Our Top Cheapest 4K Camera Picks

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PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7KS (USA SILVER)
GoPro HERO4 BLACK
Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - Black
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$497.99
from $69.99
from $1,399.00
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PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7KS (USA SILVER)
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$497.99
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GoPro HERO4 BLACK
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from $69.99
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Best Quality
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Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - Black
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from $1,399.00
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A lot of People know that mirrorless cameras are light years ahead of DLSR cameras when it comes to video capabilities. They simply offer so much more for the money you spend and will generally give you a better return on investment (debatable for some).

So why should you trust me? Well, a good majority of the cameras recommended in this article I have personally used. Whether owned or rented on client shoots, I have tested, scrutinised and rigorously researched all these cameras and arrived at a very unbiased list of the cheapest 4K cameras available today. I can tell you their pros and cons by heart and I can probably give you a perfect personal recommendation depending on your budget, style and needs… Which is exactly what I am about to do.

Panasonic Lumix G7

Panasonics Lumix G7 has to be the number 1 camera on this list because there is hardly ever going to be a camera that offers better value for money on the market currently. We are talking about 4K video, very decent lowlight performance despite being a micro four thirds camera, wide lens selection especially when adapting lenses, Auto ISO for vloggers/newbie video creators, a tilty touch screen, customizable function buttons and so on. This camera is a steal and if you can steal it at a very fair price you definitely should. The regular price for it is already beyond reasonable so I imagine picking it up on sale for a little less must be an amazing feeling. Best part is that chances are you will resell it for more money than you bought it. Which is what I ended up doing!

You can even pick this up for way less money if you are willing to buy slightly used or better still buy body only if you don’t want or need the kit lens. But the kit lens is decent value for money so I’d advice you keep it.

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PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7KS (USA SILVER)
  • Superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs
  • Never miss a photo with three unique 4K Ultra HD Video pause and save 4K Photo Modes
  • Fast and precise auto focusing tracks the subject. Focus mode- AFS (single) / AFF (flexible) / AFC (continuous) / MF, AF mode- face/eye detection / tracking / 49-area / custom multi / 1-area / pinpoint
  • Class-leading, ultra-compact, interchangeable lens and accessory option. HDMI: microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link,Video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p,Audio: Stereo
  • Unwire Your Creativity with integrated Wi-Fi sharing

Lumix G7

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Pros
  • Very Affordable Option
  • Wide Lens Selection
  • Great Battery Life
  • Lightweight For Travel
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Cons
  • Small Sensor Size
  • Lacks Some Pro Features

YI M1 4K Camera

Probably the cheapest 4K camera you will get that has interchangeable lenses and any real DSLM/DSLR style ergonomics to it (No matter how little). If you are not trying to buy an action camera like a go pro styled camera for the sake of price then this is probably your next best option. You should know however, that this camera relies very heavily on auto functions, things that you would hope to be able to manually control like you would in other cameras like a Panasonic and an Olympus will not be the same here.

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YI 4K Video 20 MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with LCD Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Interchangeable Lens 12-40mm F3.5-5.6 - Black
  • YI TECHNOLOGY: See Everything. With a range of imaging technology products, YI is one of the leading providers in cameras for cars, home, and life, with more than 4.5 million happy customers.
  • YI M1 MIRRORLESS: A convenient on-the-go camera for professionals and amateurs alike. See the world through a new lens.
  • MICRO FOUR THIRDS LENS MOUNT: Our lens mount is compatible with over 50 lenses, all seamlessly interchangeable so you have the freedom to choose.
  • SONY IMAGE SENSOR: One of the most reliable brands in image sensory technology. It delivers 4K video and 20-megapixel images to provide videos and images in unprecedented quality.
  • ONE YEAR WARRANTY: We trust our products and they come with 365 days warranty. Exchange without question within the first month of purchase, or contact our support team any time via email.

