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Meade CaptureView 8x22 VGA

Meade CaptureView 8x22 VGA
alaScore 71

58 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Meade CaptureView 8x22 VGA. The average rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Binoculars for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Binoculars the Meade CaptureView 8x22 VGA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Meade CaptureView 8x22 VGA from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Binoculars on People are impressed by the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design

29% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Meade CaptureView 8x22 Digital Camera Binocular (Compact)Meade CaptureView 8x22 Digital Camera Binocular (Compact)

Jul, 2018

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Meade Capture-View Digital Binocular/Cam


This is a great product for taking pictures at Baseball, Football & other sporting Events and also would be of great use for taking Pictures of Animals when Hiking.

"Quality Construction","Clear Image","Attractive Design"


Jan, 2008

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great as binoculars only


These binoculars are very compact, light weight, and easy to focus. As for the camera, very disappointing. The pictures it takes are very poor. The position of the button to take the picture is in kind of a bad spot, so it seems like no matter what you...

binoculars are great

digital camera should be non-existant

Oct, 2004

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Poor Pics and Memory


The battery life is awful and if the battery goes so do your pictures. The battery compartment actually had a malfunction and camera would turn off sporadically and dump the pictures. Very disappointed in performance and value. We purchased it as a...

It does do a good job at being binoculars

Pricey set of binoculars, poor picture quality, malfunctions

Sep, 2004

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Capture the view but not all the detail you see


I love gadgets. This one seemed like a nice idea, take pictures of objects at a distance without the cost of an expensive telephoto lens. Well, like my mini Digicam, I was disappointed. The full specs are below, however in high res you can get 45 pics,...

Combination camera and binocular

Very narrow field of vision

Jul, 2004

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Fun learning tool for kids


I bought one for each of my two grandchildren, and they love to explore and take pictures with them. Downloading is easy, but editing software is not the best. One of the two has a defective camera and will not hold pictures for more than a couple of...

When working properly, easy to use and makes fair pictures

Quality issue one of two doesn't work. Carrying strap can push control buttons when

Jan, 2004

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Meade CaptureView - Very Angry


I purchased the Meade Captureview Digital Camera Binoculars. I took some test pictures in the house and lighting was bad so pictures came out horrible. That was okay, did not expect to work good, just testing. I took pictures outside and they came out...

Great concept to get better zoom pictures

Must download pictures immediately before battery runs out and instructions were in error

Dec, 2003

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Very Handy For The Non Sophisticated User


This is the 8x22 base model binocular with integrated digital camera. They feel like regular binoculars (9.3 ounces and 4.5''x3.5''x2.2'')and for the most part they look like regular binoculars too. The digital camera and lense are built into the mid...

Handy, effective, easy to use, great value for the money

Poor batterly life, lose of pics when batteries die

Oct, 2003

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Watch Out Gigi, These Binoculars Take Pictures!


Take a look at another larger image of the Meade CaptureView CVB1002, on my profile page.

Affordable, easy to use, fair quality binocular, convenient digital camera function

Maximum 640x480 resolution, poor camera image quality, only 8MB non-expandable memory

May, 2003

Product Specifications

The redefined CaptureView 8x22 compact delivers more memory and higher optical performance. The digital camera's VGA resolution and the 16MB of internal memory can store up to 300 still images or 200 seconds of video. Precision ground fully coated 22mm optics deliver bright, sharp images. The perfect gift for young and old alike for concerts, travel, and sport. PRODUCT FEATURES: Fully coated optics; 16MB of internal memory; Optimum imaging range from 49' to infinity; Capture up to 300 images at the full .3 megapixel resolution. More images can be stored at the lower resolution setting; Capture up to 200 seconds of video with internal memory; Minimum interpupilary distance is 57mm, great for those who require narrower lens separation adjustment; Standard equipment includes: USB cable; carry case; neck strap; cleaning cloth; complete instructions; CD-ROM with image-editing and archiving software.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Meade Instruments
Model:8x22 VGA/8x42 2.0D
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Meade CaptureView

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Manual

Optical System

Objective Lens Diameter:22mm/42mm
Prism System:Roof
Type:Binoculars with digital camera


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