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Review – Phone Skope Camera App for Android

The Phone Skope Camera App is only available for Android at this time, but hopefully it will be out for iOS in the near future. Before I converted to the iPhone 4s, I used the camera app on several occasions, mostly taking pictures of birds through a Celestron Regal 80 F-ED Spotting Scope. I am extremely pleased with the results I have obtained as the weather conditions have been less than ideal for photography. In rainy, foggy weather the camera produces identifiable photos with relatively decent quality. The image stabilizer feature is phenomenal when taking handheld photos. The only downside to the app is that it will not take a photo unless the phone is completely still. Overall, a great app from Phone Skope!

Although these photos are not top-notch, they show that the app can produce identifiable photos under any conditions. This can come in handy when you see that Tufted Duck or Northern Lapwing in the rain or fog.

Belted Kingfisher at the Newark Reservoir on 10 December 2012. Photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Canada Geese at the Newark Reservoir on 10 December 2012. Photo by Tim Schreckengost.

Phone Skope makes custom adapters for any smartphone and spotting scope combination. Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter!