Most of us are usually engaged in different outdoor activities during our free time. Some are involved in sports while others prefer an exhilarating stroll or hike in the wild. For us to get the most out of our walks, we bring some gadgets along like cameras to get a better view of nature or animals.
One gadget you could bring along during your stroll around nature is DWARF II. Developed by TinyScope, the device is a small periscopic telescope that you can bring around easily during a hike or any outdoor activities.
How it works
The DWARF II has two cameras: a wide-angle and telephoto camera. The wide-angle camera can be used to take normal photos or see a preview of a shot. If you want to use the telephoto camera, all you need to do is utilize the wide-angle view and aim it toward where your subject is; from there, the telephoto camera would be able to zoom in on your target subject.
Having that capability to capture a target from a distance makes the DWARF II a real companion for bird-watching or stargazing. In fact, the device can actually track stars, with an algorithm in place that can track the movement of the stars, allowing for some serious astrophotography in such a small package.
With the TinyScope app available for Android and iOS, as well as for PC and Mac, users would be able to control the DWARF II through WiFi. Aside from that, the Object Tracking function can help take motion pictures or images. The device also comes with accessories like filters, sleeve case, and tripod for a more convenient experience.
The company launched a campaign for DWARF II through Kickstarter and Indiegogo, both having successful runs and just closed last month. As of this writing, prototype 1.1 is being tested out, so hopefully, the team will be able to hit their delivery date of August 2022.
YouTube: DWARF II Prototype Star tracking testing
Photo credits: The GIF and images used are owned by TinyScope and have been provided for press usage.