Sony DEV-5 3D Digital Recording Binocular, 852x480 Resolution, f/1.8-3.4x2 G-Lens, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, with 35.6 Degree Field of View

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Share the thrill of discovery with your friends and family with these DEV-5 digital recording binoculars which combine the magnification capabilities of binoculars with the recording capabilities of a camcorder. Featuring high magnification of up to 20x total zoom (10x optical and 10x digital) 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.

A built-in GPS receiver makes these binoculars the ideal choice for travelers, as you can view your current location on the LCD map display and even tag your photo and video shooting locations.

Sony Features

  • Digital binoculars with HD video recording: The Sony DEV-5 is the world's first pair of digital recording binoculars that utilizes two Full HD sensors to capture true 1920x1080 3D video
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ergonomic and Functional Stealth Design: The DEV-5 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
  • 1920x1080 Full HD 50i/60i recording6 w/7MP still image capture: Capturing 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality
  • 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
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver: A built-in GPS receiver7 makes the DEV-5 an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations
  • 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)
  • 20x Seamless Zoom in 3D mode with AutoFocus: Enjoy high magnification of up to 20x total zoom in 3D mode (10x optical and 10x digital). With seamless zoom from 0.9x to maximum magnification users will find it easy to frame their subjects wide and zoom in for detail
  • 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
  • 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

Sony Specifications

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
Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot Image stabilization w/ Active mode (wide (3D) / Wide to Tele (2D))
Diopter Adjustment
Yes (-3.5 - +3.5)
Eye relief
Field of View
35.6degrees (16:9)
Interpupilary distance
Viewfinder Type
2x 0.45-inch (1.1cm) Wide (16:9); 1227k dots (852x3(RGB)x480)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Movie Mode: 57.9-660mm(2D: Digital zoom OFF), 57.9-1320mm(2D: Digital zoom ON 34.4-344mm(3D); Photo Mode: 29.8-1320mm (16:9), 27.4-1213mm (4:3)
Lens Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot Image stabilization w/ Active mode (wide (3D)/ Wide to Tele (2D))
Lens Type
G Lens
PHOTO:x0.9-10x(2D:Digital Zoom OFF)/x0.9-x20(2D:Digital Zoom ON); MOVIE:x0.5-x20(16:9)/x0.5-x15(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
1/4" (4.5mm) Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Pixel Gross
2x Approx. 4200K pixels (3D)/ Approx. 4200K pixels (2D)
BIONZ Image processor
Multiple Language Display
English; Simplified English; Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Romanian, Portuguese, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, Korean, Turkish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Indonesian, Maly
A/V Remote Terminal
Video / S Video / Audio / Component Out / Remote
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)
10.63inch x 2 5/ 8inch x 3.47inch (219mm x 155mm x88mm)
2.65lbs (1.2 kg) (body only)
Mfr #

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Great Camera for Action Sports


I've filmed my sons Little League Football and my daughters Soccer matches with this camera. It's finally easy to watch and film at the same time. Zooming in/out is easy and I don't miss a frame or any of the action. I've already compiled some great highlights from football. I can't wait to see what I can capture during baseball season.

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