Sony FDR-X3000 Action Camera with Live-View Remote

Sony FDR-X3000 Action Camera with Live-View Remote

Sony FDR-X3000 Action Camera with Live-View Remote

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Product Highlights

  • Supports 4K, 1080p, 720p, and 480p Video
  • Optically Stabilized Ultra-Wide Lens
  • Includes Convenient Live-View Remote
  • Included Housing Waterproof to 197'
  • 12MP Still Photos
  • 120 fps in 1080p and 240 fps in 720p
  • XAVC S and MP4 (H.264) Recording
  • Built-In Stereo Audio Recording
  • AE Compensation and Manual White Balance
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Sony FDR-X3000 overview

  • 1Description

Incorporating optical image stabilization and 4K recording, Sony's FDR-X3000 Action Camera produces sharp videos and still images with reduced motion artifacts from vibrations and other camera movement. The ultra-wide-angle lens opens up versatile framing options for recording your adventures, and the included underwater housing is watertight to 197', letting you plumb aquatic depths right out of the box. For those that want precise control over framing, Sony's Live-View Remote is included. The LCD screen provides confidence monitoring as well as remote camera control.

4K (3840 x 2160) Recording
Using the XAVC S codec, the FDR-X3000 can record UltraHD resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30p or 24p with bit-rates of 100 Mb/s or 60 Mb/s. Besides 4K, it can record Full HD 1080p at 50 Mb/s in XAVC S and up to 28 Mb/s in the higher-compressed MP4 mode
High-Frame-Rate Recording
Great for dramatic portrayal of action scenes, in 1080p and 720p resolutions, the FDR-X3000 is capable of recording high-frame-rate videos. Full HD 1080p video can be recorded up to 120fps, which offers a 1/4-speed playback at a smooth 30fps. Step down to 720p resolution for 240fps recordings for 1/4-speed playback at 60fps, or 1/8-speed playback at 30fps.
Built-In Balanced Optical SteadyShot
Originally formulated for Sony's HandyCam line, Balanced Optical SteadyShot (or B.O.S.S., for short) doesn't compromise on the camera's full recording capabilities. The lens itself moves to compensate for excess vibration in a shot, reducing motion artifacts and enabling smoother, sharper videos.
Live-View Remote
The included compact RM-LVR3 Live-View Remote acts an extension of the camera itself. The user interface is mirrored on the display, so all camera controls, including start/stop and power on/off. While it can be wrist-worn like a watch, the Live-View Remote is also compatible with the separately available Finger Grip, Shooting Grip, and Handlebar Mount accessories for even more placement options.
Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Operation
With the PlayMemories Mobile (PMM) app, you can remotely control up to five Action Cams from a single mobile device. The app allows you to view a live feed from the camera, and the multi-view features means you can view up to five cameras at once, or just select one and view it in full screen.

Controls available through the app include:

  • Simultaneous shutter release
  • Simultaneous recording start/stop
  • Individual monitoring and setting
  • Individual shutter release
  • Individual recording start/stop
  • Movie/still mode switching
  • Changing exposure settings
  • Start/stop time-lapse recording
  • Play back and delete recorded clips
Highlight Movie Maker
So that you don't have to spend time editing, the Highlight Movie Maker automatically picks out what it deems to be the best moments, returning a self-contained MP4 movie for easy sharing and upload. The Highlight Movie Maker algorithm uses data from the gyro, scene color, smile detection, and other settings to identify the best moments in all of the footage you have amassed. You can even upload music from your computer to the Action Cam to add a custom sound track
Stereo Microphone
Unlike many action cameras, which have mono microphones, the FDR-X3000 features a built-in stereo mic to help make audio as immersive as the picture.
Simple User Interface
Selecting and changing features is a simple process with the simple and intuitive user interface. All menus are easily accessible on the integrated LCD screen. The camera can also be controlled as well as turned on or off via smartphone with the PlayMemories Mobile app.
UPC: 027242895782
In the Box
Sony FDR-X3000 Action Camera with Live-View Remote
  • RM-LVR3 Live-View Remote
  • Attachment Buckle
  • NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh) wsdydvdurybfsvdwu
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Underwater Housing for Select Action Cams
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sony FDR-X3000 specs

    Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.5" CMOS
    Color Filter RGB
    Sensor Resolution 12 MP
    Effective Pixels Not Specified by Manufacturer
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 17 Wide
    23 Medium
    32 Narrow
    Maximum Aperture f/2.8
    Minimum Focusing Distance 20.0" / 50.0 cm
    System NTSC
    Recording Media Memory Stick micro (Mark 2), microSD/HC/XC

    Memory Stick Micro must be Mark II; microSD card must be Class 4 or faster for MP4 recording and must be microSDXC Class 10 or faster for XAVC S recording

    Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 50/60 fps (28 Mb/s MP4)
    800 x 480p at 200/240 fps (28 Mb/s MP4)
    1280 x 720p at 25/30 fps (6 Mb/s MP4)
    1280 x 720p at 200/240 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S)
    3840 x 2160 at 24/25/30 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S)
    1280 x 720p at 100/120 fps (28 Mb/s MP4)
    1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 25/30 fps (16 Mb/s MP4)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Still Image Resolution JPEG: 12 Megapixel, 4624 x 2600 (16:9)
    JPEG: 6.1 Megapixel, 3280 x 1848 (16:9)
    JPEG: 3 Megapixel, 2304 x 1296 (16:9)
    Channels 2.0-ChannelStereo
    Audio Format AAC
    Status Display Yes
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speed 1/30 - 1/10000 Second (Video)

    For 30 fps

    Exposure Modes Modes: Auto
    Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV
    Interval Recording 5 Second
    10 Second
    30 Second
    60 Second
    Burst Photo 10 Photos / 1 Second
    Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
    Waterproof Depth Rating Not Specified by Manufacturer
    White Balance Modes Auto
    Preset Manual
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes
    Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
    Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
    Input/Output Connectors
    Outputs 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
    1 x Composite Video Requires VMC-15MR2 cable, available separately
    1 x USB Micro-B
    Microphone Input Yes
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh
    Charging Method AC Adapter

    1.5 A or higher USB source recommended

    Charging Time 4 Hours
    Power Consumption Operating: 2 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.2 x 1.9 x 3.3" / 29.4 x 47.0 x 83.0 mm
    Weight 3.14 oz / 89 g without battery
    4.02 oz / 114 g with battery
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.0 x 5.1 x 4.6"

