Zoo day with my Nikon Coolpix P900
Because it is my newest camera addition to my Nikon family, I am having a blast figuring out what I can do as opposed to what I am limited with on this camera. I got to play with the zoom on the moon, Tried out the bird watching scene mode on soem new friends and so the other day we decided to give it a go at the zoo.
Having just moved to Sevierville, TN our closest zoo was Knoxville which is only about an hour car ride. Now because it was winter, we didnt have many animals we could photograph that were out doors and so most of what we saw was inside behind glass. I dont like shooting through glass, and apparently the Nikon P900 was not happy about it either.
It did great, the only issue was getting it to focus PAST the glass and not on the glass, noraml issue for a point and shoot style camera I think. Thats why I love to be able to manually focus like I can with my D5100, and while the P900 does have a manual focus but it is motorized and so is kinda slow. (May just need to get used to it… We shall see)
It has great color and clarity, and does well in low light once you are able to get it to focus. (This was not a low light image, but it did good with those too.) I also loved the fact you can zoom in so close to the animals, and have a hard time getting over the reach of the 83x optical zoom this camera offers!
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