Action Cam FDR-X1000

  • Professional 4K (3840 x 2160) video recording with up to 240p HD / 120p HD
  • SteadyShot™ image stabilization works from bikes to aerial shot and more
  • Control up to 5 Action Cam via phone1 or LiveView™ Remote2
  • Splash proof body with universal tripod mount
  • Built-in stereo mic for quality sound with wind noise reduction
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips
  • Loop recording prevents running out of memory card
  • Live stream your video via Ustream
  • Advanced manual control allows flexibility in movie expression
  • Ultra wide up to 170° pro quality f/2.8 bright ZEISS® lens

Develop for Sony cameras

The Sony Camera Remote API beta SDK allows you to develop apps to control a number of Sony cameras wirelessly from another device.

Supported APIs/SDKs


  • Camera Type: Digital 4K Video Camera Recorder
  • Auto Non Flicker: Yes
  • Gain Control: Auto

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.3″ (7.76 mm) back-illuminated Exmor® R CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ® X image processor
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 12.8 MP
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Movie: Approx. 8.8 MP (16:9) Still: Approx. 8.8 MP (16:9)
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters


  • Media Type: Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher), Micro SDXC
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Approx. 8.8 Megapixels
  • Video Format: MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 XAVC S format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Video Resolution: MP4 PS:1920×1080 60p/50p, HQ:1920×1080 30p/25p, STD:1280×720 30p/25p, HS120(HS100):1280×720 120p/100p HS240(HS200):800×480 240p/200p XAVC S 4K 30p: 3840×2160 30p/25p 24p: 3840×2160 24p XAVC S HD 120p:1920×1080 120p/100p 240p:1280×720 240p/200p 60p:1920×1080 60p/50p 30p:1920×1080 30p/25p 24p:1920×1080 24p
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx. 8.8 MP
  • Video Signal: UHDTV, HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards, PAL color, CCIR standards
  • Audio Format: MP4/MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch XAVC S/LPCM 2ch
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Microphone, Monoral Speaker
  • Movie Recording Rate (Average Bit Rate/VBR): MP4 PS: approx. 28 Mbps, HQ: approx.16 Mbps, STD: approx. 6 Mbps, HS120: approx. 28 Mbps, HS240: approx. 28 Mbps, XAVC S 4K 3840×2160 30p/25p/24p: approx. 60 Mbps/approx. 100 Mbps XAVC S HD 1920×1080 120p/100p: approx. 60 Mbps/approx. 100 Mbps 1280×720 240p/200p: approx. 60 Mbps/approx. 100 Mbps 1920×1080 60p/50p: approx. 50 Mbps 1920×1080 30p/25p/24p: approx. 50 Mbps
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Still Image Size (Photo Mode): PHOTO Mode Approx. 8.8 MP 16:9 (3952×2224); Interval Photo Recording Mode Approx. 2.1 MP 16:9 (1920×1080); Motion Shot LE Photo Recording Mode Approx. 2.2 MP 16:9 (1984×1120)
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes (Off / On)
  • Progressive Mode: Yes

Optics and Lens Specifications

  • Lens Type: ZEISS Tessar
  • Lens Stabilization: Advanced SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization
  • Aperture: F2.8
  • Focal Length (35 mm equivalent): Movie: f=17.1 mm (170°), f=21.8 mm (120°) Photo: f=17.1 mm (170°), f=21.8 mm (120°) Interval Photo Recording: f=17.1 mm (170°), f=21.8 mm (120°)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 19 3/4 inch (Approx. 50 cm)
  • Angle of View: 170° (without SteadyShot), 120° (with SteadyShot)
  • Focal Distance: f=2.8 mm, f=1/9 inch
  • Steady Shot Mode:Active: 21.8 mm

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment
  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift
  • Exposure Settings: Auto
  • Scene Mode(s): Auto/Underwater
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Color Temp / Custom
  • Minimum Illumination: 6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)

Drive System

  • Drive Mode: Single Shooting / Burst Shooting / Motion Shot LE
  • Self-timer: Yes
  • Shutter Speeds: Auto Control Range: 1/30 – 1/10,000 (30 fps)

Convenience Features

  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time) / Yes (remaining capacity)
  • Multiple Language Display: English French Brazilian Portugese Turkish
  • Remote Control: Yes (REC S/S, and TC Reset only)
  • Fast Playback: About 5 times/10 times
  • Image Management File Repair: Yes (AUTO)
  • On Screen Main Indicators: Recording Mode, Image stabilization, GPS Tracking Status, Shooting Mode Status

Advanced Features

  • Waterproof: Yes (In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))
  • Dustproof: Yes (In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))
  • Airplane Mode: Yes
  • Embedded GPS: Yes
  • Highlight Movie Maker: Yes
  • Image Stabilization: Electronic SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Shockproof: Yes (In use with Waterproof Case (SPK-AS2))
  • Time Code: Yes (XAVC S only)
  • Wi-Fi: Control with Smartphone
  • Interval Recording: Yes (photo) (5s/10s/30s/60s)
  • Power Save: Yes


  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick Micro™ and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
  • NFC: Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)
  • Wi-Fi: Yes (IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
  • SD Output: Composite Video Out (AV CABLE VMC-15MR2 (sold separately))
  • HD Output: HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately)
  • USB Port(s): micro-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
  • HDMI Terminal: HDMI Out (micro) (sold separately)
  • Multi/Micro USB Terminal: Yes
  • Wi-Fi (Opt. Acc): Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible)

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 31/32 inch x 2 1/8 inch x 3 1/2 inch (Approx. 24.4 mm x 51.7 mm x 88.9 mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): Approx. 3.1 oz (Approx. 89 g)
  • Weight (Approx.) (Total): Approx. 114 g (NP-BX1 (supplied battery))


  • Power Consumption (in Operation): Approx. 2.0 W
  • Power Requirements: 3.6 V (battery pack)
  • Battery Type: NP-BX1
  • Charge on camcorder (Charging time with supplied Battery): Yes (approx. 4 h 05 min)

Display Panel

  • Display Panel: Yes

USB Charging

  • DC 5 V 500 mA/800 mA

USB Power Supply

  • Yes (1.5 A or more is recommended)

In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Startup Guide
  • Waterproof Case (SPK-X1)
  • Adhesive Mount (VCT-AM1)
  • 1. Requires NFC-compatible mobile device. Check device’s user manual for compatibility. Device cases may prevent connection.
  • 2. Waterproof down to 3 meters (15 feet)