Top 13 Best 4K Video Cameras You Can Buy In 2019

Many cameras now offer 4K video recording as standard but which camera, out of all that are available, is right for you? Read on to find out.

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In recent years, a number of digital cameras have offered the ability to record high-resolution 4K video which brings many benefits to both photographers and videographers. But, what benefits do they bring?, what exactly is 4K? and how do I choose the best camera for me? 

To help you make a more informed choice when purchasing a 4K camera, we've compiled a list of cameras, we think, are the best 4K video cameras currently available.  Various factors are taken into account when we're compiling our lists, including features, price and performance. We also update our top lists regularly so you know you're getting the most up-to-date information possible. 

 

Why Choose 4K? 

This 'benefits of 4K video' list includes the ability to not only record high-resolution video but also the option to take 8-megapixel still images from the footage. Plus, the technology is now built into cameras of various price points so it doesn't matter if you have a few hundred quid to spend or thousands of pounds in your back pocket, you'll be able to find a 4K camera you can afford. 4K video gives you higher quality video than FullHD, and it's ideal for producing high-quality YouTube content.

 

What Is 4K? 

There are two main types of 4K video: UHD, and Cine-4K. All cameras that record 4K video will record at least UHD video but not all cameras record Cine-4K.

UHD (Ultra High Definition, also known as QHD / Quad HD) is 4x the resolution of FullHD video, with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and 16:9 aspect ratio while Cine-4K has a 4096 x 2160 resolution and a 17:9 aspect ratio. Cine-4K (also known as DCI-4K) is designed to be the resolution used for cinema movie recording, while UHD is used for most 4K televisions. 


 

What Cameras Have 4K Built-In?

Many cameras now shoot 4K video and chances are, if you have a new(ish) smartphone, you've already been capturing 4K video and you might not know it. Other cameras featuring 4K video include some compact digital cameras but like smartphones, these are fixed lens devices so don't offer quite as much versatility but they are compact in size so you may be more likely to pick the camera up and take it out with you (this is almost 100% certain for your smartphone!). For more flexibility when it comes to lenses, consider a DSLR or Mirrorless camera and this happens to be what our top list mainly features (with some compacts also featuring so there's a camera for all budgets). 

Along with the camera name, you'll also find a little bit of info on each model as well as the plus and minus points we've listed in our reviews.

 

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The Best 4K Cameras You Can Buy In 2019

 

Panasonic Lumix GH5

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Leica 12 60mm Lens (3)
 

Panasonic has the widest range of 4K cameras on the market and they expanded the 4K video recording capabilities of the GH5, as well as introducing a 6K photo mode, that can record 6K video at 30fps, for 18 megapixel still photos.

All video modes benefit from the 5-axis sensor-based image stabilisation and the camera records 4K video at 60fps, 4K 4:2:2 10bit at 30fps and FullHD video up to 180fps.

Video recording time is unlimited, and the camera uses the full-sensor, compared to the GH4 which used a cropped area of the sensor. The camera body also features a full-size HDMI connection and comes with an HDMI cable lock in the box.

There is an almost never-ending list of video-based features and thanks to firmware updates that have or will soon be arriving, the GH5's video recording functions will be improved even further. 

Physically, the GH5 offers a larger 3.2inch vari-angle touch-screen with a high resolution of 1.62m dots (RGBW, Whitemagic display), and a 3.68million dot Electronic Viewfinder (EVF), with 0.76x magnification. The GH5 has a weather-sealed magnesium alloy body that is splash, dust and freeze-proof.

The GH5 records 4K 10bit 4:2:2 30/25p video internally to an SD card, as well as 4K at 60fps (60/50p 10bit video externally, 8bit internally). 10-bit gives over a billion colours and improved tonality, providing more editing flexibility, almost like shooting raw video compared to JPEG video and 

4K Cine resolution (4096x2160) video can be recorded at 24fps (at 150mbps/400mbs with a firmware upgrade), at 10bit, 4:2:2, as MOV or MP4 files. 4K UHD (3840x2160) video can also be recorded at up to 60/50fps. FullHD 1080p video can be recorded at up to 180fps.

