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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for camera manual mode.

If you want to take better pictures, you need to learn how to use your camera's manual mode. This is where you can take control of the exposure and make sure the lighting and colors are exactly as you want them. Browse the top-ranked list of cameras with manual mode below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Polaroid - Now+ Instant Film Camera Generation 2 - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great camera for the price, got it for my son for Christmas and he loved the quality of the pictures and how easy the camera is to use....Polaroid camera"

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    The app-connected Polaroid Now+ Generation 2 instant camera gives you creative control through the Polaroid App: Aperture priority, light painting, double exposure, self-timer, manual mode and more—plus 5 lens filters you can attach to the camera. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    "Great camera for the price, got it for my son for Christmas and he loved the quality of the pictures and how easy the camera is to use....Polaroid camera"

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    Product Description

    The app-connected Polaroid Now+ Generation 2 instant camera gives you creative control through the Polaroid App: Aperture priority, light painting, double exposure, self-timer, manual mode and more—plus 5 lens filters you can attach to the camera. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    See all Instant Print Cameras
  2. Polaroid - Now+ Instant Film Camera Generation 2 - Forest Green - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Good camera...Good camera! Easy to use right out of the package....Okay camera for fun...It’s an okay camera. It doesn’t take the best pictures but it’s okay if you want a camera just for fun. "

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    Product Description

    The app-connected Polaroid Now+ Generation 2 instant camera gives you creative control through the Polaroid App: Aperture priority, light painting, double exposure, self-timer, manual mode and more—plus 5 lens filters you can attach to the camera. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    "Good camera...Good camera! Easy to use right out of the package....Okay camera for fun...It’s an okay camera. It doesn’t take the best pictures but it’s okay if you want a camera just for fun. "

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    Product Description

    The app-connected Polaroid Now+ Generation 2 instant camera gives you creative control through the Polaroid App: Aperture priority, light painting, double exposure, self-timer, manual mode and more—plus 5 lens filters you can attach to the camera. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    See all Instant Print Cameras
  3. Polaroid - I-2 Instant Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Awesome Camera...Excellent and worth it over the other Polaroid cameras because of the amazing autofocus, manual controls, and the filter thread for 3rd party filters if you wanted that option. ...This camera is not a run and gun shooter. It shines in manual mode but for those times when you want to throw it in auto you need to learn the camera and how to use the exposure comp in different lighting. "

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    Product Description

    Designed for craft, the Polaroid I-2 is our first analog instant camera with built-in manual controls. Pair it with the sharpest-ever Polaroid lens and the unique chemistry of Polaroid film, and you have an instant craft tool made for the Imperfectionists.
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    Top comment

    "Awesome Camera...Excellent and worth it over the other Polaroid cameras because of the amazing autofocus, manual controls, and the filter thread for 3rd party filters if you wanted that option. ...This camera is not a run and gun shooter. It shines in manual mode but for those times when you want to throw it in auto you need to learn the camera and how to use the exposure comp in different lighting. "

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    Product Description

    Designed for craft, the Polaroid I-2 is our first analog instant camera with built-in manual controls. Pair it with the sharpest-ever Polaroid lens and the unique chemistry of Polaroid film, and you have an instant craft tool made for the Imperfectionists.
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    See all Instant Print Cameras
  4. Panasonic - HC-V785K Full HD Video Camera Camcorder with 20X Optical Zoom - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Best camera!...Amazing camera, great for sports. Great stabilizer and zoom....I bought this camera towards the work I do for church services for live streaming. "

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    The V785 Full-HD Camcorder shoots bright, crisp images even in dim lighting, due to a 34% larger sensor (1/2.3-inch vs. standard 1/5.8-inch). To reduce hand shake, the AUTO O.I.S. Lock function automatically activates. Compact camera body includes 4-drive lens system and optical 20x zoom. Smooth slow motion video, multi manual dial settings, and a wind shield zoom microphone for high sound quality.
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    Top comment

    "Best camera!...Amazing camera, great for sports. Great stabilizer and zoom....I bought this camera towards the work I do for church services for live streaming. "

