Best 4K Camera

All Smartphones and tablets have video recording feature and have good video quality and stability to a great extent. However, using smartphones and tablets to capture videos at a professional level is not possible as it lacks multiple features which a professional camera can offer. 4K cameras are shaping the world but what is a 4K camera and what new it offers is a question to many. In simple words, 4K means 4000 pixels of the width of the footage. It means that it is way better than our HD cameras as they only serve 1080HD pixels. 4K camera helps us to record videos in Ultra High Definition (UHD) as it’s bright, clear and incredibly sharp as compared to other HD cameras available in the market.

Best 4K Camera

If you are planning to buy a new camera to enhance your photography skills or to take things at a professional level you can consider below cameras that we shortlisted as the best 4k cameras in 2019.

  1. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  2. Panasonic Lumix GH5S
  3. Panasonic Lumix GH5
  4. Sony Alpha a7S II
  5. Sony Alpha A6500

All above-mentioned camera has a 4K resolution but still, they are different from each other just like our smartphones and tablets. Every camera listed above has a unique quality which will make you consider these cameras while shopping your next beast.

Let’s have an in-depth look into each of these recommended 4k cameras.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Type: Mirrorless | Touchscreen: Yes | Image Stabilization: Sensor | Display: 5Inch |HDR Shooting: Yes | Resolution: 2MP | User level: Expert

Pros:

  • 5 Inch screen
  • Bluetooth
  • USB-C Expansion Port

Cons:

  • Weak Battery Life
  • No Articulating Screen

The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is the one that you need to add in your shopping cart as it has all the features which make it go-getter thing for camera lovers. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has a 4/3 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO(ISO settings determine how sensitive the camera’s sensor is to light while taking various types of photos) up to 25,600 which means you get fabulous HDR images and great low light performance from it. It has a 5-inch touchscreen which makes life easy. It provides access to multiple functions like images are recorded SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera also offers built-in microphones, Mini XLR input, Full Sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth, USB-C Expansion Port and more.

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Panasonic Lumix GH5S

Panasonic Lumix GH5S

Type: Mirrorless | Touchscreen: Yes | Image Stabilization: No | Display: 3.2Inch | HDR Shooting: Yes | Resolution: 10.28MP | User level: Expert

Pros:

  • 10.2MP micro four third sensor
  • Strong performance
  • UHD video recording up to 60p

Cons:

  • Poor battery Performance
  • 3.2 inch small screen

Panasonic Lumix GH5S has become every camera lover’s desire. It has a few phenomenal features which will make you add this camera to your shopping cart. It comes with an updated Venus engine, the sensor and processor also enables faster readout speeds. It stands out in low light performance and UHD Video recording is possible at up to 60p(p=Pixels). The Lumix GFH5S is no different from GH5 in terms of design. Placements of buttons are pretty similar to the last model. It has a 3.2-inch touchscreen which can be articulated fully. It comes with sockets for microphone and headphones along with HDMI output and USB Type-C port. The Lumix uses a 10.2-megapixel micro four-thirds sensor in a mirror body which allows us to shoot videos in larger pixels.

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PANASONIC LUMIX GH5

PANASONIC LUMIX GH5

Type: Mirrorless | Touchscreen: Yes | Image Stabilization: Sensor | Display: 3.2Inch | HDR Shooting: Yes | Resolution: 20.3MP | User level: Expert

Pros:

  • DCI 4k and UHD 4K
  • Fully articulating screen

Cons:

  • Limited ISO range
  • Bulky for mirrorless camera

Panasonic Lumix GH5 was one of the trending video shooters in 2017. It is also called as the elder brother of Panasonic Lumix GH5S because Panasonic Lumix GH5 was released a year before. It has a 20MP four-thirds sensor which means that it is smaller than the full frame sensor of other mirrorless or DSLR cameras. GH5 has new customized AF settings. AF sensitivity and area switching sensitivity are customizable. It even has moving object prediction software. The GH5 comes with 3.2inch LCD which offers an accurate representation of what’s in the frame.

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Sony Alpha a7S II

Sony Alpha a7S II

Type: Mirrorless | Touchscreen: No | Image Stabilization: Sensor | Display: 3.2Inch | HDR Shooting: Yes | Resolution: 12MP | User level: Expert

Pros:

  • Lightweight and handy device
  • In-built Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC

Cons:

  • Only 4K UHD (No 4K DCI)
  • 8-bit rather than 10 or 12-bit video

Sony Alpha A7S II is a sturdy device which perfectly fits in your hand and doesn’t look bulky at all. It’s an image stabilized full-frame mirrorless camera which is considered as one of the best cameras for travel photography. Sony Alpha A7S II is lightweight, compact and clicks exceptional images. The 23.4-megapixel sensor gives you high-resolution images and performs exceptional in low light settings. It comes with in-built Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC.

