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I am wanting a new camera, NOT DSLR.

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I am wanting a new camera, NOT DSLR.

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I am wanting a new camera, NOT DSLR.

1.  Why when large sensors are now available in cameras for £500 at 12+MP are there still 2MP cameras available costing more, what is the point of a small MP camera when 12mp + are available

Wanted for imaging Moon, Sun (PST)

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RE: I am wanting a new camera, NOT DSLR.

Hi JR,

I agree with you completely. I was using a Canon 450D for just over a year and whilst it gave me some great results I was looking to upgrade it to something with higher resolution and was shocked by the huge prices. 

Having now used a ZWO CMOS camera for the last six months I wouldn't go back to DSLR if you paid me!  If you are looking to make the jump fro DSLR to CCD/CMOS then I'd recommend going for a mono camera. Yes DSLR is easy and there's a steep learning curve in the post processing, but it's well worth it for the results. I went for the ZWO ASI1600MM Cool Pro which was the top of the range at the time and cost around £1300. I also have an ASI120 colour that I use for guiding and planetray imaging.

ZWO do a huge range of cameras depending upon your target observing (planetary/DSO) and budget. FLO is sell most of them https://www.firstlightoptics.com/zwo-cameras/page/2/

Ian

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Because I am NOT into imaging

Because I am NOT into imaging, and I don't want 2Mp or less, I decided last Friday to get this

https://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/astronomy-astroimaging-cameras/zwo-a...

As a professional sports photographer I am lucky that I have a number of, lets say, high end Nikons to use if I need them, but I did want a camera for occasional astro use and this at 6Mp, WITH a lens that allows all sky shots, and is mono fits what i want perfectly.

Thanks for the reply