Ultimate image stabilization from Balanced Optical SteadyShot
Professional 4K with ZEISS lens and Exmor R CMOS sensor
Camera control, viewing w/ smartphone or supplied Live View Remote
Splash-proof body or use incl. waterproof housing down to 197ft.
Selectable viewing angle: Wide, Medium or Narrow and 3x zoom
High quality 12MP still images and up to 10 fps in burst mode
Interval record at 8.3MP for stills and 4K time-lapse video
High Quality stereo sound with wind noise reduction
Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, HDMI, USB and mic jack
Intuitive interface, 3x rec. lights and adjustable beep volume
Ultimate image stabilization:
The FDR-X3000 combines brilliant 4K resolution with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for advanced camera-shake compensation. 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 travelling, bike riding, and in other active situations.
Professional 4K with ZEISS lens and Exmor R CMOS sensor:
Featuring a 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 colors 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 device - 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.
All new Live View Remote:
The FDR-X3000R Action Cam with comes 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.
Underwater Housing as standard gear:
Take FDR-X3000R Action Cam diving to 197ft / 60m using the supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1 ) - no need to buy optional gear. Equipped with a flat panel and camera buttons, it 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 Narrow. Changing the angle of view also helps correct for the barrel distortion - common in POV cameras. In addition, seamlessly adjust up to 3x smooth zoom 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.
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 Creator 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 editing:
Make your movies look even better with Action Cam Movie Creator. 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 degrees 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 colors in both 4K 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).
See every detail of fast-moving action in smooth slow motion10, thanks to 120fps high frame rate recording at Full HD resolution. Use your favorite 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 Live View Remote:
Multi Camera control lets you use Live View Remote 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 4k1 (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.
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 Card (class 4 or higher) memory cards. Choose the card best suited to your shooting requirements and compatibility with your PC. (Memory cards not supplied.)
Rated 5 out of
Exellent Action CameraThe camera is great! Quality is awesome, I've been looking for tons of videos and comparison between the gopro 5 and the fdr-x3000x/w(by the way I think it needs a better name), and I belive that for recording the Sony is the better one. The gopro is good, but it doesn't compete with the optical stabilization at all! So that's why I choose this camera, it has room to improvement? It does, but it's a solid camera as it is, and it would be better with some other functions, yes, but I think the price would be higher also. I will use this one for vblogging and the B.O.S.S. is great!
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of
Great camera for use in and out of waterResearched the Sony x3000 and the GoPro, ultimately went with Sony due to optical vs digital stabilization. Took to Hawaii for use snorkeling and hiking. Clarity was amazing underwater and out with footage nice and steady. Recommend getting the desiccant packs for using the housing underwater to avoid fogging. Battery life is decent and mine routinely lasted 1.5 hrs when not in 4K. Adapters are available to use with GoPro accessories if you want a better selection. Didn't get the remote and don't feel it's necessary if you're debating. Mine connected to my phone easily and I could change settings and view video with just some intermittent minor lag, no issues otherwise.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 2 out of
If ONLY it would stay in FOCUS!The feature set on the Sony FDR-X3000 is absolutely AMAZING for the money, the menu is actually fairly easy to understand once one uses it for a short while, and the B.O.S.S. system is absolutely tremendous in both execution and final results. Blown away by it, actually. But the 4K video quality become aggravating in short time!
The INITIAL video quality on all three of my FDR-X3000's (my other two I've had to return, HOPING I'd get a "good one.") would be amazing out of the box, but the honeymoon ends soon thereafter. Once the action cam gets warm with use, the camera's lens become unable to focus correctly (focus to infinity like all action cams do), thus the video, which was initially amazingly brilliant throughout, will become very blurry. You're left with unusable blurry videos once the camera gets warm, and the focus becomes temperamental and eventually terrible.
There's a obvious glaring design flaw as the primary reason for the blurry video that eventually happens, as MANY people have experienced the same thing with this particular action cam. As you research the 'net, many have taken their Sony FDR-X3000 apart to try to figure out why the focus was becoming progressively blurry, and found the issue. It comes to find out that Sony "engineers" decided it was a good idea to use some sort of GLUE to secure their awesome lens in the B.O.S.S. Housing to secure it in place. As with all glues, heat it up as the battery will do with Action Cam use, and the glue becomes soft and will eventually MELT. Sony absolutely knows about the flaw in their design, as it is in their own forums regarding this blaring design flaw and focusing issue. The FDR-X1000 hasn't had this issue as far as I know. Simply look for focusing issues on the Forums and YouTube videos regarding the FDR-X3000, and you will find many examples of the design flaw, as well as pictures of where the flaw is located!
