Are digital binoculars the future? There are so many different applications one can think of for a digital camera. Who doesn't like to take pictures?
Family events, sporting events and nature trail hikes are all great places to snap that perfect picture and to preserve that special memory for all time.
A regular digital camera can hold a ton of images but adds an extra piece of equipment to carry into the field.
They can also be difficult to use. Finding, then zooming in and capturing a photo of a bird isn't that easy.
What can a birdwatcher do?
For starters, how about binoculars with a digital camera.
That's right, no more fiddling around in your pouch or your backpack to find the digital camera, in order to take a picture of something you've been viewing through your binoculars.
Now you can just push a button, and take that picture easily with your brand new digital camera binoculars.
Sounds like paradise, doesn't it?
It does to any outdoor enthusiast who has ever tried to take a picture of something they were viewing through their binoculars.
Today you can buy a perfectly good pair of digital binoculars for about five hundred or more. Of course, there is a lot of junk on the market today.
You can buy much cheaper binoculars with a camera, but they are likely to break more easily, and are a waste of money in the long run.
The first thing you should do, is check out some of the reviews that are available on the Internet and in some sporting goods magazines.
That way, you can get an unbiased view of the different products and make a wise, informed decision.
Next you should make sure you understand all the fancy talk you are sure to be exposed to by the people who are knowledgeable about digital binoculars.
Terms like Mega pixels and video slots can quickly frustrate those of us who prefer English.
By learning the terms and being aware of their meaning, you will be harder to con, and also you will be able to make a more informed decision.
These are heavier than regular binoculars (those that don't have a camera of any kind) but technology advances have made them smaller than they used to be, and they aren't too much of a burden to carry around.
After all, you would have been carrying a digital camera and a binocular in any case, so if they are all in one, it makes little difference to the weight you would have been carrying.
If you plan on taking a lot of pictures and using binoculars at the same time, there is no wiser investment you could make than picking up a pair of digital camera binoculars for yourself.
But be prepared to spend some money otherwise you'll be sending them back. Make sure you do get a money back guarantee. The only pair we recommend is ATN Day-Night Binoculars We are not affiliated and earn nothing if you purchase.
On a personal note, I use a pair of Nikon 8245 ACULON A211 8x42 binoculars for viewing and a COOLPIX P900 Camera for photographing when out birdwatching.