Sony has been doing a great job when it comes to the camera department and shows how successful the company is with it’s mirrorless cameras or sensors that are used in most of the smartphones today. Now the company has also announced two new action cameras, the FDR-X3000R and the HDR-AS300R.
Both the action cameras feature a Zeiss Tessar lens with reduced barrel distortion and Exmor R CMOS sensor with a BIONZ X image processor. While FDR-X3000R can shoot videos in 4K, the HDR-AS300R can shoot them only in Full HD mode. The 4K model can shoot 120fps video in 1080p whereas the Full HD model can record it in 720p. The main feature of both the action cameras is the optical image stabilization that is called Balanced Optical SteadyShot or B.O.SS where camera and lens assembly are together and move simultaneously so you get smoother footage.
As with other action cameras, both the models are splash proof and by using the underwater housing they are water proof up to 60m. There is no screen on both the cameras but you can buy the optional LiveView remote that looks like a smart watch. This can be worn on the wrist or attached to the camera case to access all the functionality.
FDR-X3000 and HDR-AS300R are priced $400 and $300 respectively where as the Live-View remote watch costs an additional $150. These cameras will be sold starting late September in the North America.