GoPro have offered 4K video capabilities since the end of 2012 with the Hero 3 Black edition and Sony has finally stepped into the 4K POV camera game with the FDR-X1000V, their latest flagship Action Cam.
It’s been released along with the HDR-AS200V, an upgrade for the AS100V. Like the previous model, both new cameras similarly have a spashproof, shockproof design so for light use, you can do without the underwater housing. Sony have said the image stabilisation in both models is their best yet in an action cam – it’s called Advanced SteadyShot. To me this is enough to jump from GoPro who don’t and haven’t ever had stabilisation in any camera.
Both models have a great new Zeiss lens and an 8.8 Megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor. The AS200 can record in Full HD at up to 120 fps (and 720p at 240 fps, 100mbps – really slow!) and the X1000 can record in 4K at 30 fps and 100mbps.
As you can see Sony have a really solid offering with these new Action Cams. There are plenty of helpful comparisons on Youtube so definitely check them out before making your next POV camera purchase.