61points

GoPro Hero (2018)

83points

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
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55 facts in comparison

GoPro Hero (2018) vs Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

Why is GoPro Hero (2018) better than Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000?

  • 21.95% more megapixels (main camera)
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    10MPvs8.2MP
  • 33.33% better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1440 x 60fpsvs1080 x 60fps
  • Has a touch screen
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  • 18mm narrower
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    65mmvs83mm
  • 2mm shorter
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    45mmvs47mm
  • 10.74% less body volume
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    102.38cm³vs114.68939999999999cm³
  • Has a dedicated bike mount
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  • 1 newer USB version
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    3vs2

Why is Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 better than GoPro Hero (2018)?

  • Has GPS
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  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Has a brand lens
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  • Has a microphone input
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  • 3g lighter
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    114gvs117g
  • 5.6mm thinner
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    29.4mmvs35mm

Price comparison

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

ProductStorePrice
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 AmazonSony FDRX3000/W Underwater Camcorder 4K,...Sony FDRX3000/W Underwater Camcorder 4K, White
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$398.00

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.has a touch screen
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.weight

117g

114g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.thickness

35mm

29.4mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
6.width

65mm

83mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1440 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
3.supports slow-motion video recording
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
4.Has timelapse function
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a serial shot mode
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
6.shoots raw
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.

Optics

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has a BSI sensor
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
3.has a brand lens
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
4.has built-in optical image stabilization
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
5.has manual ISO
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
6.has manual exposure
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
This allows you to manually set the exposure.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
4.has stereo speakers
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.has an external memory slot
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.has a battery level indicator
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has GPS
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Is compatible with Android
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
3.has an HDMI output
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
4.supports Wi-Fi
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
6.Is compatible with iOS
GoPro Hero (2018)
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Price comparison

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

ProductStorePrice
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 AmazonSony FDRX3000/W Underwater Camcorder 4K,...Sony FDRX3000/W Underwater Camcorder 4K, White
Amazon logo
$398.00

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