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Meade CaptureView 8x42 2.0D

Meade CaptureView 8x42 2.0D
alaScore 73

56 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Meade CaptureView 8x42 2.0D. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Binoculars for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Binoculars the Meade CaptureView 8x42 2.0D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Meade CaptureView 8x42 2.0D from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Binoculars on

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This summary is based on the products: Meade CaptureView 8X42 2MP Digital Camera Binocular with LCD ScreenMeade CaptureView 8X42 2MP Digital Camera Binocular with LCD Screen

Jul, 2018

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Meade 8x42 CaptureView Roof Prism Binocular with Built-in 2.0 Megapixel Digital Camera


I got this gadget by a deal of $50, well, you get what you pay for. The view is good, optical part is satisfactory. Because it's such telephoto, what you see is layered view, everything squeezed into a thin layer. No 3-D. The camera is really...

clear view

view is layered, camera is not adjustable

Jun, 2006

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A combination we have all been waiting for.


The optics of the binoculars are superb (what else would you expect from Meade?). The overall feel of the binoculars is heavy, but not too heavy. In other words, it is built like you would want your car built--like a tank. This is a very easy devise to...

A great second generation camera/binocular combo that meets my expectations

Could use stabilization for camera alone or both bino/camera. Also, better battery holder

Mar, 2005

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Battery cap broke


Binocular quality is excellent. Camera resolution is excellent. Camera was not intuitive and instruction manual was weak. Batteries are held in place with a cheap plastic part that is pressed in on both sides to remove batteries. When I first saw the...

The binoculars and camera match or exceed any competitive product

Battery cap is flawed and will break

Dec, 2004

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A Bad Idea Done Wrong


Don't waste your money, buy a digital SLR camera or a zoom lens point and shoot instead. Although it might look cool, the casing is cheap plastic. The battery door pops off and on, and the LCD screen is flimsy.The whole thing is entirely too bulky and...

It looks interesting. Acceptable optics

Cheap Quality, Impossible to Hold Steady

Dec, 2004

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Meade 8x42 CaptureView Roof Prism Binocular with Built-in 2.0 Megapixel Digital Camera


Just an expensive toy that does not produce any acceptable photos. I am a professional photographer and a field trial judge. I have owned many digital cameras that have had a lesser - rated resolution, and yet produced better photos than does this...

Good field glasses


Dec, 2003

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Meade 8x42 Capture View Binoculars REMARKABLE ,SEEING IS BELIEVING. A WINNER!!!


Views are crisp and sharp,edges are soft,but overall ,Great views! Both in daytime and nightime views. The digital capture device and images are Remarkable! Picture quality is TOP-NOTCH! Views at night with a full moon were as follows, M13,M92,M15,M31...

WHY in God's name they didn't put in a tripod mounting hole

I figured almost everthing out without reading the manual

Nov, 2003

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It does work but . . . .


This second generation integrated binocular digital camera does make some firsts: It is a true 2 megapixel camera which can interpolate up to 3 megapixels. Now there's enough resolution to see something and have enough pixels to work with in a photo...

True 2 MP sensor. Capable of some good shots. Excellent PC I/O

Poor light handling. Very sensitive to shake. Not stable

Oct, 2003

Product Specifications

The CaptureView 8x42 2.0D combines a high-performance, full-size roof prism binocular with a 2.0 megapixel digital camera to capture stills or video. Large, 42mm multi-coated objective lenses deliver super bright images even in low light. A 1.5" diagonal color LCD flips up for composing or reviewing images and video instantly! Add an optional SecureDigital memory card to add image storage capacity. The CaptureView 8x42 2.0D is perfect for action sports, concerts, nature studies, industrial site inspection, or security and investigation applications, when the greatest amount of detail is desired both visually and digitally. PRODUCT FEATURES: Fully coated optics; 32MB of internal memory; Optimum imaging range from 49' to infinity; Plug-and-play performance with Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP. No additional software or drivers required!; Capture up to 40 images at the full 2.0 megapixel resolution. More images can be stored at the lower resolution settings and/or with optional SD card; Capture up to 90 seconds of video with instant replay with internal memory, or more with optional SD card; 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.