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Best Action Camera 2019: Sony FDR-X3000R Unboxing and Review

The Sony FDR-X3000 is an amazing action camera in a small package!

Posted on April 13, 2019 by JK4K 
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Over the years, we have seen so many new actions cameras. With these types of cameras coming in different shapes and sizes, it can be difficult to say which one is the best. Really, it comes down to what is best for your use case. For us, Sony FDR-X3000 action camera is definitely one of the best. It has new and improved features that we are really excited about!
Today we are going to be covering some of these amazing new features to try and help you decide if this is the right camera for you. We will cover features such as the new and improved stabilization, which includes optical stabilization, not just electronic stabilization. You can also get this action camera with a nice remote so you can stream a live preview and control the action camera. The Sony FDR-X3000 camera also produces high and accurate colors in 4K and Full HD videos. With these incredible features, and the other features we are going to be talking about, is why we think the Sony FDR-X3000 is one of the best action cameras for 2019!

Ultimate Image Stabilization
This camera uses 4K resolution and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for camera-shake compensation. Balanced Optical SteadyShot is more effective at cutting the effects of camera shake internally. The camera's lens and sensor are joined and move together controlling the whole optical path as one floating unit. This advanced stabilization system makes it easier to shoot clear and stable images while on the move.

ZEISS Lens and Exmor R Cmos Provides Professional 4K Quality
With less distortion, the new ZEISS Tessar lens ensures that the quality remains consistently strong across all settings. This is huge as the previous version had major distortion in certain settings. In terms of color, this camera produces high and accurate colors in 4K and Full HD videos. The FDR-X3000 also has a back - illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and a BIONZ X processor which work together to help with noise reduction, face detection, and dynamic range. We also really love how this camera records high quality sound. The noise reduction in the built in stereo microphone helps to reduce the impact of wind interference.

Remote Camera Control and Viewing
If you purchase the version with the remote, the Sony FDR-X3000R, you have the ability to stream a live preview and control the action camera with the optional Live-View Remote. You can also use the Sony's PlayMemories Mobile application available for both Android and iOS.

Tough Body Endures Harsh Conditions
The body of the Sony FDR-X3000 is splashproof and freezeproof. When you put the waterproof housing that is supplied, it's dustproof, shockproof, and waterproof to 197 ft / 60m. The FDR-X3000 has a universal tripod screw mount on the body of the camera itself, and one on the waterproof housing, which allows you to attach the camera onto a tripod or action mount.

Underwater Housing
This underwater housing is equipped with a flat port in front of the lens and convenient camera buttons on the side. This lets you easily control all functions through the housing. The housing also shields the camera from shocks, damp, rust, dust, and sand.

Selectable Viewing Angle and 3x Zoom
You can capture an ultra-wide angle view with the Ziess Tessar lens or choose your own viewing angle from Wide, Medium, or Narrow. Changing the angle of view also helps correct for the barrel distortion. You can also seamlessy zoom thanks to the available 3x smooth zoom mode. It is really cool that you can zoom while you are filming.

8.3 Interval Record and 4K Time-Lapse Video
The Sony FDR-X3000 has camera features that allows you to capture 8.3MP stills over regular intervals for an extended period of time. Time-lapse Capture lets you create time-lapse movies by using high quality 4K still images shot at designated intervals. The Action Cam Movie Creator software will transform these images into a time-lapse movie. You can create Full HD time-lapse movies with the Action Cam App.

Catch All The Motion In One Shot
With Motion Shot you can capture an entire action sequence in a single frame. With this feature, it creates a composite image of a subject in motion. The variable settings for different burst speeds are 10fps, 5fps, and 2fps.

High Quality Stereo Sound With Wind Noise Reduction
The built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture sound in two track stereo. Wind noise reduction reduces the impact of wind interference. There is also a microphone jack for times that you need a external microphone. No additional adapter needed!

Enhanced Convenience
The Sony FDR-X3000 also has built-in WIFI, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS. It also has a new intuitive interface, three recording lights and an adjustable beep volume. All of these features ensure easy operation. The USB, HDMI, and microphone jack connections are now located on the back of the camera which is great.

Watch the video below to see us unbox the Sony FDR-X3000R and cover a lot of the details around this amazing action camera. If you are interested in learning more about the Sony FDR-X3000 Action Camera, we highly suggest you watch this video. You will see this is one of the best action cameras on the market right now! You will love all the amazing action shots that you will be able to get with this camera!

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