barska digital binoculars
Digital camera binoculars are cameras and binoculars rolled into one. This is a modern type of binocular that lets you take digital photos much larger or even 10 x the magnification. It features an instant replay facility that continuously records what is seen through the binoculars. Images are recorded onto the memory card and are transferred onto the computer.
The best features of this digital camera binocular would be the following:
Â Optical zoom
Â Back-4 prism glass
Â Card slot
Â Tripod adapter with fully multicoated lenses
This also includes the following:
1. Barska Point N' View Camera Binoculars 8x32
Barska 8 x 32 Point N' View Digital Imaging Binocular showcase a built-in 5.0 mega pixel digital camera. It provides 8x magnification and video recording. It also has a 1.5 in. flip color LCD screen.
Â Ideal for concerts, sporting events, outdoor activities and explorations.
Â Glossy and stylish design.
Â Expands and captures images.
Â Easy downloadable images to your computer.
Â Multi-coated optics
Â Menu or Control panel for camera functions
Â Secure Digital memory card
Â Automatic CMOS image sensor
- Binocular Power / Objective Lens: 8 by / 32 mm
- Prism Type: Roof
- Megapixels: 5.0
- Binocular Focus System: Center
- Binocular Close Focus: 16.4 in./8 m
- Binocular Field of View: 330/110
- Exit Pupil: 4.0 mm
- Camera Focus Range: 60 in./18 m to Infinity
- Weight: 10.8 oz
- Batteries Required: 4 AAA
2. Bushnell Image View Camera Binoculars 8x30
Bushnell 8 x 30 Image View Digital Binoculars offer the best image quality. It can take as small as a 320x240 and a 620x480 video clip size. The frames can be set per second (fps) to 15 or 30, either size. Video shooting is much flexible offering results of up to 30 fps. This is while instant replay clips come in 4 video settings. These include the 620x480 at 30fps in 5 seconds up to 320x240 at 15 fps in 60 seconds. Thus, this model offers a lower price tag.
Â 3.2 megapixel
Â 16 MB of internal flash memory
Â AVI Video Clips
Â 8x binocular and camera magnification
Â SD card slot (up to 1 GB)
Â 15 in. LCD screen for viewing
Â 5-way keypad for camera functions
Â USB port
Â Tripod socket
Â 2 AAA batteries
Â Remote Shutter Cable
- Size Class: Compact
- Focus System: Center
- Prism Glass: BK-7
- Lens Coating: Full Coated
- Field of View ft: 320' / 107m
- Eye Relief: 15mm
- Exit Pupil (mm): 3.75mm
- Eyecups: Fold down
- Weight (oz/g): 14.8 oz. / 419g
3. Bushnell Instant Replay Roof Prism Digital Binoculars
Bushnell Instant Replay Digital 180832 is a powerful long range 8x32 binocular that has a 2.1 megapixel digital imaging within 30 seconds Video clip recording capability. It is an essential gadget for outdoor enthusiasts, sports fans and adventurers, especially those who want to view and record their actions at the same time. Bushnell Instant Replay is well packaged, making it a great gift for the vivid outdoorsman.
Â Fully coated optics.
Â Compact roof prism binocular design.
Â Flip-up Color 1.5 in. LCD Display Screen
Â 0.35 megapixel movie clips or 15fps for 30 seconds.
Â AVI movie capability.
Â Rapid repeat three shots for stills
Â 16 MB removable compact flash card
Â USB cable
Â Instant replay Photosuite software
Â Bak-4 roof prisms
Â Neck strap and soft carrying case
Â Uses two AA batteries
Â Tripod Adaptable
Cheap "giant" binoculars are they all pretty much the same?
Barska 20x80 Cosmos $240
Barska 20x80 $106
Barska 15x70 $60
Celestron 25x100 $298
Celestron 20x80 $199
Celestron 15x70 $84
Konus 20x80 $68
Oberwerk 20x90 $300
Oberwerk 20x80 Deluxe II $280
Oberwerk 20x80 $230
Oberwerk 15x70 $150
Zhumell 20x80 $140
My family has a rural bed and breakfast, with a 3+ acres of meadows and another 3+ acres of woods.
It is very popular with bird watchers, but it has been pointed out that it is very dark with good horizons, making it good for astronomy too.
We'd like to get some binoculars for our guests to use. Perhaps 2 pairs of 15x70's and 1 pair of 20x80 or larger.
Are the more expensive Oberweks any better than the others? I would have expected the Celestrons to cost more...
I'd appreciate any experiences you've had with these or similar. Thanks.
The inexpensive Chinese big binoculars have pretty much wiped out the medium priced versions, though I think Orion still carries some of these. Be sure to get proper mounts for these, as they all are too heavy and too high magnification to hand hold. Some sort of parallelogram mount is best. Unless you make them yourself, the mounts will cost more than the binoculars!
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