When it comes to action cameras, there are but a handful of names that immediately come to mind, and Sony’s definitely one of them. Their newest POV cameras, the 4K FDR-X1000V and HD AS200V, backup Sony’s claim to the throne with super high quality and high resolution outputs, tough-as-nails build, and enhanced mobile connectivity options.
Action Cam FDR-X1000V
This handy little camera is able to take photos and videos in a wide variety of resolutions up to 4K 3840×2160 30p for highly immersive videos when watching on compatible devices. It features a ZEISS Tessar, ultra-wide angle 170-degrees FOV lens paired with a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and Bionz X processor ensuring consistently glorious outputs no matter the shooting condition. Also helping adrenaline junkies capture their crazy feats is the SteadyShot stabilization technology, front-facing stereo mics with wind noise reduction capability, and extended manual controls for white balance and auto exposure shifting.
A built-in GPS system also tracks the user’s position, allowing for a speedometer overlay for fast-paced activities such as biking, skateboarding, skiing, and surfing.
Action Cam AS200V
Alongside the launch of the flagship FDR-X1000V, Sony also introduced the sleek HDR-AS200V. It comes with the same features and specs as the 4K shooter, but with video resolution maxing out at 1080p at 60fps.
Both cameras are bundled with a new Live View Remote RM-LVR2 that allows users to check the framing before shooting, while also enabling start/stop recording, movie playback (without sound), and deletion of files. The two will also come with free 16GB microSD cards out of the box.
The RM-LVR2 can also link with up to 5 units for simultaneous recording, making post processing of a multi-angled scene much easier.
PlayMemories Mobile and Action Cam App
The two action cameras work seamlessly with the PlayMemories Mobile and Action Cam App—available for both Android and iOS—for easy transferring of your photos and videos to your smartphone, as well as on-the-go mobile video editing.
Pricing and Availability
The 4K Action Cam FDR-X1000V sells for PHP 27,999 with the free Live View Remote (RM-LVR2) and 16GB microSD Card; and the full HD Action Cam HDR-AS200V sells for PHP 20,999, also bundled with a free Live View Remote (RM-LVR2) and 16GB microSD card.
Checkout the sample video shot aboard a Ford Ecosport below!