Whether you’re planning to become a photographer, videographer, vlogger or modern-day blogger, you need a good camera at your disposal. To ensure that you don’t fall short of your audience’s expectations, you should invest in a camera that can record 4K videos. Make sure you pick a device that’s easily portable so that you can travel all over your city to shoot your content, without feeling the burden of heavy equipment. To help you find the ideal device, we have curated a list of compact cameras that can record 4K videos. Note that these have been selected based on their listed features, as well as their availability on Amazon.
The Sony Digital Vlog Camera ZV 1 has a 20.1 MP stacked back-illuminated 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor / DRAM with a large-aperture 24-70mm 1 F1.8-2.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens. It comes with a Sony Bluetooth wireless shooting grip. The camera features 4K Movie recording with Video eye AF and real-time tracking. Thanks to AI technology, you can expect the autofocus to stick to the face and eyes without wandering to other subjects while vlogging. By simply tapping the Bokeh Switch, you can switch the background bokeh on and off. Sony’s enhanced colour science should ensure vibrant, natural images and especially while capturing skin tones. It’s specifically designed for handheld shots and vlogging with a shooting grip. It also has a directional 3-capsule inbuilt-mic with a windscreen for better audio recording. In case you want to use your microphone, not that this device does have a mic jack. Furthermore, an external mic can be attached to the camera via the multi-interface shoe that comes with the device. The unique Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe offers you the flexibility to add lights, microphones and much more.
The GoPro Hero8 can shoot time-lapse videos at night in 4K, 2.7K 4:3, 1440por 1080p – all processed in-camera. It records the moments 1.5-seconds before and after the shot so that one can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo or an awesome shareable video. Users can live stream in 1080p on social media platforms and can enjoy smooth stabilisation while broadcasting via the GoPro app. You can also save the footage to the SD card to check out later. With a new front mic location and improved algorithms that actively filter out wind noise, your audience should be able to enjoy sharper audio quality while watching your content.
The Sony Premium Compact DSC-RX100M5A Advanced Digital 4K Camera can capture 20.1 MP high-resolution images at up to 24 fps high-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking for up to 150 shots. The reduced blackout makes it easier to track moving subjects on the EVF/LCD screen. This camera inherits the RX100 series’ renowned 1.0-type image sensor. It is also equipped with fast 0.05-second autofocus, 315 AF points for the world’s most comprehensive phase-detection coverage of its kind (according to the brand), continuous shooting up to 24 fps with AF/ AE tracking, as well as 4K movie capabilities. The camera comes with a retractable OLED electronic viewfinder with anti-reflective ZEISS coating, multi-function control ring/custom buttons and a 180-degree tiltable LCD screen. The control ring around the lens gives you a pro-style manual choice of shutter speed, aperture and more for creative command.
The Fujifilm X-A7 24.2MP Mirrorless Camera has a new 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Image Sensor that uses copper wiring construction to achieve premium image quality and advanced AF performance, according to the brand. The camera has a large 3.5-inch 16: 9 wide Touchscreen LCD to view your images. The brand claims that the camera offers advanced video performance and functions that cater to the growing demands of vloggers. It also has diverse shooting modes that help produce images with a creative flair. The built-in Super intelligent flash should add more light to the frame when needed the most while ensuring the results are as natural as possible, according to the brand. The new Light trail shooting mode allows users to shoot creative light-trail photos without worrying about the technical details of shooting long exposure photos.