The Sony DEV-5K Digital Recording Binoculars can record in full HD video (1920 x 1080 video) for high resolution and accurate reproduction of detail. Since binoculars are intrinsically 2-channel devices, two top-quality G lenses, two precision “Exmor R” CMOS image sensors, and two high-speed BIONZ image processing engines are employed. That’s one lens, sensor, and processing engine for each eye.
The left- and right-eye images can be separately recorded and playback via the corresponding EVFs for immersive 3D viewing. In addition to viewing in 3D, the Digital Recording Binoculars let you record in 3D as well.
Optical SteadyShot(Active Mode) as image stabilization technology developed and refined through the manufacture of Sony camera products has been exhaustively applied in these innovative binoculars. The image remains crisp and stable even at high magnifications that would make viewing difficult with other binoculars.
Locate, close in, capture. Unprecedented binocular functionality
The DEV-5K provides a maximum magnification of 20x* when digital zoom is turned ON.** The DEV-5K zooms seamlessly from 0.9x to maximum magnification, so it’s easy to frame the subject wide then zoom in for detail. Both the zoom andautofocus functions work simultaneously, so you can zoom in while autofocus keeps the image sharp for unprecedented subject tracking capability.
* When shooting 2D video.
** Image quality is reduced when recording 2D video at magnifications higher than 10x when digital zoom is ON.
GPS and HDMI for maximum utility
A built-in GPS function automatically records your location as you capture video or stills. The supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software can display the captured video and stills on a map on your computer screen, providing a detailed log of precisely where each image was captured. By connecting the HDMI terminal to an HD capable video monitor you can view images that have been recorded by the binoculars in full HD. If it’s a monitor that supports 3D, you can view in 3D as well.
Ergonomic “stealth” design for a wide range of applications
Here we have a perfect combination of rugged binocular durability and camera operability. They feature a “stealth design” that avoids any unnecessary decoration. Visual indicators face the rear so that they can be easily seen by the operator but not by the subject.
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