“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”
— Scott Lorenzo
We are halfway into 2019 and there are some excellent 4K-capable cameras for photography enthusiasts.
All imaging industry brands are going in all guns blazing to develop top-quality 4K cameras to meet consumer needs.
Now that you have decided to invest in a DSLR camera, there are various factors that you need to keep in mind before finalizing on the camera to buy.
Here are the things you should be looking out for before you purchase any 4K DSLR cameras:
If you happen to be looking for a 4K camera that delivers both 4K video recording and also takes jaw-dropping images, this guide will deliver important characteristics of the top 10 4K cameras currently available in India.
We Highly recommend you to read the 4K Camera Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest 4k camera technologies and tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂
Top 10 Best 4K Cameras in India (2019)
Although my favorite among all is DJI Mavic Pro but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.
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DJI specializes in drone cameras and the brand's flagship Mavic Pro model is the single best drone globally right now. While it involves a steep learning curve using the drone is extremely convenient once you master the skill.
Being able to fly your drone around to nearly any location and take cinematic videos is a dream come true for most 4k photo and videographers. This is the best 4k movie camera which is built-in taking amazing shots and the optical image stabilization is extremely potent and some of the best on drone camera systems.
One thing you need to be aware of when flying drones is that they are not legal everywhere in India. You need to seek permission in most places before you are allowed to fly them around. You also need to be careful with the battery life as ending up with a dead battery while filming in precarious positions can mean your drone may be lost for good.
Despite the minor drawbacks, the DJI Mavic Pro is the best drone you can get in India right now for top-quality 4K recording.
- The drone is the best product right now in the industry.
- It has a high ISO range allowing you to shoot videos even in poor lighting.
- Along with videos, you can also take great action photos.
- Affordable pricing compared to other drones with similar capabilities.
- It is hard to use since it has complex controls.
- It isn't a full-frame camera.
2. OnePlus 7 Pro
You might be wondering why a phone camera is on our list but the truth is that smartphone cameras have caught up to mainstream cameras considerably in the past few years. While they might not meet many full-sized cameras image capabilities, considering portability, convenience, and features offered by smartphones warrants them a place on this list.
When it comes to social features, we all know how important the upload and sharing features are. You have integration with nearly every social media platform and you also have access to several editing apps to tweak your 4k photo and 4k videos before publication.
The only downside to using a smartphone camera for video capturing is they don't deliver high-quality videos in low light. This is because smartphones are compact devices, and the lenses are too small to allow enough light to capture high-quality images, but the convenience that smartphones offer make up for it.
The OnePlus 7 Pro has one of the best smartphone cameras out there and one of the reasons the smartphone is priced so aggressively. This phone goes head to head with some of the best flagship brands out there and holds up quite well.
- Portable and sleek design.
- High shutter speed.
- Powerful flash built into the phone.
- Touchscreen viewfinder.
- Live video adjustments.
- Low ISO Range
- Not ideal for travel and sports photographers due to the slower sensor compared to professional cameras.
Are you planning an adventurous trip?
Then, this camera is your ultimate adventure trip companion as its weatherproof allowing you to brave any weather conditions and get the perfect videos.
Procus Rush is one of the coolest action cameras on the market today and it conveniently slips into your pocket allowing you to carry it around wherever you want. It has an amazing feature of working as an movie camera. The camera is waterproof, you can enjoy capturing action 4k photo in the rain or even underwater video recording.
To achieve similar results with DSLRs or video cameras you would need to invest in expensive casing options, even then there would be risks involved. It can be used for both recording high-quality videos as well as capturing photographs. However, the 4k photo functionality is limited and should be used as a portable video camera only.Although it has an average battery life and some heating issues, it is among the best 4K action camera that you can buy and is extremely affordable. There is no other product in the market that can beat the value for money the Procus Rush offers.
- It has an in-built HDMI and WI-FI support.
- It is very cheap.
- The camera has an ultrahigh defined 4K camera.
- It is waterproof.
- It has a curved mount which makes it ideal for shooting in one go.
- It has overheating issues.
- Software stabilization instead of OIS.
- Average battery life.
The Panasonic LUMIX G7 is among the most revolutionary 4K cameras ever made.