The camera has built-in stereo microphones, with Wind Noise Canceller options as well as microphone and headphone sockets. High-res audio recording is also available with the optional DMW-XLR1 (sold separately).

There are load more video features found on the GH5 so do take a look at our review to see the full list. 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is designed to be the ultimate professional video camera available in a compact interchangeable lens camera (ILC) design and it certainly fits the bill. For what it can do, the asking price of £1699 is rather reasonable as well.

You may also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix GH5S - the Micro Four Thirds camera designed for low-light video and stills.

Pros: Loads of pro video features, UDH and DCI 4K, firmware updates bring even more functions, great screen

Cons: A bit bulky, doesn't feature USB charging

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Sony Alpha A7S II

Sony Alpha A7S II (3)
 

Even though quite a few more 4-K cameras have been added to the market since the introduction of the Sony Alpha A7S II, it's still a good choice for those who frequently shoot video with their camera. 

When we first got out hands-on the Sony Alpha A7S II, we mentioned a plus point that 4K video could be recorded internally to an SD card but this is old news now, many cameras offer this. However, the fact that a 4K recording is a full pixel readout without pixel binning and that the camera uses the full-frame of the sensor when capturing footage still makes it a contender in the 4-k camera video stakes. 

Another massive plus point is the A7S II's noise performance as the ISO range is excellent and impressively, detail can still be seen right up to ISO25600.

Back to the video, sensor-based 5-axis image stabilisation can be used in both video and stills modes, making steady video recording possible whilst hand-holding the camera, as well as giving stabilisation for low-light photography, with 4.5 stops compensation. This also works with any lens, including legacy models. 

Other useful features include a Gamma Display assistant, enhanced Zebra display and S-Gamut3.Cine / S-Log3 (for Cinema) and S-Gamut3 / S-Log3 (BT2020) profiles. There are also various profile options to deliver wider dynamic range and improved colour correction. 

You can shoot at a 4K resolution (3840x2160, UHD) at 30p, 25p, 24p. There is also clean HDMI output for 4K and FullHD. 

For the hardcore low-light video fan, the A7S Mark II is still a dream camera, as long as you don't need 4K DCI CINE (4096 × 2160) resolution video.

Pros: 5-axis image stabilisation, excellent low light performance, good IS 

Cons: Only 4K UHD, camera video fussy about memory cards

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Panasonic Lumix G90

Panasonic Lumix G90 G95

 

The Panasonic Lumix G90 is a mirrorless camera that's available for the modest price and even though it's not one of the premium cameras available in the Lumix range, the features it has to offer don't disappoint. 

The Panasonic Lumix G90 offers unlimited 4K UHD video recording at 30/25/24fps (at 100mbps), as well as a V-Log L profile, which will be of great interest to those looking for expanded dynamic range in video and later grading. FullHD high-speed video can be recorded at 120, 100, 90, 75, 60 or 50fps. Microphone and headphone sockets can be found on the side. There's also 4K Live Cropping available. 

Image stabilisation includes optical image stabilisation (in the lens, when a lens with O.I.S is used), sensor-based image stabilisation (sensor-shift), plus there are options for electronic image stabilisation as well as an "I.S. Lock" function. ISO speeds can be selected up to ISO6400. 

4K UHD video recording can be set to 30, 25, or 24fps, and is unlimited, meaning there is no longer a 29minute limit to the video recording time. There’s also microphone and headphone sockets on the side, as well as MicroUSB charging/power. For those interested in high dynamic range, and grading video, the camera includes V-Log-L built-in. There is normally an additional charge for this on Panasonic’s cameras. With V-Log-L built-in the G90 is the cheapest camera available with this included. This gives up to 12 stops of dynamic range, and is said to have a similar characteristic curve to “Cineon”.

Designed for “serious” vloggers, whilst professional videographers may want to look at the GH5 series for 4:2:2 10bit. You can customise the AF speed for when you’re recording video. 

The camera body is also weather-sealed which is a big plus point for outdoor shooters. 

Pros: Good value for money, weather-sealed, V-Log L

Cons: Short battery life, not USB C, noise performance not as good as APS-C cameras

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Sony Alpha A6500

Sony Alpha A6500 Hands On (1)

 

If you liked the A6300 then you're definitely going to be a fan of the A6500. Like the A6300, the camera features 4K video recording, plus high-speed FullHD video recording at up to 120fps. 

