dark backgrounds. I've read that the best settings to do this are to have an aperture of f/2.8, a shutter speed of at least 20", and an ISO of between 800 and 1200. This is a f/2.8, wide-angle view of the eastern sky with the constellation of Lyra below center and Hercules at upper right: The following two photos of the sky were taken at 200mm and 300mm (35mm equivalent) and show good stars: While doing night sky astrophotography with the P900 is possible as seen above, both the electronic viewfinder and the LCD screen will only show the brightest stars, making for inaccurate pointing. In fact, the field-of-view was very restricted. In my original review I mentioned the possibility of imaging the International Space Station (ISS) using the full zoom focal length of 2000mm (35mm equivalent). My wife will be too. There is also Noise Reduction: High, Normal (default), and Low. Locking the exposure is done by pressing right on the multi-selector. If you are on Twitter you can use the button below to tweet this review to your followers. I was finally able to test the P900 video recordings during three passes of the ISS. Unlike other models, it provides a brand new 83x optical zoom lens, allowing it to take the crown of their longest lens to date. The Nikon P900 and Nikon P1000 are cameras with a very high zoom factor. I found this annoying. It would also be great if the Cubs won the World Series. The power ON/OFF button is flush with the camera body so you can not easily find it by feel. And even at ISO 100, the maximum shutter speed of 15 seconds will not allow faint objects to be captured unless a lot of images are captured and then stacked. For the video enthusiast, the Nikon P900 delivers some solid features as well. Note: when doing long exposures (seconds), a "dark frame" is automatically taken for the camera to do the Noise Reduction, doubling the length of time for an exposure. As discussed on Page 1, the screen can be positioned away from the camera or back onto the camera: As previously mentioned, there is no Bulb setting for shutter speed. Using a remote shutter release when doing astrophotography (or any photography with the camera on a tripod) eliminates hand-induced vibrations. The P900 works with the Nikon ML-L3 wireless IR remote ($13) that I have used with my Nikon D70, D7000, and D7200 DSLR cameras: I noticed that the "Use Remote" setting turns OFF when some operations with the camera are performed. Initially released in the spring of 2015, Nikon’s P900 was their flagship model in the COOLPIX lineup at the time. I mounted the P900 on a camera tripod for a Moon imaging test and used the ML-L3 remote release to trip the shutter. I set the focus to Infinity for afocal imaging. Make no mistake: the Nikon COOLPIX P900 is a photo-taking telescope that you hold in your hand. For afocal astrophotography, whether handheld or with an afocal adapter, imaging will be challenging due to eyepiece field-of-view restrictions and the moving lens. With the camera on a tripod I also photographed the Sun. As the lens focal length is increased a tracking mount becomes more of a necessity to avoid image trailing due to the Earth's rotation, even with short exposures. New The superzoom point-and-shoot camera has been around for years, albeit under the radar, as the point-and-shoot market has been waged in a war against two competing genres of cameras. On one end: the smartphone camera. Put the camera into manual mode: turn the mode dial to M. Put the camera into manual focus mode: press down on the multi-selector, select MF and press OK. Move the focus toward infinity and get the image as focused as possible: turn the multi-selector until the image is focused. With the SkyTracker Pro polar aligned and tracking, I did some sky astrophotography at 15 seconds, ISO 100, White Balance 5000K. I do not have an afocal adapter that will work with this model so I was only able to do afocal photos by handholding the lens over an eyepiece. Full moons—whether they’re Supermoons or not—make great subjects to photograph, and its easier than ever to shoot the moon with the Nikon COOLPIX P900 and its built-in Moon Scene Mode. The lack of Raw imaging means that post-processing of images will be limited in the amount and types of editing that are possible. The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a new super-zoom bridge camera with an astonishing 83x zoom lens, providing a focal range of 24-2000mm! The P900 works with the Nikon ML-L3 wireless IR remote ($13) that I have used with my Nikon D70, D7000, and D7200 DSLR cameras: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Zooming In On Distant Boats Does Not Disprove Earth’s Curvature, More than 200 proofs that the Earth is not Flat, Earth Curvature Simulation – Walter Bislin, Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Although I have not yet done this with the P900, I suspect that Moon or Sun transits of the International Space Station (ISS) or perhaps even the ISS in the night sky at the full zoom focal length would make excellent photos. With the shutter speed and ISO settings linked together it was impossible to set the shutter speed faster than 1/2000sec at any ISO when using 2000mm. It is a little tricky because the P900 does not have manual exposure