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Gimmick! Stay Away.
on July 2, 2010
Cannot believe a respected company would put something like this on the market. I was quite certain from the start this was a gimmick but the wife wanted it and believed it would work for her needs; biologist, record presence of subject before flight.
Reason #1 Not to Buy (NTB): while unit is powered off, drains batteries (fresh batteries dead in 4 days and this does not include use!)
Reason #2 NTB: LCD washes completely out in sunlight, unusable for framing
Reason #3 NTB: Quality of image is extremely poor; remember this is using a dedicated 4x (cheap) lens to capture image, not 8x glass in binoculars. You could have 30 MP sensor and you'll still get junk image. Also, what fills the view of binoculars and appears close, sharp, will not look remotely the same in captured image.
Reason #4 NTB: Price. Ridiculous.
One day there will be a version that integrates optics from binoculars to capture image on sensor. That day it might be worth investing in the tech. For now, steer clear of ALL BINOCULAR CAMERAS, regardless of manufacturer.