List Of Every Camera That Shoots 4k Video

This guide is a complete list of all the available 4k cameras on the market that are still in production and available for sale in the United States. Well, almost every camera.

I’ll keep this guide updated as new cameras are released. It was last updated: Feb 18, 2016.

 


A Complete List Of Every Camera That Shoots 4K Video


I put together a complete guide of all the available 4k options out there. I personally believe that the next camera you buy should be able to last you at least five years, and five years from now it’s going to be all 4k. So why not buy something that has some shelf life. 

I’m sure there are a few cameras I’ve missed, but I’ll continue to add to this list as well as include external recorders, accessories and more drones as they become available. 

 

Panasonic 4K Cameras

Camera Name Sensor Size Lens Mount Price
Action Camera      
Panasonic A500 POV Cam 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon
       
Point And Shoot      
Panasonic LX100 MFT Fixed Amazon
Panasonic DMC-CM1 1″ Fixed Amazon
Panasonic Lumix ZS100 1″ Fixed Amazon
Panasonic Lumix ZS60 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon
Panasonic FZ300 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon
       
Consumer Camcorders      
Panasonic HC-WX970 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon
Panasonic HC-WX870 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon
       
Prosumer Camcorders      
Panasonic HC-X1000 1/2.3″ MOS Fixed Amazon
Panasnoic AG-DVX200 4/3″ Fixed Amazon
       
Mirrorless 4k      
Panasonic GH4 MFT MFT Amazon
Panasonic FZ1000 1″ Fixed Amazon
Panasonic GX8 MFT MFT Amazon
Panasonic G7 MFT MFT Amazon
       
Panasonic Cinema Cameras      
Panasonic Varicam LT Super 35mm MOS Canon EF, PL $18,000
Panasonic Varicam 35 Super 35mm MOS PL $55,000

 

 

Sony 4K Cameras

Sony should have some more 4k cameras coming soon. I imagine the next successor to the A6000 will be 4k in order to compete with what Panasonic has been doing.

The Sony A7s also can only shoot 4k externally though HDMI out. 

Camera Name Sensor Size Lens Mount Price
Action Cameras      
Sony Action Camera 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon
       
Point And Shoot      
Sony RX100 IV 1″ Stacked Fixed Amazon
Sony RX10mk II 1″ Stacked Fixed Amazon
       
Consumer Camcorders      
Sony FDR-AX100 1″ Fixed Amazon
Sony FDR-AX33 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon
       
Prosumer Camcorders      
Sony FDR-AX1 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon
Sony PXW-Z100 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon
Sony PXW-Z150 1″ Stacked Fixed  
       
Mirrorless 4k      
Sony A6300 APS-C E-Mount Amazon
Sony A7s – External Only Full Frame E-Mount Amazon
Sony A7r II Full Frame E-Mount Amazon
Sony A7s II Full Frame E-Mount Amazon
       
Cinema Cameras      
Sony PMW-FS5 Super 35mm FZ, PL Amazon
Sony NEX-FS700RH Super 35mm E-Mount Amazon
Sony PXW-FS7 Super 35mm E-Mount Amazon

 

 

Samsung 4k Cameras

The Samsung NX1 swept everyone off their feet. It’s a serious camera to consider if you don’t mind sitting behind an NX mount.

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
4k Mirrorless      
Samsung NX1 APS-C NX Mount Amazon
Samsung NX500 APS-C NX Mount Amazon

 

 

Canon 4K Cameras

There are going to be some new 5D cameras coming. It’s possible the 5DmkIV could have 4k video. Or they might make a 5D C which will be more video focused. But it’s hard to say. The rumor sites keep going back and forth. 

