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Help with Selecting Digital Camera Binoculars

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Help with Selecting Digital Camera Binoculars

Postby vnkeaton on Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:59 pm

Hi-

I'm in the market for digital camera binoculars. I have yet to read a review (those that I can find) where anyone is 100% satisfied w/their purchase. (amazon.com) However, I am purchasing this item as it has been requested. (He must have it!)

Therefore, would you please set the parameters of what I need to look for in purchasing the best one in the range of $50 - $150. He's a hunter/bird watcher/just stomp around the woods and look type of guy.
Thanks,
VNK
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:47 pm

Hi

A digital binocular is essentially an inexpensive digital camera mounted on an inexpensive binocular for the sake of convenience. The combination makes for a handy, 2-in-1 instrument, but performance of the binocular and the camera will always be less than a single binocular or camera at the same price. In other words, if you are serious about image quality, your money is better spent on a good digital camera.

That said, the features to look for on a digital bino include:

1) A memory card slot - either SD or CF - so you can fire away

2) A flip-up LCD screen, so you can preview the pic while you point the bino

3) At least 2MP of resolution if you expect any picture quality

4) A tripod socket so you can mount the bino on a tripod for steadiness. This improves the odds of getting a decent pic.
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Postby vnkeaton on Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:24 am

Great advice, and I appreciate it.

Is there a particular brand/model you prefer?

Thanks, again!
VNK
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