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Sony FDR-X3000R Action Cam Video Review




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We recently gave you our full written review of Sony‘s 4K FDR-X3000R Action Cam which impressed us, and at the same time, left us wanting in some aspects. If in case you want to see more of it, here’s our video review showing its image stabilization, wind noise reduction, and more.


The FDR-X3000 is priced at Php27,999 which comes with the Live-View Remote.

Sony FDR-X3000 action camera specs:
8.2MP BSI 1/2.5 type (7.20 mm) f/2.8 Exmor R CMOS Sensor with full sensor readout, no pixel binning
ZEISS Tessar lens
Video recording at 4K resolution
BIONZ X processor
Stereo microphone with wind noise reduction
Memory card slot (Memory Stick Micro, microSD)
Micro HDMI output
Multi/micro USB terminal
Stereo mini jack
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
GPS
NFC
1240mAh Li-Ion battery

What we liked about it:

  • Great image stabilization (OIS)
  • Stereo audio recording
  • Minimal delay in live preview via Bluetooth
  • Decent battery life
  • Wearable live preview makes operation a lot easier
  • Option to zoom in and out
  • Good low light performance

What we didn’t like:

  • Limited accessories in the bundle
  • Dropped frames during playback over Wi-Fi
  • Wind reduction is not that effective
  • Connecting the camera to a smartphone is a hit and miss
  • Picture quality needs more detail



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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