I have had my FDR-X3000R about 3 weeks now to play with (the 4K version) and really love it for my two intended uses. There are a couple of minuses to bring up but in the scope of things this is a great POV action camera compared to my GoPro. In Use and the Pluses: I am using this for motorcycle riding and for snow skiing. The BOSS system really keeps the video image smooth, almost gimbal like when attached to a helmet, selfie stick or hand held. Super impressed to say the least. I am editing with iMovie and there is no issue with importing the video, everything is excellent. Now for the little minus to mention: In use the battery life is shorter than I would have expected. I am now trying to make sure and turn the camera off when not recording. It does boot up quickly so it really isn't a big deal. I also have two spare batteries now, Best Buy always has them in stock. Occasionally the camera loses it's connection with the remote and that is of course frustrating to wait for it to "handshake" and start talking to each other again. Finally, and this isn't about the camera specifically, but about the Sony action cam accessories. I have found it is super difficult to find mounts and accessories in stock. I have to hunt around the web and a bunch of vendors to get mounts that I want. Sony really needs to do a better job of their distribution of mounts if they are going to have success with this camera line.
I would recommend this to a friend
The remote connects to the camera less than half the time. Extremely frustrating! When it is connected, it's virtually impossible to see the screen in daylight. Worthless!!!!!
No, I would not recommend this to a friend