Minox Digiscope Attachment

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    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    Minox shows a very cool Digiscope camera/eyepiece at SHOT for only $399.99

    MINOX DEC 5.0
    Digital camera, monitor and eyepiece all in one – affordable digiscoping for everyone!

    With the MINOX Digital Eyepiece Camera
    (DEC 5.0) connected to a quality spotting scope a
    fast and easy-fitting solution has been provided
    for taking digital pictures through a spotting
    scope. Simply attached to the eyepiece bayonet
    of a ‘scope this highly innovative product is an
    exciting combination of digital camera with
    normal camera functions, 2.5“ TFT monitor and
    eyepiece all in one. What is even more exciting is
    that nature lovers need no additional equipment
    to get into practical digiscoping.
    The very compact size of around 68 x 71 x 56 mm
    and weighing only 220 grams the Digital Eyepiece
    Camera is convenient to carry and travel with. The
    screen allows more than one person to not only
    view the subject at the same time but also see
    the pictures or video-clips taken or being taken.
    Its just like using a powerful telephoto lens with
    a 40 x magnification. Due to its compact size
    and lightweight the DEC 5.0 megapixel camera
    is very nice to hold while at the same time being
    multi compatible. Initially it will be made with
    four different bayonet fittings for high quality
    ‘scopes like the MINOX MD 62 range, or Zeiss,
    Leica, Swarovski and Kowa. Being watertight
    and shock-proof the Digital Eyepiece Camera
    can comfortably be used in adverse weather
    conditions.
    A convenient folding ‘flip-up’ shield not only protects
    the TFT monitor and the operating controls
    during transportation and storage and acts as
    an antidazzle shield when the Digital Eyepiece
    Camera is in operation.
    To do this, a powerful lens – replacing the eyepiece
    – transfers the image to the sensor of the digital
    camera integrated in the MINOX DEC 5.0. To
    store the image data this exceptional ‘camera’
    has an internal memory of 128 MB as well as a
    port for SD memory cards with a capacity of up
    to 4 Gigabyte. Power is provided by a replaceable
    high-capacity lithium-ion battery.
    The DEC 5.0 comes complete with battery, soft
    pouch, remote control, USB cable, antidazzle
    shield and manual.

    Technical data
    Image sensor: 5.0 MP, CMOS Sensor (3.2 MP Hardware-resolution)
    Image resolution Still: 2,560 x 1,920 pixels (interpolated), 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (3,2 MP),
    Videoclips: 320 x 240 pixels
    Storage Media Internal: 128 MB Flash memory / External: optional SD card up to 4 GB
    Display: 2.5’’ TFT LCD display
    Magnification: 40 x using a MINOX MD 62 (reference) / 60 x using a Leica Televid 77
    White balance: Automatic
    Shutter speed: Automatic
    Shutter Self-timer: 10 seconds / Remote control
    Power supply: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion-Battery / USB-cable
    Auto power-off: Automatic, adjustable
    File format: Still: JPEG / Videoclips: AVI
    Support: Windows ME/2000/XP / Mac OS X compatible
    Computer interface: USB-cable
    Dimensions: 2.67 x 2.8 x 2.2 inches / 68 x 71 x 56 mm (L x W x H)
    Weight approx. 7.76 oz / 220 g
    Scope of delivery: Soft pouch, antidazzle shield, remote control, USB cable, rechargeable battery, power supply unit, manual
    Order Number: 60644 MINOX or Kowa / 60645 Leica / 60645 Zeiss / 60647 Swarovski

    Available in May