At their keynote, the company showed off a number of new cameras, including a 4K Handycam retailing for $1,000 (which is half the price of last year's CES announced cam), and their first 4K Action Cam, which is aimed squarely at the market who might buy a GoPro HERO4.

The new 4K Action Cam will cost $500 (or $600 with a live view remote) and shoot UHD up to 30fps, 1080p up to 120fps, and 720p up to 240fps. It also can playback 4K through its HDMI port on any 4K display, and features built-in image stabilization (something GoPro lacks). They've got a slightly less expensive version, the AS200V, which will retail for $300 but can only do 1080p 60fps and 720p 120fps. 

Also at the keynote, Sony introduced some HD handycams with built-in projectors, the Sony HDR-PJ670 for $700 and the Sony HDR-PJ440 for $400. In addition, they showed off two standard HD handycams, the $300 HDR-CX440 and the $230 HDR-CX405. All of them shoot 1080p 60fps, but the HDR-PJ670 looks like it has the most frame rate options, including 24p. 

Here is a first look from Sony at the FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam:

And some 4K samples:

A look at the stabilization built in:

Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam

Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam


  • XAVC S 3840 x 2160p / 30 fps (100 Mbps) / 24 fps (60 Mbps)
  • XAVC S 1920 x 1080p / 120 fps, 1280 x 720p / 240 fps
  • XAVC S 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (50 Mbps) / 30 fps (50 Mbps) / 24 fps (50 Mbps)
  • H.264 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps / 30 fps, 1280 x 720p / 120 fps / 30 fps, 720 x 480p / 240 fps / 30 fps
  • microSD/HC/XC
  • Play 4K via the HDMI on any 4K display
  • Ultra-Wide 170° FOV Lens
  • Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Control
  • 8.8MP Stills with Burst / Interval Modes
  • Built-In Stereo Audio Recording
  • AE Compensation and Manual White Balance
  • Automatic In-Camera Editing
  • Availability: February 2015
  • Price: $500 ($600 with live view remote bundle)

And a few more video samples:

Here is the RM-LVR2 for Remote Operation/Monitoring:

Sony RM-LVR2 for Remote Operation/Monitoring

Sony FDR-AX33 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder

Here's a first look at the FDR-AX33 from Sony:

And the specs:

Sony FDR-AX33 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder

  • 1/2.3" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • XAVC S 3840 x 2160p / 30 fps / 24 fps
  • XAVC S 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps / 30fps / 24fps
  • AVCHD 1920 x 1080p / 60 fps / 30fps / 24fps
  • 1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
  • 1440 x 1080i / 60 fps
  • MP4 1280 x 720p / 30 fps
  • Bionz X Image Processor
  • 29.8mm Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Zoom Lens
  • 10x Optical Zoom & 20x Clear Image Zoom
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot
  • 3.0" LCD Touchscreen / 0.24" Color EVF
  • 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Microphone
  • Wi-Fi / NFC Connectivity
  • Availability: February 2015
  • Price: $1,000

For more info on the cameras announced, check out the links below, or head on over to the Sony CES site here.

Here's everything Sony announced at the show in 7 minutes (thanks to The Verge):

If you want to watch the entire 2015 CES keynote, it's embedded here:

Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam

Sony FDR-X1000V 4K Action Cam with Live View Remote Bundle

Sony AS200V 4K Action Cam

Sony FDR-AX33 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder

Sony HDR-PJ670 HD Handycam with Built-In Projector and 32GB Internal Memory

Sony HDR-PJ440 HD Handycam with Built-In Projector and 8GB Internal Memory

Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam with 8GB Internal Memory

Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam

Source: Sony CES 2015