At CES 2015, Sony announced a new 4K action cam – the FDR-X1000V. The new camera largely follows the capabilities of its HD predecessors with a splashproof design and elongated body.
Sony FDR-X1000V Key Features
- Supports 4K, 1080p, 720p, and 480p Video
- Ultra-Wide 170° FOV Lens
- Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Control
- Housing Waterproof to 33′
- 8.8MP Stills with Burst / 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 action cam matches up against the new GoPro HERO4 Black quite well with 4K video capture and delivering 1080p HD video at 120fps and 720p video at 240fps. The new X1000V also records in Sony’s efficient new XAVC S codec.
One big advantage that the Sony FDR-X1000V has over the HERO4 is built-in SteadyShot stabilization. Sony has improved the image stabilization in this model and paid specific attention to improvements that reduce the effect of vibration when used with drones.
Check out the video below for a tech demo at Sony’s CES 2015 booth of the SteadyShot in action.
The X1000V has built-in GPS, which can be used with the included Action Cam Movie Creator software to create videos with GPS data overlay. A new RM-LVR2 live view LCD remote is also available for controlling the X1000V and the new HD AS200V action cam that was announced alongside the X1000V.
Sony will be releasing a companion “Action Cam App” for video editing X1000V and AS200V footage. It will be available for download on both Android and iOS in Spring 2015.
The Sony X1000V will be available in March 2015 for $500. It will be available in a kit with the new RM-LVR2 remote for $600. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The AS200V will also ship in March 2015 for $300. A kit with the RM-LVR2 remote will run $400. Check it out here at B&H Photo.