On the inside the Dev series offers dual ¼ back-illuminated CMOS sensors, a multi-use card slot that accepts Sony Memory Sticks or SD/SDHC/SDXC type memory cards, HDMI output and headphone and microphone input jacks.
Whether you’re out on a backpacking adventure, hunting, bird watching, or just taking in the wildlife at the beach the Dev-3 and Dev-5 bring a lot to the party in one convenient package.
The advantage for bird watchers or law enforcement on stake out is being able to leave the heavy equipment behind and take one unit that will handle all the functions they’ll need without a second camera. The NP-FV70 lnfoLITHIUM battery pack is good for up to three hours of 2D video recording.
Sony also incorporated their SteadyShot image stabilization in Still mode, which should smooth out some of the bumps.
The price tag for the first models is a little steep. The Dev-3 MSRP will be in the neighborhood of $1,400 and the Dev-5 will come in around $2,000. The real test will be how they perform in low light.