Queries on shooting the night sky with a Kodak Z612 digi camera:
Hi I was wondering if anyone could comment on the following camera and its ability to just take night shots of constellations. My sister has loaned it to me & I also have a camera tripod with a level and other accessories. I want to use this camera just to start learning is all? I know it’s no DSLR and has nowhere near the amount of settings required, to get anything decent, however I did find a site explaining it was possible to use a point and go digi camera for starting out. I hope to use this site to begin my adventures into digital astrophotography on a small scale.
Apparently my goal is to use a long a shutter speed as possible, at as wide an aperture as possible, and at as high an ISO as possible. No doubt I am going to have trouble as a complete newbie finding the relevant settings, if indeed I have them at all, and then how to use them. This is why I am ask my queries and hoping someone out there may be able to comment on this camera and possibly give some helpful info.
Here is a place that describes some of the important features well…Perhaps after skimming over this webpage you may be able to advise me of what I can expect to learn with this camera or if in fact I can practice night sky photography?
A more detailed list of Specs:
I know I have to Learn Myself…and I intend to…this is my first step…I don’t expect any long responses…I’m simply asking those of who may be in the know and have the time as well as like helping us newbie’s out…I appreciate all responses.