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Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Cam

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  • Professional 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording with up to 240p HD / 120p HD
  • SteadyShot™ image stabilization works from bikes to aerial shot and more
  • Control up to 5 Action Cam via phone1 or LiveView™ Remote (Sold Separately)
  • Splash proof body with universal tripod mount
  • Built-in stereo mic for quality sound with wind noise reduction
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips
  • Loop recording prevents running out of memory card
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Grab pro-level footage in gorgeous 4K resolution, with advanced image stabilization to counteract vibration and 240p recording for super slow-motion HD video. All in a splash proof body with manual controls, stereo mic with wind noise-reduction and built-in Wi-Fi. You can even edit your best moves into one video with included Highlight Movie Maker software.

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4K Action Cam

Grab pro-level footage in gorgeous 4K resolution, with advanced image stabilization to counteract vibration and 240p recording for super slow-motion HD video. All in a splashproof body with manual controls, stereo mic with wind noise-reduction and built-in Wi-Fi. You can even edit your best moves into one video with included Highlight Movie Maker software.

4K Action Cam

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Professional 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording with up to 240p HD / 120p Full HD
SteadyShot image stabilization works from bikes to aerial shot and more
Control up to 5 Action Cam via phone or LiveView Remote3

Professional 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording with up to 240p HD / 120p Full HD

Capture the finest details and your most thrilling moments in true 4k (3840 x 2160) video. The FDR-X1000V 30p/24p allows incredibly high resolution, to produce vibrant and extremely realistic images. The Action Cam is capable of shooting in 10 different shooting modes to create a diverse amount of looks to include 240p in high definition and 120p slow motion in FHD. Users can also select 240p in VGA for super slow motion video. Additionally, pro quality XAVC S recording with high bit rate of 100Mbps in 4k and 60Mbps in HD enables the FDR-X1000V to capture quick action with smooth image motion.

SteadyShot image stabilization works from bikes to aerial shot and more

SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake. SteadyShot image stabilization has evolved to compensate for shake in different shooting scenarios to include different vibration frequencies from land sports to aerial shots on drones.

Control up to 5 Action Cam via phone or LiveView Remote3

Turn compatible smart phones1 and tablets in to remote control viewing devices via Wi-Fi with One Touch Near Field Communication (NFC). When using LiveView Remote RM-LVR2.3 Now you can frame your shot, change the shooting modes, turn on GPS, and control up to 5 Action Cams with the use of a single LiveView Remote or compatible smart phone by simply using the Sony PlayMemories Mobile app (for Android or iOS).


Splash proof body with universal tripod mount
Built-in stereo mic for quality sound with wind noise reduction
Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips

Splash proof body with universal tripod mount

The FDR-X1000V was built with a splash proof body (IPX4-class). Enjoy carefree use of the Action Cam outside of its included housing3, even in rainy weather or splash-prone situations. With a universal tripod screw mount on the body of the Action Cam itself, you can easily attach the camera directly to a tripod.

Built-in stereo mic for quality sound with wind noise reduction

A built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture all the exciting sounds of your adventure with sense of direction. Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you clearer, cleaner sound.

Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips

Highlight Movie Maker produces a short highlight movie clip to share and enjoy instantly. Highlight Movie Maker selects the best scenes from your videos based on motion gyro. The movie, which is saved in MP4 format, is easy to share through social media.


Additional Features

Loop recording prevents running out of memory card

Set the recording loop duration from 5/20/60/120 minutes or unlimited. This will help ensure you catch the most thrilling moments of your day without running out of space on your card. No matter what interval you set your loop recording setting to previously recorded content on the card is protected.

Live stream your video via Ustream

Share the adventure as it happens via Ustream. Now your circle of friends and family can share the excitement in real time by simply logging in to Ustream from anywhere.

Advanced manual control allows flexibility in movie expression

Advanced manual control of settings such as white balance and AE shifting enable more pro-style movie shooting to meet diverse needs. Adjusting the brightness and hue levels of your video will allow you to match the video shot from other cameras easily, providing a solid baseline for professional-looking movies.


Ultra wide up to 170° pro quality f/2.8 bright ZEISS lens

With an ultra-wide angle professional ZEISS lens, you will increase your perspective (up to 170-degree viewing angle) while you venture out on breathtaking views of dynamic terrain to include ski slopes and mountain trails. With SteadyShot turned on you will shoot a wide 120 degrees. With an aperture of f/2.8 this lens helps to produce stunning detail and clarity in low light situations.


