Sony today announced their new high end 4K and HD action camera offerings in the new FDR-X3000R (4K) and HDR-AS300R (HD). One of the highlight new features of these new cameras is the addition of Sony’s new Balanced Optical SteadyShot or BOSS Image Stabilization technology.
The unique piece of this BOSS technology is that the lens and the sensor are joined internally, allowing the camera to compensate for shake and such much easier than in systems where the lens and sensor are stabilized separately. Sony claims that this technology is particularly useful to POV action cameras and will allow for smooth 4K and high speed footage without resulting in jerky unwatchable video.
Among the other improvements to their high end action cameras is an upgraded Zeiss Tessar lens, which boast better distortion control than on the lenses featured in previous models. Both cameras also feature full pixel readout, allowing for better video quality across the board.
Both the FDR-X3000R and HDR-AS300R will be capable of 120FPS recording at their respective maximum resolutions, meaning some killer slow motion capabilities for whatever adventure you are recording on these guys.
Sony notes that both of these new high end action cameras will be available later this month at authorized retailers, with the FDR-X3000R starting at $400 and the HDR-AS300R starting at $300. More information on both of these new action camera offerings can be found over on Sony’s website.