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Celestron VistaPix IS70 Imaging Spotting Scope with 3 Megapixel Digital Camera image
 
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Brand: Celestron
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Celestron VistaPix IS70 Imaging Spotting Scope with 3 Megapixel Digital Camera
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 3 reviews)

[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Camera, Great price
By BradVerified Reviewer from Minnesota on 8/6/2007
Pros:
All in one, Easy to set
Cons:
Hard to focus
Best Uses:
Bright Conditions
Describe Yourself:
Birder, Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Celestron Celestron VistaPix IS70 Imaging Spotting Scope with 3 Megapixel Digital Camera:

[...]Upon receiving this hybrid camera and using it for a while I must say I am pleasantly surprised at the images shot. I have taken pictures in all different lighting conditions and it performs well even at dusk. However, if the light is very bright, White colored subjects will exhibit Purple Fringing. Avoid them at high noon. Color saturation is reasonable but my camera is a little heavy to magenta. The IS70 is rather difficult to focus due to the low visibilty of the LCD in bright sunlight. You are stuck with this method of focusing on the low powered lens but if you sync the high power lens to the focus meter by adjusting the eyepiece lens so the optics match what the focus meter sees, you can get excellent results. The optics on the spotting scope are clear and Bright. The camera's optics are mediocre. The controls are well laid out and the menus are logical. Manual functions are limited to an EV exposure setting and the F stop is adjusted by a twin objective lens cover. Sort of a low - high setting if you will. It is simple but it is effective. The shutter speed is always automatic and is reasonably accurate. The setting buttons are a little hard to press and sometime knock the camera out of alignment on the Tripod. This is a problem when changing modes during shooting (like to video from photo). Note: You will not be able to shoot anything with out a good tripod using this camera so if you don't have a really sturdy one, get one. Overall impression from an amateur is "it's alot of bang for the [$]" You can very good quality shots without spending $1000's of dollars.

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[5 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Greatest camera I've ever owned.
By CDC from PA on 10/10/2006
Pros:
Accurate Colors, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged, Simple Controls
Cons:
No cons
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Professional Work, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events

Comments about Celestron Celestron VistaPix IS70 Imaging Spotting Scope with 3 Megapixel Digital Camera:

Go learn to run it [...] and enjoy the greatest camera out there for all you have to spend for it.

[2 of 10 customers found this review helpful]

 
Mediocre Camera
By SergeVerified Reviewer from Canada on 9/12/2006
Pros:
Nice Features and Settings, Simple Controls
Cons:
Not Good In Low Light, Not robust body
Best Uses:
Home

Comments about Celestron Celestron VistaPix IS70 Imaging Spotting Scope with 3 Megapixel Digital Camera:

Noisy, especially in low light - noisier than Canon (20D) and Nikon D50
The body is easily breakable - I broke bottom cover just by screwing it on the tripod. Too tight, however, but still - first time I see camera body that can be broken just by screwing it on a tripod.
Good ergonomics, though.
Generally speaking, I was disapoined. Hope, D80 will have better noise management.

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