4K movies. Less shake.
See how Action Cam opens spectacular new vistas with mesmerizing, 4K high quality and steady action. Capture your best moves in unforgettable 4K movies.
Reduced shake with Balanced Optical SteadyShot
This feature is an advanced form of image stabilization where internally, the camera’s lens and sensor are joined and moved together to compensate for camera shake caused by excessive motion, whether shooting handheld with optional accessories or during a fast-paced sporting activity. This is a particularly effective technology when paired with a POV action camera design as it ensures captured video footage is smooth and stable – even in 4K or high-frame-rate shooting modes.
Exmor R CMOS sensor with enhanced sensitivity – Shoot in the dark with very subtle light using this cutting-edge sensor.
BIONZ X image processor – Record fast moves and smooth action up to 4K at 100 Mbps.
ZEISS Tessar lens – Capture landscapes with less distortion.
The FDR-X3000R utilizes full pixel readout without pixel binning technology to produce 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).
The FDR-X3000R can also shoot 120p in Full HD for impressive slow-motion footage. This camera offers a new angle of view adjustment, with a 3x smooth zoom or preset “wide”, “medium” and “narrow” settings. This allows shooters to get even closer to the action during movie recording, and reduces barrel distortion common with wide view POV cameras.
Built-In Stereo Mic
The FDR-X3000R has a built-in stereo mic with wind noise reduction to reduce the impact of wind interference on overall audio quality, and is equipped with stereo microphone input for advanced recording.
The FDR-X3000R includes a unique Time-lapse Capture feature that shoots still images in pre-set intervals that can later be transformed into a stunning 4K time-lapse movie utilizing the Action Cam Movie Creator software. The Action Cam App can also create time-lapse movies in Full HD.
Built-in GPS inherited from previous models is available, allowing location tracking and speedometer to 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.
Highlight Movie Maker
An updated version Sony’s own in-built movie creator – Highlight Movie Maker – is available in the FDR-X3000. The innovative feature, which now utilizes face detection technology, automatically assembles footage into a video highlight package and pairs it with custom music for the ultimate viewing experience.
For the more advanced user, there are an expanded scope of manual controls and setting adjustments including white balance, and auto exposure shifting. Loop recording is also available, allowing users to maximize usage of available memory card space to ensure they get the exact shot they are looking for.
Rugged shielding for real-world conditions – For shooting as unlimited as your imagination
You’re ready to shoot with the right protection. The Action Cam body alone is splashproof and freezeproof, and supplied Underwater Housing is dustproof, shockproof and waterproof to 197 ft/60m.
Customize and build Action Cam for your needs
A new range of accessories for Action Cam are also available (each sold separately), including the Finger Grip (AKA-FGP1) that is an ideal travel accessory as it enables flexible one-handed shooting and the MC Protector (AKA-MCP1) for extra protection from lens scratches and dirt.
Live-View Remote and User Interface
Sony’s Action Cam FDR-X3000R is a kit with a compact Live-View Remote that is about 30% smaller than the previous version. The remote, with a mountable design, acts as an extension of the camera and allows users to see what is being recorded when the camera is not accessible. The remote has the ability to control various functionalities including shooting settings, start/stop recording, power on/off and more. It also features an “auto display off” mode that turns off its LCD screen display automatically during shooting in order to save power of both camera and remote.
The versatile remote accessory can be attached to various optional accessories such as Finger Grip (AKA-FGP1), Shooting Grip (VCT-STG1) or Handlebar Mount (VCT-HM2) using supplied mount adapter, or worn as a wristband using supplied belt. Users can also utilize Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application – available for both Android and iOS – to control the new Action Cam with a smart device.
Based on extensive feedback from athletes, filmmakers and more casual users, the new camera and Live-View Remote 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. The FDR-X3000R also features “Wi-Fi high power mode”, which extends to communication distance between the camera and Live-View Remote for more flexible shooting.