When this whole COVID-19 is over, I’m going to go plane spotting at EHAM or EHRD a lot. I’ve never had a camera before, but do understand a lot of the basics.
I would like a good planespotting camera with great image quality and maybe even video for spotting planes from 400€ and 700€ including a decent lens.
I have a Nixon COOLPIX B500, it does a good job in clear daylight and very close up or in cloudy conditions short and medium range, but when it’s a hot day with heat rays or at night its not the best. Night shots are impossible for Sydney Beach Spotting with this camera.
At the moment its does fine just not as many good shots coming through because of me and sometimes the camera. I defiently will replace soon, but currently upgrading my PC for X-Plane and starting my Aircraft Model Collection.
Don’t get a point and shoot, get a DSLR. Some newer Rebel (T6 and onward) with a EF-S 55-250 IS STM should be good, or a D34/3500 which an AF-P 70-300 VR DX if you want Nikon. Neither is great at video but Canons are normally better.
That’s exactly what I’d recommend. I have a T6 too, and it’s a great first real camera. It certainly lets you grow, but won’t break the bank. If I’d have one suggestion it’s that if you can find a just body, or one not in a kit with the 75-300 (or if you want both with it) get the 55-250 instead. You’ll lose a little bit of reach, but gain that back ten fold in image quality. A 55-250 does cost more, and don’t get me wrong the 75-300 is fine to start, but you’ll find yourself wanting an upgrade fairly quick because the 75-300 is frankly just not that sharp…