4K video in cameras is becoming more common each passing day it seems and new types and generations of shooting devices are including the resolution technology with some fantastic results in all sorts of situations and for all kinds of needs. Action cameras are just one more manifestation of this trend and while the dominant player in this particular video recording/photo niche is without a doubt GoPro with its Hero cameras, new and very interesting competition is also becoming popular from other major brands.
One of these, naturally, is Sony, a company famous for being one of the leaders in the 4K resolution across the board and for being a manufacturer of some very impressive ultra HD cameras from the consumer end to the hardcore professional end of the spectrum and everything in between. And as far as action cameras go, they’ve produced their latest and best effort so far in the form of the FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Camera, a sporting effort at matching the kind of rugged and highly flexible adventure filming technology that thousands of sports and outdoor activity lovers are looking for, among other types of users.
There’s plenty to love about the FDR-X1000V/W, from its overall design to its photo and video chops. This is a little camera that definitely delivers a lot of that Sony quality we’ve become used to seeing for a lot of devices. While we’re going to avoid overt comparison with GoPro’s powerful little Hero action cameras here, it’s going to pop up here and there.
For starters, there’s the compactness and tough design of this little camera. The Sony isn’t quite as versatile at mounting on an assortment of different mobility situations as its Hero counterparts but it still delivers plenty of flexibility, whether it be for sky diving, biking, running, hiking or whatever. Furthermore, the design isn’t all aesthetics, it’s also tough enough to withstand some dust, splashing and rugged weather conditions.
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