Today, 4K or UHD (Ultra High Definition) is the latest and highest-quality resolution that most TVs in our living rooms have. This higher resolution results in better quality images with more detail and allows viewers to be positioned much closer to a larger screen. To help 4K TV owners get more content for viewing, manufactures are now making cameras, camcorders and mobile phones which can shoot in this high resolution. When compared to mobile phones camcorders are more ergonomic and provide better picture quality due to their advanced optical zoom features.
Before you plunge blindly into the thicket of the 4K camera market without a sense of where you are heading to it is important to figure out what you really want. When deciding on what to settle for you should look at your budget, your intended use, the resolution you need, supported media formats and the zoom functionality. Here are some camcorders that have proven tod be the best in 2018.
1. Sony FDRAX53 4K Camcorder
This camcorder features a newly developed sensor that captures clearer images with less noise even in dimly lighted areas. Its ability to capture very high-resolution images ensures that each shot is nothing short of realistic. A fast image processor allows the camcorder to record 4K movies at 30 FPS and Full HD movies at 60 FPS. It has 20X optical zoom feature and the controls are placed ergonomically.
2. The Sony FDR-AX700 4K-HDR Camcorder
This small camcorder packs some of the most powerful features that Sony has ever built. Apart from offering users the ability to record in 4k, the camera has a powerful image processing engine and an autofocus function that can handle even fast-moving objects. Face detection, tracking technology, 12x optical zoom and low-light low-noise capabilities also help the camera capture some outstanding shots.
3. Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Camcorder
This 4K camcorder brings simplicity to the 4K recording experience. It enables users to capture and produce quality shots without the use of complex software. If has a 20x optical zoom lens and hybrid image stabilization technology that allows it to take spectacular shots. The camera also has a Wi-Fi function that allows it to pair with any mobile or smart Wi-Fi enabled device.
4. Sony FDRX3000
This is perfect for sport lovers or those who love outdoor activities. It has a waterproof housing which makes it perfect for underwater sport activities or wet weather. Modern image stabilization technology allows the camera to take steady shots even when walking, riding a bike or doing other activities that require you to move about. The camera also has a built in speedometer and a GPS function that allows location tracking.
5. Panasonic HC-WXF991K 4K Camcorder
This hand-held 4K Camcorder features a number of creative and editing solutions that can enable anyone capture and produce videos like a pro. The camera also features an Electronic Viewfinder and a dedicated HDR button which enables a user to quickly change from one mode to another. The 20x zoom on the camera and the hybrid optical image stabilisation enables the user to take stunning shots even when objects are in motion. As a bonus the camera has Wi-Fi mobile features built in.
6. SEREE Camcorder 4K
This 4K-ULTRA HD camera delivers a number of quality features which include Face and Motion Detection. The camcorder also has a Wi-Fi feature built in to enable the user transfer their videos and pictures without the maze of cords. Images can be captures at an outstanding 48 MP and 4K videos can be captured at 24 FPS. The camera also supports 16x digital zoom that can focus well even on objects that seem to be far away. For those ghost hunters who love nature and the great outdoors, this camera provides a nifty night vision function.
7. Ablue 4K Ultra-HD
Unlike what most camcorder manufacturers claim, this camcorder is designed for amateurs and not professionals. It features a wide-angle lens and a macro lens that can be used to capture a wide variety of images. It features a Wi-Fi function that can easily pair with your mobile phone or smart device. This camera is suitable for those who travel around since it is light, compact and very portable.
8. Sony FDRAX33 Camcorder
This 4K camcorder comes with a number of very impressive features. Among these features is an image stabilisation functionality that allows users to take vibrate and extremely realistic images even when shooting moving objects. An onboard fast imaging processor allows the camera to record 4k movies in 30 FPS and Full HD movies in 60 FPS. A manual control ring on the camcorder can be used to choose between MP4, XAVC S and AVCHD shooting formats.
9. 4K Kimire Ultra HD Camera
This is a multifunctional 4K camera that is equipped with a capacitive touch screen, a wide-angle lens and a powerful image sensor. It also has an IR night vision function, a light filter and Wi-Fi capabilities. The camcorder is capable of recording 4K videos at 24 FPS and take stunning images at 48 MP. The camera has a 16X Digital zoom and can be mounted on a tripod. This camera is suitable for those who love traveling since it is compact and light weight. When fully charged the camera can be used for 2 to 3 hours.
10. Sony FDR-AX100 4K Camcorder
This versatile camcorder allows the user to capture cinematic images that have shallow depth-of-field for a defocused background. It features a wide-angle lens with 12X optical zoom and stabilization technology that gives smoother results when Shooting. At 4K the camera can shoot at 24 FPS or 30 FPS depending on the users selection. The media captures can be sored on memory card which is featured on the camcorder. As a bonus feature the camera has built in Wi-Fi technology which can be used to pair to any smart Wi-Fi enabled device.