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Top 5 Cameras That Shoot 4K-Video

Written by Millo

Top 5 Cameras That Shoot 4K-Video

If you are fond of shooting at least for maintaining your video blog (or simply for watching it later), in 2017, switching to 4K-resolution is quite normal. You just to pick up the camera.

Nikon D500

Type: DSLR
Matrix: APS-S
Definitely, $1700 is a very high price for a SLR camera with an APS-C matrix. But, if you want to shoot 4K-video as a “mirror”, then this is your most inexpensive option. The Nikon D500 is equipped with 153 focus points, which is great for video shooting. To amuse of the amateurs in photograph sports events, the camera offers up to 10 frames per second in the mode of continuous shooting. The camera display is able to change the angle. But you cannot turn the camera towards the front view, hence for videoblogging this is not the most successful option. But Nikon D500 can transfer photos wirelessly in automatic mode, without the need for manual copying. Plus, the metal housing with moisture protection makes the camera a good solution for bad weather.

Fujifilm X-T2

Type: mirrorless camera
Matrix: APS-C
The mirrorless Fujifilm X-T2 camera is almost as good as the Nikon D500 – in Moscow it sells for an average of $1900 . Fuji is very serious about video shooting in its X series, so from the X-T2, the quality of 4K video is very high. However, there is a limit. You can do no more than 10 minutes of shooting in a row. Its retro-exterior resembles the cameras of the last century, and moisture protection allows you to love shooting under slight rain. In Fujifilm X-T2, the screen changes in multiangle, but rotating in 180 degrees is not available, one of the prominent drawbacks for video blogging.

Panasonic GH5

Type: mirrorless camera
Matrix: MFT
To shoot in high quality is not economical, and Panasonic GH5 conforms this statement. Fortunately, it exceeds two already mentioned cameras on a number of parameters. For example, GH5 supports shooting not only in 3820×2160 (4K UHD), but also in a slightly larger resolution – 4096×2160 (4K DCI). More importantly, the Panasonic GH5 can shoot 4K at 60 frames per second, and Full HD at 180. That makes it an excellent choice for those who have already outgrown the video shooting for anything. And this camera has a rotary screen, so shooting your talking head on the go is not a problem. However, there are also compromises. For example, the matrix of Panasonic GH5 refers to the standard MFT (Micro Four Thirds), so other things being equal in the overall quality of the image it is not so easy to compete with older brothers.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Type: mirrorless camera
Matrix: MFT
Slightly cheaper, Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II is not even close to be called a tool for a beginner- blogger. Like the Panasonic GH5, it can shoot up to 4096×2160 (4K DCI). Again, it has a steep stabilization system – a thing of paramount importance. It helps you fantasize a quiet environment even when you record video on the go or on the road. But maximum frames per second for video is only 30. And significantly, it’s capable of rotating 180 degrees.

Sony Alpha A6300

Type: mirrorless camera
Matrix: APS-C
Finally, let’s talk about the camera, for which you will not have to sell your organs – Sony Alpha A6300. It’s loaded with a lot of features which are far better than the already mentioned cameras. Firstly, it is much cheaper. Secondly, it is very compact and without the lens, it fits in your pocket – highly portable. Thirdly, it has an APS-C matrix, not Micro Four Third. Together, they do an excellent job of shooting in 4K. The maximum number of frames per second for this format is 30. 

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Millo

When he isn't enjoying the beautiful Australian outdoors, you can find Millo on business and tech sites, writing about the latest news, analyzing trends, and generally making the Internet a more interesting place.