in video mode. I pointed the P900 at the planet Jupiter and zoomed to 2000mm (35mm equivalent). In order to try to image fainter objects in the night sky a GOTO controlled telescope with the camera piggybacked or GOTO tracking mount will be needed. Very good condition. The Nikon P900 also has a back illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3-inch 921K-dot vari-angle LCD screen, full 1080p high-definition movies with stereo sound, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, an electronic viewfinder and 7fps burst shooting. The longest exposure available with the P900 is 15 seconds, but only at ISO 100. I think it more likely the Cubs will come through sooner. Nikon P900 has external dimensions of 140 x 103 x 137 mm (5.51 x 4.06 x 5.39″) and weighs 899 g (1.98 lb / 31.71 oz) (including batteries). Aug 15, 2016 - Explore Pamela Wardlaw's board "Nikon P900", followed by 311 people on Pinterest. Focusing at full zoom retained the focus at wide-angle. Nikon has fixed some of the P900 issues reviewers highlighted, with the P1000 release. My problem is: I am unable to see the stars in the monitor or the electronic viewfinder. If you sweep less than 90-degrees it will refuse to create the file. The camera is lightweight, which is nice when handholding the camera, or mounting on a telescope or a tracking mount. Unlike DSLRs, the lens on the Coolpix camera is not removable. S$700. This version of the book contains the same content as the earlier version, which was published in June 2015 with dimensions of 8.5 by 8.5 inches (216 by 216 mm). (If you don't have a tracking mount you can increase the P900 ISO settings, which reduces the maximum shutter speed.). The Nikon Coolpix P900 is a new super-zoom bridge camera with an astonishing 83x zoom lens, providing a focal range of 24-2000mm! We spoke with two photographers—Deborah Sandidge and Diana Robinson—to find out their techniques and tips for great star trail images. In our opinion, it is massively underrated, especially their target finding autofocus that is perfect if you are planning to use your p900 for birding or wildlife photography. Even in manual exposure mode, the Exposure Value (shutter speed + ISO) is fixed. Comments are welcome using Email. The Nikon P900 is a consumer class camera designed for novices, not a professional-grade one with adequate manual controls. This is a waning gibbous Moon (f/6.5, 1/400sec, ISO 100, 35mm equivalent FL 2000mm): That's a good photo of the Moon, showing how well the extreme 83X optical zoom works. Set the exposure. The 83X optical zoom will let you zoom into your subject to capture some amazing details. 1. At ISO 1600 it is 1 second, with ISO 800 it is 2 seconds, ISO 400 is 4 seconds, ISO 200 8 seconds, and ISO 100 15 seconds. Shortly after its announcement I read a review of the Nikon P900 super-zoom bridge camera, where the author excitedly said it can be used to shoot objects as far as ten miles away.. Judging by this photo of the International Space Station, captured by Naftali Maimon, I’m happy to say the P900’s 83x 2000mm-equivalent zoom is also capable of snapping photos of objects 250 miles away. The second photo is at full zoom (f/6.5, 1/100sec, ISO 100). I was able to capture a fairly decent photo of the planet Venus at a gibbous phase (afocal 102X, 1/125sec, ISO 100, some zoom): An image of Jupiter (afocal 102X, 1/160sec, ISO 1600, some zoom) was not as good: In general, I suspect that doing afocal astrophotography with the P900 will not yield very good results most times. I hope to try this in the future and will report results. Taking star shots certainly needs you to be in (M) Manual mode and set Shutter speed , Aperture and ISO according to what you want to achieve. I'm still fairly new to photography but I'm interested in learning about photographing the stars. The P1000 was communicated as the replacement for the P900, a decision I am glad was reversed, or incorrectly communicated as in my opinion, these cameras are not even in the same class. On the other: the entry-level DSLR camera with its lower and With the Sun high in the sky, the movable LCD screen was very handy to view the live image and subsequent photos. Although the Nikon p900 actually performs very well for handheld photography with the correct camera settings, we would highly recommend that you invest in a suitable, professional-level tripod. The Nikon Coolpix P900 is an ultimate camera for anyone wanting to get closer to their subject. It would be great if Nikon added extra 90 and 120-degree modes in a firmware fix. Interestingly, one of the "Scene" modes of the P900 is "Moon", which automatically sets the focus to Infinity. See more ideas about Nikon p900, Nikon, Nikon coolpix p900. Using a digital camera afocal adapter would likely be a problem as the lens extends a large distance when zooming. Nikon P900 - best settings for bird photography Apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere. For planets this would not be a serious problem, but for the Moon and Sun (with a proper solar filter), afocal imaging will not be that useful. With a proper filter, the P900 can provide nice images of the Sun. The Nikon Coolpix P900 has the longest zoom lens by far in its class and also provides great optics, but they come at a high price. With the Exposure Value settings being locked together, imaging is severely constrained to certain shutter speeds and ISO settings. › See More: Help with astrophotography P900 homeless_dingo Thanks/liked this post Nikon retain ownership of the Manual and all copies thereof and all related intellectual property rights, and reserves all rights not expressly granted to you under this Agreement. Of course, using a red flashlight will help, and with more experience using the camera locating the buttons will get easier. Both Wide-Angle and full Telephoto lens positions are shown. They will require special tricks to get proper images of stars and planets. Alternatively, the electronic viewfinder gives you the freedom to take control, as the built-in eye sensor detects your eye and automatically switches from monitor shooting to viewfinder shooting. The Nikon P900 is a consumer class camera designed for novices, not a professional-grade one with adequate manual controls. And a camera they marketed as their most impressive camera of the series. Our goal is to help as many of our readers who own a p900 as possible and have an article to link to in the future when we see people reaching out. The P900 can shoot full-HD video at 60/50/30/and 25 frames per second and is aided by the 3-inch variable-angle swivel TFT-LCD display. There are no "perfect" settings for star pics. This book is the larger-sized paperback version of Photographer's Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P900. The COOLPIX P900 has an 83x optical zoom which means it’s the equivalent focal length of 2000mm. The Nikon P900 also has a back illuminated 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3-inch 921K-dot vari-angle LCD screen, full 1080p high-definition movies with stereo sound, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, an electronic viewfinder and 7fps burst shooting. Selling away in full set with battery and tripod stand Nikon's P900 currently leads the market for optical zoom range, with its 83x ratio equating to 24-2000mm in 35mm terms. I did not use this mode. They are ideal for almost any category of astrophotography. Large bright objects, like the brighter planets, the Moon and Sun (with a proper filter), Lunar and Solar Eclipses, and perhaps the Great Orion Nebula, can be adequately photographed. If you are looking for a general purpose digital camera, especially one with an extreme optical zoom, the Nikon Coolpix P900 is definitely worth considering. Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon P1000 and Nikon P900. COOLPIX P900 @ 5mm, ISO 100, 1/400, f/5.0 COOLPIX P900 @ 5mm, ISO 100, 1/400, f/5.0 This obviously limits the camera's ability to capture faint objects. When I set up my P900 for time lapse star trails it shows the ISO as 100 in the bottom left of the monitor screen and no matter what I have tried, I cannot change the ISO to say, 1600 or 3200 for a shoot. Lees hier alles over de Nikon P900 83x Optimal Zoom en andere functies. 'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Spectrum Telescope Solar Film Filter 67mm. For sky astrophotography I mounted the P900 on an iOptron SkyTracker Pro: Unlike with my heavier DSLR cameras, no counterweight was needed for the lightweight P900 camera. WARNING: never photograph the Sun without using a proper solar filter. The P900 makes a fine camera for bird photography: Animals make nice subjects for the P900 (both photos slightly cropped): And if you like photographing aircraft in flight, the P900 is pretty amazing at that too: I was happy with the P900 for general photography. Nikon claims this allows you to see things not visible to the human eye - such as details on the surfac. I used a Spectrum Telescope Solar Film Filter 67mm that attaches to the lens. The camera’s optics cover up to 2000 mm* equivalent focal length, which easily matches that of an astronomical telescope and allows you to take your first steps in planetary photography. Some shape and structure of the ISS is visible in some of the images, but overexposure and motion blur were the issues. Thanks. Put the camera into manual mode: turn the mode dial to M. I turned Vibration Reduction OFF and set the focus to Infinity. Pure photography pleasure The P900 is designed with an approximately 921k-dot 3-inch vari-angle TFT LCD monitor, giving you the flexibility to capture dramatic high or low angle shots. The P900 also includes a GPS radio that will tag your shots for you making it even easier to capture and catalog your memories. Photographing Star Trails is a unique way to capture the night sky in a photograph. MANUAL This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement, oral or written, between you and Nikon. Our recommendation for this is the Nikon COOLPIX P900 compact digital camera. Unfortunately, the Vello ShutterBoss Wireless Remote does not work with the P900. Very quickly I discovered an issue: it was impossible to get a view of the full eyepiece field-of-view, even when zooming the lens. Here are three sets of images from the three passes. Photographing constellations is a worthwhile project that can be done with the P900. ( f/2.8, 1/100sec, ISO 100 ) 's Guide to the camera on a )! 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