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    I'm thinking about getting a camera. Started seeing videos on the Nikon P1000. Holy crap! People use it for astro-photography, Saturn, Jupiter, etc. No need to get a nice telescope and then a nice camera and then etc..... But then I saw a video comparing it to the Nikon P900. Not much of a difference except for the price. P1000 is $7-800, the P900 is around $400, cheaper for a pre-owned from a reliable camera shop.

    I have a little Olympus I've used as a point and shoot. But I got to looking at it yesterday and reading the manual, there's a lot to learn from this thing, I've had it for 10 years I bought used at a camera shop, still works like new. It does lots of photography things I can play with.

    But anyway, anyone got one of these things?
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    Actually this is an exceptional deal considering you get the lense built in. Optical zoom is everything in a camera, 84x on the 900 and 124x on the 1000 is way cool. Compare that zoom capability to any camera that you would add lense's too and you'd spend thousands. Think I just found my next video camera. Thanks Sam.

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    You gonna post the pictures of those "planets" (tee-hee) once you take them?

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    So much more clarity, sharpness with the 1000.

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    Wow, they certainly have come a long way in cameras and even more amazing is the price ranges for what you get compared to not that long ago. I still have a couple of digital cameras(one that uses compact flash cards!) but i hardly ever use them as my phone probably takes better pics and is more convenient.

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    I have an old Nikon D-80 it's a good SLR full auto or manual, when I bought it it was a toss between Nikon and Canon the later have cheaper lenses but I went to the other. I'm a bad photographer never really took the time to really know how it worked, most of the picture I take goes through photoshop to get the exposure, brightness etc, the way I want, I'm sure there's a way to get it right with the camera but.... All of the pictures of my stuff were taken with that camera, it works well on auto just point press the button slightly till it beeps and press harder and it takes the picture. I have a telephoto lens a wider angle 18-50 one but I never use them, the 50-135 lens on it does everything I want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhills View Post
    Actually this is an exceptional deal considering you get the lense built in. Optical zoom is everything in a camera, 84x on the 900 and 124x on the 1000 is way cool. Compare that zoom capability to any camera that you would add lense's too and you'd spend thousands. Think I just found my next video camera. Thanks Sam.
    I glanced at a DSLR, camera body alone around $1200. No thank you.

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    You gonna post the pictures of those "planets" (tee-hee) once you take them?
    I would have to go out after dark......haven't done that in a while. I was thinking about taking pictures of the girls on the neighboring beach about 1/2 mile away, I could see if they've waxed lately!

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    So much more clarity, sharpness with the 1000.
    Yea, the P1000 is better, I just don't know if it's worth twice the price. But, as long as I'm dreaming, might as well dream about the 1000. My attention span is pretty short, I'll find something else to dream about spending money on that I don't have. The camera would be a better hobby though, it wouldn't cost me $100 to go play with it, like going to the range.
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    Get a 1x haze filter. Great lens protection, without the drawbacks of a lens cap.

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    Well, I done it. I've been shopping and evaluating all day, it's a drug. Anyway, I almost bought a Panasonic FZ80 [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] It's a nicer camera, but the screen is fixed, I don't like that, and the zoom is ONLY 60x, but I could have lived with it. But it's a nicer camera. But, I wanted the articulating screen since I don't bend too well these days, and the 83x zoom. The P1000 is just too expensive for me, so I've been shopping around the globe. I was watching one on eBay, used, extra battery, carry case, for $349. So I hummed and hawed all day, then about an hour ago I hit the buy button. No longer available. Shit, waited too long. So back to the search, and one just showed up, $400[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Guy says he bought it new last year, lots of extras, used it twice, so it's basically new. I hit the buy button twice, but changed my might and didn't finalize the sale. My plan was to pack up a bunch of stuff I don't use and hit some pawn shops tomorrow. But $400!!!!! I could buy a refurb for $419, or new for $438, but it wouldn't have the extras. Now to sell some stuff to pay for it.
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    I gave up my SLR camera long ago. Phone cameras are getting better and better, no zoom but they make add on lenses. My current camera is 12 mp and amazes me with the low light pics it takes. Don't get caught up in the magnification or zoom capability which is not how you should buy any optic. It's harder to grade but light gathering and transmission are important as is clarity and image quality.
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