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« on: June 05, 2019, 02:13 »
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Please recommend any camcorder or video camera for 4K. I already have a DSLR, shooting video with that is problem with the Battery. My DSLR shoots only HD. Looking for something not very expensive, the beginners budget or medium size cost.


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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 03:56 »
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Panasonic GH5, Sony A7III, BMPCC4K if you have the budget. If not, maybe a Sony AX100 or a Panasonic G7. Just some suggestions, I'm sure there's some better options, but I know they shoot good footage.

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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 05:26 »
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Maybe the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. (not very expensive and good priceperformance ratio)


« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 08:35 »
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I can also vouch for the a7iii. Very happy with it. Even the kit lens isn't too bad but I also bought a cheapie adapter for my Nikon glass. No autofocus with the Nikon glass however which is a downside because the AF with native Sony glass is outstanding. I have to admit though I have my eye on the Fuji X-T3. The video specs look pretty amazing with 4K 30p at 400mbs and 60p at 200mbs. The Sony doesn't do 60p in 4K at all which is a definite negative for me.

« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2019, 10:36 »
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« Last Edit: June 05, 2019, 10:38 by Chichikov »

« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2019, 12:04 »
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Speaking on a budget, a simple camcorder around $1000 would do the average 4K job with good day or home/studio light. Sony and panasonic ones are the most common consumer ones that "pass" the "tourist, let him pass" test vs the " do you have clearance?" rigged dslr or mirrorless bodies. Stabiliser plus zoom included leading to less weight. Spare some money for a slider a tripod with video head and other "hidden" needs you will come up as faster bigger cards, batteries chargers and external HDDs for (bigger) backups.

If it goes well, you like video work and off course sell you can always upgrade to a semi or pro model :)

« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019, 13:49 »
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Thanks dear all for your responses.
I was thinking to keep the DSLR and video camera separate from each other. That is the reason I was looking for pure video camera and Black Magic seems a decent choice. However, the cost wise, upgrading to D850 makes sense if over $1200 money is being invested in video camera.  Because the old nikon DSLR will be upgraded to D850 for image work. May be it can work for video and images both. However, the mental itch will remain  :) ;D ;D

« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2019, 00:54 »
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Finally ordered one Panasonic HC-WXF995M 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Twin Camera. 991K model is not available in my country. I checked the specs. It looks great camera with amazing possibilities. I will get it in my hands either on 10th or 11th June.

« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2019, 01:16 »
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Happy shooting then!

 :) :D

« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2019, 08:52 »
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Finally ordered one Panasonic HC-WXF995M 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with Twin Camera. 991K model is not available in my country. I checked the specs. It looks great camera with amazing possibilities. I will get it in my hands either on 10th or 11th June.

Thank you for posting this info. I'm very interested and will check it out (along with a few others of this kind).
« Last Edit: June 08, 2019, 09:01 by marthamarks »


 

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