If you are going into the wild to watch spectacular scenic vistas or hope to record monumental sports plays from the far-reachs of the stadium, having binoculars at hand is a good idea. But not just any binoculars, why not get one that records full AVCHD and 2D or 3D such as the newest Sony DEV-50V.
The DEV-50V model is the second generation of binoculars from Sony with autofocus, image stabilization, flexible zoom capabilities, 20.4 megapixels photos and stereo sound features (with headphone and microphone minijack). It also has enhanced low-light capabilities, ideal for sundown times. The innovative design is 30% lighter (1lb 10oz) than their predecessors and it also splash and dust resistant.
The new independent XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder delivers improved resolution and contrast for left and right eyes, resulting in a highly immersive viewing experience. In low light situations a Hyper Gain function electronically increases brightness in the viewfinder so subjects can be quickly located and framed in dim conditions. To aid the user with focusing as the scene changes, an electronic autofocus allows quick focus on subjects far away. Optical SteadyShot stabilization allows images to remain balanced and blur free at high magnifications. The binoculars offer true stereoscopic view of the world with playback on nearly any 3D compatible TV (via HDMI.) It includes a GPS receiver to geo-tag video clips and a high capacity rechargeable battery pack, giving users approximately 3 hours of recording in 2D on a single charge.
The DEV-50V digital recordable binoculars from Sony will be available in June for about $2000 at http://store.sony.com Sony retail stores and other authorized retailers nationwide. Below is a video first look: