Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000R Wi-Fi GPS 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder & Remote, Five Stars

This cam works well and has great image quality. It is compact, is a small size. It takes a bit of reading the manual to understand all the options. I am happy with this camera. I can watch the recorded video on my phone via wifi which i thought is pretty cool but it does not play the sound. To hear the sound you have to upload the video to a pc.

Wish this model had a camcorder case with flip out display like the rest do.

I was hesitant to try another action cam after my dissalointment with my gopro hero 5 black. I used it as a supplemental camera angle for video footage to my sony ax33. Well i received this camera last week and just used it for the first time and wow. The color and quality were spot on and the audio, which was terrible on my gopro is crisp and clear. While editing the two video clips together from my ax33 and this camera, the look is very very close in quality with very little adjustment needed to make them blend. Audio is good but i’ll probably add a rode video micro to it to improve it slightly but all in all.

Key specs for Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000R Wi-Fi GPS 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder & Remote + Helmet Mounts + 64GB Card + Battery + Case + Selfie Stick + Tripod Kit:

  • KIT INCLUDES 10 PRODUCTS — All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000R Wi-Fi GPS 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder & Live View Remote + [2] Transcend 64GB MicroSD Card +
  • [3] Spare NP-BX1 Battery for Sony + [4] Vivitar All-in-1 Helmet Kit +
  • [5] Sunpak Wired Selfie Stick Wand + [6] PD-C20 Camera / Camcorder Case + [7] PD-T14 Flexible Camera Tripod +
  • [8] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [9] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [10] Image Recovery Software

Comments from buyers

“Get the camera and don’t get this bundle
, EXCELLENT STABILIZATION AND VIDEO QUALITY – MUST HAVE PROPER MEM CARD AND COMPUTER TO WORK PROPERLY
, Amazing Camera! Small But Powerful!

Edit: customer support was great, and refunded my purchase. Would still recommend the camera to others, since its purpose seems to work. Was extremely disappointing. Looked up many videos on the internet to help solve this problem, wouldn’t help. Don’t buy this if you are willing to spend 400$ on false equipment.

Bought many action cameras before and always end up returning it. If you are looking for a good one, then this is the best one. Using your cellphone for viewing video is one of the beat feature.

My scuba and snorkeling videos turned out beautiful, with little-to-no post processing necessary. The image for this bundle shows a uhs class 1 micro sd card is included. I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t work with this camera (too slow). Thankfully, the bundle actually included the uhs class 3 card (samsung brand), which is what’s suggested by sony. Other than the camera and the card, everything else seems to be pretty standard. The mounts are somewhat cheap feeling, not quite up to par with similar gopro mounts. That being said, they’ll do the job just fine.

The sony fdr-x3000r is a *great* camera but this package bundle is not great. The micro sd card is not the required card if you want to shoot in 4k. Sony states in their product literature that a micro sd card of uhs speed class 3 (not 1) is required for 4k. The accessories that come with the bundle (not the camera) are cheap. For example, both the the tripod and the selfie stick rattle. I had to replace the micro sd card with the right specification and i probably will not use the tripod and the selfie stick. I regret buying this bundle, but the camera itself is super.

Got for 23yo son for christmas for his snow boarding adventures and he absolutely loves it.

Needed a camera to video my road trips on a motorcycle. The kit comes with various helmet mounts.

Best action cam on the market. Stabilization is amazingbut in my experience,1. You must have the fastest micro sdhc card on the market for 4k or for 1080p in 120p frame ratethe card that came with the camera didnt work well, or at all in higher frame rates and resolutionshere is what i bought insteadsandisk extreme pro 32gb uhs-i/u3 micro sdhc with 4k ultra hd ready-sdsdqxp-032g-g46a (label may change)works fine now2. You must have a high end computer with a good video card or else the video will show up as lagging when you try to play it. Its not the fault of the camera3. You must be using a high end video viewer/editer, like adobe premier pro. Vlc media player couldnt play the 4k files and/or high frame rate files properly. Again, not the fault of the action cam.

Memory card case is too weak.

Excellent videos and pictures in bright sunlight. But as with most cameras, pictures become dull and low contrast even in an overcast in an open area outdoors. Low light performance mediocre at best. Absent any horizon reference, very hard to keep parallel with the horizon, many photos and videos are skewed and need a custom/fine rotation in post processing to get the picture straight. This is not difficult with photos, more complicated with videos. The lcd screen is very small, not easy to see all the info on it. Comes with no handle, no lanyard of any kind. The 4k recording is a plus, but 1080p records only in 30 fps. 1080p at 60 fps is expected in cameras at this price range.

I would give this a 5 star rating if it had an on camera monitor. As is, you have to monitor the image via an app on your phone or through a “watch” type of monitor sold separately. The 4k image quality seems to be better than the gopro hero 3, 4 and 5 that i have. The image stabilization is outstanding.

Goes without saying because the sensor is so small it’s very noisy in dark environments but perfect for outdoor sunny days.

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Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000R Wi-Fi GPS 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder & Remote + Helmet Mounts + 64GB Card + Battery + Case + Selfie Stick + Tripod Kit
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4 of 5 stars, based on 19 reviews