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Sony's flagship Action Cam arrives in the US later this month

Engadget Engadget 9/09/2016 Edgar Alvarez
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Sony introduced its new Action Cam, the FDR-X300R, last week at IFA 2016. Back then, though, the company only shared details about pricing and availability for Europe. But now we know when it will come to the US. As a refresher, compared to the previous generation, the main highlight of this shooter is the addition of optical image stabilization. Sony says that was the most requested feature by users of its Action Cam line, noting that it's the same technology found on its Handycam camcorders.

In addition to this, the FDR-X300R features a redesigned Zeiss Tessar wide-angle lens and 1/2.5-type 8.2M Exmor R CMOS sensor, along with a Bionz X processor that promises to handle your media with ease. As far as movie-recording goes, you can shoot 4K at up to 30 fps, as well as 1080p at a max of 120 fps -- that's going to come in handy when you want to slow down footage. Of course, the action camera is also waterproof up to 60 meters (roughly 197 feet), but that's only if you have the housing on it.

Sony's X300R is $400 body-only or $100 more with the Live-View remote, which lets you control the camera directly from your wrist. It is scheduled to arrive in the US "late" September.

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