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Sony DEV3 - Digital Recording Binoculars - HD Video 10x Optical Zoom

Item # SNDEV3 (Part # DEV3)
Sony DEV3 - Digital Recording Binoculars - HD Video 10x Optical Zoom
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Item Description:
The world's first binoculars with HD video recording. Like binoculars and a camcorder rolled into one, capture 3D and 2D Full HD video with high magnification of up to 10x optical zoom.


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Share the thrill of discovery with your friends and family with these DEV-3 digital recording binoculars which combine the magnification capabilities of binoculars with the recording capabilities of a camcorder. Featuring high magnification of up to 10x optical zoom and two Full HD sensors, close in on your subject then press 'record' to capture incredible 1920x1080 3D or 2D Full HD video to view on your HDTV or 3D TV when you get home. Perfect for birdwatching, star-gazing, outdoor adventures and sporting events, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology reduces blur for clear, crisp video and sharp 7.1MP still photos. Featuring a Sony "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, you get remarkable performance in low-light conditions for those dusk and twilight birding excursions, while a professional-quality G Lens delivers brilliant color and amazingly detailed images in any setting.

Digital binoculars with HD video recording - The Sony DEV-3 is the world's first pair of digital recording binoculars that utilizes two Full HD sensors to capture true 1920x1080 3D video. The DEV-3 puts a whole new experience to outdoor spectator activities such as birdwatching, sporting events and star gazing. For the first time consumers can capture amazing footage and save it for enjoyment on HD and 3D TVs.

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode - Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video, whether you're shooting in 3D or 2D. Now you can capture life smoothly as it happens while walking and zooming in from wide to telephoto and back.

Easily switch between 2D/3D with dedicated switch - A dedicated switch allows for easy switching from recording 2D to 3D, whether you're recording or playing back video. In 3D mode, only 3D content will be displayed for playback, however when in 2D mode, all content will be displayed and played back in 2D. This allows you to record all your video in 3D and choose later whether or not you want to playback in 2D or 3D.

Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack - Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately).

10x Seamless Zoom in 3D mode with AutoFocus - Enjoy high magnification of up to 10x optical zoom in 3D mode. With seamless zoom from 0.9x to maximum magnification users will find it easy to frame their subjects wide and zoom in for detail. With Autofocus the subject will remain sharp in view through zooming unlike the conventional binoculars. Unlike conventional binoculars, the DVE-3 also focuses on subjects as close as 1cm when recording in 2D, and as close as 80cm when recording in 3D.

Dual Wide Angle G Lenses - Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 29.8mm(2D) and 34.4mm(3D) focal length in Video Mode offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.

Ergonomic and Functional Stealth Design - The DEV-3 binoculars have been designed for the end-user in mind, with a grip block for optimized comfortable, fatigue-free viewing and shooting, dual record buttons and a manual dial for focus control. As well, the DEV-5 is embodied in a stealth design, with little decor to minimize distraction of your subject.

1920x1080 Full HD 50i/60i recording w/7MP still image capture - Capturing 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 50i/60i recording6 and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memories. At the same time, you can also capture up to 7.1MP still images so you never miss that decisive moment.

Dual Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensors for superb low-light video - Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, and now for binoculars, the "Exmor R" sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions. The DEV-3 employs two of these sensors to process what you record in 3D.

2 Channel stereo mic with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator - Dolby Digital 2 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can capture reactions and commentary of all your footage as it happens

Long recording capability and Battery Display - Enjoy your surroundings with ease of mind knowing that, with your supplied NP-FV70 rechargeable battery pack, you can capture up to 2 hours and 35 minutes of 2D recording on a single charge. Remaining battery time is displayed in minutes on a GUI that can be viewed via the EVF, so you'll always be able to keep track of how much recording time is left.

Product Specifications:

Basic Specifications

Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 10.63inch x 2 5/ 8inch x 3.47inch (219mm x 155mm x88mm)
Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 2.65lbs (body only)

Convenience Features

Multiple Language Display : English; Simplified English; Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Romanian, Protugese, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, Korean, Turkish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Indonesian, Maly


A/V Remote Terminal : Video / S Video / Audio / Component Out / Remote
BRAVIA Sync : Yes
DC IN : Yes
HD Output : HDMI Out (mini); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable) (sold separately))
HDMI Terminal : Yes (mini)
Headphone Jack : Stereo Minijack
Memory Card Slot : Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
Microphone Input : Stereo Minijack
SD Output : Composite Video Out (A/V connection cable (supplied)); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (sold separately)); S Video Out (A/V connection cable with S Video (sold separately))
USB Port(s) : TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)

Exposure System

Minimum Illumination : Standard: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed:60i, 1/50 Shutter Speed:50i)


Audio Format : Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo
Media Type : Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo  (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ; SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 7.1 megapixels
Still Image Mode : 3D Still Image: Not available / 2D Still Image: JPEG
Video Format : 3D HD: MVC (original format); HD: MPEG4-AVC/ H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible (1080/60p: original format); STD: MPEG2-PS
Video Mode : 3D HD 3D: Approx. 28Mbps; HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps/ FX: Approx. 24Mbps/ FH: Approx. 17Mbps/ HQ: Approx. 9Mbps/ LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps

Advanced Features

Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot Image stabilization w/ Active mode (wide (3D) / Wide to Tele (2D))


Diopter Adjustment : Yes (-3.5 - +3.5)
Eye relief : 14.3mm
Field of View : 35.6degrees (16:9)
Interpupilary distance : 55-75mm
Type : 2x 0.45-inch (1.1cm) Wide (16:9); 1227k dots (852x3(RGB)x480)


Aperture : F1.8-3.4
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : Movie Mode: 57.9-660mm(2D)/34.4-344mm(3D), Photo Mode: 29.8-660mm(16:9),27.4-606mm(4:3)
Lens Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot Image stabilization w/ Active mode (wide (3D)/ Wide to Tele (2D))
Lens Type : G Lens
Magnification : PHOTO:x0.5-10x(2D:DigitalZoomOFF)/x0.3-x7.5(2D:DigitalZoomON); MOVIE:x0.9-x10(16:9)/x0.5-x5.4(4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance : 3D: Approx. 80cm (Wide), Approx. 7.5m (Tele); 2D: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele), Approx. 25cm (Tele Macro)

Imaging Sensor

Imaging Sensor : 1/4" (4.5mm) Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross : 2x Approx. 4200K pixels (3D)/ Approx. 4200K pixels (2D)
Processor : BIONZ Image processor

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