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Also FDR-X3000 was introduced by Sony in September 2016. It belongs to the outdoor and action cams category.
Sony is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Sony.
|Category||Outdoor & Action|
Sony FDR-X3000 has environmental sealing and different protection features. Let’s see in the list below:
|Drop from height||– meter|
|Temp. range from||0.00 °C|
The FDR-X3000’s image sensor has an effective resolution of around 8 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.
The Sony does not support recording RAW images. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computeand involves one extra processing step but will almost always result in superior image quality.
The FDR-X3000’s shutter speed varies from 1/10000s to 1/30s.
The highest shutter speed of the Sony is just 1/10000s. That’s no longer state of the art and may cause problems in challenging light conditions.
|Max. shutter speed||1/10000s|
|Min. shutter speed||1/30s|
The FDR-X3000’s usable sensitivity ranges from 100 ISO to only 1600 ISO.
|Min. sensitivity||100 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||1600 ISO|
The FDR-X3000 supports all general exposure modes.
The FDR-X3000 doesn’t feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.
A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Sony’s hotshoe.
FDR-X3000 video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.
Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.
Sony FDR-X3000 Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||3840 x 2160 pixel|
|…with frame rates||25 frames/second
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
The FDR-X3000 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.
For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.
Connect the Sony to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
The Sony supports USB 2.0.
The FDR-X3000 will only accept Micro SD cards. The Sony does not support SD cards.
Memory cards characteristics:
|Memory cards||Micro SD|
The Sony FDR-X3000 works with a NP-BX1 battery. The battery lifetime is a generous 500 shots. Usually enough for a full day or more.
The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.
The FDR-X3000’s battery battery parameters:
|Battery life||500 photos|
The Sony FDR-X3000’s dimensions are 29 x 47 x 83mm³. (1.1″ x 1.9″ x 3.3″). This includes the lens. The camera’s weight is only 114 grams (3.7 oz.), lens included.
Here is front and top view of the FDR-X3000:
To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).
The FDR-X3000 is not much bigger:
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