updated 03:55 pm EST, Tue October 31, 2006
TC 245 telescope/camera
Gadget Universe is marketing the TC 245, a telescope equipped with a 3.1MP camera. The company claims 15-45x zoom with a 60mm lens, at a range of up to 100 yards. Photos are captured in JPEG format and transferred to an SD card you buy on your own. To preview images, users can rely on either the normal telescope-style viewfinder, or a 2.5-inch LCD. A remote button lets you take shots while minimizing camera-shake. The scope also comes with a protective case. Gadget Universe is selling the 245 for $450, though the company is presently out of stock.