Sony has just revealed their newest flag ship action camera, which on paper may be the best action camera available, the FDR-X3000R. It comes with a whole new Balanced Optical SteadyShot (B.O.SS) image stabilization system. You might be aware of the Electronic Image Stabilization system. Well this is an upgraded version. Whole new technology. This image stabilization system even works at 4K resolution and in high-speed recording modes.
The X3000R is the first action camera to have the B.O.SS image stabilization system. It comes with a huge range of different mounts. It can be attached to a car, bike, motorcycle or yourself. There are accessories for everything. The action camera also comes with a Live-View remote that is 30% smaller than its previous version. It will even get its own mount for attaching it onto a handlebar. The Live-View remote can also be worn as a watch. So you can control everything off it while say snowboarding or skiing.
Besides the live-view remote, the FDR-X3000R can still be also controlled via a smartphone or a tablet. It connects with the PlayMemories Mobile app.
The X3000R action camera has a special optimized BIONZ X processor. The very same but slightly bigger processor is also used in the Sony A7 cameras. 4K resolution videos can be captured at 100Mbps bitrate. The action camera has also got a stereo mic which has a Wind Noise Reduction feature for improved audio quality. The camera also comes with an underwater housing for depths of 60m / 197ft. Besides 4K videos, the camera also allows to capture 8.3MP interval shots while the it is recording in 4K. Sony has also provided a free Action Cam Movie Creator software for PC for editing videos.
The Sony FDR-X3000R will be available for €600 / $580. They will start shipping in November 2016.