SONY DEV-5 DIGITAL RECORDING BINOCULARS
Sony, $1999 sony.com.au ★★★★ These binoculars are perfect for birdwatchers, sport fans and concert-goers. In the DEV-5, Sony delivers a device that can shoot and record HD video with up to 20x assisted magnification — not something you’d expect from a pair of binoculars. Sony describes the binoculars’ casing as a nonreflective elastomer material, and the ergonomic grip means the 1.2kg unit can be held in a stable position for a long period. They can record HD or even 3D video, as well as 7.1-megapixel still images, to an SD memory card. A digital zoom keeps moving targets in focus.