We’ve really appreciated Panasonic’s video contributions via their m43 cameras. It appears that they are going a premium product route with their new full frame cameras. However, given the competence they’ve displayed in the past we’re hopeful that their new full frame bodies might bring something different to the table.
We try to keep things civil here at 4K Rumors, but it’s really hard to hold back about how disappointed we are with the Sony A6400.
The Sony A6300 was released in February of 2016. The Sony A6000 was released in April of 2014.
And now we get this very, very disappointing camera that still has:
- horrible rolling shutter
- marketed as a selfie camera/video camera yet it has no IBIS
- very poor 1080p mode
- no new Sony ASP-C lenses have been produced in a long time
- battery life and overheating is in question at this point
- No 4K 60P
- No 10-bit video
Now, of course, this is still a nice photography camera and a careful user can still produce usable video from it. But damn Sony, this is Canon level disappointing.
- AF is supposed to be faster (425 points)
- 24MP Sensor
- 180 degree selfie LCH tocuh screen
- 11 FPS (8 FPS silent)
- 4K 30p @ 100Mbps
I think most of us have forgotten about the Panasonic LX100 Mark II after it was a let down of a release. Not that it’s a bad camera. But basically Panasonic did not innovate and other cameras in the market improved in the meantime.
It’s no surprise that the Blackmagic Pocket 4K continues to be one of the most talked about video cameras at the start of 2019. We expect this to remain the best value cinema camera for possibly years to come.
A lot of people who wanted the Blackmagic Pocket 4K have it now. Some of us are still waiting. But most of the backlog should be cleared up in January.
What has remained clear: this is the best value video camera and that will likely remain the case into 2019 and possibly beyond.