Brookstone VistaPix IS70 Digital Spotting Scope

VistaPix IS70 Digital Spotting Scope

For the budding paparazzo, Brookstone is offering this new VistaPix IS70 digital spotting scope. Its 70mm lens brings you 14x closer to the action, and its 3-megapixel built-in digital camera will capture what you see. The “IS” in its name stands for imaging spotter, not image stabilization, so to take really sharp pictures you might want to use a tripod; the VistaPix IS70 has a rotatable tripod adapter that fits standard photo tripods.

At the back, the VistaPix has a flip-open 2-inch LCD screen to preview your images. It shoots not only photos, but continuous video as well.

Of course, it’s also great for nature photography. With its great close focus, the IS70 can capture amazing detail — perfect for getting up close with a variety of nature’s treasures both great and small (like Tom and Baby Suri).

It’s quite expensive at $479, but you know what they say: just one picture sold to the tabloids and it’s all paid for.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.