BARSKA 8x32 Binocular & Built-In 8.0 MP Digital Camera Review
Editor Rating: 4.3/6
This has the shortest focus distance at 5m on our list of digital binoculars which is ideal for those who want to be able to focus at the shortest distance possible ideal for mid-range or close-up photography and a decent field of view of 330 feet at 100 yards.
For those of you who have different visions on their left and right eye, this digital binocular is the only one on our list that has the Dual Eye Diopter Adjustment feature. This allows you to adjust each lens according to the vision of your left and right eye separately.
The device also produces high-resolution images at 8mp that are date and time stamped. An auto power off feature helps in saving energy prolonging the life of the batteries.
For specifications and more details on the clarity of the images and videos produced by this digital binocular, please read further below.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Solid and compact
- Easy to use
- Binoculars are easy to focus
- Fairly priced
- Uses AAA batteries
- Tripod mountable
- Multi-coated lens
- Dual eye diopter adjustment
- Wide field of view 330 feet at 100 yards
- Decent minimum focus distance of 5m
- Expandable SD card slot of up to 16GB
- Flip-up TFT screen with easy to reach menu/control
- Auto power off
- Date/time stamped images and videos
- Comes with USB cable
- Comes with editing software
- SD card is bought separately
- Like most digicams, focusing requires some practice
- Screen is quite small but manageable
This digital binocular uses roof prism type binoculars which are compact, handy and lightweight, perfect for prolonged use and outdoor activities. Overall, the device only weighs 14.1 ounces and measures 6.1 x 4.5 x 2.4 inches. It already comes with a carrying case and lens cloth for cleaning. You can purchase AAA batteries at most local supermarkets at a cheap price.
Focusing the lenses can be quite difficult for most digital cameras especially to newbies. Not to worry, this device is tripod mountable so you can mount it on a tripod to keep the device steady while you're shooting images or videos. It also has fold-down eyecups so you can rest your eyes around the eyepiece comfortably for several hours to reduce eyestrain.
The binocular has a decent optical zoom at 8x and a minimum focus distance of 5 meters, making it ideal for long range viewing. It also has a wide field of view of 330 feet at 100 yards. The objective lenses measure 32mm in diameter and multi-coated to help it gather as much light as possible to produce clearer and brighter images. For those of you have different visions on your left and right eye, this device features a Dual Eye Diopter Adjustment so you can adjust the lenses according to your vision.
The built-in digital camera comes with a 1.5 inch flip-up TFT colored. It's not the biggest screen on our list but it's big enough to allow you to review your videos and images while on the go on a small digital binocular device. The device was kept small and lightweight so that it is easy to hold and grip. The flip-up feature allows you to flip the screen down so you can easily store it in a bag and flip it up easily when you need to review images and videos. The best thing about this digital binoculars is that you only have to pull out one device from your bag to view at a long distance and take pictures and videos at the same time. That'll help save space in your bag, lighten up your load, and multi-task.
The camera can zoom up to 4x which is decent at this price plus an automatic CMOS that captures light automatically in different conditions to produce high-quality images and videos. You could get image resolutions at 8MP or 3264x2448px and video resolutions at 640x480px. These are also date/time stamped which is a useful feature to help you remember when you took the photos or videos.
The device has an expandable SD card slot that can store up to 16GB which is more than sufficient since you'll have the ability to transfer files to a computer when the storage is full as it comes with a USB cable and an installation CD with driver and photo editing software.
Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.5 x 2.4 inches
Weight: 14.1 ounces
Digital zoom: 4x
Minimum focus distance: 16.4 feet/5meters
Field of view: 330 feet at 100 yards
Objective lens: 32mm
Diopter adjustment: Yes
Image resolution: 8MP / 3264x2448
Video resolution: 640x480 pixels
Image sensor: CMOS
Card type: Expandable SD card slot up to 16GB
LCD Screen: 1.5 inches flip-up TFT colored screen
In the box: Barska 8x32mm Point and View Binocular Camera, USB cable, carrying case, installation CD with driver and photo manipulation/editing software, lens cloth
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of battery does it use?
Does it have the ability to see in low light conditions?
Will the image look exactly the same as the image that you see through the binocular?
No, the binocular and the digital camera are independent from each other.
Can I mount it on a tripod?
What is its minimum focus distance:
Does it come with an SD card?
What is its dimension?
6.1 x 4.5 x 2.4 inches
What is its weight?