The Celestron 72216 VistaPix 8 x 32 2.0 megapixel binocular/digital camera gives you the best of both worlds. This latest in the line of high-quality Celestron's products combines a powerful binocular for clear, sharp, bright views of the outdoors with a versatile digital camera ready to capture all of your distant sightings.
With a comfortable, rubber-coated textured body, the Celestron 72216 is a rugged, durable, and functional set of binoculars. The multi-coated lenses and high-quality roof prisms deliver images twice as bright as 22-millimeter binoculars. The binoculars feature an 8x magnification and an objective lens diameter of 32 millimeters, giving it a four-millimeter exit pupil.
(The exit pupil size--the diameter of the objective lens divided by the magnification--determines the amount of light available to your eye. The larger the exit pupil, the brighter the image obtained will be. A three-millimeter exit pupil is generally sufficient for daytime use, five-millimeters is suitable for daytime and twilight, and seven-millimeters is generally necessary for maximum nighttime or astronomy use.)
The Celestron 72216 also sports a digital camera that delivers high-quality images as well as continuous video footage. So when you come across a herd of elk on the distant horizon, with a simple click you can bring them up close and personal for your friends and family back home.
With 8 MB SDRAM of built-in storage, the Celestron 72216 can hold up to 8 high-resolution, or 20 low-resolution, images. (The camera includes an SD slot for additional storage.) Once you download your images to a PC, Celestron's VistaPix Photo Express SE software will allow you to manipulate your images to your heart's content. Turn your favorites shots from your vacation into postcards that will make your colleagues back at work green with envy. Celestron VistaPix gives you all the tools you'll need to add that creative or personal touch to your still images or video footage.
About Celestron VistaPix
VistaPix is Celestron's newest line of binoculars with digital imaging capabilities. The VistaPix binocular/digital camera gives you a high-quality and powerful binocular, and a versatile digital camera--all in a single integrated design. VistaPix images can be stored using its internal mass storage, or on a separate SD card (not included) until you're ready to download them to your PC. Once downloaded, you can use the VistaPix Photo Express SE software to crop or re-size your images, create 360 degree panoramas, manipulate color and even play back videos. With VistaPix Photo Express, there is no need to install new drivers for most versions of Windows. All VistaPix models come with a two-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Celestron 72216 Binocular/Digital Camera and VistaPix Photo Express SE software