Yi M1 4K

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Pros
  • Very Low Cost
  • Wide Lens Selection
  • Easy Operation
  • One Touch Stills Access
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Cons
  • Small Sensor Size
  • Poor Auto ISO Performance
  • Lacks Some Pro Features

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III

This is definitely the cheapest 4K camera with 5 axis image stabilisation built in. For context it is a sub $600 camera that uses the same micro four thirds sensor that Panasonic uses and you get to take advantage of Dual Stabilisation if you purchase OIS lenses from Panasonic – Insane!.

Needless to say this was significantly more expensive back in the day, how the price tanked all the way to what it is now is still a huge surprise for me. This is also probably a better option for you if you are interested in photo as well as video. Definitely a better option than a Panasonic for stills.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III camera Kit with 14-42mm EZ lens (silver), Camera Bag & Memory Card, Wi-Fi enabled, 4K video, US ONLY
  • In-body 5-axis image stabilization for blur-free stills and smooth 4K video
  • 16 Megapixel Live MOS Sensor and TruePic VIII Image Processor
  • 4K 30P video plus HD 120 frames per second high-speed video
  • Timeless, easy to use body design. Compact & lightweight with 2 dials, arrow pad and Shortcut button
  • 3.0" tilting LCD monitor with intuitive touch screen operation and touch AF one step shutter release

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II

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Pros
  • Impressive Viewfinder
  • Wide Lens Selection
  • Compact & Lightweight
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Cons
  • Small Sensor Size
  • Price Flunctuates

Panasonic Lumix FZ80

I know what you are probably thinking… So many Micro Four Thirds cameras on this list already. The reality is if affordable is what you are looking for relative to performance then you cannot overlook the M43 system. The price on this baby is golden, You will usually be able to pick it up on sale at a fairly ridiculous price all year round. And the fact that you will not be able to swap out lenses for maximum versatility may not be a problem for a lot of people since the lens zooms all the way in to 1200mm. It even has a face detection focusing system and an action camera like stabilisation system as well. Decent buy if you are tight on cash for equipment.

PANASONIC LUMIX FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, POWER O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • POINT-AND-SHOOT LONG ZOOM CAMERA: 18.1-megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC VARIO lens (20-1220mm) and POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • HIGH-RESOLUTION VIEWFINDER AND LCD DISPLAY: High-resolution 1,170K-dot viewfinder and rear touch-enabled 3-inch LCD display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight
  • 4K VIDEO CAPTURE: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160), plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus with internal Focus Stacking allows you to record photos up to 30fps and set your desired focus points after the photo has been taken
  • LOW-LIGHT PERFORMANCE: Low-light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results
  • USB CHARGING AND WI-FI CONNECTIVITY: Enjoy travel ready technologies like USB charging and Wi-Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to your favorite devices.Max Resolution:4896 x 3672

Lumix Fz80

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Pros
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Built in Wifi
  • Face Detection System Works
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Cons
  • Poor Battery Life
  • No Environmental Safety Feature

Panasonic Lumix FZ300

Quite similar to the previous camera above, non-interchangeable lens setup with a very decent zoom range at a max 600mm. Decent ergonomics with a flip out screen for vlogging and a great timelapse mode. Simply put, a decent camera that isn’t for everyone. Mostly targeted at beginners and once in a while hobbyists. The presence of 4K video is simply an added selling point Panasonic likes to add into their cameras as some sort of value added. It’s really quite cool that they do that.

