Sony FDR-X3000 4K Action Cam


Sony FDR-X3000 Action Cam opens spectacular new vistas with mesmerizing, 4K high quality and Balanced Optical SteadyShot for crystal clear action.
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The FDR-X3000 combines brilliant 4K resolution with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for advanced camera-shake compensation2. Unlike digital image stabilization, Balanced Optical SteadyShot is significantly more effective at cutting the effects of camera shake internally, the camera’s lens and sensor are joined and moved together controlling the entire optical path as one floating unit. This advanced stabilization system makes it easier to shoot beautifully clear, stable images while traveling, bike riding, and in other active situations.

Professional 4K with ZEISS lens and Exmor R CMOS sensor
Featuring a new ZEISS Tessar lens with significantly less lens distortion than previous models, the FDR-X3000 is also equipped with a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and an acclaimed BIONZ X processor, ensuring that video quality remains consistently strong across all settings. With full pixel readout without pixel binning the FDR-X3000 produces exceptionally high resolution and accurate colours in both 4K and Full HD videos. The built-in stereo mic with wind noise reduction reduces the impact of wind interference.

Remote camera control and viewing
Users can stream a live preview and control the Action Cam with the optional Live-View Remote (sold in a kit version: FDR-X3000R) or utilize Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application on a smart device4 - available for both Android and iOS. Both have the ability to control several camera capabilities including shooting settings, start/stop recording, power on/off and more.

Tough body endures harsh conditions
The FDR-X3000 body alone is splashproof and freezeproof . With the supplied Waterproof Housing it’s dustproof, shockproof and waterproof to 197ft / 60m. So whether you’re hiking on a rainy day, skiing or snowboarding, making dirt biking movies, surfing the waves or exploring undersea, Action Cam provides real-world rugged design. With a universal tripod screw mount on the body of the Action Cam itself, and one on the Waterproof Housing, you can easily attach the camera directly to a tripod.

Underwater Housing as standard gear
Take the FDR-X3000 Action Cam diving to 197ft / 60m using the supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1 ) - no need to buy optional gear. Equipped with a flat port in front of the lens and convenient camera buttons on the side - lets you easily control all functions through the housing. What's more, it shields this hardy compact camera from shocks, damp, rust, dust and sand. Enjoy carefree aquatic adventures and extend your exploration to tough terrain.

Selectable viewing angle and 3x zoom
Capture epic ultra-wide -angle views with the ZEISS Tessar lens or choose your own viewing angle from Wide, Medium or Narrow5. Changing the angle of view also helps correct for the barrel distortion - common in POV cameras. In addition, seamlessly adjust up to 3x smooth zoom4 mode, which enables you to change zooming while shooting. Either way, you'll always be capturing beautiful shots of the most challenging ski slopes, mountain trails, swirling rapids or pitted asphalt paths.

High quality 12MP up to 10 fps
Catch fast-moving action with burst shooting. This allows you to take a maximum of ten high-quality shots of a trick or transition, making it the perfect feature for those who love to go back and analyze their style or select the critical moment. Burst mode settings: 10 fps/1 sec., 5 fps/2 sec., 2fps /5 sec.

8.3MP Interval record and 4K time-lapse video
Set the camera to capture stunning 8.3MP stills over regular intervals for an extended period of time. 8.3MP is optimized for 4K (3840x2160) and can be used to create beautiful 4K Time-lapse videos. Time-lapse Capture lets you produce time-lapse movies easily by using high-quality 4K still images shot at designated intervals. Then Action Cam Movie Creator (v. 5.1 for Windows, v.3.1 for Mac) simply transforms these images into an impressive time-lapse movie. The Action Cam App (v. 2.0)12) can create Full HD time-lapse movies from these stills as well.

Catch all the motion in one shot
Capture an entire action sequence in a single frame with Motion Shot. This feature creates a composite image of a subject in motion, with variable settings for different burst speeds, which are 10fps, 5fps and 2fps.

High Quality stereo sound with wind noise reduction
Make a great movie even better with great audio. Built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture sounds of your adventure in two-track stereo, naturally. Wind noise reduction reduces the impact of wind interference on overall audio quality. Clear sound with reduced noise enhances the most sophisticated movie work you can produce. There’s also a convenient mic jack for times where an external microphone is needed.

Enhanced convenience
Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS allow for instant connection, control and tracking pf your epic adventures. A new intuitive interface, 3x rec. lights and adjustable beep volume ensure easy operation and a built-in tripod socket means you can quickly attach your Action Cam to a tripod for rock-steady shots. The USB, HDMI and microphone jack connections are now located on the back of the camera for enhanced ease of connection and accessory attachment.

Built-in GPS - display your Action Cam route
Built-in GPS tags your videos so that location tracking and speedometer can be added to the video file when Action Cam Movie Creator9 is used. This also allows GPS Data Overlay on Video to read your speed data and generate another video file that includes your route, speed information, etc.

Action Cam Movie Creator for easy creative editingMake your movies look even better with Action Cam Movie Creator9. Produce and edit videos quickly and easily thanks to a range of features such as 4K time-lapse movie and slo-mo video. You can also rotate your videos clockwise or anti-clockwise by 90˚ with Movie Rotation, or use Multi-View to combine up to four movie footage segments—captured simultaneously by different cameras—and make a split-screen composite.

