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
56/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$1000
Release Date
8 months 2 weeks ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
 
Field of View
84 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Warranty
 
Warranty Length
 

Photo Specs and Settings

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

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Best Video Res Pixel Count
 
Type of Image Stabilization
 
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
 
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
 
Fastest FPS
960fps
Recording Bitrate
50Mbps
Video Features
 
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

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

Action

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

Interface and Connections

Adjust Aspect Ratio
Yes
Info Screen
No
Touch Screen
No
Peripherals
 
Connectivity
Memory Capacity
 
External Microphone
Yes
Phone App
Yes
Sensors
 
Remote
No

Physical

Material
 
Mount Type on Camera Body
Screen Size
1.50" (inch)
Screen
Yes
Flip Screen
 
Dimensions
5.9 × 4.5 × 2.9 cm
Dimensions Volume
 
Weight
110grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
 
Glasses
 
Recording Lights
 
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
Firmware Downloads & Updates
 
80/100

Key Specs

Manufacturer
Price
$370
Release Date
1 year 11 months ago
Replaced
 
Replaced by
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Adjustable FOV
 
360
No
Sensor
Chipset
 
Warranty
Yes
Warranty Length
12months

Photo Specs and Settings

Sensor Size
Photo Res
8.00mp
Photo Resolution
Shooting Modes
Burst rate
 
Photo Recording Formats
Exposure Modes
 
Optical Zoom
 
Optical Zoom Distance
 
Aperture
F2.80
Minimum Focus Distance
50cm

Video Specs and Settings

Best Video Resolution
Best Video Res Pixel Count
8294400 pixels
Type of Image Stabilization
Highest Resolution with Image Stabilization
Video Resolutions with Stabilization
1080p 120fps
1080p 30fps
1080p 60fps
4k 30fps
720p 120fps
720p 240fps
720p 30fps
720p 60fps
Fastest FPS
240fps
Recording Bitrate
100Mbps
Video Loop Length
 
Video codec
 
Video recording format
 
Video Recording Options
 
Max ISO
 
360 Stitching
 

Power

Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
135 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Charge Time
265minutes
Battery
USB Charge
Yes
Extend Battery Life with External Battery
Yes
Battery Range
Removable Battery
Yes

Action

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

Interface and Connections

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

Physical

Material
 
Mount Type on Camera Body
Screen Size
 
Screen
No
Flip Screen
 
Dimensions
2.9 × 4.7 × 8.3 cm
Dimensions Volume
113.13 cm3
Weight
113grams
Weight with Housing
 
Size
Shape
 
Glasses
No
Recording Lights
Yes
Flash
No
Colours
Storage Devices
Firmware Downloads & Updates
 
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