The A6500 actually offers 4K UHD video recording at a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels with frame rate options of 30p, 25p, and 24p. When using 25 or 24p, the camera will use the full sensor width which is a Super35 equivalent and compress the 20 megapixels down into a 4K / 8mp resolution, giving extremely sharp and detailed 4K videos.

There are a number of compression options available including XAVC S, 100MBps (MP4 wrapper). You can also record high-speed FullHD video at 120fps (NTSC) /100fps (PAL). The focus performance of the video is also very good, with 425 phase-detection AF points on the sensor. 

The addition of a stabilised image sensor makes handheld video much more stable and the camera has a microphone socket (but no audio socket) so you can upgrade the sound quality compared to the stereo internal microphones.  

There are options to adjust AF drive speed, AF tracking sensitivity, as well as options for S-log3 gamma, S-log2 gamma, S-gamut3, Picture profiles, Timecode / User bit, Gamma display assist, Focus peaking, Zebra display and Clean HDMI output (QFHD 3840x2160). Plus, the camera gives you an ISO range of ISO100-25600.

A 2.36-million-dot OLED viewfinder as well as the camera's moisture- and dust-resistant body are also worth a mention. As too is the camera's ability to capture footage at 11fps at full resolution in burst shooting mode. The 3inch tilting screen has also been upgraded to a 921k touch-screen. 

The Sony Alpha A6500 is available for £1210.85 body only which makes it quite a lot more expensive than the A6300 before it but the added features, including in-camera image stabilisation, make it well worth considering. 

Pros: 5-axis sensor image stabilisation, excellent video quality, weather-sealed, high-resolution electronic viewfinder

Cons: Changing NTSC/PAL setting requires format of the card for video, no audio jack 

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Sony Alpha A9

Sony Alpha A9 (19)
 

The Sony Alpha A9 is another new-ish mirrorless camera and with it, you get four video format options: XAVC S 4K, XAVC S HD, AVCHD and 4K UHD. 

XAVC S 4K supports high bit rates, up to 100mbps, and records at a UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30, 25 or 24fps. XAVC S HD also supports high bit rates and high-speed video at 120/100 and 60/50fps, as well as the more standard 30/25/24fps. The AVCHD format is suitable for HDTV and MP4 records as AVC movies, suitable for web, tablets, and smartphones.

The 5-axis in-camera image stabilisation works with any lens and it does an excellent job of keeping shots steady, even when hand-holding the camera. The camera also features a built-in stereo microphone as well as a microphone socket and, unlike the other cameras mentioned so far, a headphone socket can be found on the side. On the back, you'll find a joystick for even quicker operation and various movie functions, as well as creative styles and effects, can be used/applied to footage you capture. Image frame rates reach 100fps.

The Sony Alpha A9's viewfinder is electronic and features 3,686,400 dots and the 7.5cm TFT touch screen is adjustable up to 107-degrees. The brightness of both the viewfinder and screen are adjustable and you'll also find options for changing focus peaking and zebra.

In terms of handling, the position of the movie button for starting/stopping recording is a little awkward but overall, it's clear that the video potential of the A9 is very good indeed and it is capable of producing very professional looking footage. However, the price tag makes this a camera that won't be affordable to everyone. 

Pros: 5-axis sensor image stabilisation, excellent video quality, good viewfinder, microphone and headphone jacks, weatherproof

Cons: Expensive, limited number of lenses available, position of the movie button is a little awkward

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Nikon D7500 

Nikon D7500  (2)
 

The Nikon D7500 is another new DSLR that comes equipped with 4K video. It shares the same sensor as the Nikon D500 (another DSLR which offers 4K recording at a reasonable price) and is currently sat towards the middle of the 4k DSLR camera price-point scale at £1149 (at the time of writing).

The D7500 will record 4K UHD video at a resolution of 3840x2160 with frame rates of 30, 25 or 24p. 4K video is recorded using a dot-by-dot native pixel crop, which gives a 1.5x crop of the APS-C sensor and you can choose between MOV and MP4 file formats, set the ISO speed from ISO100 to ISO1,640,000 (Hi 5) and there are flicker reduction options of 50 and 60hz.

