Sony FDR-X1000V POV 4K Action Camera

Release Date : 5 January 2015
Price :  $ 448.00

Available at :  Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • Records 4K, 1080p, 720p, and 480p Video
  • Ultra wide up 170° f/2.8 ZEISS® lens
  • Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Housing Waterproof to 33′
  • 8.8MP Still/Burst + 2.2MP Interval Modes
  • 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
  • Automatic In-Camera Editing

The new camera, model FDR-X1000V, applies the company’s vast expertise in 4K video production to a compact, splash-proof POV camera design, allowing adventurers to capture stunning 4K content (3840×2160@30p 100Mbps1/60Mpbs) with ease, which can be played back on a compatible 4K TV directly from the camera through HDMI. It also features enhanced HD video performance with upgraded stabilization, image quality and high-frame rate shooting.

The FDR-X1000V features a ZEISS Tessar® lens with an ultra-wide angle 170 degree2 field of view, a back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor and an acclaimed BIONZ X™ processor, ensuring that video quality remains consistently strong across all shooting environments.

Additionally, the new camera borrows the acclaimed full pixel readout technology from other high-end Sony cameras including the popular α7 S.   This allows the camera to read and process data from all of the sensor’s pixels to create exceptionally smooth, highly detailed 4K and HD videos in a variety of formats including MP4 and the high data stream XAVC S codec.

“I’m thrilled to bring the unmatched clarity and sharpness of the Sony 4K experience to our Action Cam line,” said Patrick Huang, director of the camcorder business at Sony Electronics. “The innovative design and impressive technology in the new X1000V reflect our strong 4K background and intense commitment to the POV camera market.”

“I’ve been lucky enough to test out the new 4K Action Cam on my skateboard, snowboard and surfboard, and have been blown away by the video quality” said Tony Hawk, professional skateboarder and official Team Action Cam member. “The camera excelled in every shooting environment, producing stunning 4K footage unlike anything I’ve ever seen before out of a POV camera.”

 

Upgraded HD Video, Stabilization, Control and Sound

The versatile new X1000V camera features an updated version of Action Cam’s leading SteadyShot™ stabilization3 technology, adding electronic image stabilization that is approximately 3 times more effective at suppressing high-frequency motor vibration. This allows users to capture clear, vibration-free aerial footage using “drones” and enhances action footage of fast-moving subjects.

The camera can also shoot HD video footage at extremely high frame rates of 120p in Full HD and 240p in standard HD for impressive slow-motion footage, and has clean HDMI output for recording to an external device. On the audio front, the new Action Cam adds wind noise reduction that minimizes wind interference with the stereo microphone, ensuring the best possible sound experience.

For the more advanced user, there is an expanded scope of manual controls and setting adjustments including white balance, and auto exposure shifting. Loop recording is also available, allowing users to maximize usage of available memory card space to ensure they get the exact shot they are looking for. The camera also features live streaming capabilities through the U-STREAM® platform4, burst still image shooting, Motion Shot LE and a variety of other fun, interactive features.

 

New Live View Remote RM-LVR2

Sony’s new RM-LVR2 live view LCD remote is waterproof up to 3m (approx. 10ft) and features extensive control over the X1000V action cam including start/stop recording, movie playback (without sound) and deletion of unwanted files. It is also extremely useful for checking framing prior to shooting.  Users can also utilize Sony’s Play Memories Mobile application – available for both Android and iOS – to control the new Action Cam with a smart device via Wi-Fi. Multi different cameras can be controlled simultaneously using either the live view remote or a connected smart device and Play Memories Mobile application7.

Built-in GPS and Action Cam Movie Creator

The X1000V camera is also equipped with built-in GPS, allowing users to utilize the provided Action Cam Movie Creator software to produce custom videos with GPS Data Overlay. The software can also be used to merge multiple video files together and to add custom background music8 to content as desired.

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Specification

Sensor1x 8.8 Megapixel 1/2.3″  CMOS Sensor
Backside IlluminationYes
Color FilterRGB
Pixel Gross12,800,000
Optics
35mm Equivalent Focal Length17.1 170° setting (SteadyShot OFF)21.8 120° setting (SteadyShot ON)
Maximum Aperturef/ 2.8
Focal Distance3.0 mm
Focusing Distance1.2″ / 3.0 cm – Infinity
Angle of View170° (Movie, Photo (SteadyShot OFF))120° (Movie, Photo, Interval Photo (SteadyShot ON))
Movie Recording
SystemNTSC
Recording MediamicroSD/HC/XCMemory Stick Micro   1Please Note:Memory Stick Micro must be Mark II; microSD card must be Class 4 or faster for MP4 recording and must be microSDXC Class 10 or faster for XAVC S recording

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Video Format4KXAVC S3840 x 2160 / 30 fps (100 Mbps) / 25 fps (100 Mbps) / 24 fps (100 Mbps)High Definition

XAVC S

1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (50 Mbps) / 50 fps (50 Mbps)

High Definition

XAVC S

1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (50 Mbps) / 25 fps (50 Mbps) / 24 fps (50 Mbps)

High Definition

XAVC S

1920 x 1080p / 120 fps (100 Mbps) / 100 fps (100 Mbps)

High Definition

XAVC S

1280 x 720p / 240 fps (100 Mbps) / 200 fps (100 Mbps)

High Definition

MP4

1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps) / 50 fps (28 Mbps)

High Definition

MP4

1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (16 Mbps) / 25 fps (16 Mbps)

High Definition

MP4

1280 x 720p / 30 fps (6 Mbps) / 25 fps (6 Mbps)

High Definition

MP4

1280 x 720p / 120 fps (28 Mbps) / 100 fps (28 Mbps)

Standard Definition

MP4

800 x 480p / 240 fps (28 Mbps) / 200 fps (28 Mbps)

Aspect Ratio16:9
Still Image ResolutionJPEG: 8.8 Megapixel, 3952 x 2224 (16:9)JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)JPEG: 2.2 Megapixel, 1984 x 1120 (16:9) 2Please Note:

2.1 MP setting for Interval Photo Recording Mode; 2.2 MP setting for Motion Shot LE Photo Recording Mode

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Channels2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio FormatAACLPCM
Display TypeStatus Display
Add-on Lens
Lux6 (at 1/30 shutter speed)
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/30-1/10000 sec 3Please Note:For 30 fpsclose
Exposure ModesModes: AutoCompensation: -2 EV to +2 EV
Interval Recording5 sec10 sec30 sec60 sec
Burst Photo10 photos / 1second(s)
Image StabilizationDigital
Waterproof Depth RatingNot Specified By Manufacturer
Dustproof RatingNot Specified By Manufacturer
White Balance ModesAutoOnepushPreset Manual
Built-in MicYes
Built-in SpeakerYes
Wi-FiYes, 802.11b/g/n
Tripod Mount1/4″ – 20
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs1x HDMI D (Micro)1x Composite Video (out) Requires VMC-15MR2 cable, available separately1x USB Micro-B
Microphone InputYes
Headphone JackYes
BatteryRechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh
Charging MethodAC AdapterUSB 4Please Note:1.5 A or higher USB source recommended

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Charging Time4 hours
Power ConsumptionOperating:2 W
Dimensions (WxHxD)1.0 x 2.0 x 3.5″
Weight89 g