Sony RX0 vs Sony FDR X3000 Action Camera Spec Comparison

A comparison of the two Sony actions cameras and their specs, the RX0 and the older FDR X3000.

6 Advantages of the Sony RX0 Action Camera

  • A much newer model, only released at the end of 2017
  • 1 inch sensor means better low light qualities and more information recorded
  • Much slower frame rates for super slow videos
  • Dive down to depths of up to 100m deep with the Sony RX0 housing
  • Raw recording available so more information in your videos
  • Larger photos can be taken at 16mp

4 Advantages of the Sony FDR X3000 Action Camera

  • Less than half the price of the Sony RX0
  • Much larger field of view at 170degrees, this seems more of the norm with action cameras than point and shoot
  • Bigger resolution videos can be recorded right in the video at 4k, where the Sony RX0 needs an external monitor to record to for this res
  • Much better battery life

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Model
Price
$1000
Release Date
1 month 2 weeks ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
 
Field of View
84 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
16fps
Photo Recording Formats
Optical Zoom
No
Aperture
F4.00
Minimum Focus Distance
50cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
960fps
Recording Bitrate
50Mbps
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
35 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
No
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Depth Rating
10metre
Drop Proof
Yes
Water Resistance
Waterproof Housing Required
No

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
 
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
No

Physical

Material
 
Mount Type
Screen Size
1.50" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Dimensions
5.9 × 4.5 × 2.9 cm
Weight
110grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Model
Price
$370
Release Date
1 year 4 months ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
 
Photo Recording Formats
Optical Zoom
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
50cm

Video Specs and Settings

Resolution & FPS
Best Video Resolution
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
100Mbps
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
50 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Yes
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

Depth Rating
60metre
Drop Proof
No
Water Resistance
Waterproof Housing Required
Yes

Interface and Connections

Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
256gb
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
 

Physical

Material
 
Mount Type
 
Screen Size
 
Screen
No
Dimensions
2.9 × 4.7 × 8.3 cm
Weight
113grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
Comparison Video