Spotting scope query

To: Ben Lawson <>
Subject: Spotting scope query
From: Andrew Bell <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 03:37:37 +0000
Might be worth looking at a super zoom like the Nikon P900 if you can get a 
demo in a camera shop.

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> On 11 May 2016, at 9:10 am, Ben Lawson <> wrote:
> Hello
> I am seeking advice from tech inclined birders.
> I have previously used a spotting scope for birdwatching as I'm unable to
> use binoculars. However as a result a recent medical issue I'm no longer
> able to crane my head to look through the eyepiece of the scope. To allow
> me to continue birdwatching, I'm looking for a device with the zoom and
> clarity of a spotting scope but where the 'view' can be seen on a screen
> without craning my neck.
> My web searches so far have not turned up much. I have looked into the
> Minox Digital Camera Module -
>  - however the reviews are mixed and it seems to have been discontinued.
> Another option would seem to be some form of video camera with a flip out
> screen, however I'm unsure if this would have the clarity and zoom of a
> scope?. My budget would be $1500 max.
> My interest is in birdwatching rather than photography or videography ie
> the idea of a viewing screen is simply so I can birdwatch, not record them.
> I would prefer an 'off the shelf' type solution if possible but could
> probably muster some technical 'build' assistance if absolutely necessary.
> I would be most appreciative of any advice anyone can offer so I can get
> back birdwatching soon. Please email me directly as I'm not sure the topic
> will be of great interest to most birding-aus folk.
> Many thanks for your time.
> Regards, Ben, Brisbane
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