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Old Tuesday 4th December 2018, 21:50   #1
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Nikon p900 images.

I just thought i'd post some images taken with the p900.....it may help potential purchasers get an idea of what the camera is capable of.Perhaps others could start similar threads with different cameras so we have an idea how they compare.
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Old Tuesday 4th December 2018, 21:59   #2
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Reed warbler

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Old Wednesday 5th December 2018, 08:01   #7
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Nice photos Neil.

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Old Wednesday 5th December 2018, 08:20   #8
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Good idea, some very good images to start it with, ime hoping you want others to add some.
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Old Wednesday 5th December 2018, 08:49   #9
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Red Squirrel and Wall Lizard

The wall Lizard was memorable, as it ran under my arm after taking that close up pic!
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Old Wednesday 5th December 2018, 11:21   #10
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Yes,the more images the better.......some more great images added,thanks guys.........i hope others take up the same idea with other makes of bridge camera.
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Old Thursday 6th December 2018, 08:58   #12
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Although the subject of this thread isn't of interest to me personally, it might help others if posters considered the following:

Include the EXIF data in the image (Save to Web strips it out), or include it in the post. Bear in mind the UK Weather and light, it would be of more use if images were of ISO 400 and above. Distance to subject would help too. Even a cheap Mobile phone will take good pics at 10ft in bright Summer light, but 30ft on a Winter morning is another matter entirely
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Of all the images i posted above,the crow and magpie are iso 200 and the rest 400 or above.The robin next to the magpie shot was in low light at iso 800.If the p900 is learned properley,it is capable of great results over a wide range of conditions.
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I'm sure others will find that useful, Neil.

I used (in fact, still use sometimes) Panasonic Superzooms for over 6 years - in fact the majority of pics in my Gallery was taken using the Panasonic FZ150. I was satisfied with the results up to and including ISO 800, and the Focus was fast enough to get the pics that I was after.

The only reason I changed to a DSLT was I needed better performance at low light when using high ISOs, and I wanted better Dynamic Range than a small sensor can provide. As my trees grew they attracted more birds but also reduced the light in my small garden - the FZ150 was fine most of the time, but I'd have missed too many Sparrowhawk and Jay opportunities in the darker months.

So, for pics in the garden, the heavier DSLT is best for me... for walking (which I don't do much now) the smaller and lighter FZ150 is better. So I appreciate just how useful a Superzoom is, and that it pays dividends to actually learn how to use it properly
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Old Thursday 6th December 2018, 19:10   #15
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I used a nikon d7200 with nikon 200-500mm for a while and it produced great images,as you say for ultimate quality and useability in lower light conditions you can't beat a much bigger sensor.I'm happy with the p900 as a portable camera that is capable of some really good quality photos,in my opinion it can compete with the 1" sensor models very well due to the extra optical focal length it has......as long as it is learned properley.
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If you open my images and use an exif reader its all there.
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Are these pics taken using a tripod? I'm curious what kind of pics you can get handheld?
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Are these pics taken using a tripod? I'm curious what kind of pics you can get handheld?
All mine are handheld
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The vibration reduction on both the 900 and the 1000 is VERY effective. I had reason to check this yesterday and was staggered at just how good it was. A few days ago I got the chance to get some pics of a Harrier perched about 90 Mtrs away. I just could not keep the image still, it was drifting/shaking all over the EVF.
So I checked and found I had switched the VR off.
Next day I set up a kids toy at 22 Mtrs and zoomed in with vR turned off and the image in the EVF was shaking about quite a lot handheld.
Set VR to NORMAL and image was a lot more stable, but when I switched to ACTIVE the image was dead still.......very effective, and no movement seen when I pressed the shutter.
This is something which has bothered me quite a lot, zoomed well out on a tripod and using the remote, the image remains dead still as the shot is taken, but when I hand hold the camera there is often a definite shift of the image to the left. I usually have VR set to NORMAL. This is down to me I know, and whether it affects the pic I am not sure, but the VR set to ACTIVE has cured it, so in answer to your question, you can take excellent pics handheld.
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A couple of mine (above)were taken with the aid of a mohopod but most were handheld.
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TY...I won't probably use any amount of zoom that requires a tripod so I didn't want to carry around a larger camera than I would get benefit from. It is good to hear that the image stabilization allows you to take so many good pics, handheld!
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I have a Nikon B700 and i was thinking of upgrading to a better camera. Mine is o.k. But it is slow on focusing and isn't always gonna get you that capture. How fast does this one focus please? Is it worth it?
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Hi Daniel,
I've never had a problem with the focusing on the p900.....i always use mine on small area focusing and the camera locks on in most cases.If you look at the water rail picture above,this was taken at a decent distance in a heavily reeded area and using small area focusing it had no problem.
It will never be as good as an slr but it works well once you get used to it.
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Old Sunday 13th January 2019, 16:30   #25
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Hello,

I've had this camera for the last 2 years and still struggle to understand it with regards the optimum settings, I've just been using the bird-watching mode, it's ok but I would love to be able to go deeper into it.

Has anyone narrowed down the optimum settings for wildlife photos?


Any help/advice would be much appreciated.

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