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Sony FDR-X1000V Review
- Waterproof housing of up to 33’
- 170 degrees Ultra-wide FOV lens
- Supports 720p, 4K, 1080p and 480p video
- 8.8 Megapixel burst plus 2.2Megapixel interval modes
- Automatic editing in the camera
The Sony FDR x1000v is a versatile camcorder built to withstand all kinds of jobs and terrains. With a waterproof body which is splash resistant, this action camera would be suitable for the most challenging assignments. Having Wi-Fi connection, the camcorder can be remotely operated using a RMLVR2 Live-View Remote or a mobile device. It also features a simple single button operation and the videos recorded can be separately stored in a microSD card or an option of XAVC S and MP4 compression. The Sony FDR x1000v action camera is quite similar to the other action cameras produced by Sony in terms of design. Sony has maintained the shotgun design of the cameras with a flat base so that the camera can stand on its own outside the waterproof casing. At the base you will also find the tripod support mount and the input for the external microphone. There is a red button at the top which when pushed starts recording and a second push would stop the recording. Next to the record button there is a hold switch and two buttons on the side to control the screen panel info. The 170-degree Zeiss Tessar lens is mounted in front together with stereo mics. This Sony action camera is also quite heavy as compared to non 4k cameras and feels quite bulky on the hands. However, this feel of bulkiness improves the grip between the fingers of your hands and thus easier to handle. In general, the design is quite simple but appropriate for effective handling.
What is the image quality ?
Just like with many other action cameras, Sony excels when it comes to providing high quality photos and video. The FDR x1000v is not an exception as this action camera produces crisp clear photos and videos. In general, the image quality is excellent. The camera is a solid performer when it comes to quality images and videos. When compared to other cameras of the same category such as the GoPro Hero 4, the Sony FDR x1000V has an edge over them, the only disadvantage being that it is quite bulky in size.
What is the sound quality ?
Just like the clear and crisp images produced by this device, the sound quality is also excellent. With font-mounted mic, the Sony FDR x1000v is able to pick up all the sound even from a considerable distance. It also has a desirable noise cancellation feature that make the final sound of good quality and clear.
Is it waterproof and durable ?
This camera has a waterproof casing and hence can survive in waters of up to 33 feet or approximately 10 meters in depth. However, for deep see divers, there is a special edition with enhanced waterproof features enabling it to be used to depths of up to 60 meters under water. This camera is made of high quality materials and definitely durability is not a problem.
Conclusion: Should I buy it ?
This action cam produces really high quality images thanks to the high bit rate as well as the image stabilization feature. The camera is worth every penny as it will serve you just the way you want at all times and with minimal challenges. It is definitely a camera that you should go for.
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- The Sony FDR-X1000V is manufactured by Sony and was added in March 2015 in the Action Camera section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Sony FDR-X1000V in Australia is $517.00 at Camera Electronic
- In Australia this product is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
- You can find this product at Camera Electronic