Remember all you aspiring filmmakers out there: all it takes is a dream and a camera. Helping you with the latter is the new FDR-X3000 4K Action Cam from Sony, which the brand recently unveiled at the 2016 IFA in Berlin. This baby comes packed to the gills with premium features so if your movie bombs you’ve got no one but yourself to blame.
Among the new goodies making the Sony Action Cam a worthy investment is BOSS, aka Balanced Optical Steady Shot image stabilisation. BOSS works by uniting the camera’s lens and sensor to account for the normal shakiness caused when the camera is in handheld mode. The result is a smooth, shake-free image that remains stable even when shooting at a high frame rate. The FDR-X3000 also comes equipped with Time-lapse Capture technology that when paired with Action Cam Movie Creator software can convert a series of still images into a 4K full HD time-lapse movie.
Other specs on the new Action Cam include a built-in Highlight Movie Maker, which automatically creates a highlight reel out of selected footage and even adds music. There are also three shot angles to choose from depending on the environment, while more experienced users can toy with a set of extended manual controls such as white balance and auto-exposure shifting. The camera body is water proof when used in tandem with the Underwater Housing accessory, that being just one among a small arsenal of accessories to choose from.
With their new Action Cam, Sony aims to provide seamless mobility, uninterrupted image quality and plenty of user control. Now all you need is an original idea. Oh, who are we kidding? Just remake some old movie and you’ll do just fine!