September 5, 2016 at 8:25PM
What's the most cost effective camera?
Looking to get a camera for seriously shooting video. Shot all summer with a t5i for camp videos (camera was not mine, owned by the camp I worked at), and really wanting to start trying to shoot more video throughout the school year, maybe even picking up some gigs so I can start making money by doing this. I currently own a Pentax K-5, which I love for shooting stills, but for video.... not so much. Image stabilization is nice, but compression is noticeable, no manual exposure, very little DR, and only 25fps.
So, I'm looking to spend under $1000 on a solid setup to get me started on my own. Not anything crazy, but something that will work well. At this point I'm looking a lot at the Panasonic GX85, as it seems like a very good deal, almost brand new, 1080 60p, 4k if I need it, 5 axis IBIS, but I'm not sure if it's the best deal for my price range (cost is including extras such as SD cards, batteries, grip possibly, etc.). It doesn't have raw, cinelike, v-log or anything like that, which would be nice, but seems solid in a lot of other respects. Anyone have any advice on which direction to go if not for the GX85?