Overview: The Sony FDR-X1000V is a 4K
Action Cam that lets you capture professional 4K (3840 x 2160) video. This lightweight, durable digital
4K and HD video camera
captures your point of view while performing action sports. The camera body
itself is splashproof (IPX4), and comes with a
waterproof clear plastic case. It can be mounted in a variety of places, using
the supplied surface mounts and other optional mounts. The Action Cam can record
pro-quality XAVC-S 4K and HD video at very high bit rates, as well as Full HD
1080p MP4 video and 8.8MP still images. The X1000V also has built-in Wi-Fi so
you can share your videos wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet or control it
remotely. This FDR-X1000VR "Live-View Remote" package includes the RM-LVR2
Image Sensor: The X1000V is equipped with a 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS image sensor
with 12.8-million gross pixels and 8.8-million effective pixels for movies and
Lens: The ultra wide angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens gives you a wide 170°
perspective. It has a bright F2.8 aperture, and a 17.1mm focal length (35mm
equivalent) for video.
Recording Media: You can record 4K and HD video and Still Images onto Memory
Stick Micro (Mark2), microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC memory cards.
Note: High-capacity Class 10 or higher microSDXC cards are recommended
for recording XAVC-S movies. Class 4 or higher cards are recommended for MP4
Built-in Wi-Fi: The X1000V has built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE
802.11b/g/n). You can operate the camera via Wi-Fi using the included Live-View
Remote, or Smart Remote Control
function of a smartphone. You can also transfer and display images on to a smartphone or tablet wirelessly
via the downloadable "PlayMemories Mobile" app, compatible with iOS
(7.0 or later) and
Android (4.0 or later). Some Android devices can be connected via
One-touch Functions via NFC. The Smart Remote Control function allows you to start/stop recording,
change shooting mode, and change the SteadyShot and Field Angle settings.
GPS: The X1000V is equipped with a GPS receiver that will
record the location information and movement speed while recording movies. The
PlayMemories Home software (downloadable from the internet to your PC) allows
you to import movies with the GPS log to a computer and view them with a map
showing the location information.
Video Recording: The FDR-X1000V can record pro quality 4K
and HD video
in the XAVC-S Format with LPCM audio, as well as easily shareable MP4
video with AAC audio. You can choose from the following recording resolution
|Display ||Recorded Image ||Resolution ||Frame Rate |
|XAVC-S HD Format |
|1080 60p 50M ||XAVC-S recording at high 50 Mbps bit
rate ||1920 x 1080 ||60p |
|1080 30p 50M ||XAVC-S recording at high 50 Mbps bit
rate ||1920 x 1080 ||30p |
|1080 24p 50M ||XAVC-S recording at high 50 Mbps bit
rate ||1920 x 1080 ||24p |
|720 240p 100M ||XAVC-S 100 Mbps High speed recording ||1280 x 720 ||240p |
|720 240p 60M ||XAVC-S 60 Mbps High speed recording ||1280 x 720 ||240p |
|1080 120p 100M ||XAVC-S 100 Mbps High speed recording ||1920 x 1080 ||120p |
|1080 120p 60M ||XAVC-S 60 Mbps High speed recording ||1920 x 1080 ||120p |
|XAVC-S 4K Format |
|2160 30p 100M ||XAVC-S 100 Mbps 4K recording ||3840 x 2160 ||30p |
|2160 30p 60M ||XAVC-S 60 Mbps 4K recording ||3840 x 2160 ||30p |
|2160 24p 100M ||XAVC-S 100 Mbps 4K recording ||3840 x 2160 ||24p |
|2160 24p 60M ||XAVC-S 60 Mbps 4K recording ||3840 x 2160 ||24p |
|MP4 Format |
|1080 60p PS ||Highest resolution/smooth image recorded at 2x
frame rate ||1920 x 1080 ||60p |
|1080 30p HQ ||Highest resolution ||1920 x 1080 ||30p |
|720 30p STD ||High resolution ||1280 x 720 ||30p |
|720 120p HS120 ||High Speed recording/smooth image recorded at 4x
frame rate ||1280 x 720 ||120p |
|480 240p HS240 ||High Speed recording/smooth image recorded at 8x
frame rate ||800 x 480 ||240p |
Note: The video system can be set to NTSC or PAL, depending
upon the TV system of the country where you use the camera. Some functions
are not available with the PAL system.
