Sony FDR-X3000V 4K Action Cam

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4K movies. Less shake. See how the Sony FDR-X3000V 4K Action Cam opens spectacular new vistas with mesmerising 4K high quality and steady action. Capture your best moves in unforgettable 4K movies.

  • 4K Ultra HD for four times the detail of Full HD
  • Reduced shake with Balanced Optical SteadyShot
  • New user interface provides intuitive camera operation
  • Shoot at desired angle with adjustable FOV and zooming
  • Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with enhanced sensitivity and BIONZ X™ image processor
  • ZEISS® Tessar™ lens to capture landscapes with less distortion


Totally New Dimension In Action Movie Shooting
The Sony FDR-X3000V Action Cam combines brilliant 4K (8,9) imagination with Balanced Optical SteadyShot advanced camera-shake compensation. By controlling the entire optical path as one floating unit, Balanced Optical SteadyShot is significantly more effective at cutting the effects of camera shake. This advanced stabilisation system makes it easier to shoot beautifully clear, stable images while travelling, bike riding, and in other active situations (10).

Live-View Remote For Easy Control (Sold Separately)
Perfect pairing for shooting success. Live-View Remote provides full command of shooting setting and now turning on/off the power. They even share the same friendly UI design for seamless teamwork in action. So however you shoot, wherever you go, your Sony FDR-X3000V camera and remote are in sync and ready for adventure.

Smart Operation With Friendly UI
Selecting and changing features has never been easier thanks to the new, intuitive user interface. All menus are easily accessible. Enjoy a seamless camera setting experience and find the perfect setting for your shooting needs. The Sony FDR-X3000V camera can also be turned on/off via smartphone with PlayMemories Mobile.

BIONZ X™ For Superior Detail And Texture
Sony's image processing engine faithfully reproduces textures and details, as seen by the naked eye, via extra high-speed processing. Together with front-end LSI (large scale integration) that accelerates processing, BIONZ X™ enables more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise whether you're shooting photos or movies.

Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor With Enhanced Sensitivity
Mountain-biking downhill at breakneck speed at dusk? Kayaking at dawn? Your footage is still going to look great, thanks to the low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain provided by Sony FDR-X3000V’s Exmor R™ CMOS sensor.

Built-In Stereo Mic Captures Quality Sound (13)
Make a great movie even better with great audio. The Sony FDR-X3000V's built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture sounds of your adventure in two-track stereo, naturally. Clear sound with reduced noise enhances the most sophisticated movie work you can produce.

Adjustable Field Of View And Zoom Freedom
Discover new flexibility to vary your shooting in action for dramatic effects and added excitement. For example, your angle of view can be selected from “Wide”, “Medium” or “Narrow” (12). In addition, seamlessly adjustable zoom mode enables you to change zooming while shooting.

Sharp, Ultra-Wide Zeiss® Tessar™ Lens
Capture epic wide-angle views with the ZEISS® Tessar lens or choose standard but striking views. Either way, you'll always be capturing beautiful shots of the most challenging ski slopes, mountain trails, swirling rapids or pitted asphalt paths.

Manual Control For Sophisticated Movie Style
Explore sophisticated shooting features for thrilling action movies you'll be proud to share with family, friends and fans. Use advanced manual settings like white balance and AE shifting, and optimise brightness and hue to match images of other camcorders for easier movie editing. Show your skill and style as a director and action star.

Highlight Movie Maker (15) With Face Detection
Discover how easily built-in Highlight Movie Maker (15) works with face detection for in-camera auto-editing. Highlight Movie Maker also supports a wider range of scenes—not just sports performance but also daily situations and travel—automatically selecting highlight points of footage to create a highlight movie, complete with background music. You can share your work immediately using a smartphone.

4K Time-Lapse Capture
Time-lapse Capture lets you produce time-lapse movies easily by using high-quality 4K still images shot at designated intervals. Then Action Cam Movie Creator (v. 5.1 for Windows, v.3.1 for Mac®) or Action Cam App (v. 2.0) (14) simply transforms these images into an impressive time-lapse movie.

120fps At Full Hd Resolution For Slo-Mo Video
See every detail of fast-moving action in smooth slow motion (17), thanks to 120-fps high frame rate recording at Full HD resolution.

Tough Body Endures Harsh Conditions
Action Cam body alone is splashproof and freezeproof, and supplied Waterproof Housing is dustproof, shockproof and waterproof to 60m. So whether you’re hiking on a rainy day, skiing or snowboarding, making dirt biking movies, surfing the waves or exploring undersea, Action Cam provides real-world rugged design.

Underwater Housing As Standard Gear
Take Action Cam diving to 60m using supplied Underwater Housing (13) - no need to buy optional gear. Equipped with a flat panel, it lets you control all camera buttons easily through the housing. What's more, it shields this hardy compact camera from shocks, damp, rust, dust and sand. Enjoy carefree aquatic adventures and extend your exploration to tough terrain.


DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) Approx. 29.4 x 47.0 x 83.0 mm
WEIGHT Approx. 114 g (including supplied battery)
SENSOR TYPE 1/2.5 type (7.20mm) back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
EFFECTIVE PIXELS (VIDEO) Approx. 8.2 Megapixels 2 3
EFFECTIVE PIXELS (STILL IMAGE) Approx. 8.2 Megapixels 2 3
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM) (VIDEO) f= 17 mm (WIDE), f= 23 mm (MEDIUM), f= 32 mm (NARROW)
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM) (STILL IMAGE) f= 17 mm (WIDE), f= 23 mm (MEDIUM), f= 32 mm (NARROW)
STEADYSHOT Balanced Optical SteadyShot with Active mode
EXPOSURE MODE Multi-segment
MINIMUM ILLUMINATION 6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
SHUTTER SPEED 1/30 – 1/10,000 (30 fps)
IMAGE PROCESSOR BIONZ X™ image processor
OTHER SHOOTING FUNCTIONS Loop Recording, Motion Shot LE, Burst Shooting, 4K Time-lapse capture, Live Streaming 4
WATERPROOF Up to 60m with supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)
DUSTPROOF With supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1) 5
SHOCKPROOF With supplied Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1) 5
COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
RECORDING FORMAT (STILL IMAGE) DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
VIDEO RESOLUTION MP4 PS: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p, MP4 HQ: 1920 x 1080 30p/25p, MP4 STD: 1280 x 720 30p/25p, MP4 HS120 (HS100): 1280 x 720 120p/100p, MP4 HS240(HS200): 800 x 480 240p/200p, XAVC S: 3840 x 2160 30p/25p/24p, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, 1280 x 720 240p/200p, 1920 x 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
VIDEO RECORDING RATE (ABR / VBR) MP4 PS: Approx. 28 Mbps/HQ: Approx. 16 Mbps/STD: Approx. 6 Mbps/HS120 (HS100): Approx. 28 Mbps/HS240 (HS200): Approx. 28 Mbps***XAVC S 3840 x 2160 30p/25p/24p: Approx. 100Mbps/60Mbps, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p: 100Mbps/60Mbps, 1280 x 720 240p/200p: 100Mbps/60Mbps, 1920 x 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p Approx. 50Mbps
STILL IMAGE SIZE (PHOTO MODE) Approx. 12.0 Megapixels 16:9 (4608 x 2592) 3
MICROPHONE Built-in stereo microphone
SPEAKER Monaural Speaker
INPUT AND OUTPUT TERMINALS Memory card slot***Micro HDMI output***Multi/micro USB terminal***Stereo minijack
POWER REQUIREMENTS 3.6 V (battery pack)
CAMERA'S WI-FI IS ON XAVC S: 3840 × 2160 30p 60Mbps (4K) 50 min, MP4: 1920 x 1080 30p (HQ) 125 min 6 7
CAMERA'S WI-FI IS OFF XAVC S: 3840 × 2160 30p 60Mbps (4K) 60 min, MP4: 1920 x 1080 30p (HQ) 135 min 6

2 When "SteadyShot" is set to "OFF".
3 When "Angle setting" is set to "WIDE".
4 Requires a Wi-Fi router or smartphone capable of tethering.
5 As for dustproof/shockproof performance, there is no guarantee that the camcorder will not becomescratched or dented.
6 When shooting continuously under temperature of 25°C / 77°F without use of supplied Underwater Housing. Recording time may be shorter depending on usage and environmental conditions.
7 When the camera is not connected with Live-View Remote or a smartphone.
8 3,480 x 2,160 pixels
9 Requires micro SDXC/SDHC memory card UHS-I U3 or higher for XAVC S 4K 100Mbps recording and micro SDXC/SDHC memory card Class 10 or higher for XAVC S 4K 60Mpbs and XAVC S HD 50Mbps recording.
10 Distortion in image quality or out-of-focus may occur when used in close proximity to vibrating motors and engines. Image deterioration can be reduced by using Action Cam with optional accessory Motor Vibration Absorber for X3000/AS300(AKA-MVA). Learn More:
11 Supplied with FDR-X3000R, HDR-AS300R, and HDR-AS50R, not sold separately.
12 Medium and Narrow are not available for 4K and High-speed Rec.
13 Recorded sound level is lower when using supplied Underwater Housing.
14 Action Cam App supports Full HD time-lapse movie only.
15 Not available for XAVC S 4K, 24p and High speed recording.
16 Requires a Wi-Fi® router or smartphone capable of tethering.
17 Requires post-processing for slow-motion movie.
18 Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Mac logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.
19 Actual colour and dimension may differ from the screen image.
20 Colours & features of the product shown may differ by model and country.
21 4K: 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.
22 Services availability depends on region.

Box Contents

  • Sony FDR-X3000V 4K Action Cam
  • Attachment Buckle
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Rechargeable battery pack (NP-BX1)
  • Startup guide
  • Underwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)