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Sony Unveils Two New Digital Binoculars!

20 August 2011 2,799 views No Comment

Sony just announced world’s first digital binoculars with HD video recording in AVCHD 2.0 format, auto-focus, steady-shot image stabilization and zoom, called DEV-3 and DEV-5. Both models comes with 3D mode that records thrilling stereoscopic video footage and playback on compatible 3D HDTVs. Sony DEV-5 binocular offer total magnification range from 0.9x up to 20x digital, while Sony DEV-3 binocular pulls subject details closer with a maximum magnification of 10x optical. In 3D mode, both binoculars’ maximum magnification is 5.4x optical.

Sony Digital Binoculars

“Now consumers can watch birds, wildlife, sports action and more in steady, sharply-focused close-up views, while capturing their subjects in crisp Full HD,” said Andy Bubala, director of the camcorder business at Sony Electronics. “These new models add entirely new levels of flexibility and convenience to viewing, recording and enjoying your favorite images and scenes.”

Featuring a well-placed dial allows fingertip adjustment of manual focus, while electronic autofocus allows users to focus cleanly on subjects less than half an inch away when recording in 2D (minimum of 32 inches when recording in 3D). Both models are designed to capture separate images for left and right eyes using dual G Lens optics with “Exmor R” CMOS sensors and powerful BIONZ processors. Pre-equipped independent electronic viewfinders provide detailed images with stereoscopic viewing experience.

Sony’s all-new digital binoculars feature USB connection for transferring video clips to a computer. Ergonomic grip area, “stealth” design and Top-mounted controls ensure easy handling and stable operation. Sony DEV-5 comes with an on-board GPS receiver that automatically geo-tags video clips and photos. User can record up to three hours of 2D recording on a single charge, thanks to high-capacity rechargeable battery.

Both models will be available in November 2011 for about $1400 and $2000 at Sony retail stores, Sony online store, and other authorized retailers nationwide. Don’t forget to share your views with us in the comment box bellow. Stay tuned to TechPlus for more tech reviews.


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