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Best 4K Digital cameras

We have the list of the best 4K Digital camera including DSLR, Mirrorless and compacts cameras which can record 4K video in multiple formats.

Best Fullframe Mirrorless Camera for Recording 4K Video

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Sony A7R II available at Amazon and B&H

The Sony A7R II is undoubtedly one of the best camera Sony ever made, the amazing low-light performance of the newly developed stacked 42 MP CMOS Full frame sensor paired with ultra fast Bionz X image processor that boost the ISO range of the camera upto 102400 and enables 4K video recording with Full-pixel readout with XAVC S 4K format support makes it best fullframe camera for PRO Photographers and cinematographer.

Sony A7R II is the world’s first digital camera which can capture 4k (UHD) video at 30p/25p or 24p in the XAVC S 4K format. It also has impressive video recording capability which is supported by 399 phase-detection AF points present in the Fast Hybrid AF system. The camera has the excellent ability to record movies in 4K quality (QFHD 3840×2160) in both Super 35mm crop mode and full-frame mode. It utilizes the advanced XAVC S7 codec during video shooting, which records at a high bit rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting.Hence, there is no doubt that its advanced tech makes it the best 4K DSLR among the other DSLR /Mirrorless cameras. You also get support of Hybrid Auto focusing system while recording Videos.


Best M4/3 Mirrorless camera for Recording 4K Video

Panasonic GH4Buy Panasonic GH4  at  Amazon| from B&H

When talk about recording videos with a 4/3 sensor based camera how we can forget the Panasonic GH series ? GH series flagship camera are considered as the best crop sensor mirrorless cameras to record videos. The camera features GH4 camera features excellent core specification and able to record 4K video in  MOV or MP4 files in high bitrate 100 Mbps IPB codec. When recording at 100 Mbps, you will need an SDHC/SDXC memory card capable of handling the transfer speed.

Panasonic GH4 records high quality video in 4K. It offers advanced and unlimited 4K video recording of Cinema at resolutions 4096×2160 / 24 fps and QFHD 4K recording at 3840×2160 up to 30 fps. The 4K resolutions can be recorded as MOV or MP4 files in high bitrate 100 Mbps IPB codec. It’s a excellent and all-rounder tool for cinematographer.

Other features include built in WiFi and NFC, RAW data. After the development, the DMC-GH4 is capable of developing RAW image in camera.

 


The best compact 4K camera


Best Affordable 4K Compact Camera

Nikon A900

Nikon A900 is available under $400 and easily qualifies to become the affordable compact camera to offer 4K video recording :-The Nikon A900 announced on February, 2016. It is affordable, has light weight and even can be carried in pocket.It features 20MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS Sensor, NIKKOR f/3.4-6.9 ED Lens, 35x Optical Zoom Lens, 70x Dynamic Zoom, 3″ 921k-Dot Tilting LCD ,Bluetooth (BLE), Wi-Fi, NFC Connectivity ,ISO 3200, Continuous Shooting speed of 7fps.

The users can shoot 4K video at 30 fps. Its Face-priority AF helps the users to keep the focus at it targeted subject while the 5-Axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction (VR) keeps the videos fixed position without shaking or moving.

It’s pop-up flash produce sufficient light to capture night shots., so that the users can get well-exposed images. It is ideal for travelling photography.

note – expected shipping date of the camera is sept. 2016


The Best 1″ Sensor based Compact Camera

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Buy Sony RX100 M4 Camera from B&H and Amazon

The Sony RX100 M4 is one of the best 4K video capable compact camera available, the camera records 4K video and also supports S-Log2 Gamma. Sony RX100 IV camera is one of the best camera available in the market today for capturing still images or recording high quality 4K videos.

The camera features 20 Megapixel CMOS sensor, ISO 12800, Bionz X image processor, 2.9X optical zoom lens and records, shutter  4K video internally to slow motion video recording os also available to let you capture subjects at 960fps.

For still photography also the camera is a excellent tool, It features high ISO ranges reaches upto 12800 ISO and offers 16 frames per second of continuous shooting mode.

I have used this camera for a while and its a excellent tool for all types of Photographers and Videographers. You have to spend a good amount of time to reveal all the menu and functions of the camera since the camera look very simple from outside but is does carry a extensive set of menu options inside.


 Best Affordable Bridge Camera with 4K Video Recording
Nikon B700

Nikon B700:- The Nikon B700 compact superzoom camera announced on February, 2016. It sports 20.2MP 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS Sensor, NIKKOR Super ED 60x Optical Zoom Lens, 24-1440mm (35mm Equivalent), 921k-Dot Electronic Viewfinder, 3.0″ 921k-Dot Vari-Angle LCD Monitor, Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC & Bluetooth BLE, ISO 3200, continuous shooting speed up to 5 fps. Dual Detect Vibration Reduction.

The B700 can capture impressive close-ups with a 60x optical zoom NIKKOR ED glass lens that expands from wide-angle to telephoto zoom for accuracy and sharpness in captured shot.
It records still as well as UHD 4K video recording in both 30p and 25p frame rates, at the mean time face detective autofocus maintain sharp focus on targeted subjects and its 5-axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction helps to reduce the camera shake during recording. It has the capacity of shooting at 5 frames per second (fps) as well as the fast motion objects can be captured without any problem.


Best SuperZoom camera with 4K video recording

 

Sony RX 10 IIISony RX10 III from Amazon | B&H

Sony RX10 III camera is world best compact superzoom camera, the Camera features stacked CMOS sensor inside with a DRAM chip on top, the camera feel rock solid in hand and captures super sharp images with excellent Bokeh.  The camera covers a excellent zoom range of 24-600mm .

The camera sports 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor, BIONZ X Image Processor, Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.4-4 Zoom Lens, 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent),2.36m-Dot OLED Tru-Finder EVF,UHD 4K30 Video, Full HD 1080p at 960 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC , ISO 12800, Continuous Shooting speed of 14 fps and Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization.

I am Canon L series lens users and I am really surprised by the result of this compact camera, you don’t have to carry a bunch of lenses with a DSLR when you have Compacts like RX10 III.


 

3 comments to Best 4K Digital cameras

  • Marcus

    I don’t think, that the A7R II is the best camera for pro phographers or videographers. The battery life and overheating is a joke and there are only a few good lenses on the market for this camera.

  • Sakaphoto Graphics

    The GH4 is the best mirrorless camera for recording video, 4K or otherwise.

    Sony A7R Mk II, like most Sony camera bodies have a good checklist but don’t work well in actual use. Even the Samsung NX1 is likely better than A7R Mk II, though neither brand have enough native lenses.

  • CanonPro

    Thanks for the list.

    I am a hardcore Canon user but I also have Sony A7R II camera for video purpose, the camera does a excellent job and highly recommended for anyone who wants high quality buy pyaing less.

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