The DSLR boasts of over 24 compact lens options for added customizations and the high-speed autofocus lets you instantly snap onto objects with no delay.
Panasonic adopted the mirrorless design for the G7 to cut down on the bulk that most DSLRs are known for. The camera boasts of in-depth creative controls that allow you to get the best possible images in any lighting condition.
The intelligent focusing features are unbeatable allowing you to track your subjects even in highly mobile conditions.
The 4K video pause feature lets you export 4k photos and 4k videos directly to external storage device allowing you to save every perfect moment you capture using the camera.
Unlike previous LUMIX models, the G7 comes with an all-new viewfinder that lets you frame images perfectly even in poor lighting conditions.
- It is very budget-friendly.
- It’s16 megapixel live CMOS sensor enables you to capture high-quality 4K pictures.
- The camera has 3 shooting modes with complete customization.
- It has an ISO range of up to 25600, which allows it to capture great pictures even at poor light conditions.
- The touchscreen is not up to the mark.
- The pricing is on the higher side compared to competing products.
Action cameras need no introduction and they are the tool of choice for most outdoor photo and video enthusiasts. Unlike traditional DSLRs or mirrorless cameras that take up way too much space, the GoPro Hero 7 is extremely portable.
If you need something affordable, GoPro Hero 7 is our editor’s pick as the most favorite value for money product. You have access to everything you need as an outdoor content creator including waterproofing mechanisms, shock-proof construction, image stabilization among more.
One of the coolest things about the GoPro Hero 7 is that you can use voice controls to activate or deactivate recording features. There are add-on features like Super mode, automatic photo select mode among more.When it comes to social features, you can stream your adventures directly to Facebook or share them with your loved ones. Overall, it is a fantastic portable 4K camera for any video enthusiast.
- It is the best camera for portable video capture in the market.
- It delivers stunning still images with great sharpness and brilliant dynamic range.
- The camera has exceptional battery life.
- The optical image stabilization on the GoPro is fantastic.
- Not as feature-rich as DSLRs
- Cheaper competitive options from other brands available.
If you are a fan of handheld camcorders, then this is definitely the best video camera you have been looking for, this is one of the best products you can get today and specifically designed for video recording.
The JVC GY-HM170 is the best choice for 4K video recording.
The camera gives a focal range of 29.5 up to 354 mm and has a 12x zoom lens which is more than enough for most video enthusiasts.
You will be able to use it for casual videos as well as sports and adventure content.
It also has a back-illuminated 1/ 2.33” sensor which is capable of taking videos even in low light conditions.
The JVC GY-HM170 can support videos of the ultrahigh definition of 3840 * 2160 at 24 ton 30 frames per second and also supports 1080p Full HD videos at around 60 frames per second.
- It has a very sleek and compact body.
- The camera has the feature of dual codec support. This feature allows video recording to SDXC/ SDHC media cards.
- It features live HD video streaming with the help of its optional adapters for simultaneous recording and steaming.
- Flimsy construction
- The design of the device makes it difficult to handle
Dual cameras are the rage right now in the world of smartphone photography and the Samsung Galaxy A50 comes with among the best quality duel cameras.
The 25MP camera is responsible for most of the detailing while the supporting 8MP unit is responsible for capturing additional RAW data and obtaining depth information. The dual-camera setup allows you to take fantastic portrait mode photos and videos that replicate the macro mode of top-end DSLRs.
When it comes to performance the A50 does not disappoint despite being a low budget smartphone. You have access to a large suite of social media websites and can share and edit your images as soon as you capture them.
Smartphone cameras are by no means bad, it's just that DSLRs outperform them but for most users, smartphone video quality is more than fine.
You can also snap photos while taking videos which is a feature reserved for high-end cameras. One of the best things about the phone compared to DSLRs or mirrorless cameras is that you can carry it around without requiring any additional accessories. It's smart and convenient, and that's something that out values quality for several people.
- It is very compact which makes it portable and easy to carry.
- The camera offers pictures of 25MP supported by another 8 MP sensor.
- The camera has various shooting formats for recording high-quality 4K videos.
- Great social features
- Smaller sensor compared to full-frame cameras
- Weak low light performance
Canon targets designing cameras which facilitate professional photography and the Canon EOS-6D DSLR Camera Mark II is an amazing device to capture memories.