I can only hope that the Sony engineers will redesign this action cam and better secure their amazing lens within the BOSS housing so blurred focusing issues will no longer occur as the action cam warms up. I really WANT to like my third Sony FDR-X3000, but like the other two I've sent back, it now only focuses 4 feet in front of itself, so I'm limited to making a video was at that distance. Talk about frustrating!
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 2 out of
Won't connect to many smartphones for live viewingThe smartphone app to use with the camera will not work with most Android-based phones using Android 7.0 !! Sony needs to fix this problem immediately.
I can't monitor the camera without buying the special Sony remote and having to carry around more gear, so I will return the camera for a refund.
Moreover, trying to use the app and connect the camera severely corrupted the OS on my phone.
I had to delete everything on my phone by doing a factory data reset, and this almost permanently damaged my phone.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 1 out of
softwear is under developedbought the camera to stream to youtube and twitch,but the software/firmware has been neglected im not sure the relationship between IBM & Sony but Ustream is the only Option supported? the cam is old enough to assume they will not be adding support and updates .
pointless buy for me
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5 out of
First time owning an action camI've never had an action cam before, so I can not compare it to anything. But, this little piece of equipment is just amazing. I love traveling around the country, going camping, hikes etc. In April 2017 I was going on a cross country road trip and wanted to make a video of it.
I was not shooting 4k since the files would be too big for me to process. The menus are very simple to use and fast to switch between the modes.
The video and photo quality is stunning. The stabilization is very impressive. I had it mount on the trunk and the hood of my car while driving on very bumpy gravel road and the video looks as steady as the road was paved.
I always try to keep the cam in the protective case which seems to be very durable. At some point the cam fell on the ground without the case and the lens got a tiny scratch, but I can not see that scratch on my photos or videos, so that's a good thing.
The battery lasts decent amount of time, I got 3.5-4 hours of time-laps on a single charge. If you need a longer time-lapse get a usb power bank.
I did tons of research before getting this product and I don't think there is anything better on the market at the moment.
My only regret is that I did not get it earlier.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of
4 years without upgrading my old sony action camIn 2013 I bought the Sony AS30 / AS20 action cam. I have been using it for 4 years now to built my youtube channel to 1 billion views (AmusementForce). Every year I have been waiting for Sony to make a better camera for me. They failed 4 years in a row. The AS20 comes with a waterproof case that has holes on front of the mic so the audio quality is very good. The problem with this camera is it doesn't offer the same housing instead it's housing is highly enclosed so the audio quality is much worse and for that reason I can't upgrade to this model - still. I know the image quality is much better but I can't trade it in for worse audio quality. Sony, if you are reading this what I'm asking is very simple. You offer 2 different waterproof housing for this camera selling them separately. One will be super waterproof like the one you have right now. The other one should be less waterproof (5m / 16ft) but with a membrane in front of the mic for better audio. It's simple. Go ahead and do it. I can't wait to upgrade my old camera I can definitely afford it just offer something to me that's good for what I do. I never bought this camera and never will until you sell the waterproof housing I'm asking for providing good audio.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 2 out of
Great Quality at FirstSo the camera is great at first. The image quality is something else. But there are a few issues.
1st one is the memory card was relocated to under the mount. So every time you need to change the memory card you have to take the mount off. This is very time consuming.
2nd the camera easily over heats. When sitting in a room that is 70 degrees, it will over heat in 20-30 minutes. This is a big problem when out in the summer and warm places in the winter. I find myself not recording everything i want to try to keep the camera cool.
3rd the focus goes crazy. The problem with this is if the camera gets over 90 degrees the focus will set itself to near and the video goes blurry. From what i have found on the internet, this sounds like a design flaw after reading other people's posts. But if you can keep the camera cool it works amazing. I will likely wait to the next generation before buying another.