Product Comparison: Sony FDR-X3000 vs GoPro HERO6


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
GoPro
Model
FDR-X3000
HERO6
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Advanced FDR-X3000 Action Cam offers dramatic 4K POV movie shooting with reduced shake via Balanced Optical SteadyShot using the well-protected body alone or with supplied Underwater Housing. Advanced features encourage everyday moviemaking and travel fun.
HERO6 Black transforms your adventures into incredible QuikStories right on your phone. With its all-new GP1 chip, next-level video stabilization and 2x the performance, looking good has never been so easy. Add voice control and a durable waterproof design, and HERO6 Black is the ultimate GoPro for sharing life as you live it.
Key Specs
Effective Megapixels
8.2 MP
12 MP
Video Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
Maximum Depth Of Water Resistance
197 feet
33 feet
Size & Weight
Depth
3.27 in.
1.3 in.
Height
1.85 in.
1.8 in.
Width
1.16 in.
2.4 in.
Weight
4.1 oz.
4.2 oz.

Sony FDR-X3000

GoPro HERO6

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony FDR-X3000 Underwater Camcorder 4K, White
  • find that I prefer the way this camera fits in my pocket better than my GoPro, it's not a size issue just the layout of the cameras.
  • The size is also a plus and I like the fact that it has a tripod female screw mount built in which means it will mount to most accessory mounts.
  • This a camera for the everyday to the action packed. It's small, compact, and can do a variety of configures just by using your smartphone.
  • It has waterproof housing which gives very good shock and water protection, but it adds some size to the camera and muffles the sound.
  • Battery life is Horrific, as is the overall weight in the case. It's basically a 'handy cam' without the screen
GoPro HERO6 (CHDHX-601) Action Camera
  • I recommend 100%. In addition its versatility, size, functionality and final quality make it an ideal video camera for adventures, tourism and sports.
  • There isn't another camera in the market that comes close to matching its superior picture quality + portability balance. It's light weight and very easy to use.
  • The apps/software are easy, seamless, and fun. The camera itself is so freaking small it’s crazy.
  • This is a very small camera writing a lot of data to a tiny card and so there will be a lot of expected heat.
  • The entire camera is small which is great but they sacrificed a lot to get the camera that small.
Display
Display Type
Monochrome
LCD
Screen Size
2 in.
What customers say about "Display"
Sony FDR-X3000 Underwater Camcorder 4K, White
  • The built-in screen on the camera is a little difficult to read and becomes a major issue when it's night time as there is no backlit on the screen (had to use a flashlight to view the screen).
  • This camera has GPS built in, and will display a cool overlay if you want.
  • The one thing that they could have done to really put the icing on the cake is a backlight screen. In dim areas you can't see the display.
  • he VLC program allows me to view the video,but I cannot edit the video,or display speed in the video, as accessing the GPS data is not possible.
  • Screen is too small can hardly read
GoPro HERO6 (CHDHX-601) Action Camera
  • The touch screen is more responsive.
  • The touch screen is very responsive and quick
  • OMG - Amazing quality. Love the screen on the back, shots are more accurate.
  • Build quality issues on two units. Visible glue around the display and serations around the bezel. I don't think I'm going to exchange yet another one. It will most likely go back for good. Build quality is everything on a $500 device!
  • I got a dud! Out of the box, the screen freezes just when changing camera modes from video to photo, or trying to change camera view, or randomly when toggling through any of the control screens.
  • The touch screen is a little annoying, but the photos are great.
Video
Video Formats
MPEG4
SuperView, MPEG4, H.264
Image Stabilization
Yes
Yes
Digital Zoom
2 x
What customers say about "Video"
Sony FDR-X3000 Underwater Camcorder 4K, White
  • Slow motion feature works fine, but I recommend you reduce the quality to 1080p because the frame rate will jump to 120fps. You can still do 4K in slow motion and yes it’s indeed beautiful.