The camera is the latest flagship model of its series, and it comes with many upgraded features. This 4K DSLR from canon is its first product to offer 4K videos.
It has a full-frame sensor of 20.2 Megapixels and owns a dual pixel autofocus system and also has expanded autofocus of 61-point.
The camera gives tough competition to all the top-performing 4K cameras in the world and its user-friendly software makes things easy to get into for anyone new to photography.
Whether you are a professional or armature that wants to get into 4K photography, you cannot go wrong with the EOS 6-D.
It offers the perfect mix of quality and features and it beats most other cameras out there.
- The camera has a full-frame sensor.
- It includes features like IR metering sensor for subject tracking and also features like face recognition.
- It features a new AF system and has upgraded performance and speed as compared to the previous models.
- The camera offers better dynamic sensor due to its on-chip conversion from analog to digital signals.
- It features flicker detection.
- It also supports CFAST cards and has a 1.62 LCD touchscreen display.
- The video options are restricted and its dynamic range is not high.
- Microphone compatibility is limited.
Are you looking for a great camera which can also be useful for high-level videography?
If so, then here is an end to your search since the all-new Sony Alpha ILCE6500 is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.This camera is a great option if you’re looking forward to shooting 4K videos.
It has a 24.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor and is therefore capable of recording 4K videos at various frames- 24 frames per second, 25 frames per second and even 30 frames per second.
The Sony Alpha A6500 4K Shooting Cameras are capable of recording 4K videos at 24 or 25 frames per second but in case of 30 frames per second, the video gets 1.23x cropped while recording.
One of the best things about the Alpha Mirrorless series cameras is that they are extremely compact and offer the right mix of portability and quality. If you are tired of lugging around with your large DSLR, this is one of the best premium options available for you.
- These cameras are mirrorless; therefore, they are lightweight.
- Using these cameras, you can shoot 4K videos for up to 20 minutes in a stretch.
- The cameras are very good for still picture shots.
- They have 100- 25600 ISO range which can go till 51200 in multi-shot NR mode.
- The camera offers in-body and in-lens stabilization which helps in taking a decent shot even without using a tripod stand.
- Its touch is not up to the expectation as that of the competing companies’ offerings.
- The focus area is not limpid and hence needs a joystick for the maximum point selection comfort.
- These cameras do require a third exposure dial.
This is another camera from Canon that is nothing short of spectacular.
This camera is considerably more expensive as compared to other cameras in this list but is a much better option than most DSLRs in the market right now.
This camera is capable of shooting high-quality 4K videos at 24 frames per second as well as 30 frames per second depending on whether you are looking for standard photos or a cinematic experience.
The camera has an in-camera still frame grab option for 4K photographs. If you dread moments when you are taking videos and end up missing out on perfect still shots, the camera has your back with this feature.
The camera supports 720p videos recording at 120 frames per second and also allows to record full HD videos at 60 frames per second. However, you need to have an attached microphone to get audio recorded in your clips.
This is our editor’s pick for the best camera that you can get with nothing but quality and performance kept in mind. We strongly recommend the EOS 5D to any aspiring photographer and video enthusiast as it packs the latest technology advancements in the industry.
- The device has an improved noise processing algorithm.
- It has extended ISO range of 50 to 102400. This allows it to capture shots of great quality even in low lighting.
- It has the slightest shutter speed of around 1/ 80000 seconds, this helps in capturing some of the best action photos ever.
- The camera allows around 7 frames per second for continuous shooting.
- No built-in flash.
- Mediocre battery life.
Buyer's Guide - 4K Cameras in India
If you want to buy the best cameras for yourself here are the things you need to keep in mind. A lot of DSLR cameras tend to focus on images more than videos, but brands have stepped up their games recently to showcase what’s possible with high-quality sensors and professional software.
Whether it’s for casual usage or professional photography, there are some great cameras available right now if you want to get into 4K video recording.
Sensor size is an important feature in a camera and counts a lot when buying a camera.
Sensor size is the measure of the dimensions of the photoreceptor array. These arrays are responsible for creating pixels for photography and recording purposes. Most of the professional cameras have sensors which are larger as compared to that in DSLRs, which have smaller sensors.
