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Which Binocular Camera to get

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Which Binocular Camera to get

Postby Mitsy on Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:19 pm

Here's a strange one for you. I live in a city and all the sudden we've got drug dealers doing "transactions" in our neighborhood. I'd prefer not to run into my front yard and confront them so I thought maybe a binocular/camera to capture some license plates for the police would be helpful. Don't want to spend a fortune but am looking for a recommendation for under $100 - or a reality check that under $100 just isn't possible. Thanks for the help.

Re: Which Binocular Camera to get

Postby Jne_K on Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:34 am

The answer is short and easy - none. I do not recommend any digital binocular if you are serious about good picture quality. Digital binoculars are about the convenience of having two instruments in one, not about performance. They are great for emailing pics or sharing with friends, but if you are concerned about pic quality, you'll get better pics with ANY digital point and shoot camera. No, under $100 is not going to happen. Get a real camera. Any of the current Canon Powershot A series are a good choice and several are priced under $200. Any of them will take better pics than any digital bino, once you have a pic in a photo program and start to crop.
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