Sony FDRX3000 Underwater Camcorder White Review

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With optical image stabilization, great image quality and a frame rate of 50Mbps, this impressive camera has captured more than just images and video. As number 4 in the Best Action Camera buying guide, the fdr x3000 action video camera can not only connect via wi fi and Bluetooth, but is also splash and freeze proof.

Why We Like It – Sony FDRX3000 Underwater Camcorder White

The sony fdr x3000 action camera offers amazing ultra wide angle video with image stabilization, not much distortion, higher quality than full HD resolution, and excellent audio and video quality. The standard tripod socket makes it easy to install a hardware adapter from other camera mounts and photographic equipment.

Pros
  • 4K recording with optical stabilization
  • Protected from dust and splashes without case
  • Can be delivered with free shipping
Cons
  • Limited battery life
  • Image quality can distort when in proximity of vibrating motors and engines
  • No memory card included

Performance

This white Sony underwater camcorder allows the user to capture moments in 4K video with Balanced Optical Steadyshot, similarly to the gopro hero 7 black Action Camera’s HyperSmooth. It can also capture said moments in 10 different shooting modes, one of which can produce time lapse videos. If the camera somehow shakes, the advanced optical stabilization compensates for it so the user can get clearer shots.

Design

The sony fdr x3000 action cam is basically designed like a smaller camcorder, with its body protected from dust and splashes. However, it can’t be submerged without its underwater housing. Like the AKASO EK7000 Pro Action Camera, It can optionally be controlled wirelessly. using a Live View Remote for hands-free photo shoots.

Value

It’s many, MANY features are impressive, including the maximum water depth that it can handle with the underwater housing. It’s maximum water depth is 197 feet as opposed to the cheaper Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera’s maximum of 33 feet. The combination of it’s waterproofing, connectivity options, and wind noise reduction would no doubt contribute to a good chunk of the overall cost. However, it also has a limited battery and can have distortion when used near running motors and engines.

Sony FDRX3000 Underwater Camcorder White Wrap Up

This verified purchase has been called the best action camera by a few customer reviews from the United States. Despite its small, compact size, it’s amount of features is quite the opposite. If the user doesn’t need to record video for long periods of time and can stay away from anything with a big enough motor or engine, this camera is near perfect.

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