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The Best Semi-Pro 4K Camcorder
on 3 July 2016
I needed a semi-pro 4K video camcorder and chose this based on the fact that it received the highest recommendations across a number of review sites. It is truly excellent and I'm very happy with it as a choice.
The picture quality is superb, resolution needle sharp and the controls are well laid out and easy to use. If you pan too quickly, it tells you and the viewfinder screen is large and easily adjusted.
In short, I agree that this is the best quality camcorder in the price range and give it my highest possible recommendation. My only advice is, get another battery, with as long a life as you can manage and also get the fastest SD card to store your footage on. If you're new to this, there is a massive difference between the cards that fit this camcorder and you need to get a SDXC card to make the most of the 4K film ability. I've bought a 64GB SDXC card which will be perfect for lots of footage in a remote area but it did cost around £180 for the card.
Get a decent camcorder bag to protect it too - I bought the Lowepro SH110 II Adventura Bag but had to return it because it was a bit too small (the camcorder comes with a front hood and it wouldn't fit in the bag with the hood on (without distorting the rubber eyepiece at the rear) and there was little additional room for the spare battery and cables. So I would go for a slightly larger bag.