Highlight Movie Maker
Highlight Movie Maker produces a short highlight movie clip to share and enjoy instantly. Highlight Movie Maker selects the best scenes from your videos based on motion gyro and face detection technology. Discover how easily built-in Highlight Movie Maker works for in-camera auto-editing. Highlight Movie Maker also supports a wider range of scenes—not just sports performance but also daily situations and travel—automatically selecting highlight points of footage to create a highlight movie, complete with background music. You can share your work immediately using a smartphone.

No ‘jaggies’ with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
With full pixel readout without pixel binning the FDR-X3000 produces exceptionally high resolution and accurate colours in both 4K1 and Full HD videos. This allows it to read and process data from all of the sensor’s pixels, producing highly detailed video content with minimal noise and ‘jaggies’ in a variety of formats including the high data stream XAVC S codec, (100Mbps in 4K and 50Mbps in Full HD).

Slow motion
See every detail of fast-moving action in smooth slow motion, thanks to 120fps high frame rate recording at Full HD resolution. Use your favourite video editing software or included Action Cam Movie Creator to show off your skills in super slow motion.

Don’t miss a moment with Loop Recording
Don’t worry about missing the perfect moment with loop recording. Use it to capture the decisive moment without worrying about running out of memory. Loop overwrite recording can be chosen with duration options of 5, 20, 60 or 120 minutes, or “unlimited” keeping the most recent recording and overwriting the earliest as needed. And once you’ve captured that perfect moment - stop recording and the last scene will be captured at the duration you set. Once files are saved they will not be deleted when Loop recording starts again.

Control up to 5 Action Cam via phone or LiveView Remote 
Multi Camera control lets you use LiveView Remote (sold separately) or compatible smartphone with PlayMemories Mobile app to effortlessly control up to five cameras for exciting ground-up or head-down shots.

Advanced manual control
For the more advanced user, there is an expanded scope of manual controls and setting adjustments including white balance, and auto exposure shifting. This allows flexibility in movie expression and enables more pro-style movie shooting to meet diverse needs. Adjusting the brightness and hue levels of your video will allow you to match the video shot from other cameras easily, providing a solid baseline for professional-looking movies.

Time Code/User Bit for pro-style editing
Time Code and User Bit (TC/UB) are crucial data elements for advanced editing. The Time Code function records hours/minutes/seconds/frames on image data for precise advanced video editing. The User Bit function records date/time/scene number, etc. in eight-digit numbers, and is useful for editing movies using two or more cameras.

Live Streaming via Ustream
Share the adventure as it happens via UStream. Now your circle of friends and family can share the excitement in real time by simply logging in to UStream from anywhere

4K (3840 x 2160) video recording with up to 240p HD / 120p Full HD
Capture the finest details and your most thrilling moments in true 4k (3840 x 2160) video. The FDR-X3000’s 30p/24p recording ability captures incredibly high resolution, to produce vibrant and extremely realistic images. The Action Cam is capable of shooting in 10 different shooting modes to create a diverse amount of looks to include 240p in high definition and 120p slow motion in FHD. Users can also select 240p in VGA for super slow motion video. Additionally, pro quality XAVC S recording with high bit rate of 100Mbps in 4k and 60Mbps in HD enables the FDR-X1000V to capture quick action with smooth image motion.

All new Live-View Remote
The FDR-X3000 Action Cam is available in a kit (FDR-X3000R) with a compact Live-View Remote that is about 30% smaller than previous version. It acts as an extension of the camera and feature a more in-depth user interface and menu system, with a rich indication of camera settings that makes it easier to navigate menus and customize settings as needed. This allows you to see what the camera sees and control the camera when the camera isn’t in front of you or you can’t reach it. “Wi-Fi high power mode”, extends the communication distance between the camera and Live-View Remote for more flexible shooting. The mountable design, allows the Live View Remote to be attached to various optional accessories such as Finger Grip (AKA-FGP1) or Handlebar Mount (VCT-HM2) using supplied mount adaptor, or worn as a wristband using supplied strap.

Action Cam App
The Intuitive Action Cam mobile app lets you “prove yourself” anytime anywhere—via easy video editing with time-lapse, slow motion/speed up, and wireless movie file transfer. Action Cam App supports Full HD time-lapse movie only.

Memory Stick Duo / SD slot
The memory card slot accepts Memory Stick Micro (M2) and Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card5 (class 4 or higher) memory cards. Choose the card best suited to your shooting requirements and compatibility with your PC. (Memory cards not supplied.)

  • Sensor Resolution
    8.2 Megapixels
  • Video Resolution
    4K HD Recording
  • Sensor
    1/2.5" CMOS
  • Shutter Speed
    1/30sec. - 1/4000sec.
  • Recording Media
  • Frame Rate
  • Bitrate
    100 Mb/s Maximum Bitrate
  • Focal Length
  • Maximum Aperture
  • Minimum Focus Distance
  • Weatherproof
  • GPS
  • Power Source
    NP-BX1 Li-ion Battery
  • Dimensions
    29.4mm x 47mm x 83mm
  • Weight
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Attachment Buckle
Micro USB cable
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-BX1)
Startup guide
Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)

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