Digital Camera Binoculars From Thanko Are Perfect For "Ornithologists"

I think we've just stumbled across the answer to that age-old question, "what to buy the man who has everything". Thanko's digital camera binoculars!

It's essentially an 8MP camera integrated into a set of binoculars, with two different digital zooms: 4x for the camera and 8x for the binoculars. It may not be the first camera-binoculars, but for the price the 8MP image sensor is the best in its range. There's even a pop-up 1.5-inch TFT LCD screen, SD/MMC card slot and USB port. Video resolution is a measly 320x240 at 30fps, but considering this is a FRICKIN' CAMERA-ON-A-BINOCULAR I don't think we're too worried.

Oh wait, I spoke too soon - it costs $US285. [GeekStuff4U via CrunchGear]