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PANASONIC LUMIX FZ300 Long Zoom Digital Camera Features 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch Sensor, 4K Video, WiFi, Splash & Dustproof Camera Body, Leica DC 24X F2.8 Zoom Lens - DMC-FZ300K - (Black) USA
  • 4K video & 4K PHOTO - Panasonic's exclusive 4K PHOTO technology uses 30 frames per second in high resolution 4K Ultra HD video to extract them as photos. You'll never miss that moment again
  • Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens - 24x zoom (25-600mm) with full zoom range F2. 8 aperture for enhanced low light shooting meeting the stringent quality standards established by Leica
  • High image quality - The 12. 1-Megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor with the Venus engine excels in diffraction compensation, yielding images that are crisp & free from artifacts associated with small aperture settings
  • Rugged camera design - splash proof/dustproof rugged camera design with tight seals on every joint, dial and button, so it stands up to harsh weather conditions and challenging
  • 5-Axis Hybrid optical image Stabilizer Plus - Reduces Blur from one-handed video shooting by compensating for five types of movement. Level shot function detects horizon line & maintains it, even if the camera is tilted

LUMIX FZ300

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Pros
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • Builtin Wifi
  • Very Affordable
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Cons
  • Poor Battery Life
  • Heavy Camera
  • Non-interchangeable Lens Setup

Sony A6300

Easily the most expensive entrant on this list, but we must understand that not everyone will be comfortable with a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The Sony A6300 has a CMOS censor which is reasonably larger than M43 and it offers incredible autofocus! And I mean the autofocus and subject tracking this camera offers is so good you begin to wonder if it makes sense to buy manual lenses at all when you own this. There is however the slight issue of the camera overheating when you shoot 4K for up to 25 minutes which will in turn have the camera just shutdown on you. There is also poor battery life but I believe there are a few ways around that if you want this camera bad enough.

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Sony Alpha a6300 Mirrorless Camera: Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with APS-C, Auto Focus & 4K Video - ILCE 6300 Body with 3” LCD Screen - E Mount Compatible - Black (Includes Body Only)
  • Faster Autofocus: Shoot up to 11fps with 425 phase detection auto focus points and 0.05 sec AF speed
  • Incredible Photography: Advanced 24.2 MP Exmore CMOS sensor expands sensitivity and minimizes noise
  • Electronic Viewfinder: Cameras feature a high resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finder for enhanced viewing
  • 4K & HD Recording: Record professional content with multiple movie functions and full pixel readout
  • Compact & Durable: Dust and moisture seals protect the magnesium alloy body from harsh conditions

Sony A6300

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Pros
  • Small & Lightweight
  • Amazing Image Quality
  • Electronic Viewfinder
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Cons
  • Poor Battery Life
  • Overheating Issues
  • No Flipout Screen

Panasonic Lumix G85

Another great video camera from Panasonic that gives you in-body image stabilisation for a fraction of the price of the Gh5, and by a fraction I mean about half the price. The kit lens this comes with is Power OIS 12-60 and able to do F2.8 at it’s widest… Basically what I am trying to say is you could resell that kit lens for around $400 – $450 if you don’t want it and further take down the price of this beast to a miserly $300 plus. That is insane value for money if you ask me. Although the camera lacks some more pro features that you might get with the slightly higher priced Gh4 you are still getting a lot of value for your money and you are getting IBIS…. that the Gh4 doesn’t even have.

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PANASONIC LUMIX G85 4K Digital Camera, 12-60mm Power O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 5 Axis In-Body Dual Image Stabilization, 3-Inch Tilt and Touch LCD, DMC-G85MK (Black)
  • FINE DETAIL PERFORMANCE: 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter resulting in a near 10% boost in fine detail-resolving power over existing 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensors
  • MIRRORLESS INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERA: With 12-60mm lens, shoot lighter and faster with the modern hybrid photography performance of a mirrorless camera and nearly half the bulk of most DSLRs
  • CLASS-LEADING DUAL IMAGE STABILIZATION: In-body 5-axis dual image stabilization works in both photo and motion picture recording-including 4K video-to produce clear handheld shots even in low-light conditions
  • LIVE VIEWFINDER AND FLIP LCD DISPLAY: Integrated eye-level OLED live viewfinder (2360K dots) and rear touch-enabled 3-inch LCD display (1040K dots) adjusts for optimal viewing angles to maximize viewing
  • 4K VIDEO CAPTURE: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160), plus exclusive LUMIX 4K PHOTO and 4K Post Focus allows you to record photos up to 30fps and set your desired focus points after the photo has been taken