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    Product Description

    The V785 Full-HD Camcorder shoots bright, crisp images even in dim lighting, due to a 34% larger sensor (1/2.3-inch vs. standard 1/5.8-inch). To reduce hand shake, the AUTO O.I.S. Lock function automatically activates. Compact camera body includes 4-drive lens system and optical 20x zoom. Smooth slow motion video, multi manual dial settings, and a wind shield zoom microphone for high sound quality.
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  5. Fujifilm - Instax Mini 99 Instant Film Camera - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Amazing camera...The mini 99 has the coolest effects it features 6 different colors and it’s own vignette mode as well this camera is very nice quality and feels amazing it’s soft to the touch and light weight the battery life is soo good as well and it comes with a rechargeable battery and charger this camera it a a game changer for instan camera 🫶...The Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 99 makes me so happy! This camera offers various creative shooting modes and manual exposure control, which greatly enhance its versatility and functionality. "

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    Unleash your artistic flair by creating one-of-a-kind, attention-grabbing instant photos as unique as you are with the INSTAX MINI 99 instant camera. This premium instant camera lets you capture photos in their true, analog format. Six awe-inspiring Color Effect settings let you fuel your creative freedom (they’re all powered by color-changing LEDs located inside the camera). Plus, one normal setting lets you keep things ‘real’. Next, it’s all about the Shooting Modes. From Bulb to Indoor, Double Exposure to Sports, there’s five to choose from and they’re easy to switch between. It’s also worth noting that the INSTAX MINI 99 instant camera offers five levels of brightness: “L+” for the brightest exposure, “D-“ for the darkest. In between you’ll find “L”, “D”, and “N” if you’re looking for standard brightness levels.When it comes to powering up, simply turn the Lens dial. Stop at ‘3.0m to ∞’ (Landscape) for distances, ‘0.3m to 0.6m’ (Macro) for close ups and selfies, or ‘0.6m to 3.0m’ (Standard) for everything in between. Want to deepen the look? Use the Manual Vignette switch to narrow the lens aperture for a powerful artistic look. Want to alter the tone? Take control of the flash function to match the look you envision.Its classic camera style makes the INSTAX MINI 99 instant camera great to look at, and the stunning matte black finish with sleek dials and buttons gives an incredible, tactile quality. The two identical Shutter buttons help you switch from Portrait to Landscape orientation for those must-have shots. And along with a handy tripod mount (tripod sold separately), this instant camera comes with a precision-milled Base Grip with Tripod Mount that also acts as a grip when attached to the camera. We’ve crafted every surface, edge, corner (and feature) of this camera to perfection, leaving you to do what you do best - capturing one-off shots, your way.
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    Top comment

    "Amazing camera...The mini 99 has the coolest effects it features 6 different colors and it’s own vignette mode as well this camera is very nice quality and feels amazing it’s soft to the touch and light weight the battery life is soo good as well and it comes with a rechargeable battery and charger this camera it a a game changer for instan camera 🫶...The Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 99 makes me so happy! This camera offers various creative shooting modes and manual exposure control, which greatly enhance its versatility and functionality. "

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    Product Description

    Unleash your artistic flair by creating one-of-a-kind, attention-grabbing instant photos as unique as you are with the INSTAX MINI 99 instant camera. This premium instant camera lets you capture photos in their true, analog format. Six awe-inspiring Color Effect settings let you fuel your creative freedom (they’re all powered by color-changing LEDs located inside the camera). Plus, one normal setting lets you keep things ‘real’. Next, it’s all about the Shooting Modes. From Bulb to Indoor, Double Exposure to Sports, there’s five to choose from and they’re easy to switch between. It’s also worth noting that the INSTAX MINI 99 instant camera offers five levels of brightness: “L+” for the brightest exposure, “D-“ for the darkest. In between you’ll find “L”, “D”, and “N” if you’re looking for standard brightness levels.When it comes to powering up, simply turn the Lens dial. Stop at ‘3.0m to ∞’ (Landscape) for distances, ‘0.3m to 0.6m’ (Macro) for close ups and selfies, or ‘0.6m to 3.0m’ (Standard) for everything in between. Want to deepen the look? Use the Manual Vignette switch to narrow the lens aperture for a powerful artistic look. Want to alter the tone? Take control of the flash function to match the look you envision.Its classic camera style makes the INSTAX MINI 99 instant camera great to look at, and the stunning matte black finish with sleek dials and buttons gives an incredible, tactile quality. The two identical Shutter buttons help you switch from Portrait to Landscape orientation for those must-have shots. And along with a handy tripod mount (tripod sold separately), this instant camera comes with a precision-milled Base Grip with Tripod Mount that also acts as a grip when attached to the camera. We’ve crafted every surface, edge, corner (and feature) of this camera to perfection, leaving you to do what you do best - capturing one-off shots, your way.
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    See all Instant Print Cameras
  6. Polaroid - Now+ Instant Film Camera Generation 2 - White - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "This allows users to connect the camera to a smartphone through the Polaroid app. The app offers additional creative tools, including manual mode control, double exposure options, and the ability to digitally scan and save your instant prints. ...The Now+ offers several shooting modes, including portrait, standard, and manual mode. "

