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Old Sunday 19th January 2020, 05:16   #1
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Question Need Binocular camera help


I'm a newbie to this sort of specialized equipment. I'm looking for binoculars that double as a camera.

I know they're out there, but what I'm looking for is one that photographs *Exactly* what I'm zooming in on thru the binoculars.

In other words, one where the binoculars & camera work *together*, not separately.
This is where it got a bit confusing to me when I tried Googling around for one. I'd look at one model & some reviews would say it does, & others said it doesn't.

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Old Sunday 19th January 2020, 12:00   #2
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There are NO such binocular/camera devices in the market that are worth spending your money on! All the ones out there are basically tat.

Sony did bring a half decent one to market a few years ago but no one brought it and it was quickly discontinued. Swarovski have a hybrid system in pre-production, don't know when that is due out, there is a separate thread on that.

What most people seem to do is just use a superzoom camera as birdwatching optic and camera and dispense with a separate "analogue" viewing device.

We shall wait and see if the new Swarovski device takes the market by storm, but I would avoid the cheap combo devices on Amazon and elsewhere like the plague.

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Old Sunday 19th January 2020, 14:10   #3
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Ok. That was my gut feeling. That this might be something tough to find.

And if I *did*, that it'd cost a small fortune. Like this one the Optics4Birding site suggested.
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