Panasonic Lumix G85

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Pros
  • In Body Image Stabilisation
  • Amazing Kit Lens
  • Wide Lens Selection
  • Great Battery Life
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Cons
  • Small Sensor Size
  • Lacks Some Pro Features

GoPro Hero 4

At some point I suppose you knew an action camera will surface on this list. While there are some cheaper action cameras that claim to offer “4K video” the truth is the quality those produce compared to the GoPro Hero 4 is like horse poo. The video quality out of the GoPro is simply fantastic and considering it’s price continues to drop year in year out as newer GoPros are released then this definitely had to make it on to this list. Do not assume you can only use this for “action camera” related things. It is perfectly capable of being your main camera if you have an external audio solution of some kind.

TMI – There is a Brazillian YouTuber who crossed 1 million subscribers with nothing but this as the only camera he owned. (Asides his phone of course)

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GoPro HERO4 BLACK
  • Professional 4K30, 2.7K60 and 1080p120 video, 720p240 video for super slow-motion playback and 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support the GoPro App, Smart Remote and more
  • Improved camera control and built-in video trimming lets you create and save short video clips right on your camera
  • Protune with SuperView delivers cinema-quality capture and advanced manual control for photos and video with the world's most immersive wide-angle field of view
  • Night Photo and Night Lapse offer customizable exposure settings for nighttime shooting

GoPro Hero 4

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Pros
  • Small Action Camera
  • Affordable Relative to Quality
  • Price is Constantly Dropping
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Cons
  • May Overheat in 4K
  • Poor Onboard Audio
  • Needs Extra Batteries

Yi 4k Action Camera

Another action camera that delivers on quality, 4k isn’t just a marketing buzzword where they simply upscale 1080P video to look like rubbish. If I had to choose between this and the GoPro I’d probably choose the GoPro but that does not take anything away from what this camera is able to do and the quality of footage it will provide. Definitely worth a mention on this list.

YI 4K Action and Sports Camera, 4K/30fps Video 12MP Raw Image with EIS, Live Stream, Voice Control - Black
  • Superb Image Quality - Records 4K/30fps (100mbps), 2.7k/60fps, 1080p/120fps, 720p/240fps video, and 12MP raw image with build-in Sony IMX377 image sensor and Ambarella dual-core A9SE75; Equipped with advanced video stabilization (EIS) can capture super smooth footage at 2.7k/60fps.
  • Long Battery Life - High capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery records up to 120mins of 4K/30fps video with a single charge. High performing cooling system prevents YI 4K Action Camera of overheating and enables stable video recording.
  • Intuitive Touchscreen UI - Built-in 2.2" high responsive LCD touchscreen with 640 X 360 high resolution for easy setting, previewing and shooting. Newly released voice command makes shooting even easier than before. Touchscreen is made with Gorilla Glass Retina to resist scratches and daily impact.
  • Instant Sharing -- Built-in Bluetooth and high speed 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi support for wireless remote control and the YI Action App for instant photo and video editing, sharing and live streaming to social media.
  • Advanced Features - Always update to the latest firmware (1.8.25) to enjoy the extra features. Flexible settings of ISO/WB/SHUTTER/EV/METER for 12MP raw file help you produce high quality images even in low-light condition; Multi record/capture modes, including burst, slow-motion, timelapse, etc, get more creative and fun. Voice control is available with the latest firmware.

Yi 4k Action Camera

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Pros
  • Small Action Camera
  • Price is Constantly Dropping
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  • Poor Onboard Audio
  • Will Need Extra Batteries & Accessories

Sony FDRAX33 Handy Cam

To be totally transparent I am not a huge fan of camcoders, maybe it’s the form factor or the way they simply look dated, I can’t really say. But, there are a lot of people who still use these cameras and absolutely swear by them. If for whatever reason you are one of those people and you are looking for a fairly affordable camcoder that does 4K video then this is the guy for you. The handy cam promises 5.1 surround audio which it delivers on… just as long as you are not shooting in 4K. That feature is only available for HD video recording.

