4K, while note much more than a footnote in 2015, seems to be all the rage in 2016. Even users who don’t yet have a 4K monitor or television can make real-world use out of 4K by using the individual frames as 8MP images.

Previously announced in Japan, the 4K Sony FDR-X3000R and 1080P Sony HDR-AS300R have now been announced for a North American release.
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Stabilized

Sony has latched onto the trend, not only by incorporating 4K in their latest flagship action cam, but also by taking it one step further and including optical image stabilization as well (OIS).

While many action cams nowadays are capable of shooting in 4K, less than a handful are capable of stabilized 4K. Besides the Sony, the notable Olympus TG-Tracker also features 4K stabilized.

High MP sensor

To shoot true 4K, a sensor must be capable of taking at least 8MP images. The Sony X3000 carries a Carl Zeiss 8.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor.

1080P AS300

Don’t need 4K? Save $100 by opting for the 1080P AS300. This model also features stabilized video, though at the lower resolution of 1080P as opposed to 4K.

Size and user interface

In comparison to last year’s Sony action cams, the X3000 and AS300 are smaller. They also use a hugely improved user interface.

Live view

Both the Sony FDR-X3000R and Sony HDR-AS300R also come in an optional kit package which includes the live view remote.

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The live view remotes allow you to see exactly what the action cam is seeing, well as remotely control a multitude of functions on the cam itself.

The live view remotes can be attached to other accessories, including the Finger Grip, Shooting Grip, Handlebar Mount, or worn as a wristband.

How much is Sony X3000 and Sony AS300?

The 4K X3000 will be available for $400, or with the Live View kit for $550. The Sony AS300 will be available for $300 alone, or in the kit for $450.

 

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4K, while note much more than a footnote in 2015, seems to be all the rage in 2016. Even users who don't yet have a 4K monitor or television can make real-world use out of 4K by using the individual frames as 8MP images. Previously announced in Japan, the 4K...
4K, while note much more than a footnote in 2015, seems to be all the rage in 2016. Even users who don't yet have a 4K monitor or television can make real-world use out of 4K by using the individual frames as 8MP images.<span id="more-10805"></span> Previously announced in Japan, the 4K Sony FDR-X3000R and 1080P Sony HDR-AS300R have now been announced for a North American release. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-10807" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/sony-as300-x3000-revbiew-01.jpg" alt="sony-as300-x3000-revbiew-01" width="700" height="302" /> <h3>Stabilized</h3> Sony has latched onto the trend, not only by incorporating 4K in their latest flagship action cam, but also by taking it one step further and including optical image stabilization as well (OIS). While many action cams nowadays are capable of shooting in 4K, less than a handful are capable of stabilized 4K. Besides the Sony, the notable Olympus TG-Tracker also features 4K stabilized. <h3>High MP sensor</h3> To shoot true 4K, a sensor must be capable of taking at least 8MP images. The Sony X3000 carries a Carl Zeiss 8.2MP BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor. <h3>1080P AS300</h3> Don't need 4K? Save $100 by opting for the 1080P AS300. This model also features stabilized video, though at the lower resolution of 1080P as opposed to 4K. <h3>Size and user interface</h3> In comparison to last year's Sony action cams, the X3000 and AS300 are smaller. They also use a hugely improved user interface. <h3>Live view</h3> Both the Sony FDR-X3000R and Sony HDR-AS300R also come in an optional kit package which includes the live view remote. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-10806" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/sony-as300-x3000-revbiew-02.jpg" alt="sony-as300-x3000-revbiew-02" width="500" height="277" /> The live view remotes allow you to see exactly what the action cam is seeing, well as remotely control a multitude of functions on the cam itself. The live view remotes can be attached to other accessories, including the Finger Grip, Shooting Grip, Handlebar Mount, or worn as a wristband. <h3>How much is Sony X3000 and Sony AS300?</h3> The 4K X3000 will be available for $400, or with the Live View kit for $550. The Sony AS300 will be available for $300 alone, or in the kit for $450.