Thats pretty good, when I tried to take pictures with my point and shoot, the moon was all blurry.
Originally Posted by burrbit
yeah, you cant really shoot the moon with a slow shutter speed or you just get a bright ball of light, with anything faster than 1/60" i was losing some lumination as well.
im pretty pleased with how it came out though, i cannot wait to buy a proper dslr camera this summer.
Originally Posted by GoneTomorrow
Actually you don't necessarily need a tripod because of the brightness of the moon (but it makes it easier). Check out the OP's shutter speed: 1/60". Very doable hand held. When shooting the moon, you shoot with the same approximate settings as you would in daylight. The key is to meter off the moon itself and not the surrounding sky, which will cause a long shutter speed.
Originally Posted by Oscuro
However, he was also at a maxed out tele on his lens which is 15x. I think that translates into a focal length around 200mm, but I'm not positive.
Hand holding that with IS on in my S5 (12x zoom and a smidge of digital to "simulate" true 15x), I get a soft image. Getting a perfectly crisp shot with a P&S at max tele, at 1/60" it might be possible depending on the person....