The stereo microphone sensitivity can be set to auto or manually from 1 to 20, with an option for wide or voice frequency response. There's also wind noise reduction or the option to switch the microphone off. Like the A9, microphone and headphone sockets are found on the side and it's also weatherproof. 

You can record FullHD video at 60, 50, 30, 25, 25p and there is the choice of using the full (APS-C) sensor or a 1.3x crop. When recording Full HD video you also have the option to use electronic vibration reduction but if you are recording 4K video, the use of a tripod or a lens with vibration reduction (optical image stabilisation) is recommended. If you do decide to shoot handheld, you'll find the deep hand grip makes the camera very comfortable to hold and the 3.2inch TFT tilting touch-screen makes it easy to change settings. 

The optical viewfinder is large and clear and gives a 100% view. There is a sensor above the viewfinder so that the camera knows when you are holding it up to your eye. This means the camera will automatically switch the screen off when needed.

Other features you get while recording movies include TTL exposure metering, 3 metering methods, index marking, time-lapse and the option to record in two formats that are compatible with smart devices. 

 Overall, if you want to record 4K UHD video while having the choice of a wide range of Nikon lenses, then the Nikon D7500 will be a great choice.

Pros: Ergonomic, weatherproof, wind noise reduction, microphone and headphone sockets, impressive results 

Cons: Electronic vibration reduction only available when shooting Full HD

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Sony Alpha A99-II SLT 

Sony Alpha A99 II (2)
 

The Sony Alpha A99 Mark II features internal 4K video recording at 30/25/24fps, with full pixel readout, without pixel binning (in Super 35mm recording mode). It is recorded in XAVC S format, at 100Mbps but UHS-I (U3) SDHC/SDXC cards are required for 100Mbps recording.

Slow and Quick mode supports both slow motion and quick motion, with frame rates from 1fps to 120fps. There are also picture profiles, timecode options, clean HDMI output, as well as Gamma, assist for real-time S-Log monitoring (S-Log3 and S-Log2 included) and zebra mode display options available. 

Sensor-based image stabilisation helps keep video stable and the video quality is impressive with the camera giving detailed results. As with almost all cameras, using a tripod or a steady base will help improve the viewing experience when watching videos back.

The 3-inch screen features 1,229 dots while the electronic viewfinder has a high resolution of 2.36m dots and offers 0.78x magnification. The screen also has a wide range of positions thanks to the multiple hinges on the screen. This makes it possible to move the screen to accommodate awkward shooting angles, and visibility is good. Both microphone and headphone sockets are built-in which is another plus point for the A99-II. 

With a host of pro-orientated movie features, 100mbps and multiple frame rates, including 30/25/24fps, the Sony Alpha A99-II SLT is an excellent choice for videographers if they have the cash to splash. 

Pros: 5-axis image stabilisation in-camera, excellent EVF, lots of pro-orientated movie features

Cons: Cost won't be at everyone's price-point 

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Fujifilm X-H1

X-H1
 

The Fujifilm X-H1 has been updated to include DCI/CINE-4K video recording at 24p, up to 200Mbps (twice that of the X-T2). There’s also 4K UHD at 30/25/24/23.98fps for up to 15min, which can be extended to 30min with the new VPB-XH1 battery grip. There is also a larger internal heatsink in the camera to help extend video recording time. The camera has a FullHD / 1080, 120fps high-speed video mode so that you can playback video in 4 or 5x slow-motion. FullHD video can be recorded for up to 20 minutes, which is extended up to 30min with the battery grip. The camera is said to give up to 12 stops of dynamic range, with a 400% dynamic range setting for video recording.

You can choose between different resolutions, different frame rates, as well as different compression options, including 50, 100 or 200Mbps. Eterna film simulation captures more dynamic range in video, without the need to grade the footage. If you do want complete control over the look of your video, then you can use F-Log, and this will produce a very flat colour profile. The in-camera 5-axis image stabilisation works very well to stabilise video, even when you are using the camera without a tripod.