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Sony Alpha A6500

Sony Alpha A6500

Type: Mirrorless | Touchscreen: Yes | Image Stabilization: Sensor | Display: 3Inch | HDR Shooting: Yes | Resolution: 24MP | User level: Expert

Pros:

  • Expansive Video Option
  • Better 4D focus system

Cons:

  • Dim rear LCD
  • No headphone jack

Sony Alpha A6500 comes with 24.2 MP sensor and 4D focus system just like Sony Alpha A6300. It has 3.0inch various angle touchscreen and it captures 4K video efficiently. It has no headphone jack just like Sony Alpha A6300. You get 4K at 25p and 30p recording in a 35mm format which enables to record 6K videos to avoid cropping. Full HD recording is also available and you can capture slow-motion videos at best.

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Pros:

  • Expansive Video Option
  • Better 4D focus system

Cons:

  • Dim rear LCD
  • No headphone jack
Specification Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Panasonic Lumix GH5S Panasonic Lumix GH5 Sony Alpha A7S II Sony Alpha A6500
Title Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S (Body) Mirrorless Camera Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (Body) Mirrorless Camera Sony Alpha A7S II Sony Alpha A6500
Brand Blackmagic Panasonic Panasonic Sony Sony
Available Color Options Black Black Black Black Black
Type Mirrorless Mirrorless Mirrorless Mirrorless Mirrorless
Dimensions WxHxD 177.8 x 96.52 x 86.36mm 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4mm 139 x 98 x 87mm 127 x 96 x 60mm 120 x 67 x 53mm
Display Size 5 Inch 3.2 Inch 3.2 Inch 3.2 Inch 3 Inch
Processor Model Blackmagic Venus Engine 7 Processor Venus Engine 7 Processor Bionz X Bionz X
Touch Focus Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Touch Screen Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Auto Focus Manual Focus Check Live View Contrast Detection Contrast Detection Yes Yes
Effective Resolution 2 MP Resolution 10.28 MP Resolution 20.3MP Resolution 12 MP Resolution 24 MP Resolution
Exposure Modes automatic, manual Aperture priority, Automatic mode, Full manual, Program mode, Shutter speed priority Aperture priority, Automatic mode, Full manual, Program mode, Scene mode, Shutter speed priority Aperture priority, Automatic mode, Full manual, Program mode, Shutter speed priority Aperture priority, Automatic mode, Full manual, Program mode, Shutter speed priority
Drive Mode Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO) Single Shot, Continuous Shot, Self-Timer Single Shot, Continuous Shot, Self-Timer Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO) Single, continuous, speed priority continuous, self-timer, bracketing (AE, white balance, DRO)
HDR Shooting Mode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Sensor No Sensor Sensor Sensor
ISO Auto, 80-204800 ISO Auto, 100-25600 ISO Auto, 100-102400 (expands to 50-409600) Auto, 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
Manual Focus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Resolution 2 MP Resolution 10.28 MP Resolution 20.3MP Resolution 12 MP Resolution 24 MP Resolution
Scene Modes Portrait Portrait Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur _
Sensor Live MOS Sensor Live MOS Sensor Live MOS Sensor CMOS CMOS
Slow Motion Effect _ Yes No _ _
Zoom _ 1080p HD Video 4K Video Yes (2x) _
HDMI Yes No No Yes Yes
File Format MOV MOV MOV MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
File Storage System DCF, EXIF DCF, EXIF DCF, EXIF DCF, EXIF DCF, EXIF
Memory Card Type CFast 2.0 & SD/UHS-II Card Slots SD, SDHC, SDXC SD, SDHC, SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Battery Rechargeable Rechargeable Rechargeable Rechargeable Rechargeable
Battery Type and Capacity Nikon EN-EL20 lithium ion Li-on, 1860 mAh,7.2 volts Li-on, 1860 mAh,7.2 volts NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger NP-FW50
Bluetooth No Yes Yes No No
Micro Phone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity HDMI Wi-Fi, HDMI Wi-Fi, HDMI Wi-Fi, HDMI Wi-Fi, HDMI
Wi-Fi No Yes Yes Yes Yes
NFC No No No Yes Yes
Warranty Period 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

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