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Which camera or phone for digiscoping? (1 Viewer)


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(Cross post - also on the phonescoping forum)

I currently use a Canon DSLR set up with 100-400mm lens and for more distant subjects I digiscope with a Canon 90mm pancake lens on my DSLR body OR I phonescope with my Apple iphone XR, taking stills and/ or video. While the handheld digi option gives me reach and detail, the pics tend to be dark, soft and (with a typically high ISO) quite grainy; with the iphone the image is brighter but general quality is usually too poor when viewed on a laptop, especially in lower light situations. I think this may be due to the size of the camera sensor.

I'm toying with the idea of an iphone upgrade. A budget of a few hundred pounds (maybe £5-600) might rule out a new version of the latest model but what could I get for this much? The camera specs of different models are hard to understand when I try to compare them. Or is there a comparable compact camera I should consider instead of phonescoping?

Thanks for any advice on this.
Hi, my digiscoping setup is Panasonic GX800 (GX850) and Panasonic 30 macro. The whole thing is small, light and stabilized. Convenient shooting managed by samarphone via app.

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