What to Look for When Buying a 4K Camera

Technology is evolving every day. Nowadays, 4K resolution is a new trend that is available on computers, TVs, and cameras. You get to see amazing pictures and videos that make you feel as if you are right there where the footage was taken. However, there are some things you need to consider before you decide to purchase 4K devices.

In this article, we are going to show you what to look for when you buy a 4K camera. If you want to find out more about photography, you can check out Creative Photo Connect. There you will find a lot of helpful tips and reviews of the best cameras on the market. Now, let’s see what you need to know before purchasing a 4K camera.

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1. Frames per second

When you search for a great 4K camera, you should check out at what FPS (frames per second) can the camera shoot 4K. Some cameras can shoot 4K at 25/30 fps. Despite this fact, there are more expensive cameras like the GoPro that can shoot 4K at 60 fps. It is better to pick the FPS that suits you best.

For instance, in film production 4K is shoot at a lower frame rate (30fps) with high resolution. Or, they shoot lower resolution at a higher frame rate. It is up to you, and your budget. There are a lot of great cameras that shoot 4K at 30fps which is enough for intermediate users.

2. File Storage

You need to take into consideration the fact that capturing 4K can take up a lot of storage space. Look for a camera that has a MicroSD card slot. It is important to have this slot because the memory of the camera is not enough to keep all of your pictures.

Also, you can save just one album on an SD card and then change the card. This way, you will have the files organized and ready for when you need them. Don’t forget to purchase memory cards that support 4K footage.

3. Wi-Fi Connectivity

Another important thing you need to look for in a 4K camera is the Wi-Fi connectivity. This is very important for those who want to share their works with friends and family. Unfortunately, not all 4K cameras have this feature. It can be pretty annoying to use only the SD card.

Also, most of the cameras with Wi-Fi connectivity also come with a special app. You need to do a little research about the app and see what it offers. Some apps only allow you to view the videos or photos without being able to edit them. Also, make sure that you can share all of your work once you finished editing it.

4. Image Stabilization

It is also important to check for a 4K camera that has an image stabilization sensor or feature. This is going to help you get clear and sharp images even if you moved the camera while you took the image. Nowadays, there are a lot of cameras that come with this feature, but they tend to be a little more expensive.

5. Type of camera

You also need to take into consideration the type of camera you want. For instance, there are DSLR cameras, action cameras, and other types of camera that can shoot 4K. If you want a small camera that can be used while moving or practicing extreme sports, we recommend an action camera like the GoPro or a more budget-friendly option like Akaso EK7000.
However, you can also choose a DSLR camera that can shoot 4K. You will definitely get amazing pictures with the DSLR but it is not as portable as an action camera and you can’t use it while on the go. Despite this fact, you should think about why you need the camera because different types of cameras have different purposes.

6. Controls

Look for a camera that is highly sensitive because it is going to make your job easier. Also, if you want an action camera search for one that comes with a remote control. This is going to help you take photos or capture videos without even touching the camera. It is important to look for a camera that has a basic menu and it comes with an LCD small screen so you can preview everything you want to capture.

These are some of the most important things you should look for in a 4K camera. It is also important to search for a device that fits your budget. Also, it is mandatory that you have an output source that supports 4K. If you don’t then the photos can’t be seen at their real resolution. For those who also want to edit the photos, it is recommended that you look for a computer that supports 4K footage.

[source: Creative Photo Connect]

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