  • The video quality is superb. Make sure you have the right sd card with the right read write speeds.
  • Very smooth video while walking and moving the camera around. It will get a little movement if you're running or riding a bike over rough terrain.
  • Great picture/video quality. I’m glad the 3.5mm jack is in the back instead of the bottom.
  • Nice little camera, the 4K video and stabilization is excellent.
GoPro HERO6 (CHDHX-601) Action Camera
  • And the most amazing thing is the variety of resolution and fps settings. This thing can shoot 4K in 60fps! Or 1080p in 240fps! This is one incredible machine that is so compact and so useful.
  • GoPro smartly got rid of the narrow and medium fov and instead added the ability to ZOOM. Essentially it's the same as using these modes but you have much more flexibility in how close or far you want the sensor to crop, plus you can see exactly what the effect will be as you adjust the zoom/fov
  • Everything is better with the Hero6 and it's noticeable right away. Not only are you getting double the frame rates with 4K/60 and 1080/240, but everything just looks so much better! Stability is amazing and the color is outstanding.
  • This thing can shoot 4K in 60fps! Or 1080p in 240fps! This is one incredible machine that is so compact and so useful.
  • One issue with these extremely high frame rates is the inability to edit them in most mid range computers.
Features
Wi-Fi Enabled
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Yes
Memory Card Compatibility
M2, Memory Stick Duo, Micro SD
UHS-1, microSD Class 10
Extras
Live-View Remote for easy control, Smart operation with friendly UI, BIONZ X™ for superior detail and texture, Flexibly mountable Live-View Remote, Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with enhanced sensitivity, Built-in stereo mic captures quality sound, Sharp, ultra-wide ZEISS® Tessar™ lens, 4K Time-lapse Capture
Quikstories Enabled, Best-Ever Image Quality, Next-Level Stabilization, 3x Faster Offload Speeds, Rugged + Waterproof, Improved Low-Light Video + Photos, RAW
What customers say about "Features"
Sony FDR-X3000 Underwater Camcorder 4K, White
  • The built-in Wi-Fi works flawlessly as you can use the camera with the smartphone app. I love this feature because when the camera is mounted on my helmet, instead of removing my helmet to get to my camera, I can configure it just by using my iPhone.
  • I expected worse from sound quality, but I was way surprised. Good sound.
  • NFC connection (or just scan the qr code) makes connection a snap.
  • The connection to your mobile device works nicely with the PlayMemories app, very easy to understand and really makes shooting a time-lapse a breeze.
  • It's water resistant and good quality, but I wish it had a speaker for playing back the video's audio.
  • Not waterproof but water resistant (rain, dropped in a puddle, etc.), you’ll need to install its housing unit if you’re planning to take this out to surf, fish, or any place with a large body of water.
GoPro HERO6 (CHDHX-601) Action Camera
  • Sound Quality - Not requiring a case, allows the GoPro Hero6 to have AMAZING sound quality!! When Hero5 came out, sounds quality was GREATLY upgraded!! The sound has stayed the same and is AWESOME on the Hero6
  • Battery Life is fine.. After several uses on 4K60FPS I get close to 1.5 hours.. Lower quality's I can break 2 hours per battery!
  • Waterproof without a case BUT you can buy a case to go even deeper!!
  • All of the features of the Hero5 are also found on the Hero6. Waterproof, LCD back screen, GPS, RAW photo, manual ISO and shutter, stereo and wind resistance plus Protune audio, auto cloud updating, Quik Story, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi connectivity, and selective spot metering/ light adjustment
  • Great video, terrible audio recording. If you want it for video without audio it's great. If you want audio with video your options are to use your cell phone to record audio separately and merge it later
  • Camera footage is phenomenal - above water and underwater above 15 ft or so. The 33ft waterproof advertisement is misleading... it doesn't seem to leak within that range (good), but the buttons all implode (auto-press themselves) and you lose all control over the camera while diving
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
399.99 $
399.99 $

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