Sony to release 2nd generation of digital-recording binoculars

5 years ago by in All Japan news

All Japan newsese corporation Sony will launch in June its new digital binoculars DEV-50V that allow users to record high-quality videos and pictures while looking at the same time at magnified objects located in the distance.

The binoculars will be launched in All Japan news on June 21, as well as in the United States, Asia and Europe in the same month, Kyodo says. Two models of binoculars will be launched, with the new version being smaller, lighter, dust-resistant and weatherproof compared to the first generation model, which was launched in 2011.

The new product is equipped with autofocus functions, has a wide zoom magnification range from 0.8x to 25x and can record both 2-D and 3-D images, even when the light is low. The binoculars can also record audio along with the video in stereo format, according to Sony.

Users can connect the binoculars to a TV using a HDMI output for viewing of images and accessory cable, the international press reports. The gadget is powered by a rechargeable battery that allows three hours of 2-D recording.

The binoculars will be available in stores at a price of Y170,000 (about $1,700).

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