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Interesting new camera, possibly of interest for birdwatchers (1 Viewer)

pshute

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Thinking more about this device, while it might not be a particularly good camera or monocular, it's an interesting change in form factor that could be useful.

Pocket sized long zoom cameras achieve their size by extending the lens when turned on, which is a nuisance and makes them vulnerable to lens barrel damage. This device is the save thing, but turned sideways so that the lens can be long, but fully internal. If they added some normal camera controls on the side, it could potentially work quite well.
 

fazalmajid

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The photographer, my wife, got a EF 100-400 IS II USM for Christmas and it is wonderful
Yes, and Canon now has a inexpensive 600/11 and 800/11 lenses for RF mirrorless cameras. I myself favor the Nikon 500/5.6 PF.
 
Hi David

I think of it as a camera
as you are looking through a (small) viewfinder and what you see like the rest of it ; small


Its so small that you can always have with you

hope this helps

BM
 

fazalmajid

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Nowhere near as good. Resolution is actually OK (XGA 1024x768, which we considered great in the 90s), but the AFOV is abysmal at around 23º by my calculations.

If I want to observe with a minimum size package, the Nikon 7x15M CF reverse porro binoculars are tiny but have a surprisingly expansive AFOV of 46º. Not NL Pure or even MHG caliber, but usable.
 
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lmans66

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So more a travel camera or Bird ID'er than much else. But a good price. I imagine at 400 and being a mono and pretty small, it is hard to prevent shaking? jim
 

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