    Sony FDR-X3000 reviews

    FDR-X3000 Action Camera with Live-View Remote is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Switched from GoPro and couldn't be happier I decided to switch from GoPro Hero 4 Black to the Sony FDR-X3000 and the difference in sharpness, contrast, distortion and sound is very noticeable. Optical stabilization is unparalleled (GoPro doesn't even have optical stabilization). Remote response is faster than with GoPro. Ability to zoom in/out. And the actual cool look factor, the Sony just looks much better and professional. I could keep going, but you get the idea. I mainly use it to record sport events of my daughter, but also use it when biking. It is the best action can outthere in my opinion.
    Date published: 2016-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony took over the Action Cam market with Sony FDRx3000r! I can't say enough on this camera. I am totally hooked. So long to the GoPro era. So y has taken over. With its stabilization hardware and software (also available in 4k), excellent image quality, separate lcd display/remote to operate the unit from a distance if needed and the sleak ergonomic design, just to name a few. I've own GoPro cams from 1 to 4 and none compare (5 being exactly the same as 4 but with a few more features), none compare or hold water to the Sony FDR-X3000. I highlu recommend this camera over any other action cam.
    Date published: 2016-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think this is the best action cam on the market now This little thing is amazing. I bought it mainly because of 4K (there are other options) and for Sony's Balanced Optical Image Stabilizer (BOSS). I'm really happy with this camera. The 4K footage is absolutely stunning and the BOSS is a game changer. It stabilizes so well, there is just a tiny movement when I walk over a rough surface like gravel, it's almost unbelievable. That feature alone puts Sony way ahead of it's competitors and there is no way I'm going back to a regular Action Cam after using this one. It's expensive, but if you can afford it, just buy it. You'll be a happy camper.
    Date published: 2016-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The late (getting into the states) and great Sony FDR X-3000 Recently I sold my old stabilized rig (Canon 60D & Blackbird) and decided to invest in a smaller, lighter, cheaper, and better solution. After searching the web for the best camera-gimbal combo I came to the conclusion of using the Sony X-3000 and the Feiyu Tech G4 GS gimbal (which I also purchased here at B&H). With the X-3000's BOSS, up to 4K image quality, remote viewing (via the Live-View Remote) decent lo-light, 3 different viewing angles and digital zoom, it was a no-brainer. Add the extra smoothness from a 3 axis gimbal and it starts to get exciting. I was so impressed with this combo that after reading that the remote could handle up to 5 cameras at a time I decided to order the less expensive, still stabilized Sony HDR AS50 (no 4K). I've attached pictures of my somewhat diy kit using a pelican style case to tie everything together.
    Date published: 2016-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't wait to try it out We have been doing a lot of traveling and I've waited several months for this model to be released. I have not been disappointed. I was carrying four or five cameras and this unit makes me comfortable with only two. Pro's: Size, Results, and Stability. Con's: Battery life. I always carry a spare and a battery pack as backup so it isn't really a problem. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another one. My GoPro has to go after receiving the FDR-X3000.
    Date published: 2016-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Time to retire your old Action Cam. I have owned quite a few action cams over the years and this one is by far the best upgrade I've ever made.. I started with the Kodak zi8 and zi10 pocket cams and then graduated into GoPro Heros.. My first Venture into the Sony action cam line was with AS20 and then onto an AS100VR and then an AS200.. Although all those action cam served me well, whenever I upgraded to FDR-X3000, the difference was immediate and made me happy to retire my other action cams.. I can say this without a doubt if you are currently a Sony action cam user this is worth the upgrade to stop using that old technology and get into this new direction Sony is going with the optical image stabilization it's incredible.. And if you are a GoPro Hero user you definitely want to grab this one and try it out it may just change your mind from this point on about Sony action cams..
    Date published: 2016-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from New leader in action cameras I am so glad I did my research wisely and committed to buying this camera. Did a comparison to the new Go Pro 5 and it blew it out of the water. The colors are richer and clearer. It's HD is more detailed and doesn't have that washed out effect. With the stabilization combination of hardware (B.O.S.S.) and software, it compliments the footage much more than just software alone. Sony Incorporated the same stabilization features as their higher end camcorders allowing for steady footage, frame by frame. There are much more features in the menu allowing you to add your own personal touch to your recording and photography. The one of biggest selling points is the clarity of low light recording and photos. Not as grainy and grayish as GoPro. This alone separates Sony allowing for much better indoor use. Finally, it has 3x zoom. GoPro doesn't have any zoom. If you want to enjoy footage without getting dizzy, use it indoors when needed, and enjoy the crisp clear and true color captures, buy the Sony fdr-x3000. You will separate yourself from the rest.
    Date published: 2016-11-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Camera The camera itself is great with the following less than perfect: Stabilization is good, but the edges of the image still have jitters especially hand held and walking. Stats are limited to speed, Avg speed, distance and an image of your route. Beware that each time you stop and start recording it resets the each clip will have new avg values and a segment of your route traveled. If stats are your #1 priority, go with the brand known for navigation. Action Cam software which is required to get the stats in your movie is awful: slow, limited to only 4 clips and very few other capabilities. It also requires you to make a second copy for the stats to be included taking double drive space. You will need a second video editing software to accomplish tasks. The PlayMemories Home software does not even work on a Mac. Warning for any 4k camera...make sure you have computer equipment and software that can handle the extra processing power needed. The remote is nice to have the image view on your wrist while the camera is mounted elsewhere. The camera itself deserves 5 stars, but the software limitations make it a 4.
    Date published: 2016-12-29
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