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Bring great to the great outdoors

Enjoy Action Cam’ s 4K quality and other advanced features.

Sony’s latest addition to its Action Cam line-up FDR-X1000V combines all the features experienced users have been waiting for. 4K picture quality is equal to that of current Hollywood blockbusters, the professional-grade XAVC S codec ensures beautiful footage with high-bitrate recording*1, and handy features like the Highlight Movie Maker*2 help you turn your shots into a mesmerizing masterpiece.


Ready? Action!

Shoot in 4K quality and capture dynamic yet subtle details with the high 4K 100Mbps*1. The FDR-X1000V Action Cam is sure to become your go-to companion for adventure.

True-to-life resolution

Capture active scenes with high-precision. The sensor reads out image data from every pixel which frees the video from aliasing, moire and false color artifacts.

Slow is stunning

Supports high-frame-rate Full HD/120p and HD/240p to record fast action for amazing slo-mo footage.

  • 4K and high bitrate
  • Full pixel readout
  • High-frame-rate recording


Pro-level XAVC S format

Sony’s professional grade codec is now available in consumer cameras for stunning footage at home.


Exmor R™ CMOS sensor

Cutting-edge sensor packs in more pixels for low-noise shooting in dark settings, using only incident light.


BIONZ X™ processor

Blazing upto 100Mbps/4K, 50Mbps/Full HD*3 recording for fast action and smooth motion.


170° ultra-wide ZEISS Tessar® lens

Panoramic 170° viewing angle is the perfect way to capture expansive landscape and dynamic aerial image.

SteadyShot*4 gets even steadier

Boost your image stabilization by almost 3 times

Shoot everything from motocross to aerial landscapes with the SteadyShot feature. It’s especially effective against low amplitude vibration – such as that caused by radio-controlled helicopters.





Wind Noise Reduction

Record clear and real sound with Sony’s built-in stereo mic and wind noise reduction.

Action Cam, in action

See exciting footage shot with the Action Cam on this dedicated YouTube channel.

View YouTube channel

Make your movies as exciting as your stunts

Action Cam comes loaded with features such as Live Streaming, burst shooting, and more that let you capture the amazing footage that makes your movies stand out.

Enchant your audience now

Live Streaming, no waiting

Nothing’s more exciting then watching the action as it happens…especially if you or family and friends are quite distant. Wi-Fi and the USTREAM site let you instantly share the fun.

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Freeze time

Burst shooting lets you pick the defining moment

Shoot top-quality images and still enjoy the flexibility to choose the exact spin, twist, or expression you prefer. Settings are 10fps/1sec, 5fps/2sec, and 2fps/5sec.

How to Use

Heart-stopping stop action

Motion Shot LE delivers the perfect moment

Now you can capture the path of a moving object – all in one striking image. Settings range from 10fps/1sec to 2fps/5sec so you can get a great shot no matter the subject’s speed.

How to Use

Movie footage? Perfect still? Your choice.

Interval Still Recording expands your options

Select shooting intervals of 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, or 60 seconds, and capture the motion of active subjects not only as movie footage but also as still images.

  • Live Streaming
  • Burst shooting
  • Motion Shot LE
  • Interval Still Recording

Your shots, your way

Have a say in how your Action Cam shoots with full control of the manual settings. (WB and AE shift)

Get the shot, every time

Never run out of space again with Loop Recording; variable intervals allowed.

  • Manual settings
  • Loop Recording


Full command with Live-View Remote

It’s like having an entire camera crew – on your wrist

RM-LVR2 lets you make use of on-site playback*5 and footage checking, and delete unnecessary footage to optimise recording capacity.


Multi Camera Control

Capture the action from many angles

Use up to five cameras to get exciting ground-up or head-down shots. And control them all effortlessly with the optional Live-view wrist remote and smartphone with PlayMemories Mobile™ app.*6

Start crafting your masterpiece

OK, you’ve shot some incredible footage. Now it’s time to meld it all into an unforgettable movie that will please you and astound family and friends. Use the tools outlined below.

More fun. More glory. Less work.

