November 13, 2004 MAGPIX has announced its third generation digital camera binocular, the MAGPIX SX3, which offers 3.1 CMOS megapixel quality combined with 10X optical zoom and fast shutter speed to deliver long-range digital image capture with pics large enough for high-quality printing. Priced at US$149, the SX3 is designed to be compact, durable and easy to operate in a range of outdoor activities, from sporting events and sightseeing to wildlife and nature viewing.
The SX3 offers viewers a powerful 10X optical zoom through 10 x 25mm ruby coated lens . Pictures can be taken from near to far (~45ft. to infinity) with an innovative lens focusing system, making it comparable to other digital cameras but unique for a digital camera binocular.
The included Light Guide attachment, similar in concept to those seen on lenses at professional sporting events, enables users to take superior digital photos in bright daylight and at great distances. With a shutter speed of up to 1/8000 of a second, the SX3 ensures that viewers don't miss any fast-paced action - even from far away.
"The ability to take digital pictures represents the next evolution in binocular technology, adding an entirely new dimension of capabilities to outdoor observer activities," said Albert Ting, President of MAGPIX. "The SX3 represents the first pair of binoculars on the market that combine the best of both optical and digital technology, allowing viewers to accurately and vividly capture what they see through the lens."
The SX3 features a lightweight, sleek and sturdy design to endure the rigours of outside use. A tripod mount for fixed viewing and photography is perfect for all observation applications. It also offers a TV-out connection that transforms the SX3 into a surveillance tool as well as projection solution for viewing pictures directly on a TV.
The SX3 includes 16MB built-in flash memory as well as an SD/MMC memory card slot for further image capacity.