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

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
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