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Sony DEV-5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The image quality also gets good comments. Some have doubts about the portability and value for money.

usability, image quality, design

value for money, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DEV-5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 13 reviews)

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Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars

 

Going bird-watching this Saturday, and to a football match the following evening? A pair of binoculars is surely an indispensable tool for such occasions. What if you could record what you're seeing? Sony has the answer in the form of the DEV-5.

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Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars Review

 

My experience with binoculars has mainly revolved around visits to motor sports, surf carnivals and performances like musicals or opera.

So I can, without fear of contradiction, say that we can safely discount use of the DEV-5 in theatres and the like: for one thing you’d quickly get tired of sitting it on your lap or wrapping it around your neck — it weighs over a kilo and is nearly...

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Sony DEV-5 hands-on

 

Offering 2D and 3D video recording, plus digital snaps and massive magnification, Sony's DEV-5 digital binoculars are a compelling proposition for budding David Attenboroughs.

Stealthy design ; 2D and 3D video recording ; Geotagging via integrated GPS receiver

Bulky ; Camera shake can be a challenge ; Stereo audio only

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Sony DEV-5 review

 

The Sony DEV-5 are digital binoculars that record 1080p video, 3D footage, and 7-megapixel stills.

Alas, these futuristic binos aren't cheap. Due to launch in November, the Sony DEV-5 will be priced at $2,000 (£1,250), while the DEV-3 will go for $1,400 (£850).

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Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars

 

Sony's DEV-5 is a pair of binoculars that lets you record in Full HD and 3D. We indulge in a spot of twitching to find out how good they are

Too pricey and impractical: take our advice and buy proper binoculars and a separate camera instead

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Works well for my purposes!

 

I got these because I am an optics enthusiast and into 3D, but I find that they are excellent for watching and taking records of wildlife. They start up quickly and are easy to use. My main complaint would be that they can't really be used in low light...

Ease of use, picture quality

Bulky, no low-light capability

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WOW-- great device

 

I have hesitated for months to acquire these because of the entry price. I was also concerned about these being rev 1, which means that I (and others who purchase the DEV-5’s) pays the refinement charge and have to purchase another unit when they get...

Perfect companion for a day in the wild

Need a 3D TV to view 3D output

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the only barrier is the price

 

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Exactly What I am looking for

High price

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:No / Optical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D:3D READY / 3D Twin-Lens
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder
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