Sony has unveiled a new range of digital binoculars in the form of
the DEV3 and DEV5 this week. The DEV Digital Binoculars are equipped
with a two electronic eyepieces replacing the light-folding optical
prism thats fitted to standard binoculars.
The DEV3 & 5 are also constructed using Exor R CMOS sensors supported by BIONZ image processors,
fitted behind a matched pair of precision G Lens optics. The using this
new technology the DEV3 and DEV5 Sony digital binoculars provide
enhanced image quality while viewing at higher zoom levels.
They are also equipped with a recording mode that allows you to capture exactly what’s being seen through the viewfinders in either 2D 1920×1080 AVCHD 2.0 format, or as 3D footage for playback on compatible TVs via the included HDMI port.
Sony has included the same Optical SteadyShot technology that is used in its Handycam and Cyber-shot cameras. With the DEV-3 offering 10x optical zoom, and the DEV-5 increasing that to 20x digital zoom.
Both models will be arriving in the US during November and will be $1,400 for the DEV 3 and $2,000 for the DEV 5 model.