Let Highlight Movie Maker*2 assemble a share-ready clip

Forget troublesome editing, or finding good stuff within long footage. Highlight Movie Maker takes care of all that with a “best of the best” clip that’s ready to share on social media.

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Mobile app lets you prove yourself

Now Action Cam App makes everything easy

You can enjoy editing your footage even right after shooting with your Action Cam anytime, anywhere.

For more detail

Move effortlessly from Director to Editor

Action Cam Movie Creator makes expert editing stress-free

Loaded with features like background music selection, GPS data overlay, movie rotation, video merge, and slow/fast-forward editing, you’re going to find the Editor’s chair very comfortable. For Windows/ Mac.

  • Action Cam App for mobile
  • Action Cam Movie Creator for PC

Tough camera, easy choice

For shooting as unlimited as your imagination

The FDR-X1000V is ready to go everywhere. Its IPX4-class splashproof design shrugs off wet weather like fog and drizzle. For challenging shoots, protect Action Cam to 10m with supplied Waterproof Case for waterside fun like surfing. (Not suitable for focus underwater. Requires optional Dive Door AKA-DDX1 for shooting underwater.) And of course it’s heat, dust, and sand resistant. So plan you next adventure with no limits.




Shoot in low light with Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor

Faithfully reproduce every aspect of the scene, even in low light. The Exmor R CMOS sensor’s distinct design puts wiring behind the light-capturing photo sites for vastly improved sensitivity and reduced noise. Combined with higher-speed parallel signal processing and more rapid signal conversion, images have a wider dynamic range and rich gradations for intense detail and clarity.


BIONZ X™ for superior detail and texture

All digital cameras need to convert the light captured by their sensor to a beautiful digital photograph. The engine that powers this conversion is just as important as your lens and a high-resolution sensor–so Sony developed the remarkable BIONZ X processor, allowing more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise while shooting both photos and movies.


World-renowned ZEISS optics

Leveraging over 150 years of experience in precision optics, the ZEISS lens gives your recordings intense contrast and sharpness, free from glare and reflection thanks to an advanced multi-layer coating.


High bit rate to get all the subtle details

Your footage will feature smooth, high-quality images thanks to the high-bitrate 4K, Full HD 120p, HD 240p/100Mbps*1and Full HD/50Mbps*3 shooting capability.


Sharp, ultra-wide 170° lens

Get epic wide-angle views with the 170° ZEISS Tessar® lens. Or switch to a SteadyShot-stabilized 120°*2 view. Either way, you’ll always be capturing beautiful shots of the most challenging ski slopes, mountain trails, or pitted asphalt paths.


Full pixel readout without pixel binning

The sensor reads out image data from every pixel which frees the video from aliasing, moire and false color artifacts.


Advanced SteadyShot*2beats bumps and blur

From the rockiest trail to exciting cycling – you want to shoot crisp, clear video your audience will actually enjoy watching. And better yet, advanced SteadyShot is more effective against low-amplitude vibration-such as that from radio-controlled helicopters. So now you can get amazing panoramic shots from your drone with shake-free clarity.


XAVC S for pro-level recording

Sony’ s professional grade codec is available in consumer cameras for stunning footage at home with high-bitrate recording.*3


Built-in stereo mic captures quality sound

Make a great movie better with great audio; built-in stereo microphone allows you to capture sounds of you adventure sterically and naturally, while the Wind Noise Reduction feature deserves a clear sound track.


Live Streaming via Ustream®

Share ski runs, killer waves (and wipeouts) in real time. Stream scenes as they happen with high-quality picture and sound.

Play Video

How to Use


Burst Shooting

Capture fast-moving action with burst shooting. This allows you to capture maximum of 10 high-quality shots of a trick or transition, making it the perfect feature for those who love go back and analyze their style. Settings are 10fps/1sec, 5fps/2sec, and 2fps/5sec.

How to Use


Motion Shot LE

Capture an entire action sequence in a single frame. This feature creates a composite image of a subject in motion, with variable settings for different burst speeds, which are: 10fps/1 second, 5fps/2 seconds, and 2fps/5 seconds.