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Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
  • Capture 4k/24p/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
  • ZEISS lens w/ Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Direct Pixel Read Out for smooth edges and color gradation
  • Manual Control ring (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance).Manual Iris Control: F1.8-F9.6,Shutter Speed:Manual Iris Control (Photo Mode) 1/30-1/10000
  • Versatile shooting w/ XAVC S3, AVCHD and MP4 codecs

Sony FDRAX33 Handy Cam

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Pros
  • Impressive Image Stabilization
  • Lightweight Design
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Cons
  • Lack of Internal Memory
  • Not So Cheap For What it Offers

I feel like this list while it encompasses the best cheap 4K cameras that are available on the market today I do need to mention a few more cameras that are fantastic value for money. Some of these cameras are only slightly more expensive than the cameras that made it on to the cheapest 4K cameras list and I suppose they deserve to be mentioned here:

Panasonic Lumix GH4

Great value for money and if you are lucky you can pick this up for as low as $700 on sale at times. Maybe even a little less if you are willing to buy it used. I still currently own one and believe me when I tell you this is insane value for money. You can shoot a film with this as it has all the pro features and can shoot cinema 4K.

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Adorama Panasonic Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body, 4K Video Recording with Free Panasonic DMW-SFU1-VLOG V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body - 7.2V 1860mAh Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - Battery Charger - Body Cap - Hot Shoe Cover - K1HY08YY0031 USB Connection Cable - Shoulder Strap - DVD - PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5 PE (Windows) - SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.1 SE (Windows & Mac) - LoiLoScope (Trial Version, Windows) - Panasonic 1 Year Warranty; Extendable to 3 Year USA Warranty with Registration - Bundle Includes: - Panasonic DMW-SFU1-VLOG V-Log L Function Firmware Upgrade Kit
  • The Newly Developed 16.05-Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus: Engine Achieving High Speed, High Sensitivity Image Recording
  • 4K 24p cinematic video (4096x2160), plus 4K 3840x2160 30p/24p:. The World's First Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera Recording High Quality Video in 4K - To Meet Professional Quality and Standard
  • High Speed Response Required for Professionals and Practical AF Options: With the LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens capable of digital signal exchangeat max. 240 fps, the focusing is stunningly quick and smooth.
  • Stunning Mobility Supported by Mechanical Advancements: The DMC-GH4 boasts newly developed high-precision, high-speed dual OLED (OrganicLight-Emitting Diode) displays for LVF (Live View Finder) and rear monitor. Increasing the resolution of display area to 2,359K-dot, the new 16:9 Wide Screen LVF boasts approx.1.34x / 0.67x magnification

FujiFilm XT-3

The king of mirrorless camera technology at this very moment. The only thing the A7III will have over this is probably the sensor size (Which honestly becomes less important considering this is an APS-C sensor.) Asides that, this is a far better camera than the Sony and definitely better value for money than anything Canon or Nikon have to offer. This is my current main camera and I get the feeling it will be for a while.

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Fujifilm X-T3 Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) - Black
  • New 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor with X-Processor 4 image processing engine
  • 4K movie recording - internal SD card 4K/60P 4: 2: 0 10bit recording and the first Mirrorless digital camera with APS-C or larger sensor that is capable of 4K/60P 4: 2: 2 10bit HDMI output.
  • 2.16M phase detection pixels across entire frame and Low-light phase detection limits has been increased over X-T2 by 2 Stops, from -1EV to -3EV
  • 3.69 million dot OLED Color viewfinder with 0.75x magnification and blackout-free burst shooting
  • 16 film Simulation modes: including eterna/cinema, B & w adjustment: -9~+9

Sony A7 III

If we are talking about features and value for money, this is one of  the best cameras on the market right now, period. You cannot beat the value the full frame A7III offers you for the money and other manufacturers are having a hard time competing at this price point. It is even a best seller on Amazon – that should tell you everything you need to know.

