If you think that this looks like Luke Skywalker’s old binoculars. I guess you’re right, but this new DEV5 by Sony has just taken you to the next generation of Star Wars. 2 of these prototypes developed by Sony are called the DEV3 and DEV5. A pack of CMOS sensors, 2 cameras (lenses), and 2 electronic eyepieces instead of the old prism scope thing. Thanks to the electronic eyepieces, you are able to still take some quick snaps and be able to take videos in 2D or 3D. This is a pretty cool binocular that you are hoping to get on Christmas right?

The new DEV5 prototype is a binocular that looks like Luke Skywalker’s binoculars in Star Wars. It isn’t the simplest thing to make and is not the lowest price that you’ll find. This gadget has a pretty high and hefty price of $1,400 for the DEV3 and $2,000 for the DEV5. Trust me, you’re not going to get that for Christmas this year. You’re going to have to wait for 2 months for this new product and is still undergoing a few last-minute check ups at Sony.

Some cool things about these 2 products are the quality. You’re going to get such clear and amazing HD quality that even your eyes even won’t recognize anything else you see. It has its own image stabilization system so when you’re about to take that quick photo, there won’t be any messes with the photo. Also with 2D and 3D video recording, the DEV5 will record them in clear HD or amazing 3D and will be able to connect to the TV with a HDMI cable for 2D and for 3D you’ll need a 3D TV. Both of these gadgets have a zooming range of 10x, but DEV3 stops there. The DEV5 is able to boost up to 20x. Unfortunately, the 3D recording only has a limit of 5.4x zoom-in range. Don’t worry if you just want to use the manual binoculars then you won’t affect the 3 hour battery life for recording. The DEV5 also has a GPS built-in so that there will be geo-tags when you upload the photos. Sony has also added in some Dual Wide Angle G Lenses that give the most detailed photo in the world. For $2,000 I believe that it’s worth every penny, (maybe not for us).

 Basic Specifications:

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

Looks like with these binoculars you can take a snap of a burglary, crime, or even a beautiful view of the nature in the Amazon. If you would like to check out some more retail and shopping information go to: http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666376721#additionalImage1″

Citations:

http://www.photographybay.com/2011/08/19/sony-dev-5-and-dev-3-binoculars-capture-still-and-hd-video/

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666376721#specifications

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