Pentax Digital Binoculars capture what you see


June 4, 2004

A fantastic solution for birdwatchers and sporting enthusiasts, the Pentax Digibino DB100 digital binoculars enable you to capture images as you view them without juggling two sets of equipment. The 7X magnification of the DB100 is equivalent to a 280-millimetre telephoto lens and captures at 0.8 megapixel image - not quite large enough for a high-quality print but very useful for on screen viewing, identifying or keeping a visual record of what you've viewed, or for capturing live sporting action from a distance.

Images of objects as close as seven metres can be taken "through the lens" or by using the flip-up LCD screen and the 16MB on-board Flash memory accommodates up to 100 JPEG pictures that can be transferred to PC, Mac or television screens via an AV output. The DB100 also features a progressive CCD for shutter speeds up to 1/8000th of a second and multiple shots at up to five frames per second.

The Pentax Digibino are now available in Australia from City International Duty Free, Grace Bros., Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Myer and Ted's Camera Stores.

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