The FDR-X1000V is Sony’s flagship action camera. Besides all the attention for GoPro’s product lineup this is actually one of the best action cameras available. Let’s take a look at the specs:
Sony FDR-X1000V Specs:
8,8 MP Sony EXMOR R CMOS Sensor Typ 1/2,3
Which is a little smaller than the GoPro Sensor which is 12 MP.
Sony BIONZ X Processor
f2.8 ZEISS lens, 120° with SteadyShot, 170° without
Focus Distance is 50cm min.
- 4K – max. 30fps
- 1080p – max. 120fps
- 720p – max. 240fps
Same as the GoPro Hero 4 black edition. I’m not aware of another action camera currently available offering these resolutions and frame rates.
The bitrate is up to 100 MB/s
The videos are recorded in .mp4 files , 4k in XAVC
Photo Resolution & Format:
max. 8,8MP (3.952 x 2.224 px); .jpg
Display on camera and Live-View Display on a wrist band with remote!
1240 mAh battery, which is larger than any competitor: SJCAM 900 mAh, Xiaomi Yi 1040 mAh, GoPro Hero 4 1160 mAh
Memory Stick Micro™ and SD
Connectivity & Ports:
The camera offers wifi and NFC (near field communication) for wireless remote, a USB port, HDMI port for HD video output and a mic jack.
Dimension & Weight:
24,4 x 51,7 x 88,9 mm; 114g (incl. battery)
Waterproof case, USB cable
GPS, to record geodata, e.g. speed. Contour includes GPS, GoPro unfortunately currently not
Electronic image stabilisation (SteadyShot)
NFC (Near field communication)
Splash Proof Body
Tripod Mount on Body (1/4″)
The camera was offered once for 299 EUR during an Amazon Special Sales Event.
check link for current price – for updated prices see my camera comparison page
I think this camera doesn’t get its attention it deserves. It can soot up to 4K with a bitrate of up to 100 MB/s, has a Zeiss lens, electronic image stabilization and offers lots of features:
GPS tracking to record data such as speed, NCF connection for a Live-View display which can control up to 5 cameras! The body is splash water proof and an underwater case is also included. AND the price is lower than for a GoPro Hero 4 black edition.
Unfortunately I haven’t tested the camera yet, but I definitely would be happy to do so!