How to Use


Interval Still Recording lets you get creative with videos

Capture subtle movement with detail and precision. Interval recording takes a still photo every 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds, so they can be stitched together into a time-lapse video. This is especially useful for continuous recording over a prolonged period.


Manual control for pro-style movies

Explore sophisticated shooting features for pro-style movies. Use advanced manual settings like white balance and AE shift, and optimise brightness and hue to match images of other camcorders for easier movie editing.


Convenient Loop Recording

Don’t worry about missing the perfect moment with loop recording. Loop overwrite shooting can be chosen with duration options of 5, 20, 60, 120 minutes, or “unlimited”. Use it to capture the decisive moment without worrying about running out of capacity.


Multi Camera Control

Use up to five cameras to get exciting ground-up or head-down shots. And control them all effortlessly with the optional Live-view wrist remote and smartphone with PlayMemories Mobile™ app.*4


Full command with Live-View Remote

RM-LVR2 lets you make use of on-site playback*5 and footage checking, and delete unnecessary footage to optimise recording capacity.


Highlight Movie Maker*7 for speedy workflow

Save time by quickly finding your highlight points and start editing immediately. Highlight Movie Maker will also take the best scenes automatically and create a highlight movie-complete with background music. You can also share your work immediately by using smartphone.

Play Video

How to Use


Add music to edited video

Add favourite melodies – even your own tunes – to the movie you’re editing as soundtrack music, and create your own movie style.


Speed setting

Action Cam Movie Creator lets you make impressive slow-mo movie or fast-forward effect easily.You can change playback speed of selected portion slower(x1/2, x1/4, x1/8) or faster (x2, x4, x8, x16).


GPS Data Overlay on Video

GPS Data Overlay on Video reads your speed data recorded by built-in GPS and generates another video file that displays speed information, etc. You can upload the video file with speed information on the Internet and share your experience with many viewers.

How to Use


Video flip feature

Upside-down Flip function is especially useful when the Action Cam is shooting from an inverted position. Select a special setting prior to operation so the camera will capture footage in standard orientation.


4-video editing with Video Merge

Video Merge lets you combine up to four movie footage segments (even slow-motion parts) captured simultaneously by different cameras, and make a split-screen composite. With this unique feature anyone can create impressive movies without mastering complex editing software. Available in PlayMemories Home.

How to Use


“One-touch” connection with Wi-Fi and NFC

Just place Action Cam on your NFC-equipped smartphone. Thanks to the “One-touch Remote” feature, Action Cam data can be easily transferred to an Android/iOS smartphone or a tablet. Then, simply upload to social media or websites and share exciting action with friends and family via Wi-Fi.


Splashproof design shrugs off water

If you’re preparing for a day in the mountains, leave the waterproof case behind – the splashproof design can handle the elements, thanks to its IPX4-class rating. This Action Cam will also attach straight to a tripod without the need for the case.


Built-in tripod socket

Built-in tripod socket means you can quickly attach your Action Cam to a tripod for rock-steady shots.


Rugged waterproof housing with tripod mount

Sealed in the housing, the camera is waterproof down to 10m for water surface*6 and has a shock resistance. Additionally, dirt- and dust-resistant seals make it nearly impervious to mud, snow, rain, and grit


Compatible with MemoryStick Micro and Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC

The memory card slot accepts Memory Stick Micro™ (M2) and Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC Memory Card*3 (class 4 or higher) memory cards. Choose the card best suited to your shooting requirements and compatibility with your PC. (Memory cards not supplied.)





