81points

GoPro Hero8 Black

84points

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

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GoPro Hero8 Black vs Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

GoPro Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

Why is GoPro Hero8 Black better than Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000?

  • 46.34% more megapixels (main camera)
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    12MPvs8.2MP
  • 4x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 240fpsvs1080 x 60fps
  • Has a touch screen
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  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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  • 1mm thinner
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    28.4mmvs29.4mm
  • Has touch autofocus
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  • 16.7mm narrower
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    66.3mmvs83mm
  • 20.21% less body volume
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    91.51cm³vs114.68939999999999cm³

Why is Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 better than GoPro Hero8 Black?

  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has manual ISO
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  • Has manual exposure
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  • Has an HDMI output
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  • 3g lighter
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    114gvs117g
  • Has manual white balance
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  • Has a stereo microphone
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Price comparison

GoPro Hero8 Black

ProductStorePrice
GoPro Hero8 Black AmazonGoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Ca...GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (International Model)
Amazon logo
$399.00
GoPro Hero8 Black AmazonGoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Ca...GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization
Amazon logo
$299.00

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
$348.00

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
GoPro Hero8 Black
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 Hero8 Black
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 Hero8 Black
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

28.4mm

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

66.3mm

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)

1080 x 240fps

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 Hero8 Black
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 Hero8 Black
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 continuous autofocus when recording movies
GoPro Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
5.Has timelapse function
GoPro Hero8 Black
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.
6.continuous shooting at high resolution

30fps

120fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP

8.2MP

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 Hero8 Black
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 Hero8 Black
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 Hero8 Black
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 Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
6.has a CMOS sensor
GoPro Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
GoPro Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
GoPro Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
3.number of microphones

3

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
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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 Hero8 Black
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 Hero8 Black
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 Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
GoPro Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has GPS
GoPro Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Is compatible with Android
GoPro Hero8 Black
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 Hero8 Black
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 Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
5.Is compatible with iOS
GoPro Hero8 Black
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
6.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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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.

Price comparison

GoPro Hero8 Black

ProductStorePrice
GoPro Hero8 Black AmazonGoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Ca...GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (International Model)
Amazon logo
$399.00
GoPro Hero8 Black AmazonGoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Ca...GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization
Amazon logo
$299.00

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
$348.00

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