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 â€œISâ€ 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, itâ€™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).
Itâ€™s quite expensive at $479, but you know what they say: just one picture sold to the tabloids and itâ€™s all paid for.