Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sony unveils DEV-3 and DEV-5 digital binoculars

Sony unveils world’s first digital binoculars capable of HD video recording and stereo sound in 2D or 3D. They are avsilable in two variants DEV-3 and DEV-5.

Common features:

Both the binoculars offers 10x optical zoom. They capture videos in Full HD (1920x1080 resolution) AVCHD 2.0 format with autofocus and optical image stabilisation(OIS). It is equipped with wide-angle G-lenses (f/1.8-3.4 aperture) and 1/4-inch 4.2 megapixel, back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensors and powerful BIONZ processors, the models can capture up to 7.1 megapixels stills.
The products include an external mic jack, mini HDMI jack, AVR jack, USB port and DC input. A tripod mount is accommodated on the bottom of the units. The battery compartment is large enough to accommodate an optional after-market extended life lithium-ion battery back (FV-100), although the units ship with a FV-70 (3.5 hours per charge) power source. The rechargeable battery that allows up to approximately 3 hours of 2D recording on a single charge.

Common Features a glance:

  • 10x optical zoom
  • Full HD (1920x1080 resolution) AVCHD videos capture
  • G-lenses (f/1.8-3.4 aperture)
  • 1/4-inch 4.2 megapixel
  • Exmor R CMOS sensors
  • BIONZ processors
  • 7.1 megapixels stills
  • external mic jack
  • mini HDMI jack, AVR jack
  • USB port and DC input
  • A tripod mount
  • 3hrs. of 2D recording on a single charge.
DEV-5 features:

DEV-5 offers 10x digital zoom(5.4x in 3D) . DEV-5 features a built-in GPS receiver so the binoculars can automatically geo-tag videos and photos on the fly.

The DEV-3 and DEV-5 are available in November 2011 for $1,399 and $1,999, respectively.

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