October 8, 2015 at 10:28AM
Best Camera & gear for $1100 or less?
I'm a perfectionist when it comes to video. I hate seeing bad quality video, and I hate seeing the noise and pixilation bad quality has. Unfortunately, I am not a professional and I have little to no experience recording, but I am in love with it. I have made several videos at my highschool that have gotten some pretty good popularity, and by popularity, I mean $1100 in donations to get myself a new camera.
I've been experimenting a little bit lately. I recently bought and returned a Canon EOS Rebel T6i because it could only record max 1080P 30FPS. I bought 2 days ago a Lumix FZ1000 that shoots 4K, 1080P 60FPS, and a scaled up version 1080P 120FPS for slow motion. I love slow motion. I like seeing the extreme detail of facial expressions and movements. I think this camera is good, however, it has a fixed lens, a knob to zoom, and a small screen that isn't touch.
Facts about what I like to shoot:
- High Quality (Crystal Clear 1080P or 4k)
- Slow Motion (Only in some cases. Not always)
- Shooting Sports Events
- Removable lenses
- Big screen to see what I am recording (Preferably touch)
- A big camera body so it is more stable (Not those little sony cameras)
- I like to run and gun so something that has stabilization is nice.
- Taking pictures. (18MP +)
With all of that being said, do I have the best camera out there for under $1100? I got a shotgun mic and a stabilization kit with it and it also came with a 32GB sd card for 4k shooting.
Can anyone make any recommendations? I just want an all around good camera that can take extremely good video, decent pictures, and is somewhat big and looks good all for under $1100.
Thanks for your help!