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What is the best 4K camcorder from sony for under $1000 ?

Discussion in 'Sony 4K' started by Jules, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Jules

    Jules New Member

    Can you help me choose please.
  2. Nikola

    Nikola Member

    Take a look at Sony FDR-AX33 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder. The price is around 800$
  3. Beezz

    Beezz New Member

  4. tomsonn

    tomsonn New Member

    These are some good options for you
    Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD
    Sony FDR-AX33/B FDR-AX33B FDR-AX33
    Sony HDR-CX430V High Definition Handycam Camcorder
  5. Barry G

    Barry G New Member

    Are these options for professional use or more hobbyist?
  6. Shrgt

    Shrgt New Member

    #I agree if you can push your budget slightly more I would get the Sony FDRAX53
  7. Beezz

    Beezz New Member

    So have you made up your mind? Do update us what model you bought and give us some pointers if it's a good buy or not. :=)
  8. florinbj

    florinbj Member

    Don't forget to share your opinion with us , and maybe a sample of a video.
  9. Robert111

    Robert111 Member

    My pick would be Sony’s Alpha a6300. It was only released in March 2016 but has already received DP Reviews Gold award and reached #1 Best Seller status on Amazon.Forget about external 4k the a6300 support for internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 functionality. The a6300 uses the full 6K width of its sensor to sample video, which is then downsized to 4K. The quality is excellent, as are the supporting tools.
  10. Dean66

    Dean66 New Member

    Thanks for the info robert, sounds promising
  11. Salvador

    Salvador Member

    The cheapest 4K video camera from Panasonic costs $900 and uses a 1/2.3" sensor. Even a $3000 "Cinema" camcorder from Panasonic is still only using a 1/2.3" sensor. I.e. not much bigger than the sensor in a modern smart phone. The attached zoom lens is equivalent to f10-20.

    Of course, Canon is using line skipping and pixel binning to such a large extent in the DSLRs that the advantage of the large APS-C sensor is completely squandered. The cheapest "video camera" from Canon that can do 4K is that funky XC10 thing for $2000.

    The cheapest and best performing option for low light video is currently a Panasonic or Sony mirrorless camera. Both companies have options under $1000 and they create 4K using a sensor area 8 to 13 times larger than what a camcorder is using.
  12. Kevin Lane

    Kevin Lane New Member

    Sony’s FDRAX33 camcorder is really a video camera with photography as an add-on. For the best still image performance, it would be better to buy one of Panasonic’s highly rated G7 series.
  13. Jonzz

    Jonzz New Member

    I had good experiences with the HDR-CX430V from Sony. Definitely highly recommended for anyone looking for a budget 4k camera.

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