Recommendation: Nikon B700 vs P900

Chris Glenn

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I'm looking to buy a digital camera - bridge style. My budget is 850. I shoot mainly nature and wildlife (birds, etc). I sometimes like to shoot the moon and the night sky. I'd say my skill level is intermediate.

I've been looking at two Nikon models: the p900 and b700.

My thoughts:

p900 - I favor the zoom, but, the lower MP range (16) and lack of RAW support is pretty underwhelming and quite disappointing. More expensive - I assume for the massive zoom lens.

b700 - Higher MP (20.3) and RAW mode is a big plus. However, since wildlife is pretty skittish, the lack of the massive zoom lens may impact how close I can get.

both: Wifi and NFC features are great to have. I can't decide which would be better for my needs.

I am not sure from the specifications how well both cameras do in low-light since the sensor is pretty small (typ. point n shoot 1/2.3").

What does everyone think? Also, what can I do to waterproof/weatherproof either camera?
 

USAFRet

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You said your budget was 850?
850 whats?

Nikon D3400
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
70-300mm f/4.5-6.3
$496.95
https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G-70-300mm-4-5-6-3G/dp/B01KITZRBE
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Canon T6
18-55mm
75-300mm
$449.00
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1238275-REG/canon_1159c008_eos_rebel_t6_dslr.html
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Crushes any bridge camera made

Between your chosen two..B700 vs P900 ?
Either. It is mostly features and what is important to you. They will take similar quality pics.
 

USAFRet

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1. Do NOT concentrate on the megapixels number. Over 6 megapixels, pretty much irrelevant

2. Your price point of 850 (850 whats?)...you should absolutely be looking at a DSLR or mirrorless.
The difference over a bridge is quite dramatic.
I have one of each..a Fuji HS10 bridge superzoom, and a Fuji X-T1 mirrorless.
No comparison.
The sensor size is literally 15 times larger.
 

Chris Glenn

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Thank you for replying! However, you did not answer my question.

I do not have the budget for a DSLR right now so I need to settle for a bridge. Especially considering any decent lens is 300$+
 

USAFRet

Splendid
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You said your budget was 850?
850 whats?

Nikon D3400
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
70-300mm f/4.5-6.3
$496.95
https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-18-55mm-3-5-5-6G-70-300mm-4-5-6-3G/dp/B01KITZRBE
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Canon T6
18-55mm
75-300mm
$449.00
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1238275-REG/canon_1159c008_eos_rebel_t6_dslr.html
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Crushes any bridge camera made

Between your chosen two..B700 vs P900 ?
Either. It is mostly features and what is important to you. They will take similar quality pics.
 
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