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Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
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Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 review: specs and price

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
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Why is Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 better than the average?

  • Video recording (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs50027.5fps
  • Weight
    114gvs603.13g
  • Height
    47mmvs88.11mm
  • Width
    83mmvs84.85mm
  • Thickness
    29.4mmvs126.46mm
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    120fpsvs17.57fps
  • Number of microphones
    2vs1.45
  • Volume
    114.69cm³vs7476.43cm³

Top specs and features

Design

1.Weather sealed
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

2.height

47mm

Best

Canon Legria Mini

22mm

3.volume

114.69cm³

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

15.2cm³

4.thickness

29.4mm

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

5.weight

114g

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

30g

6.width

83mm

Best

Veho Muvi Micro Camcorder

20mm

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

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.

Best

JVC GY-LS300

2160 x 150fps

2.has a 24p cinema mode
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
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
4.has a serial shot mode
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.

5.continuous shooting at high resolution

120fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Best

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

120fps

Optics

1.megapixels

8.2MP

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
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.

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
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.

4.has manual white balance
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

5.has a brand lens
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.

6.has a BSI sensor
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.

Audio

1.has a microphone in
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

2.has a stereo microphone
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

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Nokia OZO

8

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

2.has an external memory slot
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has GPS
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.has a HDMI output
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

3.Is compatible with Android
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

4.Has WiFi
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.can be controlled remotely
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

6.has NFC
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

For example

Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

Miscellaneous

1.Supports 4K resolution
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.

2.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

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.

3.Has timelapse function
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.

4.has a battery level indicator
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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