Therefore, it is important to have bigger sensors to get the best outcome for your videos and photographs.
Mirrorless cameras are the most frequently used cameras nowadays.
These cameras come in very compressed size but they are very good at their job. In the mirrorless cameras, as the name suggests, there is no mirror or the components like an optical viewfinder. They are lightweight, small in size and can be carried around easily.
These have lenses which can be interchanged, which results in better 4K video recording and also in capturing excellent shots. The only drawback of mirrorless cameras is their price. These cameras come at a very high price and so they aren't budget-friendly at all.
Pixels and Resolution
All the 4K cameras are capable of shooting its standard resolution in general. Although, some cameras are capable of shooting up to a resolution of 5K to 8K while taking still shots.
In some of the cameras, it can even cross 8K resolution. Such as photography isn't easy to attain yet it is brilliant. 4K resolution, also known as the UHD (Ultra High Definition), is embracing technology.
In these cameras, there are multiple sizes of resolutions which offer 4 times more pixels in comparison with other normal HD cameras. The 4K cameras make use of the multiple processors to render a high level of clarity in the videos and the photos.
The 4K cameras make use of the standard resolution of 4096 * 2160 at an aspect ratio of 1.9:1 approximately. The measurement of the video resolution available is 450 * 540 pixels, 3840 * 2610 pixels and 1920 * 1080 pixels.
One can still have the maximum resolution of 4608 * 3456 pixels. The 4K cameras are termed so because they offer a resolution which is 4 times bigger than the 1080 HD.
The 4K resolution also results in providing the most vibrant video and picture quality with great color quality. 4K cameras are considered as the most digital resolution cameras to date.
While choosing a camera, make sure to choose the one which gives you a wide variety of options while shooting.
Try shooting at the maximum possible resolution above 60 frames a second.
Try picking a camera with raw specs. A large no. of cameras aren't able to exceed above 30 frames per second at a resolution of 4K, so make sure to check whether it can reach till 60 frames per second.
Other than that, go for cameras which include ACVHD, H.264 and also MP4 format.
Most of us don’t know how to take still shots while in fast motion.
This is one of the most exceptional and breathtaking features present in most of the 4K cameras. 4K cameras enable you to take still shots even when the object is moving at a very fast pace. The video frames offer a resolution of 8.5 MP which is perfect for taking still photos.
The feature of taking still shots is inbuilt in most of the professional cameras.
This feature helps us in taking still shots without depending on speed clicking. This high-end feature is not only experienced in 4K cameras but also several mirrorless cameras and DSLRs.
It is very important to buy a camera which has the good processing power.
Try buying a camera which has at least 2 processors.
It's true that most of the 4K cameras already have strong processors, yet try buying a camera which has multiple processors to experience much higher and better speed in a camera.
For the better outcome of pictures and videos in the dark and variable light conditions, broader light sensitivity is a must.
To check the measurement of light sensitivity of a camera, go to the ISO setting of the camera.
Wider the range of light sensitivity, better are the results. Nowadays several DSLRs offer ISO settings which are of wide ranges starting from 50 and can go up to a range of 400000.
It is very important to choose a camera which offers connectivity through multiple modes.
The camera should offer Wi-Fi, HDMI input/ output mode and also the video and audio input/ output mode. These modes allow viewing the videos and pictures in a high definition television, etc.
Nowadays, people are crazy about action and fun. In such a state, being waterproof is a must for a camera.
A waterproof camera can be used in many situations and the camera can be used universally. If your camera is waterproof, then it can even be used underwater and we can also try shoots involving the presence of water.
Thus, being water-resistant can be useful in many ways. All of the above features hold great significance while buying a camera and must be looked if you wish to pick the best 4K camera within your budget.
Various brands provide the Top 10 Best 4K Cameras in India. Some of them are listed as follows:
We hope our buyers' guide helped out find out more about the world of 4K imaging and helped you decide on your next camera. Our list of cameras was compiled using a mix of expert opinions, detailed product comparisons, and user reviews. You can safely take your pick based on your budget and size requirements and you will not be disappointed. We hope you enjoy your time with your new camera and take some beautiful shots. The 4k camera price in india is an important factor to fall upon in buying the suitable camera for your self.