Imaging Sensor

Sensor Type

Pixel Gross

Effective Resolution (Still Image)

Effective Resolution (Video)*1

Colour Filter System


Lens Type


Focal Distance

Focal Length (35mm equivalent)

Minimum Focus Distance

Angle of View


Image Processor

Image Stabilization

Auto Non Flicker

Gain Control

Shutter Speed

Exposure System

Metering Modes

Exposure Compensation

Exposure Settings

Scene Mode

Backlight Compensation

Noise Reduction

White Balance Mode

Minimum Illumination


Media Type

Recording Format (Video)

Recording Format (Audio)

Recording Format (Still Image)

File Format (Still Image)

Video Mode (Resolution)

Video Recording Rate (Average Bit Rate/VBR)*2*3

Progressive Mode

Still Image Size



Memory Card Slot



HD Output

Multi/Micro USB Terminal*4

Microphone Input


Advanced/Convenient Features

Embedded GPS


Underwater Shooting

Splashproof*6 *7



Live Streaming

Interval Recording

Burst Shooting

Motion Shot LE

Loop Recording

Highlight Movie Maker*12

Color Setting


Time Code/User Bit


Power Save

Fast Playback

Image Management File Repair

Wind Noise Reduction


Power Consumption (Approx.)*13

Power Requirements

Battery Type

Charge on camcorder (Charging time with supplied Battery)*14

USB Power Supply

USB Charging

Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (approx.) (W x H x D including supplied battery)*15

Weight (approx.) (Main unit only)*16

Weight (approx.) (Total)

In the Box

In the Box*17

Size & Weight

1/2.3 type (7.76 mm) back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS Sensor

approx.12.8 Megapixels

approx.8.8 Megapixels(16:9)

approx.8.8 Megapixels(16:9)

RGB primary color filters

ZEISS Tessar



f=17.1 mm (170°),
f= 21.8 mm (120°)

approx. 50cm (approx. 19 3/4inch)

170° (without SteadyShot)

BIONZ X™ image processor

Electronic SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with Active mode



Auto Control Range: 1/30 – 1/10,000


AE Shift



Yes (Auto)


AUTO/Color Temp/Custom

6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)

MP4: Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark 2), Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher),
XAVC S (60Mbps/50Mbps): Micro SDXC Memory Card (Class 10 or Higher),
XAVC S (100Mbps): Micro SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I U3 or Higher)

MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC S format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264



DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible

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

30p: 3840×2160 30p/25p
24p: 3840×2160 24p
120p: 1920×1080 120p/100p
240p: 1280×720 240p/200p
60p: 1920×1080 60p/50p
30p: 1920×1080 30p/25p
24p: 1920×1080 24p

PS: 28 Mbps/
HQ: 16 Mbps/
STD: 6 Mbps/
HS120: 28 Mbps/
HS240: 28 Mbps

30p: 3840×2160 60 Mbps/100 Mbps
24p: 3840×2160 60 Mbps/100 Mbps
120p/100p: 1920×1080 60 Mbps/100 Mbps
240p/200p: 1280×720 60 Mbps/100 Mbps
60p/30p/24p: 50 Mbps
50p/25p: 50 Mbps


Photo Mode
approx. 8.8 megapixels 16:9 (3952×2224)
Interval Photo Recording Mode
approx. 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920×1080)
Motion Shot LE Photo Recording Mode
approx. 2.2 megapixels 16:9 (1984×1120)

Built-in Microphone, Monaural Speaker

Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible

Yes (IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4-GHz band))

Yes (One-touch remote

HDMI Out (micro) (sold separately)


Stereo Minijack



Yes (when used with Waterproof Case (SPK-X1))

Yes (In use with Supplied Waterproof Case (SPK-X1) and Optional Dive Door AKA-DDX1)

Yes (Equivalent to IPX4)

Yes (when used with Waterproof Case (SPK-X1))

Yes (when used with Waterproof Case (SPK-X1))


Yes (photo)





Yes (Vivid/Neutral)


Yes (XAVC S only)



About 5 times/10 times

Yes (AUTO)


2.0W (HQ)

3.6V (battery pack)

NP-BX1 (supplied)

Yes (approx. 4 h 05 min)

Yes (1.5 A or more is recommended)

DC 5 V 500 mA/800 mA

approx. 24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 mm
(approx. 31/32 x 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

approx. 89 g (approx. 3.1 oz.)

approx. 114 g (with supplied battery NP-BX1)
(approx. 4.0oz. (with supplied battery NP-BX1))

Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1) (1)
micro USB Cable (1)
Startup Guide (1)
Waterproof Case (SPK-X1) (1)
Adhesive Mount (VCT-AM1) (1)