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    Product Description

    The app-connected Polaroid Now+ Generation 2 instant camera gives you creative control through the Polaroid App: Aperture priority, light painting, double exposure, self-timer, manual mode and more—plus 5 lens filters you can attach to the camera. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    Top comment

    "This allows users to connect the camera to a smartphone through the Polaroid app. The app offers additional creative tools, including manual mode control, double exposure options, and the ability to digitally scan and save your instant prints. ...The Now+ offers several shooting modes, including portrait, standard, and manual mode. "

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    Product Description

    The app-connected Polaroid Now+ Generation 2 instant camera gives you creative control through the Polaroid App: Aperture priority, light painting, double exposure, self-timer, manual mode and more—plus 5 lens filters you can attach to the camera. All in a classic design, and now made with 40% recycled materials. Compatible with Polaroid i-Type & 600 film in the original Polaroid instant film format.
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    See all Instant Print Cameras
  7. Sony - Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera with E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Shooting in automatic is pretty simple and straight forward, but I’ve loved learning manual mode. If you’re a beginner, I would recommend this camera-as long as you are good with technology. ...Excellent camera for Vlogging...Tricky to use if you are unfamiliar with Sony cameras. Go manual and pull your own focus unless you know your rig well. "

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    Capture high-quality photos and video with this Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera, which boasts both automatic and manual focus options. The internal 4K Ultra HD movie recording function features fast, stable focusing for detailed picture quality, and the BIONZ X image processing engine captures clear action shots. This Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera comes with a 16-50mm lens, so you can zero in on your subject without blurs and shadows.
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    "Shooting in automatic is pretty simple and straight forward, but I’ve loved learning manual mode. If you’re a beginner, I would recommend this camera-as long as you are good with technology. ...Excellent camera for Vlogging...Tricky to use if you are unfamiliar with Sony cameras. Go manual and pull your own focus unless you know your rig well. "

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    Product Description

    Capture high-quality photos and video with this Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera, which boasts both automatic and manual focus options. The internal 4K Ultra HD movie recording function features fast, stable focusing for detailed picture quality, and the BIONZ X image processing engine captures clear action shots. This Sony Alpha a6400 mirrorless camera comes with a 16-50mm lens, so you can zero in on your subject without blurs and shadows.
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  8. Nikon - COOLPIX P1000 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great camera for astrophotography...I have a Nikon D850 so the P1000 was a great add on camera. I love the zoom and the fact that you can shoot in manual or automatic although I normally shoot in manual. ...Absolutely amazing camera. Easy to use. Am learning manual operation now. "

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    Product Description

    Channel your inner shutterbug with this Nikon COOLPIX camera. The 3000mm optical zoom lets you focus on your subject with detail and clarity, while Dual Detect image stabilization delivers blur-free images. Choose from manual controls or auto shooting options for easy operation. This Nikon COOLPIX camera records 4K Ultra HD video with true stereo sound, and the production-ready design lets you add mics and monitors for professional recording capabilities.
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    "Great camera for astrophotography...I have a Nikon D850 so the P1000 was a great add on camera. I love the zoom and the fact that you can shoot in manual or automatic although I normally shoot in manual. ...Absolutely amazing camera. Easy to use. Am learning manual operation now. "

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    Product Description

    Channel your inner shutterbug with this Nikon COOLPIX camera. The 3000mm optical zoom lets you focus on your subject with detail and clarity, while Dual Detect image stabilization delivers blur-free images. Choose from manual controls or auto shooting options for easy operation. This Nikon COOLPIX camera records 4K Ultra HD video with true stereo sound, and the production-ready design lets you add mics and monitors for professional recording capabilities.
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    See all Premium Point & Shoot
  9. Celestron - Starsense Explorer LT 114AZ Telescope App-Enabled Newtonian Reflector Telescope - Silver/Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Star Sense works OK but use the "night mode" (not mentioned in app} to align it and the telescope. ...Good telescope for beginners with easy manual and setup. We have been using it to do simple star gazing and things like that would definitely recommend for beginners especially with this price."

