InteliScope has an interesting product:
The further say:
The on-screen, heads-up display of the Inteliscope app is packed with features including:
- Intuitive User Interface
- Custom Crosshairs
- 5X Digital Zoom
- Video Recording from the Shooter’s Perspective
- Ballistics and Firearm Data
- Built-in Compass
- GPS Position
- Local Prevailing Winds
- Shot Timer
- Flashlight and Strobe using Built-in LED
This device is limited by camera optics and is intended for short range tactical use.
Not recommended for calibers larger than .223 or 5.56mm.
You are supposed to use your iPhone directly as a sighting system?
Am I overlooking something here?
Sorry. I don’t think it is going to work that well for the following reasons:
- Display brightness: With direct sunlight on the display you aren’t going to be able to see any detail, and maybe not anything at all.
- Repeatability of the mount and even the camera stability inside the iPhone case is going to make it a 5 or 10 MOA system.
- At short ranges, a limitation they admit, wind and ballistic calculations are so minimal that the repeatability of the mount is going to be the dominant factor. So you haven’t gained anything with the computing power you are bringing to the party.
- Battery life: How long is your battery good for when you have the camera and CPU running?
I think it would be better if you could connect the camera through a real scope that won’t have the problems with repeatability and you get long range capability. You still have problems with bright backlighting but you have addressed two out of the three big issues.
Okay. It would be cool to have video of the target as you hit them but you can get that with something like GoPro or video glasses while using a real sighting system.