NYT reviews camera-binocular combos

Bushnell Compact Instant Replay

The New York Times' David Pogue went bird watching and came back with reviews of just about every camera-binocular contraption he could get his hands on. On the whole, they seem to be better at being binoculars than digital cameras, but Pogue finds the Bushnell Compact Instant Replay (seen above) to be the best of the lot. They're small, fairly inexpensive ($220) and capture pictures and video as good or better than any of the competition. But, remember, these are all first-generation gadgets, so we can probably expect some serious improvements before too long.