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    Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer—the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It’s like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky. Dock, Launch, Explore Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you’ll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone to the telescope’s optics (a quick, 2-minute procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you as you to move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green. Smartphone Compatibility StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016. For a complete compatibility list, click here. Patent-Pending StarSense Sky Recognition Technology StarSense Explorer uses patent-pending technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly reorient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database. While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone’s gyros and accelerometers, which aren’t as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece. Sturdy Altazimuth Mount StarSense Explorer LT’s simple altazimuth mount makes it easy to move the telescope to find your target. An altitude slow motion adjustment with a sliding rod helps you fine tune the telescope’s pointing position and follow targets as they appear to drift across the night sky. It’s all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod. Dazzling Views with High Quality Optics With a large 114mm (4.5”) objective lens, this telescope has enough light gathering ability to bring out detail in celestial objects. You can expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn, the trapezium in the Orion Nebula, and beautiful Pleaides Open Star Cluster. Perfect for the City or Dark Sky Sites Even if you live in a light polluted city location, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to be able to pick out Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Orion Nebula, double stars, and a few more of the most famous celestial objects. But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. With this 4.5” Newtonian and relatively dark skies, the Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Open Star Cluster, and so many more are easily within your reach. The entire telescope kit weighs just 10.4 pounds, so it’s perfectly portable and easy to bring on your next camping trip or to a remote observing site. Everything You Need to Observe Immediately When you unbox your new StarSense Explorer LT, you’ll find: 114mm Newtonian reflector optical tube StarSense dock for your smartphone Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece 2x Barlow lens to double the power of each eyepiece StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app Altazimuth mount with slow motion control rod Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized
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    "Star Sense works OK but use the "night mode" (not mentioned in app} to align it and the telescope. ...Good telescope for beginners with easy manual and setup. We have been using it to do simple star gazing and things like that would definitely recommend for beginners especially with this price."

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    Product Description

    Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer—the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It’s like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky. Dock, Launch, Explore Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you’ll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone to the telescope’s optics (a quick, 2-minute procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you as you to move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green. Smartphone Compatibility StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016. For a complete compatibility list, click here. Patent-Pending StarSense Sky Recognition Technology StarSense Explorer uses patent-pending technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly reorient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database. While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone’s gyros and accelerometers, which aren’t as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece. Sturdy Altazimuth Mount StarSense Explorer LT’s simple altazimuth mount makes it easy to move the telescope to find your target. An altitude slow motion adjustment with a sliding rod helps you fine tune the telescope’s pointing position and follow targets as they appear to drift across the night sky. It’s all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod. Dazzling Views with High Quality Optics With a large 114mm (4.5”) objective lens, this telescope has enough light gathering ability to bring out detail in celestial objects. You can expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn, the trapezium in the Orion Nebula, and beautiful Pleaides Open Star Cluster. Perfect for the City or Dark Sky Sites Even if you live in a light polluted city location, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to be able to pick out Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Orion Nebula, double stars, and a few more of the most famous celestial objects. But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. With this 4.5” Newtonian and relatively dark skies, the Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Open Star Cluster, and so many more are easily within your reach. The entire telescope kit weighs just 10.4 pounds, so it’s perfectly portable and easy to bring on your next camping trip or to a remote observing site. Everything You Need to Observe Immediately When you unbox your new StarSense Explorer LT, you’ll find: 114mm Newtonian reflector optical tube StarSense dock for your smartphone Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece 2x Barlow lens to double the power of each eyepiece StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app Altazimuth mount with slow motion control rod Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized
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  10. Celestron - Starsense Explorer DX 130AZ Smartphone App-Enabled Newtonian Reflector Telescope - Silver/Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "No comprehensive manual for this model. A manual for a similar model is online.Easy to put together but set up of electronic finder tricky. ...Manual slow motion controls are a bit rough but ok. "

