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Video Binoculars - Who's Got Em?

Anyone shooting any 3D with video binoculars?

Sony Dev-50



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Image Sensor: 1/3.91" (4.6 mm) Back-Illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensors x 2
Pixels Pixel Gross: 2 x 5,430,000 pixels (3D)
Pixel Gross: 1 x 5,430,000 pixels (2D)
Processor: BIONZ Image Processors x 2
Lens: Sony G Lenses x 2
35mm Equivalent Focal Length: Movie Mode: 49.8 - 791.2 mm (2D digital zoom OFF)
Movie Mode: 49.8 - 1645.7 mm (2D digital zoom ON)
Movie Mode: 33.4 - 402 mm (3D)
Photo Mode: 29.8 - 1647.9 mm (16:9)
Photo Mode: 36.3 - 2007.4 mm (4:3)
Image Stabilization: 3D: Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode (Wide)
2D: Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization with Active Mode (Wide to Tele)
Magnification: Photo Mode: 0.5 - 25x
Movie Mode: 0.8 - 12x (2D digital zoom OFF)
Movie Mode: 0.8 - 25x (2D digital zoom ON)
Minimum Focus Distance: 3D (Wide): 6.6' (2 m)
3D (Tele): 78.7' (24 m)
2D (Wide): 0.4" (1 cm)
2D (Tele): 31.5" (80 cm)
2D (Tele Macro): 15" (38 cm)
Minimum Illumination Standard: 11 lux (1/60 shutter speed 60i)
Standard: 11 lux (1/50 shutter speed 50i)
Supported Formats Still Image: JPEG (2D only)
3D Video (1080/60i): AVCHD ver 2.0 compatible (MPEG4-MVC/H.264)
2D Video (1080/60p/60i): AVCHD ver 2.0 compatible (MPEG4-AVC/H.264)
Audio: Dolby Digital (2-channel stereo)
Still Image 20.4MP 6016 x 3384 (16:9)
15.3MP 4512 x 3384 (4:3)
10MP 4224 x 2376 (16:9)
5MP 2592 x 1944 (4:3)
2.1MP 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
0.3MP 640 x 480 (4:3)
Video Modes 3D: HD (28 Mbps)
2D: HD PS (28 Mbps)
2D: HD FX (24 Mbps)
2D: HD FH (17 Mbps)
2D: HD HQ (9 Mbps)
2D: HD LP (5 Mbps)
Video Resolution 3D HD (2x): 1920 x 1080/60i
3D HD (2x): 1920 x 1080/50i
2D HD: 1920 x 1080/60p (PS)
2D HD: 1920 x 1080/50p (PS)
2D HD: 1920 x 1080/60i (FX/FH)
2D HD: 1920 x 1080/50i (FX/FH)
2D HD: 1440 x 1080/60i (HQ/LP)
2D HD: 1440 x 1080/50i (HQ/LP)
Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2)
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC (Class 4 or higher)
Microphone Stereo microphone (built-in)
Speaker Monaural speaker (built-in)
Viewfinder Type: 2 x 0.5" (13 mm) XGA OLED Tru-Finder
Diopter Adjustment: Yes (±3.5)
Eye Relief: 0.55" (13.9 mm)
Field of View: 36.9° (16:9)
Interpupilary Distance: 2.17 - 2.95" (55 - 75 mm)
Color: 2,359,296 dots
Resolution: 1024 x 768 x 3 (RGB)
Interfaces 1 x Micro-HDMI output
1 x Composite video output
1 x Headphone output (stereo mini-jack)
1 x Microphone input (stereo mini-jack)
1 x DC input
BRAVIA Sync (yes)



1/3" sensor, 25x zoom, 20mp stills, a bit pricey at $2k, but it's very portable which I think is its biggest advantage. I haven't read much on them, but would these make a nice 3D camera? Fixed lenses so not great depth at distance.

Some cheaper ones out there. Sony Dev 3 priced at $650.00, only 10x zoom but it does 1080 60p 3D.

Anyone here have one?

Sony DEV 3



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Imager: 1/4" 4.2MP Back-Illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor x 2
Lens: G-Lens f/1.8 - 3.4 x 2
Processor: BIONZ Processor x 2
Recording Media: Memory Stick PRO Duo compatible
SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Video Modes: 1920 x 1080/60p
3D AVCHD
Still Capture JPEG 7.1MP / 4:3 aspect ratio
JPEG 5.3MP / 16:9 aspect ratio
Image Stabilization Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode
Viewfinder Type Electronic Viewfinder x 2
0.45" (1.14 cm)
852 x 480 resolution
16:9 aspect ratio
Adjustable interpupillary distance
Magnification Optical 10x
Inputs Mic-in x 1
Outputs USB x 1
Mini-HDMI (type C) x 1
Battery Type Supplied: NP-FV70 with up to 3.5 hrs recording time
Optional: NP-FV100 with up to 6.2 hrs recording time
Dimensions (WxHxD) Body Only: 6.1 x 3.5 x 8.6" (15.5 x 8.9 x 21.8 cm)
Weight Excluding Battery: 2.7 lb (1.2 kg)

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I have regular optical binoculars that also has a video and still shot recording to an SD card capability. It doesn't do 3D and doesn't use the binocular optics for the camera. I rarely use it except as regular binoculars.
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Anyone shooting any 3D with video binoculars?

Sony Dev 3 priced at $650.00, only 10x zoom but it does 1080 60p 3D.

Anyone here have one?
I have the DEV-3. Shot a ton of footage including cockpit footage from the last passenger DC-10 to fly.

It's a 10x zoom for 2D, and a 5x zoom for 3D. And it does 60i in 3D, not 60p FYI.

Pretty happy with it, it's a Sony TD10 in binocular form. I did bring an attached monitor and HDMI cable so I didn't always have to look through the viewfinders to record. However, I found that the monitor would often trip the camera from 3D to 2D when I hit the record button, so I stopped using it for the duration.

Overall generally happy with it, did ok in low light. I was going to buy the DEV-50 but read quite a few issues with the 3D alignment/lenses so went with the DEV-3. But it gets heavy after a while, and would like to find a DEV-50.

Over in Japan, there is a DEV-3 equivalent of the DEV-50 called naturally, the DEV-30.

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It's a 10x zoom for 2D, and a 5x zoom for 3D. And it does 60i in 3D, not 60p FYI.
Thanks for the update, I thought 60p setting was odd for 3D. I just took a look at the manual, it's 60p for PS mode only, which must just be for 2D.
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Thanks for the update, I thought 60p setting was odd for 3D. I just took a look at the manual, it's 60p for PS mode only, which must just be for 2D.
Correct - 60p is for 2D only. I wish it did 1080/60p!

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