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Anyone using a Sony FDR-x1000v Action Camera?
Been eyeing up the GoPro Black/Silver and the Sony number.
The GP Silver wins out of the GP range because of it's touchscreen on the back for me.
But the Sony with it's image stabilisation is a massive win!
Some of the GP footage ive seen is so juddery.
Watched many videos on YouTube and read reviews comparing these cameras and people seem to be preferring the GoPro's when the Sony is way better on paper.
At the moment the Sony is only £30 more than the Silver and £30 less than the Black.
Anyone got any of these cameras that would like to comment?
Go for the GoPro because of the massive amount of compatible underwater housings, drones, tripod-thingies, helmet-mountings, etc..
There are cameras that deliver a slightly better quality but the difference is not much.
Be sure that all 'actioncams' have a massive wide-angle that makes it only capable of in-car shots, action sports shots (what they*re for) and maybe areal views of mountain massives. Anything else looks shit.
It's mostly going to be for recording studio jams / performances and maybe in car. But the sony with it's image stabilisation makes it interesting for general video footage on holidays etc as it'll record your memories but keep them usable - rather than juddery gopro footage.
- use a proper mount with a gimbal and use AE's image stabilization. For good images you always need a lot of additional equipmentmekk
- i'd rather spend less time in post production as possible. why not just get a steady shot from the off?microkorg
- then use a gimbal, all cameras that size will deliver shaky imagesmekk
One thing I'm curious about regarding image stabilisation...
I recently created a kiting video and decided to see what Youtube's stabilisation would do. The lens was a tiiny bit wet/foggy/dirty and the correcting of my bumps suddenly made this dirt/fog jump all over the place! Before this it had been unnoticeable.
In theory, though, physical image stabilisation would have the same effect, no?
ps... why give a F about the screen when you can use your phone as the screen?
Being able to use your phone as the screen is pretty cool ... but ....
connecting via wifi to do this probably will end up using more battery than quickly flicking on the screen to frame your shot then switching it off.
and if you are on holiday using your gopro as a little snapper - the last thing you want to be doing is holding the camera in one hand and your phone in the other meanwhile probably carrying a bottle of water and bag etc.
Anyone here used the Sony themselves? I'd like to hear about how it handles rapid movement, as the GoPro's I've used seem to get choppy frame-to-frame.
Pfft. This is like asking if you should buy a Transformer or a Gobot for a kid. Nobody liked getting Gobots as gifts. They're the red-headed step child to Transformers.
Hahaha at the gobots chat.
I can understand where the Sony 4k falls down from all the reviews and it looks like they are massively improving their cameras at a faster rate than GoPro.
The Sony 4k is giving the GoPro 4 Black a good run for its money but failing at the last few hurdles (according to reviews) but I think for their next camera they'll get it all right and kick GoPro's ass.
They've had long enough with their monopoly and not improved their offering massively.
sony have many many more years of camera and audio development experience behind them and this is showing already.
The gobots will have their day!
Still undecided though!
First got the contour then switched over to a Sony.
Got the AZ-1, not exactly what was asked, but the features that won me over can also be found on OPs cam choice.
Remote trigger (plus viewer)
Just hit a big red button and all is synced. All good.
Also the stabilizing is pretty sweet.
Here I am nerding it up. AZ-1:
Interesting footage in this video ...
He's got one of the Sony range (much older one) with it's in-camera stabilisation versus a GoPro Hero 3 (last years model) fitted with a Feiyu G4 (£250) gimbal.
If you watch G4 videos showing how well they even out footage then you'll know what a good job it does.
I'd say that the Sony's stabilisation does a pretty good job at keeping up. Yes it doesn't keep the guys face centered like the G4 does but hey ... pretty good and shows how awesome the Sony's stabilisation is .... and thats an old model!