Sony today launched a new 4K Action Cam with built-in Wi-Fi & GPS – The new 4K FDR-X3000R camera comes with the latest technologies including, Sony’s patented B.O.SS technology, which means that you don’t have to worry about a jerky or jumpy video; you can just focus on the activity you are participating in.
With the built-in image stabilisation, you can mount the FDR-X3000R onto a bicycle, car or held in the hand using a range of optional accessories. This image stabilisation even compensates for strong camera shake and is available in 4K and high speed recording modes.The new action camera comes with Sony’s latest Live-View Remote, which is approximately 30% smaller than its predecessor and can be attached to mount accessories, or be worn like a wristband or attached to various optional accessories. You can also control the camera with your smartphone and tablet with the free PlayMemories Mobile app.
In addition to being able to shoot beautifully balanced 4K video on the FDR-X3000R, this new camera also offers the option to capture approx. 8.3MP interval recording shots for stunning 4K time-lapse videos. Simply edit with the free Action Cam Movie Creator PC software and share with whoever you choose to.The FDR-X3000R is powered by the same BIONZ X processor which can be found inside Sony’s flagship ɑ7 cameras. Light is captured via a newly developed Exmor R CMOS sensor and the new ZEISS Tessar Lens delivers a more natural image with significantly less distortion than current models.
The combination of image sensor and processor enables full pixel readout without pixel binning for truer colours and reduced ‘jaggie’ effects. You can capture high-bitrate recordings in 4K at 100Mbps, Full HD at 50Mbps in the XAVC S format and the stereo mic ensures that sound is crisp and clear and benefits from Wind Noise Reduction so you can actually record the audio that you want.The FDR-X3000R also comes with some useful features such as; angle adjustment of “wide”, “medium” and “narrow” and smooth zooming (up to 3x), the latter being changeable during recording. It also offers Loop Recording, high speed recording in Full HD at 100p for stunning slow motion action,Live Streaming via the Ustream platform, Burst Shooting and the ability to manually adjust white balance and auto exposure shift.The FDR-X3000R has a splash proof body and is supplied with a fully waterproof Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1) that is effective down to 60 metres. It also offers an in-built tripod socket, giving the flexibility to attach to a variety of accessories without needing an adaptor or housing and all terminals have been placed on the back of the of camera, making it easier to use HDMI, the Micro USB or the microphone jack even when attaching the camera to various Action Cam accessories.The new Sony FDR-X3000R action camera will start shipping from Sony.com in November 2016 priced at about €600 / £500. Sony has also announced a range of accessories to go with the new action, which will also go on sale in November 2016.