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
4k DSLR      
Canon XC10 1″ Fixed Adorama
Canon 1DC Full Frame EF Mount Adorama
Canon 1DX II Full Frame EF Mount Amazon
       
Cinema Cameras      
Canon C500 Super 35mm Canon-EF, PL Adorama
Canon C300 MK II Super 35mm Canon-EF, PL Adorama

 

 

Nikon 4K Cameras

Camera Names Sensor Lens Mount Price
4K Nikon Action Cameras      
KeyMission 360 2 x coming soon Fixed coming soon
       
4K Nikon DSLR      
Nikon D5 Full Frame  F Mount Amazon
Nikon D500 APS-C F Mount Amazon
       
4k Nikon Compact      
Nikon Coolpix A900 1/2.3″ Fixed  
Nikon Coolpix B700 1/2.3″ Fixed  
Nikon DL24-85 1″ Fixed  
Nikon DL18-50 1″ Fixed  

 

 

Leica 4K Cameras

This is an interesting one. Kind of the first camera of its kind. A DSLR style medium format camera that shoots 4k video. 

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
Point And Shoot      
Leica D-Lux (Type 109) MFT Fixed Amazon
       
4K Mirrorless      
Leica S (Type 007) Medium Format Leica-S Adorama

 

 

BlackMagic Cinema Cameras

There are great little cameras. They have their limitations but do what they do very well. The new BlackMagic Micro can only produce 4K video externally. It has no internal recording functions.

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
BlackMagic Production 4K MFT EF Amazon
BlackMagic Ursa MFT MFT Amazon
BlackMagic Micro Studio Ultra HD MFT Adorama

 

 

Red Cinema Cameras

Red continues to do its thing and some of the cameras go above and beyond 4k.

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
Red Weapon Super 35mm Canon-EF, PL Red.com
Red Epic Dragon Super 35mm Canon-EF, PL Red.com
Red Scarlett Dragon Super 35mm Canon-EF, PL Red.com

 

 

Arri Cinema Cameras

While the Arri cameras do not have a true native 4k sensor, they do what’s called an open gate UHD 4k. Which is RAW 3.2k upscaled to 3.8K in camera.

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
Arri Alexa Super 35mm PL Arri
Arri Alexa XT Super 35mm PL Arri
Arri Alexa Plus Super 35mm PL Arri
Arri Alexa MT M Super 35mm PL Arri
Arri XT Studio Super 35mm PL Arri
Arri Alexa Mini Super 35mm PL Arri

 

 

Vision Research Cinema Cameras

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
Phantom Flex4K Super 35mm PL $100k-$150k

 

 

Kinefinity

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
Kinemax Super 35mm PL, Canon-EF, Nikon $11k

 

 

JVC 4K Cameras

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
Prosumer Camcorders      
JVC GY-HM200 1/2.33″ Fixed Amazon
JVC GY-HM200U 1/2.33″ Fixed Amazon
JVC GY-HM170E compact 1/2.33″ Fixed Adorama
JVC GY-LS300 Super 35mm MFT Amazon

 

 

GoPro 4k Cameras

There are many more action cameras out there. Most of them cheap Chinese knock-offs so I won’t bother listing them.

One of these days, someone is going to name their camera something cool, then GoPro will have competition.

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
GoPro Hero 4 Black 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon

 

Olympus Action Cameras

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker 1/2.3″ Fixed Amazon

 

 

Nokia Action Cameras

Camera Name Sensor Lens Mount Price
LG Action CAM 1/2.3″ Fixed coming soon
       

 

 

4K Drones

Seems like a new Drone is born every week. I’ll try to keep these updated.

Camera Name Sensor Price
GoPro Karma – coming soon    
DJI Phantom 3 1/2.3″ Amazon
DJI Inspire 1 1/2.3″ Amazon

 

 

A 4k Video Guide – Thoughts

It seems 4k video has already become the new standard. We’re even seeing it in mainstream media. Youtube now plays 4k and Netflix Original series all stream in 4k if you have their 4k membership. It’s only a matter of time before networks upgrade their broadcast standards to 4k.

What does that mean? It’s time to start shooting in 4K.

What’s Next? – 6K and 8K

We’re going to likely start seeing 6k and even 8k very soon. Why the jump? It’s all because of VR. If VR takes off we’re going to need even more resolution to make it all work. For example if you’re shoot on a 360 cam, or even a gopro and you want to look around in a headset, you need all that extra resolution since you’re only looking at a portion of the scene at a time. It will be interesting to see if VR really catches on for video or if it ends up being like 3D, something that was cool for awhile, but never really caught on in the home when people realized they hated wearing extra glasses.