Digiscoping is not new to bird-watcher in digital era. Newer optical scope has built-in digital camera with memory storage makes it easy for bird spectators to record their rare encounter. Conventional digiscoping require extra brackets and adapters to mount digital camera on an optical scope. The Minox DEC 5.0 is a digiscoping eyepiece, with built-in display and digital camera, packed conveniently with bayonet fitting made suitable high performance scope.
Performance user can opt for leica or zeiss mount or get the original with Minox or Kowa Bayonet fitting. The German-made Minox uses a 5 megapixel CMOS sensor to capture still image as well as video clip up to 320x240 in AVI format. The weather-proof eyepiece has a slip-up shield to cover its 2.4-inch TFT LCD display. It’s available now for an MSRP of $499.