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Pentax Digibino DB 100

We have collected and analyzed 7 expert reviews and 30 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 60/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is Aug 19, 2007. We have compared these reviews to 781666 reviews from other Digital Compact Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Apr 23, 2014.

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Pentax DigiBino DB100

 

The PENTAX DigiBino DB100 is the world's first digital camera binocular. It allows you to view distant images clearly with 7X magnification, and gives you the ability to capture what you see with digital precision. Ideal for birdwatchers, outdoorsman, spo

The DigiBino 100 is a specific use camera with a pair of binoculars that are quite useable. The outdoorsman will find it a nice added feature to capture some of those glimpses of nature and the concert goer will come away with images no one else will. If

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Pentax SMC

 

Because of the versatility, the very good optical quality and the good handling, this is my 'standard' lens. I won't do a praise hymn here but I can really recommend this lens.

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Need a long distance digital shot?

 

Compact simple long range camera for very basic photos.

Results are very grainy, out of focus, blurry...not so hot.

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Amazon review summary for Pentax Digibino DB 100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Pentax Digibino DB 100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

lens, usability, zoom, portability, focus

value for money, performance

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax Digibino Binocular & Digital Camera ComboKonica Minolta Autofocus 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 APO Lens for Maxxum SLR Cameras

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Pentax 100mm f/2.8 Macro SMC D FA WR review by sjwaldron

 

Extremely sharp, weather resistant, excellent bokeh

Extending inner barrel, plastic inner barrel and hood mount

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Pentax Digibino DB 100

 

If you like to capture what you see through your binoculars, the Pentax Digibino is a nifty combo, but as with most hybrids, it has its shortcomings.

Powerful 7x magnification ; 16MB onboard memory ; uses AA batteries

Sub-megapixel resolution ; slightly bulky ; short battery life ; no memory expansion slot

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Amazon review summary for Pentax Digibino DB 100

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Pentax Digibino DB 100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, lens, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax smc DFA 100mm f/2.8 Macro LensPentax DB-100 Digibino (Silver) with casePentax DB-100 Digibino (Silver) with case

Product Specifications

More than a pair of binoculars. More than a digital camera. The Pentax DigiBino DB100 is the world's first digital camera binocular. It is ideal for birdwatchers, outdoorsmen, sports fans or anyone looking to capture images electronically that are normally seen with a pair of binoculars. The DigiBino allows viewing distant images clearly with 7X magnification (equivalent to a 280mm lens in 35mm format), and with a 1/3 inch progressive CCD and 800, 000 pixels, gives you the revolutionary ability to capture what you see with high-level digital precision. Images can later be enlarged while still retaining impressive clarity. It achieves fast focus, even when using super telephoto settings, and achieves a level of precision equal to conventional binoculars, and also incorporates a handy 1.6 inch LCD panel for clear view of your subject and assists when composing shots for recording. The DigiBino provides more options after images have been captured, with the convenience of video output and versatile USB compatibility. With 16MB of built-in Flash memory, the DigiBino is capable of recording and storing up to 100 pictures in Fine mode. Also, all images can easily be stored as JPEG files. The DigiBino offers shutter speeds as low as 1/30 sec. for low-light subjects or distant scenery to 1/8000 sec. for wildlife or other moving subjects. The DigiBino's AV output adds more options for display by connecting to a TV. Manual focus allows greater control and makes it easy to place greater emphasis on any subject within the field of view. For added convenience, focal adjustment on the binoculars is linked with that of the camera. The DigiBino can be powered by two AA size lithium, or AA size nickel-hydride batteries and is also compatible with lithium CR-V3 batteries for further convenience - ideal for use when traveling. To achieve combinations of aperture and shutter that fit the subject, the DigiBino offers auto exposure, which gives the user the freedom to concentrate on viewing and composition. The DigiBino offers White Balance so the natural range of colors can be preserved when shooting in various different kinds of light. To capture instances of action, frame by frame, the DigiBino offers continuous shooting of up ten frames at five frames per second. The DigiBino is excellent for viewing and recording distant scenes and action. Its capabilities are appreciated up close as well with the viewing and capture of subjects just two meters away. Conveniently compact, the DigiBino measures 5.0" x 2.7" x 1.7".

Dimensions & Weight

Height:1.7in
Length:3in
Weight:8.8oz
Width:5in

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Manufacturer:Pentax
Model:DB100
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pentax DigiBino

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Manual

Optical System

Eye Relief:11mm
Magnification:7
Prism System:Roof
Type:Binoculars

Rangefinder

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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