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Sony Updates Binoculars for 3D Audiences

The DEV-3 and DEV-5 include HD recording, 2D and 3Di capture and playback, and more.

Sony's new 3d binoculars

There haven’t been too many thrilling innovations in the world of binoculars. Sony is giving the outdoor accessory a high-tech twist, adding 2D and 3D recording to the DEV-3 and DEV-5.

According to Sony, these are the world’s first digital binoculars to record in the AVCHD 2.0 format. Both models use G Lens optics by Sony with Exmor R CMOS sensors and BIONZ processors to capture in full HD, with stereo sound to boot. There’s also a 3D mode, to make your video capture just a teeny bit more lifelike—and compatible with your 3D TV.

Each one has options for electronic and manual autofocus. The DEV-3 can do magnification of 10x optical (5.4x in 3D mode), while the DEV-5’s magnification range can go from 0.9x up to 20x digital.

Other features include Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, top-mounted controls, and a USB port. The DEV-5 also throws in GPS, which allows you to tag images and video clips.

Both models come with a rechargeable battery pack that promises up to three hours of 2D recording on a charge. The box also includes an A/V connecting cable and USB cable. The DEV-5 has the added bonus of a lens cover, a finder cap, large eye cups, a carrying case and a neck strap.

Sony says that these are ideal for bird-watching, but we’d expect this to be more of a must-have for rabid sports fans or those wanting all things 3D. That kind of love will cost you $1,400 for the DEV-3 or $2,000 for the DEV-5. Both models should start shipping in November, just in time to make your holiday wishlist.

Sony DEV5 binoculars

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