Sony Announces new Flagship 4K & HD Action Cams

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Sony has announced new Flagship 4K & HD POV Cameras featuring their innovative Balanced Optical SteadyShot® (B.O.SS) image stabilization technology.

Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 4K

FDR-X3000R 4K Action Cam with Wi-Fi® & GPS

Sony Action Cam HDR-AS300

HDR-AS300R Action Cam with Wi-Fi®

While this technology isn’t new to Sony (it’s been in their camcorders since 2012), it is the first time that they’ve added it to their POV cameras.

Both cameras also feature a new ZEISS® Tessar lens, back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor with full sensor readout and no pixel binning and their powerful BIONZ X™ processor.

Other common features include:

  • Built-in Stereo Mic with wind noise reduction
  • Live-View Remote and User Interface
  • Time-Lapse Capture feature
  • Splash-Proof Bodies (with included cases)

The FDR-X3000R 4K model also features built-in Wi-Fi & GPS while the HDR-AS300R Full HD model features built-in Wi-Fi only.

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Sony Action Cam Live View Remote with wristband

Live View Remote with wristband

Both cameras can be paired with an updated version of Sony’s Live-View Remote that Sony says is 30% smaller than the previous model.

The live view remote allows you to view the action from the camera and also power the camera on and off via low-power Bluetooth.

Sony also updated the interface & menu system including the addition of a high-power Wi-Fi mode allowing the remote to be used from greater distances.

A new range of accessories was also announced, including the Finger Grip (AKA-FGP1) allowing for one-handed shooting and the MC Protector (AKA-MCP1) for extra protection from lens scratches and dirt.

Sony Action Cam Finger Grip

Finger Grip

Sony Action Cam Lens Dust Cover

MC Protector



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