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    Product Description

    Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer—the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It’s like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky. Dock, Launch, Explore Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you’ll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone to the telescope’s optics (a quick, 2-minute procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you as you to move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green. Smartphone Compatibility. StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016. For a complete compatibility list, click here. Patent-Pending StarSense Sky Recognition Technology. StarSense Explorer uses patent-pending technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly reorient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database. While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone’s gyros and accelerometers, which aren’t as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece. High Quality Altazimuth Mount with Slow Motion Control. An ultra-stable altazimuth mount provides a sturdy foundation for StarSense Explorer DX. Slip clutches and geared slow motion controls in both axes help you move the telescope smoothly and zero in your target. As celestial objects appear to drift across the night sky, you’ll be able to follow them with just a turn of the knobs. It’s all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod. Dazzling Views with High Quality Optics. With a large 130mm (5”) objective lens, this telescope has enough light gathering ability to bring out impressive detail in celestial objects. You can expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn, the trapezium in the Orion Nebula, and beautiful Pleaides Open Star Cluster. Highly reflective coatings on both the primary and secondary mirror enhance the views even more. Perfect for the City or Dark Sky Sites. Even if you live in a light polluted city location, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to be able to pick out Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Orion Nebula, double stars, and a few more of the most famous celestial objects. But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. With this 5” Newtonian and relatively dark skies, the Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Open Star Cluster, and so many more are easily within your reach. The entire telescope kit weighs just 18 pounds, so it’s perfectly portable and easy to bring on your next camping trip or to a remote observing site. Everything You Need to Observe Immediately. When you unbox your new StarSense Explorer DX, you’ll find:130mm Newtonian reflector optical tube StarSense dock for your smartphone. Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece. StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app. Altazimuth mount with slow motion controls. Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized
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    Top comment

    "No comprehensive manual for this model. A manual for a similar model is online.Easy to put together but set up of electronic finder tricky. ...Manual slow motion controls are a bit rough but ok. "

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    Product Description

    Celestron has reinvented the manual telescope with StarSense Explorer—the first telescope that uses your smartphone to analyze the night sky and calculate its position in real time. StarSense Explorer is ideal for beginners thanks to the app’s user-friendly interface and detailed tutorials. It’s like having your own personal tour guide of the night sky. Dock, Launch, Explore Leave complicated star charts, imprecise planetarium apps, and computerized mounts behind. With StarSense Explorer, locating objects has never been easier, faster, or more accurate. Within minutes of setting up the telescope, you’ll be navigating the sky with confidence. Simply place your phone in the unique StarSense dock and launch the StarSense Explorer app. After aligning your phone to the telescope’s optics (a quick, 2-minute procedure), StarSense Explorer generates a list of celestial objects currently visible. Make your selection and arrows appear onscreen, guiding you as you to move the telescope. When the object is ready to view, the bullseye turns green. Smartphone Compatibility. StarSense Explorer works with most modern smartphones, including iPhone 6 and up and most devices running Android 7.1.2 or later manufactured since 2016. For a complete compatibility list, click here. Patent-Pending StarSense Sky Recognition Technology. StarSense Explorer uses patent-pending technology and your smartphone to determine exactly where the telescope is pointed in the night sky. A Lost in Space Algorithm (LISA), like the ones satellites use in orbit to correctly reorient themselves, helps the app match star patterns it detects overhead to its internal database. While other astronomy apps may claim that they can help you find objects, they rely exclusively on the phone’s gyros and accelerometers, which aren’t as accurate as LISA technology. No other app can accurately tell you when your target is visible in the eyepiece. High Quality Altazimuth Mount with Slow Motion Control. An ultra-stable altazimuth mount provides a sturdy foundation for StarSense Explorer DX. Slip clutches and geared slow motion controls in both axes help you move the telescope smoothly and zero in your target. As celestial objects appear to drift across the night sky, you’ll be able to follow them with just a turn of the knobs. It’s all anchored by an adjustable, full-height tripod. Dazzling Views with High Quality Optics. With a large 130mm (5”) objective lens, this telescope has enough light gathering ability to bring out impressive detail in celestial objects. You can expect sharp, bright views of Jupiter’s four Galilean moons, its cloud bands and Great Red Spot, the rings of Saturn, the trapezium in the Orion Nebula, and beautiful Pleaides Open Star Cluster. Highly reflective coatings on both the primary and secondary mirror enhance the views even more. Perfect for the City or Dark Sky Sites. Even if you live in a light polluted city location, StarSense Explorer is advanced enough to be able to pick out Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Orion Nebula, double stars, and a few more of the most famous celestial objects. But if you can take the telescope to an even slightly darker location, more objects will become visible. With this 5” Newtonian and relatively dark skies, the Andromeda Galaxy, Hercules Open Star Cluster, and so many more are easily within your reach. The entire telescope kit weighs just 18 pounds, so it’s perfectly portable and easy to bring on your next camping trip or to a remote observing site. Everything You Need to Observe Immediately. When you unbox your new StarSense Explorer DX, you’ll find:130mm Newtonian reflector optical tube StarSense dock for your smartphone. Low powered (25mm) and high powered (10mm) eyepiece. StarPointer red dot finderscope, perfect for using the telescope during the day or without the StarSense Explorer app. Altazimuth mount with slow motion controls. Full-height tripod with an accessory tray to keep you organized
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