Still Image Recording: The X1000V can record 8.8MP JPEG still images with a
resolution of 3952 x 2224 (16:9). You can also take a series of 2.1MP (1920 x
1080) still photos at regular intervals. You can
choose from 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 second intervals. In Motion Shot LE mode,
2.2MP images (1984 x 1120) are taken.
SteadyShot: The camera has built-in SteadyShot for reducing
camera-shake when shooting. When the field angle is set to 170°, SteadyShot will
be set to Off. When SteadyShot is On, the field angle is reduced to 120°.
SteadyShot is not effective in High Speed recording mode.
Underwater Scene Mode: When preparing to shoot underwater
using the supplied SPK-X1 waterproof case, you can activate a special scene
mode for underwater shooting. In all other cases, the Normal scene mode should
Viewing Images: The FDR-X1000V has a Micro HDMI connection on the back
of the camera. You can connect the camera to a TV that has an HDMI input with a
Micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable (not included). You can play back movies or still images
via HDMI, and select them using the Previous and Next buttons on the camera.
Battery Options: The X1000V comes with the
rechargeable battery. The battery is charged in the camera via USB in
approximately 4 hours 5 minutes. The optional AC-UD10 USB
charger (sold separately) will charge the battery in 1 hour 55 minutes. The Recording
and Playback time are as follows:
|Battery Pack ||Continuous Recording Time ||Typical Recording Time ||Playback Time |
|NP-BX1 ||115 min |
|75 min |
|205 min |
Note: Times in parentheses indicate Wi-Fi remote control
function is Off.
Accessories: The FDR-X1000V offers the following accessories:
- Included Accessories:
- Waterproof Case (SPK-X1): This clear plastic waterproof
case allows you to shoot movies in the rain or at the beach. It has a
locking case cover with an O-ring seal to maintain its water resistance.
Once the X1000V is inserted into the case, you can only operate the Start/Stop
button and the PREV and NEXT buttons. To prevent accidental operation, the case has a sliding Hold lever
next to the Start/Stop button. The case has a standard 1/4"-20 tripod thread
on the bottom so you can mount it on the supplied attachment buckle or a
- Live-View Remote (RM-LVR2): The Live-View Remote can be
used to operate the Action Cam via Wi-Fi, while you monitor your video on
the remote's LCD screen. The remote is waterproof, allowing you to use it in
the rain, snow, or the beach.
- Attachment Buckle/Adhesive Mounts: The supplied
Attachment Buckle mounts to the Waterproof Case via the 1/4"-20 tripod
thread. The Attachment Buckle slides and locks into either of the supplied
Adhesive Mounts. The camera comes with a flat Adhesive Mount and a curved
Adhesive Mount for applying to different shaped surfaces.
- Optional Accessories:
- Headband Mount (BLT-HB1):
The Headband Mount lets you wear the camera on your head for an
- Adhesive Mount Pack (VCT-AM1):
This Adhesive Mount pack includes the attachment buckle, along with
two flat and two curved adhesive mounts. These are the same buckle and
adhesive mounts included with the Action Cam.
- Suction Cup Mount (VCT-SC1):
The Suction Cup Mount allows you to mount the Action Cam to your
vehicle, motorcycle, or boat for shooting action video. It has a 3-3/8"
diameter suction cup and a standard 1/4"-20 tripod screw. The mount is
hinged, and has a ball-and-socket mount so you can tilt and aim the camera
in most any direction.
- Handlebar Mount (VCT-HM1): The Handlebar Mount is used
for attaching the Waterproof Case on the handlebar of a bicycle. The
mounting plate is adjustable so you can set the camera at the angle you
- Waterproof Head Mount (VCT-GM1): The Waterproof Head
Mount kit allows you to attach the Waterproof Case to a strap or headband.
Computer Compatibility: The FDR-X1000V comes with no software, but
requires you to download "PlayMemories Home" software from the
Once you have downloaded the software, you can connect the camera and register
it with the software so its functions can be used. "PlayMemories Home" is
compatible with Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), and Windows Vista (SP2) as well as
Mac OS X v10.7 - v10.10.