what budget camera can i get to at least see some detail of the moon pls ?

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  1. truewraith666

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    hi

    i was trying to take some pics for my kids of the moon but i cant seam to get any detail of the moon at all and its even worse with my smartphone. i just wondered if there is a camera out there at not to high a price that can take these type of pics of the moon etc please?

    my current cam is old and not so good fujifilm jv300?

    unless my settings are wrong!

    thanks
     
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    Cheapest option is probably one of those superzoom bridge cameras like the Nikon p900 with an 83x zoom. However, you’ll probably need a tripod as camera shake will be very pronounced at that equivalent focal length.
     
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    Lens and focal length will be more important than camera. A tripod will be essential as previously stated.
     
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    Also stacking multiple exposures can give impressive results
     
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    It’s something like 1200mm equivalent to fill the frame with the moon. At 400mm i find I’m starting to get a decent bit of detail when zooming.

    So bare minimum for something new would be £200 ish for a Canon SX620 and a cheap tripod.

    Another £70-80 quid would get you one of the cheap bridge cameras with a 40x zoom that would be a better bet though.
     
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    Can you just stack multiple shots of the same exposure so you're just enhancing detail rather than increasing the DR, or would this not work?
     
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    Well they need to be different shots :devil: but yes that's basically the process though I don't see why you couldn't also try adding some +/- shots to also boost the DR.....

    Photographing the Moon | Northrup.Photo
     
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    Did you miss the bit where I wrote multiple images? ;))

    You could, but then the moon has never pushed the boundaries of DR for me :smashin:
     
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    And where was that then ? :devil:
     
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    Shots/images, same thing :p
     
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    I say Potato you say Tomato :p
     

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