upgrade to the 4K video

2 years 2 weeks ago #613705 by Stoimenov
Hi all,
I have a dilemma that I hope you can help me with. I want to start shooting a 4K video and I need an upgrade. Currently I have a Canon 6D. The idea is with minimum expenses to transition into the 4K world. The options that I see and will cost me about the same are the following:

1. Not to sell my Canon 6D and buy Sony a6300 with kit lens - here for me the advantage is that I will keep the Canon lenses I already have and will not need to change them
Do you think it is better to have 2 separate cameras (1 for photos and 1 for video), what are the advantages?

2. Sell the 6D and switch to Canon 5D Mark IV - here again the advantage is that I will keep the lenses I have.
3. Sell the 6D and switch to Sony a7 III - here I will have to change all the lenses, because the reviews I read of shooting with an adapter and canon lenses are not that good.

Keeping in mind that option 2 is the most expensive and 1 and 3 are almost with the same cost for me. Of course in option 3 I did not calculate how much I would spent on possible change of the lenses.

Which option would you choose? And why?

Thanks in advance for the suggestions.


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2 years 2 weeks ago #614255 by garyrhook
Neither.

If you're willing to acquire the right tool for the job, ditch the Canon and Sony idea and get a Panasonic G7 or 9 or something decent that excels at video and has interchangeable lenses. IOW use the right tool for the job.

(Disclosure: I own a full frame Nikon DSLR and a G7.)

You could also consider a GH4 with a firmware upgrade.

You will need additional lenses, however, but the 14-140 zoom that I use on my G7 is pretty impressive. The nice part is that any micro 4/3s lens can be used, as they're all standardized.

If you're going to shoot 4k you're going to need plenty of fast media cards, and lots of hard drive storage. Don't forget about that.

My $0.02.


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