The Sony DEV-5 and DEV-3 are claimed to be the world’s first digital binoculars to record Full HD video. Both gadgets can record Full HD video with stereo sound at the touch of a button, and even add a 3D mode that records scenes as thrilling stereoscopic video footage for playback on most 3D HDTVs. You can select the variable zoom on both models to scan a wide area at low magnification before zooming in seamlessly to pinpoint a subject, such as birds in a field. Turning on the digital zoom at magnification settings over 10x boosts the DEV-5 model’s total magnification range from 0.9x up to 20x digital (image quality is reduced when digital zoom is On and recording 2D video at magnifications higher than 10x). The DEV-3 model pulls wildlife, sporting subjects and architectural details closer with a maximum magnification of 10x optical. In 3D mode, the binoculars’ maximum magnification is 5.4x optical. Unlike traditional binoculars, these binocular’s electronic autofocus keeps moving subjects sharply in focus at all times. What’s more, the Sony DEV-5 and DEV-3 also feature Optical SteadyShot image stabilization (Active mode) that helps keep images clear and stable, even when viewing at high magnifications. You can connect these binoculars to a Sony BRAVIA HDTV via an HDMI port or any HD television with HDMI input for viewing images (cable sold separately). 3D videos can be enjoyed on virtually any 3D-compatible TV, including Sony BRAVIA models. You can transfer these video files to your computer via a USB connection for storing, editing, and sharing. The Sony DEV-5 model also includes an on-board GPS receiver that automatically geo-tags video clips and photos. The Sony DEV-3 and DEV-5 digital binoculars will be launched in November 2011 for about $1400 and $2000, respectively. See more pictures after the jump. Read more…
If you are searching for a new rugged camcorder, then check out the Rollei Bullet HD. Weighing less than 100 grams, this all-action camera is protected by a robust aluminum body and records 720p video. This camcorder is guaranteed dust-proof, impact-resistant and shock-proof. The Rollei Bullet HD will be available later this month for €249.95 or around US$362. Find out more pictures after the jump. Read more…
If you are looking for a new compact digital camera to capture panorama photos and HD videos, then check out the BenQ E1465. The 14-megapixel digicam features an easy-to-use panorama mode, 720p HD video recording capabilities and a super macro mode. The BenQ E1465 is powered by a 27-108mm equivalent wide zoom lens, a 2.7-inch LCD screen and an SD memory card slot. What’s more, the camera also offers several effects such as Lomo, Fisheye and Colour Accent. The BenQ E1465 will be available in May 2011. Too bad, there is no info on pricing at this time, so stay tuned for more updates. [dcviews]
Panasonic will release the HM-TA20 full HD waterproof camera in Japan. The camera features a triple tough design that is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof and Night View mode for shooting in dim lighting. Additionally, the Panasonic HM-TA20 also has a large 3.0-inch touchscreen LCD display that enables easy and intuitive operation anywhere and anytime. The TA20 supports the MPEG-4 AVC file format (MP4), which is convenient for uploading and editing images with a PC or the Internet. Panasonic will launch this rugged compact camera in June 2011. [Akihabara]
JVC has finally launched the GS-TD1 Full HD 3D camcorder in the States. It is claimed to be the world’s first consumer camcorder to record 3D footage in Full HD resolution. The JVC GS-TD1 uses two camera lenses and two 3.32-megapixel CMOS sensors to capture three-dimensional images. Video shot using the GS-TD1 can be burned to a Blu-ray disc for 3D playback on a compatible Blu-ray player, and viewed on any 3D TV. The JVC GZ-TD1 Full HD 3D camcorder retails for US$1,699.95 a pop. [JVC]
JVC has introduced the JVC GZ-TD1 Full HD 3D camcorder at CES 2011, which is claimed to be the world’s first consumer camcorder to offer 3D recording in Full HD quality. The JVC GZ-TD1 uses a new JVC-developed high-speed processor that can produce two simultaneous Full HD images. This 3D Full HD camcorder also features two camera lenses and two 3.32-megapixel CMOS sensors to capture three-dimensional images. JVC’s new high-speed imaging engine simultaneously processes the two Full HD images – left and right images at 1920 x 1080i – within that single chip. The newly developed “LR Independent Format” makes the GS-TD1 the world’s first consumer-oriented camcorder capable of 3D shooting in Full HD. JVC’s new camcorder also provides other shooting modes as well, including the widely used “Side-by-Side Format” for AVCHD (3D) and conventional AVCHD (2D) shooting.
Additional features include a 3D optical 5x zoom, Optical Axis Automatic Stabilization System for disparity control to give depth to 3D images, JVC’s BIPHONIC technology for dynamic 3D sound and Automatic Parallax Adjustment to optimize the 3D-video comfort zone. The JVC GS-TD1 also features a 3.5-inch 3D touchpanel LCD monitor that displays 3D images without any need for 3D glasses. The JVC GZ-TD1 Full HD 3D camcorder will be available in March 2011 for $1,999.95 a pop. [JVC]