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Nikon Coolpix P900 versus mirrorless cameras and digital single lens reflex (DSLR)

I am looking for the best flexibility for the money. I see it may cost upward of $600 to get a complete setup for the Nikon Coolpix P900.

What broader options to I have? It seems, multiple lenses would be useful. Like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CQJHJ2E/ref=s9_acsd_top_hd_bw_bCf6T_c_x_3_w?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-4&pf_rd_r=7Q91KRWBTPT978JNBWFR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=87d2a035-5f2a-50a4-93d7-a2960559aa53&pf_rd_i=3017941

And if I were to buy a model that was state of the art 3 or 5 years ago, I wold expect to see more of them selling used on Ebay.

Suggestions?

Thanks
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the main reason you want this camera is to take detailed pictures at 3 miles away

if you don't mention this in your question, the answers you get will not be helpful to meet this need
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Sorry, I forgot...

I need to take pictures daily detailed from about 3 miles away. And I am looking for the most affordable options. It seems multiple lenses give more options, but may come at the cost of neither lense being as good as the Nikon Coolpix P900.
the equivalent focal length of the Nikon Coolpix P900 is 24–2000 mm, which allows to take detailed pics from a great distance.

the sensor size is 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm), which captures more detail than a point and shoot camera and the image size is 16 megapixels

see specs here: https://www.dpreview.com/products/nikon/compacts/nikon_cpp900/specifications
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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Thanks. Any comparative analysis with other brands and other models?

For example, I have no idea if these are comparable:

https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-rebel-t7i-800d
comparable camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS:

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS vs Nikon Coolpix P900http://cameradecision.com/compare/Canon-PowerShot-SX60-HS-vs-Nikon-Coolpix-P900

note that the Canon model is less expensive & can shoot RAW format


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The SX60's lens boasts a 65x zoom ratio, the biggest ratio we've seen in this class. The 21-1,365mm (equivalent) f/3.4-6.5 zoom covers one of the widest angles of any fixed lens camera, and it can zoom in to capture distant objects thanks to its extreme telephoto reach. You can see the breadth of the zoom for yourself; the image of Madison Square Garden above was captured at the widest angle and the shot of the goalie below is zoomed all the way in. Of current models, only the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70$249.99 at Amazon is wider, and its 20-1,200mm lens is just barely wider at that.
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the only thing i'm not sure of the is the level detail seen at 3 miles away
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.
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Read this review of the P900 https://photographylife.com/reviews/nikon-coolpix-p900/

Sample shots are included and may be useful in deciding which way to go.  Note for long distances that you are planning to shoot a good, big, heavy, stable tripod should be included.
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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thanks
as i mentioned above, the Nikon Coolpix P900 does not support RAW format
curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer

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What does RAW format do?
please take the time to read this article attentively:
From JPEG to RAW: A Beginners Guide to Start Shooting in RAW – The Easy Way
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As a photographer you should always aim to “get it right in camera.” As a self-taught photographer I know that this can be difficult at first. This is why shooting in Raw is essential.

You get a second chance to get it right—first chance when you take the picture; second chance when you edit the picture inside the Raw converter.

Which is really helpful when you are still learning to nail the perfect exposure! If you overexposed or underexposed your photo, you will be able to recover details and rescue what, otherwise, may be lost. In other words, you can make a decent photo out of a not-so-decent one, which is fantastic.
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http://christinagreve.com/jpeg-raw-beginners-guide-start-shooting-raw-image-mode-easy/