September 27, 2015 at 11:03AM, Edited September 27, 11:14AM
Video camera for advanced amature
In near future I'm planning to buy a (video) camera which I'll be using for amature and semi amature filming - mostly Internet TV reportages and some film school short movies. What's more I'd love to use it for photography. I'm looking for something that could record at least raw 1080p/60fps, has at least aps-c sensor, audio input, headphones output and viedo output for external recorder. Of course 4k recording would be nice thing, but it's not necessary. Finally, it has to cost less than 1,500$, but doesn't have to be new one.
After some research I found a few cameras which I consider:
- Canon 7d mark II - 1080p/60fps, aps-c sensor, audio input, headphones output, EF mount, but no Magic Latern so no raw.
- Canon 5d mark III - full frame, audio input, headphones output, EF mount, 1080p/60fps with Magic Latern, but quite pricey even used ones and quite old.
- Sony a7s - full frame, small body, audio input, headphones output, 1080p/60fps + external 4k, unfortunately pricey and no EF mount (metabones are not cheap as well).
- Lumix GH4 - audio input, headphones output, 1080p/60fps + internal 4k, no EF mount, micro 4/3 (bleh), pricey metabones.
- BMPCC - the same story as lumix+no photo mode no 60fps, no 4k.
- Sony a6000 - cheap, APS-C, 1080p/60fps, audio input, small body, but no headphones output, no EF mount, no raw, no 4k.
Make long story short, no perfect camera. Any advices from professional filmmakers?