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    Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam with 4K Recording Launched at CES 2015

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    Sony on Tuesday unveiled the FDR-X1000V Action Cam at the CES 2015 expo in Las Vegas. It has the capability to record 4K (3840×2160 pixels) video at 30fps (frames per second). The Japanese tech giant also showcased the AS200V Action Cam, which is not as expensive as the FDR-X1000V because it drops the 4K video recording capability for a lower maximum capture resolution of FHD (1080p).

    The Sony FDR-X1000V Action Cam can also shoot 1080p video at 120 frames per second or 720p video at 240fps for slow motion effects. The FDR-X1000V can play the captured videos directly on a 4K TV using an HDMI cable. It also includes a 170-degree wide-angle lens, a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, and Sony’s Bionz X image processor. Interestingly, Sony also includes the full pixel readout technology from its higher-end interchangeable lens cameras on this Action Cam, which means that one can expect better image quality.

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    (Also See: Nikon D5500 DSLR With 24.2-Megapixel Sensor, Touchscreen Launched at CES)

    The lack of optical image stabilisation (OIS) on an Action Cam is a bit of a letdown but Sony promises that its proprietary SteadyShot electronic stabilisation system is fine-tuned for shake-free performance.

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    Sony has also announced a few accessories for these Action Cams. The accessories include a helmet mount and snowboard/surfboard mount for both the cameras, and a waterproof case exclusively for the FDR-X1000V.

    The Sony FDR-X1000V is expected to retail for $499 (approximately Rs. 31,615). A live view remote costs $100 (approximately Rs. 6,333) more. The AS200V on the other hand will cost $299 (approximately Rs. 18,945). Both Sony video cameras will be available from March.

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