Binocular Camera

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Binocular Camera

Has anyone used a binocular camera? I see them advertised on ebay and was wondering if they are any good or just a useless gimmick. My biggest worry is keeping them steady, I have an inner ear problem which makes me a bit wobbly. The camera i use (cannon powershot s2) has image stabilization and compensates very effectively for me waving the lens about but it only has a 10x zoom so I don't often get close enough to get a good pic.


Qyn's picture

[q].... so I don't often get close enough to get a good pic[/q]

John, who are you kidding? :') Your photos are great already!! Other than that, this is the first I've heard of binocular cameras - although they do look interesting.

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Owen1's picture

I haven't had any experience at all with these so I can't tell you what they would be like. You already take good shots with whatever you are using now John.

Cheers, Owen.

triker1's picture

All the shots I've posted were taken at about 15 to 20 feet away with maximum zoom. Not all birds want to co-operate and come that close.

Kimbolina's picture

I've heard about these binocular cameras but never tried them. I see they're starting to advertise them in camera stores. However I did read the image quality isn't as good as it would be with a camera.
Be a fun toy though.

sparrow's picture

Save your money the ones i have seen are next to useless,from memory the S2 has a 12x zoom (430mm)approx and I'm pretty sure you can get screw in T/Cs in 1.4x 2x and with IS should give you more than enough range

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