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Sony DEV-5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony DEV-5. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability also gets good opinions. Views are divided on the viewfinder, and the memory and portability get critical comments.

usability, design

price, zoom, image quality, portability, memory

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tim Moynihan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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).

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

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

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Ng Chong Seng (hardwarezone.com)

Hands-on: 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.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

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...

Expert review by: Mikael Lindkvist (m3.idg.se)

Sony DEV-5: Cool men riktigt smal

 

Vi har klämt på den på mässor tidigare men nu har den äntligen hittat till Sverige. Vi pratar om Sonys nya udda kombo, en digital kikare med 3d-inspelning.

Cool kombo ; Lättanvänd ; Bra bildkvalitet

Formatet ; Dyr ; Sämre skärpa i snabba rörelser

Helt klart den coolaste kikaren vi sett i testlabbet men lite för stor och dyr för att få toppbetyg.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: M3 (idg.se)

Sony DEV-5: Cool men riktigt smal

 

Vi har klämt på den på mässor tidigare men nu har den äntligen hittat till Sverige. Vi pratar om Sonys nya udda kombo, en digital kikare med 3d-inspelning.

Cool kombo, Lättanvänd, Bra bildkvalitet

Formatet, Dyr, Sämre skärpa i snabba rörelser

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Jan Dobrovodský (fotoaparat.cz)

Test Sony DEV-5 – dalekohled, fotoaparát, videokamera

 

V tomto článku se podíváme na poměrně neobvyklý kus techniky. Dalekohled Sony DEV-5, se kterým můžete pozorovanou scénu také fotografovat a natáčet ve FullHD rozlišení. Co víc, přístroj zvládá i 3D video a obsahuje GPS modul, třešničkou na dortu je...

Dalekohled Sony DEV-5 je rozhodně zajímavý přístroj. Hlavně je poměrně unikátní. Bohužel jeho použití bude asi specifické. Pokud chcete kvalitní snímky a video vzdálených krajin, zvěře nebo lidí, pořídíte si digitální zrcadlovku s nepoměrně vyšší...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: François Arias (erenumerique.fr)

Sony DEV-5 : jumelles numériques en 3D

 

Les jumelles numériques existent déjà mais la visée optique demeure plus qualitative. Sony franchit désormais un pas qui leur donne une réelle légitimité. Ainsi, elles affichent la nature en 3D et se proposent de la filmer en relief Full-HD. Au...

Très bonnes jumelles ; Qualité d’image en 2D et en 3D ; Bonne ergonomie

Poids et encombrement ; Utilisations très spécifiques

Reste donc à voir comment cet hybride se comporte dans chacune des utilisations et surtout s’il est capable de rivaliser avec les appareils dédiés. En tant que jumelles, il semble difficile de comparer à de l’optique et pourtant elles s’en sortent...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Vasastan (sony.com)

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

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

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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Product Specifications

Packaging Content

Carrying case: Yes

Technical Details

DC-in jack: Yes
Eye Relief:1.43
GPS (satellite): Yes
HDMI: Yes
Magnification:0.5
Neck strap: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes