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Sony FDR-X3000: 2560 x 1440 60p 100 Mbps

by Dionysos Enthusiast on ‎07-16-2017 04:47 PM

Dear Community,


I just purchased the Sony FDR-X3000 and I am really amazed. This is the best action cam by far!


But: The 1440p resolution is missing. If you want 60 fps, you have to reduce the resolution to 1080p with a video recording rate of 50 Mbps.


Wouldn't it be possible to give us 1440p with 60 fps and a video recording rate of 100 Mbps?

The image quality should be better than with 1080p while we keep the advantages of 60 fps.


I wish I could capture with 1440p and sacrifice the extra resolution for further stabilization, while using 60 fps for smooth footage and the possibility to slow down the video.


Please give us the best possible image quality with 60 fps.


What do you think?

Thanks! Smiley Happy

by IamNic Expert
on ‎07-16-2017 05:22 PM

Won't happen.


The next camera will probably feature 4K 60fps though.

by Dionysos Enthusiast
on ‎07-16-2017 05:35 PM

Why not?


Just to make the next action cam appear more attractive?

by IamNic Expert
‎07-16-2017 05:49 PM - edited ‎07-16-2017 05:49 PM

Sony never added any features via firmware updates.


Also I doubt that XAVC-S supports anything in between 1080p (FullHD) and 2160p (4K).

by avsupport Professional
on ‎07-17-2017 05:06 AM

at the current stage, XAVC-S doesnt't support 2.5K, nor 10Bit,

which is a big shame really,

and seems like an artificial (political) restriction.

by Dionysos Enthusiast
on ‎07-17-2017 11:29 AM

Thanks for all the answers!


Why does Sony provide this community especially this "Join the inspiration" part, if that's the case?

If it would be Sony's policy to withhold feature updates to push the next product, I would think twice before purchasing another Sony product.


I just hope, Sony didn't think too much about 1440p when developing this action cam. It's either 4K or 1080p or lower.

Maybe it's an easy thing to implement the intermediate resolution. I don't see, why this would be a problem.


If someone already owns this action cam, not getting 1440p as an update wouldn't make it more likely to sell him the new Sony. He will buy it if he wants 4K @ 60 fps, no matter if he already has 1440p or not. Otherwise he would stay with the FDR-X3000 anyway. I doubt that anyone would upgrade from this cam to a new Sony for 1440p @ 60 fps. So why don't give it to the dear customers? Smiley Wink


What about this request: Give us manually adjustable shutter speed, so we can minimize motion blur when capturing with 4K @ 30 fps. Would this even help?