Sony got new 4k action cameras (CES 2015)

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At the 2015 CES show Sony announced the FDR-X1000V - the first 4K action cam with video recording at 4K/30p (100 Mbps). TheFDR-X1000V has advanced SteadyShot technology and new wind noise reduction feature. The price is $499. Here are the remaining specs:

  • Supports 4K, 1080p, 720p, and 480p Video
  • Ultra-Wide 170° FOV Lens
  • Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Housing Waterproof to 33'
  • 8.8MP Stills with Burst / Interval Modes
  • 120 fps in 1080p and 240 fps in 720p
  • XAVC S and MP4 (H.264) Recording
  • Built-In Stereo Audio Recording
  • AE Compensation and Manual White Balance
  • Automatic In-Camera Editing

There is also another new Sony action came model - AS200V with full HD video ($299.99).

Several new accessories were also announced:

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Technical specifications

Model FDR-X1000VR (includes RM-LVR2) HDR-AS200VR (includes RM-LVR2)
Sensor 1/2.3 type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor 1/2.3 type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Number of pixels (effective, still/video) Approx. 8.8 megapixels Approx. 8.8 megapixels
Lens ZEISS Tessar® F2.8 ZEISS Tessar® F2.8
Angle of View 170° (SteadyShot OFF); 120° (SteadyShot ON) 170° (SteadyShot OFF); 120° (SteadyShot ON)
Processor BIONZ X BIONZ X
Image Stabilisation Electronic SteadyShot Electronic SteadyShot
Recording Mode (Approx. bitrate) MP4 PS: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p (28Mbps), HQ: 1920 x 1080 30p/25p (16Mbps), STD: 1280 x 720 30p/25p (6Mbps),

HS120 (HS100): 1280 x 720 120p/100p (28Mbps),

HS240 (HS200): 800 x 480 240p/200p (28Mbps)

PS: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p (28Mbps), HQ: 1920 x 1080 30p/25p (16Mbps), STD: 1280 x 720 30p/25p (6Mbps),

HS120 (HS100): 1280 x 720 120p/100p (28Mbps),

HS240 (HS200): 800 x 480 240p/200p (28Mbps)

XAVC S 4K: 3840 x 2160 30p/25p/24p (100Mbps/60Mbps) HD: 1920 x 1080 120p/100p (100Mbps/60Mbps) HD: 1280 x 720 240p/200p (100Mbps/60Mbps)

HD: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p (50Mbps)

HD: 1920 x 1080 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p (50Mbps)
Compatible Recording Media MP4 Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2) Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or higher), Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2)
XAVC S 60Mbps/50Mbps: Micro SDXC Memory Card (Class 10) or higher 100Mbps: Micro SDXC UHS-I U3 or higher Micro SDXC Memory Card (Class 10) or higher
Audio Stereo mic Stereo mic
Wind Noise Reduction Wind Noise Reduction
Terminals Multi / Micro USB terminal Multi/Micro USB terminal
Wi-Fi /NFC Yes / Yes (One-touch Remote) Yes / Yes (One-touch Remote)
GPS Yes Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) (approx.) 24.4mm × 51.7mm × 88.9mm 24.2mm x 46.5mm x 81.5mm
Weight (approx.) Main unit only 89g 68g
Including battery 114g 93g
Battery Type 1240mAh rechargeable lithium ion (NP-BX1) 1240mAh rechargeable lithium ion (NP-BX1)
Continuous Recording Time (approx.) 4K 30p 50 min HQ 30p 115 min HQ 30p 115 min

 

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