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Sony FDR-X3000 Action Camera

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  • Supports 4K, 1080p, 720p, and 480p Video
  • Optically Stabilized Ultra-Wide Lens
  • Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Included Housing Waterproof to 197'
  • 12MP Still Photos
  • 120 fps in 1080p and 240 fps in 720p
  • XAVC S and MP4 (H.264) Recording
  • Built-In Stereo Audio Recording
  • AE Compensation and Manual White Balance

The Sony FDR-X3000 Action Camera ultra-wide-angle lens opens up versatile framing options for recording your adventures, and the included underwater housing is watertight to 197', letting you plumb aquatic depths right out of the box. Sony FDR-X3000 produces sharp videos and still images with reduced motion artifacts from vibrations and another camera movement. 

4K (3840 x 2160) Recording

Using the XAVC S codec, the FDR-X3000 can record UltraHD resolution 4K (3840 x 2160) at 30p or 24p with bit-rates of 100 Mb/s or 60 Mb/s. Besides 4K, it can record Full HD 1080p at 50 Mb/s in XAVC S and up to 28 Mb/s in the higher-compressed MP4 mode

High-Frame-Rate Recording

Great for dramatic portrayal of action scenes, in 1080p and 720p resolutions, the FDR-X3000 is capable of recording high-frame-rate videos. Full HD 1080p video can be recorded up to 120fps, which offers a 1/4-speed playback at a smooth 30fps. Step down to 720p resolution for 240fps recordings for 1/4-speed playback at 60fps, or 1/8-speed playback at 30fps.

Built-In Balanced Optical SteadyShot

Originally formulated for Sony's HandyCam line, Balanced Optical SteadyShot (or B.O.S.S., for short) doesn't compromise on the camera's full recording capabilities. The lens itself moves to compensate for excess vibration in a shot, reducing motion artifacts and enabling smoother, sharper videos.

Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Operation

With the PlayMemories Mobile (PMM) app, you can remotely control up to five Action Cams from a single mobile device. The app allows you to view a live feed from the camera, and the multi-view features means you can view up to five cameras at once, or just select one and view it in full screen.


Controls available through the app include:

  • Simultaneous shutter release
  • Simultaneous recording start/stop
  • Individual monitoring and setting
  • Individual shutter release
  • Individual recording start/stop
  • Movie/still mode switching
  • Changing exposure settings
  • Start/stop time-lapse recording
  • Play back and delete recorded clips

Highlight Movie Maker

So that you don't have to spend time editing, the Highlight Movie Maker automatically picks out what it deems to be the best moments, returning a self-contained MP4 movie for easy sharing and upload. The Highlight Movie Maker algorithm uses data from the gyro, scene color, smile detection, and other settings to identify the best moments in all of the footage you have amassed. You can even upload music from your computer to the Action Cam to add a custom sound track

Stereo Microphone

Unlike many action cameras, which have mono microphones, the FDR-X3000 features a built-in stereo mic to help make audio as immersive as the picture.

Simple User Interface

Selecting and changing features is a simple process with the simple and intuitive user interface. All menus are easily accessible on the integrated LCD screen. The camera can also be controlled as well as turned on or off via smartphone with the PlayMemories Mobile app.

In the Box
  • Sony FDR-X3000 Action Camera
  • Attachment Buckle
  • Sony NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Sony Underwater Housing for Select Action Cams
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.5" CMOS
Color Filter RGB
Sensor Resolution 12 MP


35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 17mm Wide 23mm Medium 32mm Narrow
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Focus Distance 20.0" / 50.0 cm


System NTSC
Recording Media Memory Stick micro (Mark 2), microSD/HC/XC
Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S) 1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S) 1920 x 1080p at 50/60 fps (28 Mb/s MP4) 800 x 480p at 200/240 fps (28 Mb/s MP4) 1280 x 720p at 25/30 fps (6 Mb/s MP4) 1280 x 720p at 200/240 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S) 3840 x 2160 at 24/25/30 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S) 1280 x 720p at 100/120 fps (28 Mb/s MP4) 1920 x 1080p at 24/25/30/50/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S) 1920 x 1080p at 25/30 fps (16 Mb/s MP4)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Still Image Support JPEG 12 MP (4624 x 2600) JPEG 6.1 MP (3280 x 1848) JPEG 3 MP (2304 x 1296)
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC LPCM


Secondary Display : Status Display

Exposure Control

Shutter Speed 1/30 - 1/10000 Second (Video)
Exposure Modes Modes: Auto Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV
Interval Recording 5 Second 10 Second 30 Second 60 Second
Burst Photo 10 Photos / 1 Second


Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
White Balance Modes Auto Onepush Preset Manual
Built-In Mic Yes
Built-In Speaker Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20

Input/Output Connectors

Outputs 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D) 1 x Composite Video Requires VMC-15MR2 cable, available separately 1 x USB Micro-B
Microphone Input Yes


Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh
Charging Method AC Adapter USB
Charging Time 4 Hours
Power Consumption Operating: 2 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.2 x 1.9 x 3.3" / 29.4 x 47.0 x 83.0 mm
Weight 3.14 oz / 89 g without battery 4.02 oz / 114 g with battery

Packaging Info

Package Weight 0.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.3 x 5.05 x 4.45"
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