1Requires NFC-compatible mobile device. Check device’s user manual for compatibility. Device cases may prevent connection.
3Waterproof down to 3 meters (15feet)

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2015 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Exmor R, SteadyShot and the Sony logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance. Carl Zeiss and Vario-Tessar are registered trademarks of Carl Zeiss Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice


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First off, I had a lot of questions about this camera and didn't get much answer from sony support or anywhere else. (Probably cause its brand new). But here is what I gathered so far.

Battery Life when recording in 4k XAVC S is about 50 minute to 1 hour depending on your battery.
Memory space when recording in 4k XAVC S is about 40gb before the battery runs out. (So pretty much its about 800mb per minute.)
All of my old attachment still works on the new action camera.
The back end of the Sony action camera has two way to open it. One way is open the back completely which lets you changed the battery/memory card and all the ports. The second way is to open only one side which is the ports for charging and etc. Which is really awesome since you can technically just plug it into a power source and keep recording without the waterproof case.
The camera definitely gets pretty warm/hot when recording in 4k. (So be careful recording in hot area. It will shut off when it gets too hot.)

Whatever you do, DO NOT LISTEN TO THE SONY REP GUY! That guy straight up lied to me saying any memory card will work on this camera as long as it's a class 10. That is not the case. If you want to use all the modes on your camera it has to be at least U3 for 4K. So this the memory card that I eventually found and worked.

Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB
http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Memory-Speeds-Ready-SDSDQXP-064G-G46A/dp/B00NUB3530/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1425827123&sr=1-1&keywords=micro+sd+card+U3

As you can see if you look at the bottom left of the memory card picture you see the letter U with a 3 in it. That has to be on the memory card of whichever micro SD card you want to buy in order to record 4k.
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I own several GoPro cameras and constantly am making videos with and about them for my YouTube channel Digital Tech Reviews & Tips. However, I had not had any experience with Sony's line of action cams prior to purchasing the FDR-X1000V. This is their newest and most advanced model, and is aimed to compete directly with the GoPro HERO 4 Black edition. With that in mind I performed many tests comparing the quality and features of the two (but more on that later).
First I set about trying to understand every mode and setting which the Sony cam offers. Initially I was extremely put off by several things, namely: the lack of a dedicated on/off button, slow menu response times when tweaking settings on the camera, and the amount of clicks it takes to get through the menus. As I used the cam more and got used to the way Sony does things, the menus didn't seem quite as complex and I was finally able to completely understand the way that the video resolutions are labeled. I also connected my smartphone to it via Wifi and the free Play Memories app and began exploring what it had to offer. The app definitely doesn't let you access as many settings as the GoPro app, however it does let you adjust the white balance to whatever color temperature you wish (between 2500k & 9900k), auto download any picture you take to review it, and mirror or add grid lines to the live view picture displayed on your smartphone. There is also an underwater mode which I haven't quite figured out what it does technically, but does seem to improve the accuracy of colors when filming underwater.
The question which most people are likely wondering is: “How does the video and image quality compares to the GoPro 4 Black?
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I chose this camera over the GoPro for 2 reasons:
1. I already had an ActionCam in the past so I had attachments to work with it
2. I like the fact that it records stereo as opposed to mono audio

I got to use it for the first time last night after 2 days of trying to figure out how to get all the settings to work. I had issues with it because if you don't have at least 64 GB of memory then it won't let you access any of the 4k or XAV-C options for recording format. Without that you are left with an action cam that only can go up to 1080 @ 60p. I like the menu options once you can get them all to work and the camera itself seems sturdy. After using it in 2160 24p @ 100mbs I'm really impressed with the video ( http://youtu.be/oXoy6MWo0nk?list=UUdTDIKjemXVkSjIAu7qjvjA , http://youtu.be/yOioouc6KRY ). I tried it 2 different ways; once with the case on it and the other time I used it without the case. I didn't really notice anything with the image but there was some wind noise once I took the case off. I haven't tried any of the white balance, color, wind reduction or stability settings yet but I like that it has a wide variety of options. I used the headstrap mount which just fits around a helmet for those of you that don't want to put adhesive on your helmet. I also had the angle mount with the camera and unfortunately for the first video I had it angled down too far. The nice thing about this camera is that with the angle mount and the headstrap it is nice and secure without having the base plate. I like that it has the 1/4 20 screw bottom so there is a lot of flexibility for use.
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