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does anybody have any experience about the binocular mainly along with facilities with taking picture 3-4 mp.
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Maybe I am missing something here. Unless you are doing stereo photography, I don't see how a binocular will interface with a camera. Typical camera has a zoom lens for the same effect, minus of course the stereo vision.
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if a binocular also have photo saving feature that is extra gain.i know it will never match the quality of digicam.
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This is it...

sourav79 is referring to something like this...

http://www.digicambeat.com/entry/tc-...ra-binoculars/

Its an actual binocular cum camera...

Even I am curious as to how these things function...

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"Pure" Binocular question added

Binocular cum Digicams were around for sometimes, It's Pentax who brought this avatar of "Fusion" gadget. However, they're not much popular I guess. That could be because of their lack of serious photographic capability. So I doubt if we get many experienced users replying this thread.

In fact I was looking to buy a Binocular as well, "Pure" binocular though. Can somebody suggest me a model along with price indications?
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Originally Posted by sourav79 View Post if a binocular also have photo saving feature that is extra gain.i know it will never match the quality of digicam.
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Originally Posted by AvidTrekker View Post sourav79 is referring to something like this...http://www.digicambeat.com/entry/tc-...ra-binoculars/
Very interesting, I never knew about such a gadget. However, I found the follwing links which may be of interest:

http://consumersearch.com/www/sports...ars/index.html
http://consumersearch.com/www/sports...rs/review.html
http://consumersearch.com/www/sports...s/reviews.html
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Originally Posted by soumya_mukherjee View Post I was looking to buy a Binocular as well, "Pure" binocular though. Can somebody suggest me a model along with price indications?
Look at the following (these links are different from those given just above):

http://consumersearch.com/www/sports...ars/index.html
http://consumersearch.com/www/sports...rs/review.html
http://consumersearch.com/www/sports...s/reviews.html

Amazon.com is also a great source of subjective reviews on anything.
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Thanks akt. Problem is, in India web shoppping is not yet very effective when it comes to gadgets, sharp contrast to US.

And then, even if I find a good international model in web (for which I can read reviews and detail specs eleswhere), we're slightly short of time as the next trip is this weekend only. Again, in India it takes even several weeks for the e-shops to deliver.

Coming to "Physical" shops, in India very few good electronics store sell Binoculars. Best bet could be shabby shops selling smuggled goods. That comes with very high risk.

Coming to my last problem, we already have a 48x megazoom camera (12x optical, 4x digital). So wondering if a commonly available 7x Binocular can satisfy. Or if shell out good bucks for a high zoom model.
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hey nice idea but it is available in market
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You cannot equate the zoom on a camera to the magnification of binoculars.

I won't try to explain why, as I'm no optical techie, but I know from experience that high-magnification binoculars are a huge pain to use, unless on a tripod. The slightest movement and you loose what you were looking at; try to use them from a boat or a car and all you can see is moving blurs.
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Soumya: I wouldn't shell out big bucks for anything in a rush. You should research such purchases (Mumbai may have more options) and buy just what would be good for several years. If that means missing this gadget during the trip this weekend, then so be it, that is your punishment for starting late. Good luck, whatever you decide.
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Nick, the hig-mag binocs now have image stabilizer technology (mini gyroscopes) to eliminate the shake--such is also found in most new video and still cameras and lenses.
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Thank you akt. Yes I started late, even though Mrs. Mukherjee is pushing on this quite a while.

I also personally a very watchful buyer, especially when it comes to gadgets. I read a lot reviews and even try some "test drives" before buying.

This one made me a bit confused though. However, getting some nice clues here. Thanks to Saurav for starting the thread
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Wow, Merchant! I'd have loved that when I was sailing!

Talking of which, if you are buying for use in India, try to get weather-proof, or gas-filled or whatever Merchant (Help again please?) can tell us is the appropriate thing for keeping humidity out of them.
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They have handheld GPS units and digital maps, too, these days! No more sextants and charts!
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