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Sony FDR-X3000R

Sony FDR-X3000R
alaScore 95

42 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Sony FDR-X3000R. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the color and size. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the battery and durability.

usability, portability, design, size, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony FDR-X3000R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Easton (

Sony FDR-X3000R Action Cam


Sony has been producing SteadyShot-capable Handycam camcorders for some time now. Over the years, the company has refined the tech so as to produce better and more stable footage. It means your favourite memories aren't ruined by wibbly-wobbly video...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Sony FDR-X3000R / FDR-X3000


The Sony FDR-X3000 is a powerful action camera, capturing smooth 4K video thanks to the built-in SteadyShot image stabilization. With a MSRP of US $349.99, this is a top quality action cam at a great price. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Top quality 4K video from an action camera thanks to the EXMOR sensor and BIONZ processor ; Optical SteadyShot leads the way in providing you with smooth video ; Built-in GPS allows the camera to collect a ton of data about your adventure ; WiFi lets...

Only wide-angle shooting for 4K video ; Images provide more noise and less detail than a smartphone image ; No built-in screen to assist you in composing

The Sony FDR-X3000 is a powerful action camera, capturing smooth 4K video thanks to the built-in SteadyShot image stabilization. With a MSRP of US $349.99, this is a top quality action cam at a great price. Read more in our

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Sony FDR-X3000R review


Action camera with a remote live view display

Waterproof housing included ; B.O.SS image stabilization tech impresses ; Remote monitoring ; Useful 3x digital zoom for close-up shots ; Tripod thread ; Plenty of accessories

High price ; Live View Remote drop-outs common ; 3x zoom lacks autofocus ; Soft still images ; Short battery life

This tiny action cam’s nicely image stabilized 4K 30fps footage impresses, but an unreliable live view remote makes this variant of the cheaper FDR-X3000 of dubious value.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Stephen (

Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Camera With Balanced Optical SteadyShot Review


Sony could definitely be called an expert when it comes to camera technology and this applies just as seriously to the company's steadyshot camcorders and other video cameras. The company has been making them for years and their first models came out...

Great video quality, especially in 4K ; Tough design ; Balanced Optical SteadyShot ; Live-View Remote ; Zeiss Lens technology ; Removable battery ; Splash resistant body

GoPro offers longer shooting time ; Weak still photos ; High frame rate video not the best ; A bit expensive

The Sony FDR-X3000R is a great 4K action camera and its two highlights in the form of the Balanced Optical SteadyShot system and Live-View Remote make it even more of a winner. This little action camera has a couple minor flaws but none of them detract...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Camera


Capture the world in 4K video with the Sony X3000R action cam : Sony Electronics has recently introduced a new 4K Action Cam that brings together all of Sony's imaging expertise to deliver the best mobile video experience. The Sony FDR-X3000R action...

Features that have proved to be very popular on the existing Action Cam models have been retained in the new model. It includes angle adjustment of 'wide', 'medium' and 'narrow' and smooth zooming (up to 3x), the latter being changeable during...

Sep, 2016

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Sony FDR-X3000R


The 4K-capable FDR-X3000R is built around an 8.2MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and features a ZEISS® Tessar f/2.8 lens with wide angle. The compact unit has a unique Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation system that works even in 4K and high speed...

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Sony FDR-X3000R review

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The mini FDR-X3000R action cam is packed with features to help you film high-quality video up in the air or under the sea. Sony says that this action cam serves up 'mesmerising' 4K video, but is that really the case? We sent the Sony FDR-X3000R action...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Monlux (

Sony FDR-X3000R


Sony announced the FDR-X3000R in September of 2016 and soon after, GoPro announced their new action camera, the HERO5 Black.

Audio is poor when in housing ; Exposure control

Expert review by : Jeroen Horlings (

High-end actiecamera's in actie


De X3000R is spatwaterdicht en daardoor in de meeste gevallen bruikbaar zonder onderwaterhuis. Zonder deze plastic behuizing is de beeldkwaliteit zeer goed en met het meegeleverde onderwaterhuis kun je tot zestig meter diepte duiken. Spraakbediening is...

Goede beeldkwaliteit ; Spatwaterdicht ; Uitstekende stabilisatie, ook in 4k ; Inclusief onderwaterhuis ; Waterdichte lcd met polsband

Met behuizing wat lomp ; Accuduur bij 4k kan beter ; Pittig geprijsd

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Karyl AIT KACI ALI (

Test : Sony FDR-X3000R


Avec la FDR-X3000R, Sony offre un concurrent de taille à GoPro et sa dernière Hero 5. Non sans défaut, la nouvelle caméra sportive du géant japonais s'impose toutefois comme l'une des meilleures alternatives sur le marché actuellement.

Qualité d’image très satisfaisante, très bonne stabilisation optique, écran déporté plutôt pratique, plusieurs accessoires fournis, poignée « pistolet » en option très utile

Trappes de la batterie et de la connectique légèrement difficiles à fermer et paraissant fragiles, capteur moins à l’aise en basse luminosité, pas de RAW, autonomie limitée, pas d'étanchéité sans caisson, prix élevé

La Sony FDR-X3000R figure sans aucun doute parmi les meilleures action cam du marché. Avec sa qualité d’image exemplaire, son très bon stabilisateur, son écran déporté et ses accessoires fournis, celle-ci vous permettra de filmer aisément vos exploits...

Mar, 2017

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes


Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6


LED indicators:Y
Product colour:White


Built-in Display:Y / Yes


Colour of product:White
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Main camera sensor:CMOS
White Balance:Auto, Custom modes / Auto,Custom modes

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):N / No

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):8.2
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8.2


LED indicators:Y / Yes

Lens System

Image stabilizer:Y / Yes


GPS (satellite):N
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Action camera adapter:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB
Mounting kit:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
User guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes
Wrist strap included:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Effective megapixels (movie):8.2
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 2592
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.5
Photo mode:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8.2

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out:Y / Yes
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB


Battery voltage:3.6

Still image

Maximum image resolution:4608 x 2592
Photo mode:Y / Yes


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Storage Media:Memory Card

Technical Details

Colour of product:White
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/10000
Main camera sensor:CMOS


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Video formats supported:MP4
Video Resolutions:800 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.3 / 83
Height :4.7 / 47
Weight (including battery):114
Width:2.94 / 29.4

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Custom modes