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Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars

Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars
alaScore 82

16 reviews

Sep, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design. The value for money is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, value for money, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Binoculars the Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 16 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Binoculars on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, design, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony DEV-50V Full HD Recording Binoculars

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Binoculars on Amazon.com.

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value for money, reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony DEV-50V/B Digital recording Binoculars (Black)

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Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars review

 

Great viewfinder, good video quality, but the zoom range is too low to replace high-end binoculars

The Sony DEV-5 is a niche product and its price makes that niche even smaller, but the binocular casing makes the shooting of animals and sports events feel more natural. The durable and water resistant casing of the DEV-5 also makes it appropriate for...

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REVIEW—SONY DIGITAL RECORDING BINOCULARS DEV-50V]

 

This device looks like binoculars and works like binoculars – more or less – and can also record movies and stills. A pair of sensors captures the image in 2D/3D in 1080 movie mode or 2D only in still mode. Unlike straight-through optical binoculars...

Video quality is good when all the circumstances are right, which means when the subject is low contrast. The best clips we shot in 3D and displayed on a 3D television are very good indeed. 2D is also decent quality. Tracking focus is good ; DISLIKE:...

There are a number of problems. First, navigating the menu through the eye-pieces is difficult. Then there are no external controls for such things as exposure compensation, although that can be done in the menu. Most of the time we had to hold the...

The recording binoculars can be ruled out for stills photography, so what we have is an interesting video camera. However, even braced against the face it is hard to control unwanted camera movement. A tripod or monopod would be necessary for serious...

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Sony DEV-5

 

The Sony DEV-5 binoculars don't come cheap, at a staggering £1,267.90. But they sadly don't quite live up to their pricetag: the incredible-on-paper video feature doesn't quite make up for the extra price, unless you're a wildlife documentary...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

Armouring:Rubber
Diopter Adjustment: No
Image Stabiliser: Yes
Waterprotection:Waterproof

General Features

Zoom: Yes
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