Video Features: 

  • 4K CINE (4096x2160, 17:9) 24p video (up to 15min)
  • 4K UHD (3840x2160) 30/25/24/23.98p (up to 15min)
  • FullHD 60/50/30/25/24/23.98 up to 20min
  • F-log (4:2:2 8bit) colour space defined according to ITU-R BT.2020.
  • 1080/120P high-speed video mode (1/2, 1/4, 1/5 speed slow-motion)
  • 400% dynamic range setting (12 stops)
  • High-quality internal microphone (24bit/48KHz)
  • “Verbal” Timecode
  • 200Mbps bit rate

Pros: Weather-sealed, film simulations can be applied to video, excellent viewfinder

Cons: 4K videos are only 15 mins long

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Nikon D500

Nikon D500 (1)
 

The Nikon D500 was the long-awaited successor to the Nikon D300 and when it comes to video, there's a lot to like about the DSLR. The D500 records 4K video at UHD resolution (3840x2160) with frame rates of either 30fps, 25fps or 24fps, and this is recorded using a dot-by-dot native pixel crop.

Video quality is good, with the option of electronic Vibration Reduction (VR) for Full HD videos, or alternatively, you can use a lens with VR built-in to help with handheld video stabilisation.You can also record Full HD video (1920x1080) at 60fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps or 24fps. Full HD can be recorded using the full pixel area, or can also be cropped.

The ISO range can be set from ISO100 to Hi 5 (ISO1,640,000) when recording in M mode. Auto ISO works from ISO200 up to Hi 5 and you can set the maximum ISO setting you want the camera to use.

Clean HDMI out is available and 4K/UHD movies can be recorded to the memory card or you can output uncompressed to HDMI with 8-bit 4:2:2 YCbCr. Microphone and headphone sockets are built in, which is positive, and optical zoom can also be used when shooting video. As you expect on modern DSLRs, the touch-screen tilts and it has 2,359k dots. There's also an optical viewfinder built in that gives 100% coverage and 1.0x magnification. 

Unfortunately, it's only possible to record up to the up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds of video footage and there's no focus peaking but if you want 4K without switching over to a mirrorless system, the D500 could be for you. 

Pros: Weather-sealed, 4k crop factor, excellent AF, good viewfinder 

Cons: 29 minutes and 59 seconds record time, no focus peaking, price

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Nikon D5

Nikon D5  (7)
 

The Nikon D5 is Nikon's top of the range high-speed professional Digital SLR and its video features list is rather substantial. 

Cinema ready 4K UHD (3840x2160) video recording is built in, and there is a long list of video options, including a number of picture controls so that you can use a flat profile for later processing. The camera uses a smaller (cropped) area of the sensor for 4K video recording so that there is clean video recording and both headphone and microphone sockets are built in for higher quality audio recording and monitoring.

On the back is a high-resolution 3.2inch touch-screen with 2,359K dots, an impressively high-resolution screen, and the optical viewfinder offers 100% coverage and 0.72x magnification. 

The Nikon D5 is one of the heaviest full-frame digital SLRs available and even though you can hold the camera with one hand, but it isn't recommended. 

4K video is recorded at a resolution of 3840x2160 (UHD), with built-in stereo microphones. When recording handheld you will benefit from using a lens with optical image stabilisation (VR) to add image stabilisation to video, and at other times a tripod or solid surface is recommended. 

Recording FullHD video uses the full-frame of the sensor, with the 4K video cropping (1.5x) into the frame, and there's also a FullHD 3x crop option available. 

The camera records 4K, UHD, 3840x2160 video at 30p, 25p, 24p and FullHD video can be recorded at 60,50,30,25, 24 fps. There are also options for flicker reduction, microphone sensitivity, frequency response, wind noise reduction, picture control, as well as the option to create time-lapse movies in camera. The full ISO range from ISO50 to ISO3280000 is available in the video mode.

There are some limits to the length of video you record, depending on the video resolution, quality and frame rate, which range from just 3 minutes for 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 at 30/25/24p to 29 minutes and 59 seconds when using a normal quality setting for1920x1080 30/25/24p. You can also output uncompressed video to HDMI with 8-bit 4:2:2 YCbCr.

