Friday, January 24, 2014

Sony RX100 II for digiscoping

Time goes by so quickly. It's hard to believe the Nikon 1 V1 is already three year old camera technology. Now that I've gotten used to a mirrorless interchangeable-lens system, I don't think I'll ever go back to using a point-and-shoot camera. But when a quality point-and-shoot camera that works well for digiscoping comes to my attention, I like to let others know about it. I've not personally used the Sony RX100 II for digiscoping, but renowned digiscopers Paul Hackett and Kevin Bolton are and have been posting impressive results online. As point-and-shoot cameras go, the RX100 II is reasonably priced, but Kevin has emphasized that it works best for digiscoping with the $450.00 Sony FDA-EVM1K Electronic Viewfinder.

Want to find out which digital cameras digiscopers are using and talking about online? Join the Facebook Digiscoping Group or the Digiscoping Tech Group on Yahoo.


  1. Hi, Mike

    How about the Canon Powershot SD1000? Would that be a viable camera
    option for afocal photography? If not, please advise what its shortcomings would be, please.

  2. I've never used it and I don't know anyone who does. However, you may want to join the groups I listed above. I don't generally recommend a digital camera for digiscoping unless I have used it myself, or know someone who has.