Sony FDR-X3000

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  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000
  • Sony FDR-X3000

Specs / Features


Ultimate image stabilization from Balanced Optical SteadyShot Professional 4K with ZEISS lens and Exmor R CMOS sensorCamera control | Splash-proof body or use incl. waterproof housing down to 197ft. Selectable viewing angle: Wide, Medium or Narrow and 3x zoomHigh quality 12MP still images and up to 10 fps in burst mode | Interval record at 8.3MP for stills and 4K time-lapse videoHigh Quality stereo sound with wind noise reductionBuilt-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, HDMI, USB and mic jack | Intuitive interface, 3x rec. lights and adjustable beep volume; Power Requirements : 3.6 V (battery pack)... More

Ultimate image stabilization from Balanced Optical SteadyShot Professional 4K with ZEISS lens and Exmor R CMOS sensorCamera control | Splash-proof body or use incl. waterproof housing down to 197ft. Selectable viewing angle: Wide, Medium or Narrow and 3x zoomHigh quality 12MP still images and up to 10 fps in burst mode | Interval record at 8.3MP for stills and 4K time-lapse videoHigh Quality stereo sound with wind noise reductionBuilt-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, HDMI, USB and mic jack | Intuitive interface, 3x rec. lights and adjustable beep volume; Power Requirements : 3.6 V (battery pack),Battery type NP-BX1

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Specification

Hardware
Processor BIONZ X image processor
Sensor 1/2.5 type (7.20 mm/0.31 in) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Video Features
4K Yes
Photo Features
Megapixels Approx. 8.2 Megapixels
Burst rates (frames/sec) 10fps, 5fps and 2fps
Usability Features
Storage Memory Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Ports HDMI, micro USB
Brand Sony
Model FDRX3000/W
Warranty 12 months
Size 8.3 x 4.7 x 2.94 cm (3.3 x 1.9 x 1.2 in)
Weight 114 grams
(4.02 ounces)

Critic Reviews


The Wirecutter

For stabilized 4K footage and the best video quality possible

from The Wirecutter

With optical image stabilization and impressive high-bit-rate recording options, the X3000 is for anyone who values the sharpest image over mounting flexibility and ease of use.

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With optical image stabilization and impressive high-bit-rate recording options, the X3000 is for anyone who values the sharpest image over mounting flexibility and ease of use.

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TrustedReviews

Excellent image and audio quality

from TrustedReviews

If you have very deep pockets, there’s plenty to love about the FDR-X3000. Comparisons will of course be made with the cheaper GoPro Hero 5 Black – I’d say the GoPro is the slightly better choice for adrenaline junkies, thanks to its quicker operation and built-in waterproofing. However, th...More

If you have very deep pockets, there’s plenty to love about the FDR-X3000. Comparisons will of course be made with the cheaper GoPro Hero 5 Black – I’d say the GoPro is the slightly better choice for adrenaline junkies, thanks to its quicker operation and built-in waterproofing. However, the FDR-X3000 is likely to be a draw for travel bloggers, since it’s just so convenient to carry around.

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PC Magazine

Solid alternative to a GoPro

from PC Magazine

It delivers excellent, ultra-wide angle video with optical stabilization, not a lot of distortion, 4K resolution, and strong audio quality. I'm also a big fan of having a standard tripod socket, as it's still easy to add an adapter for GoPro mounts and lets you use the camera with standard photographic equipment easily.

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It delivers excellent, ultra-wide angle video with optical stabilization, not a lot of distortion, 4K resolution, and strong audio quality. I'm also a big fan of having a standard tripod socket, as it's still easy to add an adapter for GoPro mounts and lets you use the camera with standard photographic equipment easily.

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TechRadar

Action camera with a remote live view display

from TechRadar

This tiny action cam’s nicely image stabilized 4K 30fps footage impresses, but an unreliable live view remote makes this variant of the cheaper FDR-X3000 of dubious value.

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This tiny action cam’s nicely image stabilized 4K 30fps footage impresses, but an unreliable live view remote makes this variant of the cheaper FDR-X3000 of dubious value.

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4K

Camera with balanced optical SteadyShot

from 4K

The Sony FDR-X3000R is a great 4K action camera and its two highlights in the form of the Balanced Optical SteadyShot system and Live-View Remote make it even more of a winner. This little action camera has a couple minor flaws but none of them detract from its generally high quality. Video stability is great in the X3000R.

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The Sony FDR-X3000R is a great 4K action camera and its two highlights in the form of the Balanced Optical SteadyShot system and Live-View Remote make it even more of a winner. This little action camera has a couple minor flaws but none of them detract from its generally high quality. Video stability is great in the X3000R.

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Unilad

Most versatile action cameras out there

from Unilad

It’s been a great tool and an enabler for adventures and even when I’m not doing anything active like skating, I can simply pop it on my fingers and capture my environment with no hassle. It’s incredible how Sony has managed to include BOSS in such a small camera body, and it deserves some plaudits for its performance.

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It’s been a great tool and an enabler for adventures and even when I’m not doing anything active like skating, I can simply pop it on my fingers and capture my environment with no hassle. It’s incredible how Sony has managed to include BOSS in such a small camera body, and it deserves some plaudits for its performance.

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Videomaker

Powerful camera in a small form factor

from Videomaker

Sony made some big improvements with the X3000R. When it comes to sharpness, bitrate, low light performance and image stabilization, it’s a better camera than GoPro. However, if all other action camera options are considered — like underwater performance, menu, housing, rolling shutter, color...More

Sony made some big improvements with the X3000R. When it comes to sharpness, bitrate, low light performance and image stabilization, it’s a better camera than GoPro. However, if all other action camera options are considered — like underwater performance, menu, housing, rolling shutter, color and field of view options — the HERO5 Black is a better option. With that said, the Sony FDR-X3000R a great camera that would be a good choice for most.

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Best Action Camera

Currently the best action camera available

from Best Action Camera

I think that this is actually the only action camera on the market that beats the newest GoPro Hero5 Black. Simply based on using the two separately, I’m really impressed with the Sony and do think that it’s the best camera at the moment.

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I think that this is actually the only action camera on the market that beats the newest GoPro Hero5 Black. Simply based on using the two separately, I’m really impressed with the Sony and do think that it’s the best camera at the moment.

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Nerd Techy

Best portable action camera

from Nerd Techy

What really sets this action camera apart from other handhelds currently available is the Balanced Optical SteadyShot technology. The noise and bump reductions are extremely impressive, and something that other companies like GoPro have not yet been able to perfect.

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What really sets this action camera apart from other handhelds currently available is the Balanced Optical SteadyShot technology. The noise and bump reductions are extremely impressive, and something that other companies like GoPro have not yet been able to perfect.

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Newsshooter

Action cam with balanced optical SteadyShot aims to beat GoPro

from Newsshooter

For broadcast, I think the camera is a serious challenge to GoPro’s dominance of the low end of the professional POV camera market. For any moving shot on a relatively stable platform like a car, plane, helicopter or bike I think the Sony would be a better choice of camera than the GoPro alone.

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For broadcast, I think the camera is a serious challenge to GoPro’s dominance of the low end of the professional POV camera market. For any moving shot on a relatively stable platform like a car, plane, helicopter or bike I think the Sony would be a better choice of camera than the GoPro alone.

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