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Video Binoculars - Who's Got Em?

Anyone shooting any 3D with video binoculars?

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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?

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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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