Sony FDR X3000 Action Camera

Sony FDR X3000 Action Camera

Sony FDR X3000 Action Camera

The new Sony FDR-X3000 and the the HDR-X3000 shooting 4K. both offer image stabilization and full HD. Both are sold in discretionary units with the new, smaller live-view remote.

Sony has reported that the 4K-capable flagship FDR-X3000 action camera (already available in Japan) will go on sale in the US, alongside the Full HD FDR-AS300 action camera. Both use Sony's Optical SteadyShot image stabilization (BOSS) , which can be utilized when capturing 4K video on the X3000 and Full HD video on the AS300.

Capturing stabilized 4K footage using an action camera is a really big deal.

Both the X3000 and AS300 additionally highlight new Zeiss lens designs, and use 8.2 megapixel BSI Exmor R CMOS sensors with total sensor readout without pixel binning. The models highlight indistinguishable outlines, and are smaller than past Sony action cameras. The user interface has additionally been incomprehensibly enhanced.

The X3000 will be available body-only for $400 and kitted with a 30% smaller live view remote, the (X3000R) for $450. The AS300 will be available body-only for $300 and in kit form with the brand new live view remote unit (AS300R) for $450. Both will be accessible in North America in late September. ✓

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Sony FDR X3000 Action Camera Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5