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Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars

B&H # SODEV5 Mfr # DEV-5
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Product Highlights
  • Record Full HD 1080/60p 3D Video
  • Take 7.1MP (4:3) or 5.3MP (16:9) Images
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo/SD/SDHC/SDXC Slot
  • Dual 1/4" 4.2MP "Exmor R" CMOS Sensors
  • G-Lenses f/1.8 - 3.4 & BIONZ Processors
  • Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
  • Optical 10x & 20x Total Zoom
  • Dual 0.45" EVF with 852 x 480 Resolution
  • Adjustable Interpupillary Distance
  • USB Port, Mini-HDMI Out & GPS Receiver

The innovative Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars give the bird-watcher, sailor, hunter or sports enthusiast the ability to capture full HD 1920 x 1080/60p 3D video through binocular style lenses. You can sit back and enjoy nature or watch the game from a distance and when the mood strikes, you can start recording or capturing digital still images. The DEV-5 features two G-Lenses, two BIONZ Processors and dual 1/4" 4.2 MP back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensors.

When you do decide to go from spectator to videographer/photographer, the DEV-5 supports 1920 x 1080/60p and 3D AVCHD video modes, as well as JPEG 7.1MP digital stills with a 4:3 aspect ratio and 5.3MP images in 16:9. For storing your work, the DEV-5 features a memory card slot that's compatible with both Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Plus, there's a USB port, as well as a Mini-HDMI output for viewing your 2D clips on an HDTV or your 3D clips on a 3DTV.

Owning Sony's DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars also means you'll only need one device when heading out in the field to view and record the world around you. There's a GPS Receiver for charting your locations and you'll never miss a shot while out bird-watching. Plus, unlike traditional binoculars, the DEV-5 features both auto focus and Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode image stabilization. There's even a mic input, tripod hole and cold shoe for mounting accessories.

Binoculars and recording equipment are combined into one item that can capture 1920 x 1080/60p full HD 3D video
Auto focus, optical 10x with 20x total zoom and Advanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode image stabilizer
Shoot 7.1MP digital stills in 4:3 and 5.3MP digital stills in 16:9
Line-up your shots or enjoy the landscape through the dual 0.45" Electric Viewfinders with 852 x 480 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and adjustable interpupillary distance via eye distance adjustment dial
Imager features dual 1/4" 4.2MP back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensors
Dual G-Lenses (f/1.8 - 3.4) and two BIONZ Processors
Mini-HDMI (type C) port allows direct playback on a 3DTV or 2D HDTV
GPS Receiver automatically geo-tags photos and videos
Microphone input for attaching an external mic and USB port for uploading video
DEV-5 memory card slot compatible with both Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
Immediately capture photos and videos so you'll never miss a shot
Tripod hole and cold shoe for mounting accessories
Control dial for focus, exposure, SS, WB
Strap hook with a convenient neck strap
DEV-5 comes also comes with carrying case and large eye cups
Sensor 4.2MP 1/4" Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor x 2
Lens G-Lens f/1.8 - 3.4 x 2
Processor BIONZ Processor x 2
Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo compatible
SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Video Modes 1920 x 1080/60p
3D AVCHD
Still Capture JPEG 7.1MP / 4:3 aspect ratio
JPEG 5.3MP / 16:9 aspect ratio
Audio Format Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Viewfinder Type Electronic Viewfinder x 2
0.45" (1.14 cm)
852 x 480 resolution
16:9 aspect ratio
Adjustable interpupillary distance
Magnification Optical 10x, 20x total zoom
GPS GPS Receiver
Inputs Mic-in x 1
Outputs USB x 1
Mini-HDMI (type C) x 1
Battery Type Supplied: NP-FV70 with up to 3.5 hrs recording time
Optional: NP-FV100 with up to 6.2 hrs recording time
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Excluding Battery: 38 oz (1000 g)
Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars
  • NP-FV70 Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8V)
  • AC Adapter / Charger AC-L200C (D)
  • Carrying Case
  • Neck Strap
  • Large Eyecup
  • Lens Cover
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Power Cord
  • Finder Cap
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SonyDEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars
     
    4.0

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    3.0

    This is a 3D camera, not a realbinocular

    By KJS

    from NY, NY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Comments about Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars:

          This is an interesting idea, but I thought possible purchasers should be aware of this:

          When I first saw this product, I thought they designed a binocular, which lens has much greater magnification than those of camcorder (and maybe still cameras), and added video and photo recording to it.

          On detailed specs I saw elsewhere, it gave the "35mm equivalent" of the focal length. I asked Sony about this and, much to my disappointment, was told that this is basically a 3D camera shaped like binoculars, not binoculars per se which are designed to take photos and videos.

          I'm sure this item will be useful for some people, especially those who want 3D. But my interest is videotaping migrating birds, and I have no interest in 3D. The 10x-20x zoom/focal length doesn't come close to the zoom of some standard definition camcorders.

          (Please ignore the rating.)

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          (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good news for wild life and nature lover

          By Philips Patel

          from Dist: Surat, State: Gujarat, Cont:India.

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          Comments about Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars:

          Some Cons : i think, Product Specification is wrong here because i searched this binocular on Sony authorised website and read the specification that its 1080i(60i) not 1080p(60p). so here specs is 1080p(60p) i think its wrong.

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          Required item: Recording media is required but not included with this item.

          Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
          • You Pay: $7.49
           

          Batteries & Power

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          Sony -  NP-FV70 Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8V)
          • Reg. Price: $69.00
          • Instant Savings: -$11.05
          • You Pay: $57.95
          • Limited supply at this price
           
          Watson -  NP-FV70 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh)
          • You Pay: $34.95
           

          Cleaning & Anti-Fog

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          Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
          • You Pay: $4.99
           

          Eyepiece/Objective Filters

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          Cyclopital3D -  Filter/Close-Up Adapter for Sony DEV-5
          • You Pay: $249.00
          Usually ships in 7-14 business days ? This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.
           

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          Sony -  ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone
          • You Pay: $99.99
           

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          • You Pay: $19.95
           
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