The Sony X1000V Action Cam Shoots 4K Video


At CES 2015, Sony is introducing their latest additions to the action camera world–which seems like a very serious competitor to the GoPro line. The FDR-X1000V is the camera that makes it debut today and is also of the greatest interest. For starters, it shoots 4K video (3840 x 2160 @30p 100Mbps/60mbps) and has a Zeiss Tessar lens with a 170 degree wide angle field of view. Behind the lens is an Exmor R Back Illuminated CMOS sensor along with a BIONZ X processor. The camera shoots video in the XAVC S codec in an MP4 format.

According to the press release, the company has already put it in the hands of famed skateboarder Tony Hawk. He’s probably really enjoying it because the company also stated that they added an updated version of SteadyShot to this camera.

If you don’t want to shoot at 4K though, the camera can shoot 1080p HD video at 120p, and 720p HD video at 720p. Additionally, it adds wind noise reduction and manual controls in the form of white balance and auto exposure shifting.

The company is also introducing a new Live View remote, called the LVR2. It is a live view LCD remote that is said to work at up to 10 feet underwater. But in case you don’t want to use the remote, you can use the PlayMemories Mobile app on your phone or tablet to control and see the output.  Lastly the X1000V incorporates GPS.

The new Sony X1000V will be sold for about $500 and is packaged with the SPK-X1 waterproof case. The Action Cam Sony 1000VR bundle adds the RM-LVR2 Live View Remote and will be sold for about $600. More images are after the jump.

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