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Sony Action Cam Vs. GoPro: Which is the Winner?

02/19/2021
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When it comes to the GoPro and Sony brands, you don't have to wonder further about which brand is the winner. They both possess good qualities; however, they differ in terms of features and their abilities to meet certain needs. 


Here is the comparison between GoPro and Sony action cam. Let's see who is the winner. 

GoPro HERO 9 Vs. Sony FDR-X3000 


GoPro HERO 9 


The GoPro HERO 9 is larger in height, width, and depth compared with its predecessor -  HERO 8. It comes with a removable lens that can be removed with a twist and pull, a larger battery, a larger sensor, a bigger back touchscreen, a widescreen rare display, and a square front display. Its rare screen measures 2.27 inches, while the front screen measures 1.4 inches. This camera has a built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, and a 23.6-megapixel sensor that can record 5k at 30fps and up to 1080p at 240fps. It has a 1720mAh battery. There is a rich HyperSmooth 3.0 with respect to stabilization.


This action camera is the newest and most sophisticated action camera currently in the market.




Resolution

GoPro HERO 9 has a resolution of 5k 30fpf, 40k 60fps, and as far as up to1080p 240fps.


Stability 

In terms of stabilization, the GoPro HERO 9 has a stability of HyperSmooth 3.0.


Size 

The size is larger than that of its predecessor - HERO 9. It has a big screen around the back. Its rare screen measures 2.27 inches, while the front screen has a measurement of 1.4 inches. It has a measurement of 71mm wide, 55mm tall, and 33.6mm deep.


Weight 

It weighs 158g. It outweighs the previous GoPro action camera models. Right, even the GoPro Max.


Sensor 

This powerful action camera has an excellent sensor of 23.6-megapixel. The higher the megapixels of a camera, the higher the video and image quality. Owing to the high megapixel in HERO 9, it makes it possible for it to shoot 5k videos and 20-megapixel still images. This sensor makes it possible to capture still images from videos. For quality images to result from this, the camera's sensor must be high.


Battery Life 

It has a 1720mAh removable battery and a battery life of 2 hours, 11 minutes. 


Price

With the price of $449, the GoPro HERO 9 can be purchased. Although it is quite expensive, it is worth the price.


Sony FDR-X3000 


The Sony FDR-X3000 comes with built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth, HDMI, USB, and a microphone jack, rechargeable battery pack, attachment buckle, underwater housing, and a startup guide. It stands out for its splashproof, dustproof, and waterproof housing as deep as 197-feet. Its viewing angles allow for selection from Wide, Medium, or Narrow. It has Wi-Fi for remote and control. It has a built-in stereo mic to make excellent audios. This camera has a simple user interface. There is easy access to all the menus of the LCD screen. The camera can be controlled via smartphones with a mobile app.




Resolution 

Has a resolution of 4k.(3840 x 2160) at 30p or 24p. It has the ability to record HD 1080p at 50 mb/s in XAVC and up to 28 MB in the higher-compressed MP4 mode. 


Stability 

This action camera possesses ultimate image stability. Its stability is a combination of the Balanced Optical SteadyShot Stabilization with Active mode. This brilliant stabilization system makes it smoother to shoot crystal clear, still images on the go. 


Size 

Its size is approximately 29.4mm in width, 47.0mm in height, and 83.0mm in depth.  


Weight 

It weighs 114g. This weight includes that of the battery that comes along with it. 


Sensor 

The sensor type is BSI-CMOS. While the size of the sensor is  (5.744 x 4.308 mm). Has an effective pixel of 8.2-megapixel sensor


Battery

Its battery type is the NP-BX1 3.6V. Its battery when Wi-Fi is switched off is 125 minutes while shooting at MP4 (1920 x 1080 30p HQ). But with the Wi-Fi turned on, the battery life can last for 155 minutes.


Price

The Sony FDR-X3000 is sold at the price of $348 on Amazon.


Hero 9FDR-X3000
RESOLUTION
5k/30fpf, 4k/60fps
4608 x 2592
IMAGE STABILITY
HyperSmooth 3.0
Balanced Optical SteadyShot
SIZE
71mm, 55mm, 33.6mm29.4mm, 47.0mm, 83.0mm
WEIGHT
158g
114g
SENSOR23.6-megapixel8.2-megapixel sensor
BATTERY
131 minutes
125 minutes


GoPro HERO 7 Vs. Sony RXO II Action Camera


GoPro HERO 7 Black 


The GoPro HERO 7 is a digital action camera with a touch screen 4K HD Video 12 Mp. It has been battle-tested and waterproof-tested without the need for housing. It gives amazingly sharp footage and tricky capture. With its high frame rate video of 1080p with 240, it can interrupt your videos by up to 8x. This camera allows you to shoot time-lapse videos to shorten longer events.




Resolution

The GoPro HERO 7 Black has a maximum resolution of 1080p with 240fps.


Image Stability

It possesses HyperSmooth stabilization.


Size

It has size measurements of 62mm in width, 32mm in height, and 45mm in depth.


Weight

This camera weighs 117g.


Sensor

It comes with a 12MP - 1 /2.3 sensors.


Battery

This action camera has an interchangeable battery with a battery life of 2 hours.


Price

The GoPro Hero 7 Black is sold at the price of  $399 on Amazon.


Sony RXO II Action Camera 


Sony defines this camera as "tiny but tough". This camera can easily fit into your pocket. It has the ability to capture amazing images with its incredible 1.0- type sensor and low distortion Tessar T* lens even in dim light. After capturing, it allows you to share your images without stress using your Smartphone. It has impressive stabilization, internal 4K- movie recording, and an excellent 180°-tiltable LCD screen.




Resolution

Maximum resolution of 1080p at 120fps. 1080p resolution (1136x384 effective pixel) maximum at 1000fps.


Image Stability 

It possesses Electronic Image Stability.


Size

It has the size measurements of 59mm in width, 40.5mm in height, and 29.8mm in depth


Weight

The Sony RXO II weighs 110g.


Sensor

It comes with a 15MP - sensor.


Battery 

It comes with an interchangeable battery and has a battery life of 35 minutes.


Price

With the price of $698, the Sony RXO II is sold.


Hero 7Sony RXO II
RESOLUTION
1080p at 240fps
1080p at 120fps
IMAGE STABILITY
Electronic Image Stability
Electronic Image Stability
SIZE
62mm, 32mm, 45mm59mm, 40.5mm, 29.8mm
WEIGHT
117g
110g
SENSOR12MP
15MP
BATTERY
2 hours35 mintues


Conclusion 


While comparing the GoPro Hero 9 with the Sony FDR-X3000,  the GoPro Hero 9 has a higher price compared with the Sony FDR-X3000, the former has a slightly longer battery life compared to the latter. The former is also larger and heavier than the latter. The same with its resolution and megapixel. On the other hand, in comparing the GoPro Hero 7 with the Sony RXO II, the price of the latter is significantly higher than that of the former. However, the former is seen to have a longer battery life, weightier, larger in size, and has a higher resolution although they both have the same image stability.

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