Sony introduces world’s first1 digital binoculars with HD video recording, zoom, autofocus and SteadyShot. Now you can watch birds, wildlife and sporting action in steady, sharply-focused close-up and capture your subject in crisp, steady Full HD.
The DEV-5 and DEV-3 from Sony are the world’s first1 digital binoculars that also record Full HD video2 with stereo sound at the touch of a button. For the first time ever, you can capture that unmissable moment to enjoy later on your HD television. There’s also a 3D record mode that captures the scene as thrilling stereoscopic video footage to enjoy on your 3D BRAVIA® TV (NB: maximum magnification 5.4x in 3D mode).
-Full HD (1920 x 1080)2 video recording with stereo sound
-Up to 20x magnification3 (DEV-5)
-SteadyShot Active Mode optical image stabilisation for clear viewing and recording
-Minimal ‘stealth’ design with ergonomic controls
-HDMI® connection to HD television or 3D TV
-Geotagging with GPS (DEV-5)
Variable zoom on both models lets you scan a wide area at low magnification before zooming in seamlessly to pinpoint your subject, like a distant golf ball or birds in the field.
By turning on digital zoom at magnification settings over 10x, the DEV-5 boosts total magnification range from 0.9x up to 20×3, rivalling many high-powered conventional binoculars.
The DEV-3 pulls wildlife, sporting subjects and architectural details closer with a maximum magnification of 10x. Unlike traditional binoculars, electronic autofocus keeps your subject sharply resolved at all times, even while it’s moving.
A comfortably positioned dial also allows fingertip adjustment of manual focus. It’s ideal for focusing selectively on your subject, rather than overhanging branches or other obstructions in your field of view.
Electronic autofocus allows both binoculars to focus cleanly on subjects as close as 1cm away when recording in 2D (min. 80cm when recording in 3D). This gives the extra benefit of magnifying close-up subjects as well distant observations.
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