Products
2,516 Brands 483 Categories All Departments

Digiscoping Camera

Yes, we are an Authorized US dealer for all cameras we sell, and all them have full US warranties ;-) Other questions? Ask!

Digiscoping Camera

Postby nick on Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:27 pm

Could you give your opinion on the best digital camera for digiscoping.
nick
 
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:36 pm

Postby Jne_K on Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:47 pm

Hi

There is no best single brand or model. I have used Canons, Pentax, Nikon, Sony and so on. All you need is a SMALL digital with a QUALITY lens and no more than 3x or 4x optical zoom. The key is small. You want a small lens, not a camera with a large lens. Small lenses are a much better match for spotting scope eyepieces and will not only produce less vignetting, they are also much easier to handle and work with in the field. Moreover, you are not going to improve pic quality by going to a larger camera. Your choice of spotting scope is far more important than your choice of camera. Put your dollars into the spotting scope. I also like image stabilization. MP count is overrated. These days, nearly any good digital will have more than you will ever need.

Models with 10x or higher zooms are invariably models with large lenses and are to be avoided. Models with only 3x or 4x optical zoom are typically small cameras and the best choices.
Thanks for posting with us
Joanie K - Your personal optics expert

Forum: http://www.opticsplanet.com/msgboard
Blog: http://blog.opticsplanet.com/
Store: http://www.opticsplanet.com/

Phone: (800) 504-5897
Fax: (847) 919-3003
Jne_K
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7665
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:09 pm

Postby nick on Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:48 pm

Thanks for your advice
nick
 
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:36 pm

Postby Jne_K on Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:52 pm

You are very welcome.
Thanks for posting with us
Joanie K - Your personal optics expert

Forum: http://www.opticsplanet.com/msgboard
Blog: http://blog.opticsplanet.com/
Store: http://www.opticsplanet.com/

Phone: (800) 504-5897
Fax: (847) 919-3003
Jne_K
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7665
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:09 pm