Sony a7 III Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera Optical with 3-Inch LCD, Black (ILCE7M3/B)
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full-frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed* Advanced 24.2MP Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-frame Image Sensor * Sony test conditions. Compare to the α7 II
  • 15-stop dynamic range, 14-bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800
  • Up to 10fps Silent or Mechanical Shutter with AE/AF tracking
  • 693 phase-detection / 425 contrast AF points w/ 93% image coverage.Focus Sensor:Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • In the box: Rechargeable Battery (NP-FZ100), AC Adaptor (AC-UUD12), Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable.Metering Type:1200-zone evaluative metering

Sony A6500

I recall this camera was released around the same time as the Gh5 and they were supposed to directly compete somehow… Thing is though the price on this has dropped significantly and it is only selling for around $1000 these days. Makes no sense to me that it is that cheap but I don’t think it needs to… This is an insane deal if you have the money to spend and you should not even hesitate. Pick up a couple of extra batteries and you are golden.

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Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 2.95" LCD (Body Only)
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor sensor w/ advanced processing up to ISO 51.200
  • Wide 425 phase detection AF points, Fast 0.05 sec. AF acquisition
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization steadies every lens. Silent Shooting. Noise Reduction :Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off
  • 11fps continuous shooting to 269 frames at 24.2MP w/ AE/AF tracking
  • 4K movie w/ 2.4x oversampling4, full pixel readout, no pixel binning

Panasonic Lumix G9

Probably the only camera from Panasonic that has usable autofocus. This camera is so good and such great value, it pains me to see it continue to go unrecognised. Sacrificed at the alter of the Gh5… except it is such better value for money in so many ways. My personal feelings about this camera aside if you were looking at it then you should just go ahead and pick it up.

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PANASONIC LUMIX G9 4K Digital Camera, 20.3 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera plus 80 Megapixel High-Resolution Mode, 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2.0, 3-Inch LCD, DC-G9 (Black)
  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTO AND VIDEO PERFORMANCE: 20.3-megapixel (plus 80-megapixel high-resolution JPEG/RAW in-camera image) Micro Four Thirds sensor with no low pass filter to confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artifact-free performance
  • RUGGED SPLASH/FREEZEPROOF DESIGN: Durable magnesium alloy body withstands heavy use out in the field and is freezeproof down to -10-degrees; Splash/dustproof construction with weather sealing on every joint, dial and button
  • CLASS-LEADING DUAL IMAGE STABILIZATION: 5-axis dual image stabilization corrects all lenses, including classic lenses not equipped with O.I.S, to eliminate blur and nearly eliminate body and lens shake in both photo and 4K video recording
  • 4K 60P VIDEO & SLOW-MOTION EFFECTS: Silky-smooth 4K 60p recording (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160/MP4); High-speed video recording yields a dramatic slow-motion effect in 4K (60 fps max. 2x slower [30p playback]) or Full HD (180 fps max. 6x slower [30p playback]) quality
  • CONNECTIVITY AND PORTS: Listen to headphones with a 3.5mm audio port, connect to devices with USB 3.0 and connect to an external monitor or external recorder with a full-size HDMI port; Available twin SD Card slots (UHS-II U3 compatible)

If for some reason this guide has not helped you make a decision on what the best 4K camera for you is then please leave a comment and I will make sure to respond swiftly. I have tried to avoid the ultra cheap action cameras and camcoders that claim to offer 4K video but really don’t. I really do hope the time you have spent reading this has not only offered you value but has helped you decide on the cheapest 4K camera for you.

Thanks a lot for reading and please do not forget to share this article if you found it useful.

Kagan

Kagan is a color theorist, filmmaker and YouTuber with an affinity for technology and a very personal approach to product reviews. If you ever need an honest opinion about anything... Send him a tweet.

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