The Nikon D5 offers plenty of pro video options but the time limit on how much video you can capture may put some off, particularly as 4K is limited to just 3 minutes. The price will be well out of reach for some, too. 

Pros: Mic/headphone sockets, excellent high-resolution screen, plenty of video options, 4k crop factor

Cons: Limited video recording times, it's heavy, price

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark VI

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI
 

If you're looking for something that's a little more compact, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark VI could fit the bill. 

4K UHD (3840x2160) video is recorded at 100/60mbps, with stereo sound, and optical zoom can be used while recording, with the lens starting from 26mm (equivalent). 4K video can be recorded at 30p, 25p or 24p, You can record FullHD video at 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p and 24p. 

High-speed video (HFR) can be recorded at 250, 500 or 1000fps, and is then recorded as a 1920x1080 video at 25/30p or 50/60p. The resolution of the video is lower at 1824x1026 (240/250fps), 1824x616 (480/500fps) and 1244x420 (960/1000fps). 

The camera uses a hybrid auto-focus (AF) system, which is a combination of phase detection and contrast AF. This makes focus very quick. 

For video enthusiasts there are a number of different picture profile options including: Off/PP1-PP10 where you can customise the: Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, and Detail. You can copy settings from one picture profile to another, as well as reset these settings.

The camera also features Proxy recording, Zebra display, Grid display, Mic level, and Wind Filter.

However, there is no mic socket input, which will be frustrating to some.

Detail is impressive, with 1.7x oversampling, giving sharp and detailed 4K video. Video quality is good, with optical image stabilisation helping keep video stable, which makes it possible to record hand-held, and optical zoom is smooth when used. 

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark V is also still available. 

Pros: 4k footage is impressive, good noise performance, high-speed video modes

Cons: Limited video recording times, price

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Olympus Tough TG-6

Olympus Tough TG-6
 

The Olympus Tough TG-6 updates the Olympus Tough TG-5  and as well as featuring 4-K video recording capabilities, it's waterproof to 15 metres, shockproof from 2.1 metres, crushproof up to 100kg, freezeproof to -10C, and dustproof.  The camera also offers 4K video recording, 4K timelapse, and high-speed continuous shooting at up to 20fps. High-speed video is possible, with FullHD video recording at up to 120fps. 

4K (UHD) 3840x2160 video is recorded with a frame rate of 30fps, or 25fps, and a compression data rate of 102Mbps. Video compression options are Super Fine, Fine and Normal for FullHD video recording (excluding high-speed video). High-speed video available includes: 120fps at FullHD, 240fps at 720p, and 480fps at 640x360.

Video quality is good, with image stabilisation helping keep video more stable, although lens noise can be an issue if you use zoom while recording.

Price-wise, it's one of the more expensive waterproof cameras available but it does offer a lot of great features. 

Pros: Tough camera, bright lens, IS built-in

Cons: Limited video recording times, price

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Panasonic Lumix FZ82

Panasonic Lumix FZ82 In Hand (2)
 

The Panasonic Lumix FZ82 is one of the cheapest cameras available with 4K video recording. This reasonably new bridge-style camera lets you record 3840x2160 resolution video, four times the resolution of FullHD video, and the camera has stereo microphones built-in. The camera captures 4K video at 30fps or 25fps (100Mbps), and FullHD at 50fps, 60fps, 30fps, and 25fps. The camera can also record 720p view at 100fps and VGA video at 200fps. The highest ISO speed available in video mode is ISO3200. 

Video quality is good, but it is limited to a max time of 15 minutes, and the camera's optical image stabilisation performs quite well. However, due to the long optical zoom, a tripod is recommended.

 With 4K video and a wide-angle (20mm equivalent) 60x optical zoom lens, the camera offers almost everything you could possibly want from an ultra-zoom bridge camera. Another, older bridge camera you may want to consider is the Sony RX10 II which you can learn more about in our review. 

Pros: 4K UHD video recording, good EVF, wide-angle 60x optical zoom lens, good price 

Cons: Limited video recording times, battery life is shorter when using the EVF

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More 4K Camera Options

If you're a budding YouTuber, have a look at some of the cameras popular YouTubers use or how about a camera that's perfect for Vlogging? Action cameras record in 4K, too. 

 

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