Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 review: specs and price

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000

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

  • Field of view

  • Video recording (main camera)

    1080 x 60fpsvs57384.71fps
  • Number of microphones

  • Height

  • Thickness

  • Volume

  • Sensor size

    58.4 x 25.4mmvs528.65mm
  • Maximum focal length


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1.has a touch screen
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.is dustproof and water-resistant
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.
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.
The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
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.


1.Is compatible with Android
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
2.has an 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 iOS
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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.has NFC
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.


1.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a removable battery
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.


More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
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.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
4.has a microphone input
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.


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.
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.
3.has manual shutter speed
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
This allows you to manually set the shutter speed.
4.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.
5.sensor size

58.4 x 25.4mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.has manual ISO
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.


Field of view (FOV) is the part of the world that a device can view and record. A wider field of view allows you to capture more of the action.
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.
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. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
4.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.
5.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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.


1.has or is a prime lens
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000
A prime lens has a fixed focal length. In general, these are sharper, with a wider aperture.
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.

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