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Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars

Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars
alaScore 83

20 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Binoculars for all reviews. People really like the size. The design is also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, design, size


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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Sony DEV-5 Digital Binoculars from 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 People really like the size and design. There are some less positive views about the price.

usability, design, size


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

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Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Unsworth (

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...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: terry (



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...

Aug, 2013

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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...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Jez Ford (

Sony Dev5 Digital Recording Binoculars Review


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Product Specifications


Diopter Adjustment: No
Image Stabiliser: Yes

General Features

Zoom: Yes