has introduced a revolutionary viewing accessory for its flagship Fieldscope series of
spotting scopes that is sure to be popular with a wide range of users including birders,
shooters, hunters and law enforcement agencies.
Field Image System MX is an 80x CCD camera system (equivalent to a 4000mm lens) that
attaches to a Nikon Fieldscope in place of an eyepiece. The Field Image System MX is
linked to a 4-inch LCD color monitor via a 6 foot RCA cord. The result is a high
resolution imaging device that allows group viewing or remote observation and can be
linked to a camcorder to produce a video recording of whatever is seen by the viewer.
Field Image System MX camera weighs just 3 ounces and is powered by four AA batteries that
provide 15 hours of operation or by the included 6V AC adapter. The entire unit measures
4.5x2.7x1.6 inches and screws into the Fieldscope like an eyepiece. (In the case of the
Fieldscope III, it does not affect the waterproof integrity.)
the Nikon Field Image System MX is the high resolution LCD color display that incorporates
270,000 pixels and 330 TV line resolution. The display is powered by eight AA batteries
that provide six hours of operation, or by the included 12V AC adapter. Measuring just
5.1x4.1x2.4 inches and weighing only 12.3 ounces, the display is compact and lightweight
for easy carry and convenient employment.
operate the Nikon Field Image System MX, the user simply turns the unit on, points it at
the target then focuses the Fieldscope until the image on the screen is crisp and clear.
unit close focuses to just 5m (16.5 feet), so it can be used to view distant objects or
make highly detailed study of closer ones. At 100 yards the field of view, as displayed on
the monitor, is 2.7x1.8 feet. By simply attaching a cord to the appropriate jack on the
monitor, the user can videotape subjects.
situations where less than 80x magnification is desired, Nikon has included an F-mount
camera lens adapter that allows use of the system with any of Nikons broad selection
of Nikkor 35mm camera lenses instead of a Fieldscope body.
Field Image System MX is also supplied with an accessory lens with a close focus distance
of just 1.2 inches. This lens has a focal length of 12.9mm, and the field of view is 84x63
feet at 100 yards. At the close focus distance of 1.2 inches, the field of view is .24x.32
inches, ideal for close examination of stamps and coins.
Nikon Field Image System MX comes in a green Nikon hard case and is supplied with a 6V AC
adapter, a 12V AC adapter, a clip-type tripod adapter, a sun shade for the LCD monitor and
two accessory cords.
suggested list price for the Nikon Field Image System MX is $1,200 for the complete system
or $800 for the system without the monitor. Like all Nikon binoculars and fieldscopes, the
Field Image System MX carries Nikons 25-year limited warranty.
more information on the Field Image System MX, plus information on Nikons full line
of binoculars, spotting scopes and riflescopes, write: Nikon Sport Optics, Dept. R, 1300
Walt Whitman Rd., Melville NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-BIRDING; or you can go online and
visit its web site at www.nikonusa.com.