Minox has launched its 5-megapixel Digital Eyepiece Camera, the DEC 5.0, designed to record digital photos through a spotting scope. The DEC 5.0 is compact at 68x56x71mm and weighs only 220 grams.
This camera is fitted to the eyepiece bayonet of a spotting scope or telescope to photograph subjects at a great distance from the viewer, very much like using a powerful telephoto lens with 40x magnification.
Its 2.4â€ inch color display monitor screen serves not only as a viewfinder for getting the subject into view but also for fine adjustment of the normal camera functions as well as for checking the images after shooting.
Minox said the DECâ€™s folding â€˜flip-up’ built-in shield not only protects the TFT monitor and the operating controls during transportation and storage, but more importantly, it acts as an anti-glare shield when the Digital Eyepiece Camera is in operation as it prevents interfering reflections on the viewfinder image and gives a better density of image in bright light conditions.
The DEC 5.0 has a built-in 128MB internal memory; storage can be expanded up to 4GB via its SD card slot.