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Boss asked me to find a professional 4k camera between 1.5k-2.5k, What should I look for?(r/videography)
Hi /u/squeeeeenis – the best solution in your price range would probably be a [$1999 Sony PXW-X70] (www.amazon.com/Sony-PXWX70-HD422-Camcorder-3-5-Inc…) professional camcorder.
This camera has a relatively large 1″ sensor, pro XLR mic inputs, records to a broadcast quality 10-bit 4:2:2 codec, has an SDI out connection and a [$499 paid upgrade path] (adorama.evyy.net/c/60286/51926/1036?u=http%3A%2F%2…) to 3840x2160p Ultra High Definition “4K” resolution.
In addition, the X70’s optical steady shot system makes for very stable handheld shots, as seen in the walking shots in this travel piece: [San Blas Islands of Panama. December 2014.] (player.vimeo.com/video/119601178)
Here are a few more examples:
[Classic Days – Schloss Dyck 2015] (vimeo.com/135595246)
[Documentary – Life of street performer from Japan] (vimeo.com/139793673) (intercut with the Canon T3i)
- [Chris August sings The Maker] (vimeo.com/118133998) (intercut with the Panasonic GH4)
Here is the image quality this camera can produce after the 4K upgrade (please watch at 2160p and your monitor’s highest resolution):
[Test Sony PXW-X70 in 4K by magazinevideo] (youtu.be/iQDiCeoZwP4)
[Sony pxw-x70 test 4K – Night view of Seoul, Korea by yoonkee sung] (youtu.be/MAYWXxBdWZQ)
In my view, the X70 with the 4K upgrade is best all-in-one (power zoom lens included) 4K video solution you can get below $3000.
Hope this is helpful, good luck with finding the right camera and best of the holidays!