Nothing beats the clarity of the view through a good scope, but for
identification purposes by using a decent zoom/Tele on a digital camera then
enlarging the still shot on the camera screen I find always gives better
resolution of identification marks than I can get with 10x40 binoculars - a
useful tool even if you don't keep the photo.
Cameras such as the Nikon D7200 which I use, or the P900 have wifi that lets
you see the live view image on a phone or iPad if you find that's useful -
haven't really tried but I use the wifi a lot for downloading photos from the
camera onto my iPad when travelling
Sent from my iPad
> On 11 May 2016, at 11:26 am, Peter Shute <> wrote:
> I'm not in need of such equipment myself, but I'm very interested to hear
> what you come up with.
> I believe some cameras these days can connect to a phone, etc, via
> Bluetooth(?), allowing one to see what's on the camera screen from a
> distance, in order that you can take shots remotely. Perhaps something like
> that might work for you. Can anyone who has such a camera explain how it
> If that works, you could either use the camera with a big lens, or attach it
> to your scope. I'm guessing the resolution and speed of screen updates might
> be disappointing, as would screen glare in sunlight, but it might be the best
> one can do.
> Peter Shute
> Sent from my iPad
>> On 11 May 2016, at 10:14 AM, Ben Lawson <> wrote:
>> 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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