The Ricoh GX100 - a digiscoper's delight!
The Ricoh GX100 has been greatly received by the photo press industry, winning several awards and regarded as one of the best advanced compact cameras on the market. Not only is the GX100 a fantastic all round high end compact, it is also generating a lot of interest in the digiscoping world.
The GX100 has a lot of features packed into it's compact body that are perfectly suited to the digiscoper. It's small and lightweight, 10 megapixels makes cropping far easier, it also offers the user full control over all it's settings. A large crystal clear 2.5" LCD screen helps with scope focussing and if the sun is too bright, then a plug-in electronic viewfinder can take over. Battery life is also superb, even with extensive use of the large LCD screen.
Ricoh have developed a number of accessories for the GX100 which can be utilised by the digiscoper including a clip on lens adapter that can accept 43mm stepping rings allowing easy connection to your spotting scope, plus an electronic shutter release cable for hands free operation.
I have been using the Ricoh GX100 to digiscope for the last 3 months and I've taken my best pictures to date. In my opinion it is extremely easy to use, gives all the control you could ever wish for, connects easily to a spotting scope with useful accessories and takes great pictures.
For more information on digiscoping with the Ricoh GX100 digital camera, follow the links below:
Go to Alpha digital Service website (UK Ricoh distributor)
Go to digiscopediary.co.uk