Best Compact 4K Camera: Which One Should I Buy

Looking for a new compact 4K camera, but do not know which one to choose? Let’s see together what are the best compact 4K camera available on the market.

Best Compact 4K Camera

Currently, 4K resolution is the best we can request for our cameras. The compact cameras with 4K resolution are particularly suitable for those who do not want to carry a bulky camera, achieving at the same time the highest quality available. Being very expensive items, but we will not make a distinction for price ranges.

In addition, we will see what are the various features and various aspects to be evaluated before buying a compact 4K camera. In this way, we will choose the perfect model for our needs.

How to Choose the Best Compact 4K Camera

Choosing a compact camera with 4K resolution should not be done lightly. There are many aspects and many characteristics to be evaluated, which, if analyzed carefully, will make us bring home a great product.

Diaphragm

The diaphragm is a mechanical element located within the photographic objectives. This element has the possibility to create a hole of variable dimensions, in order to regulate the quantity of light that passes within the objective. It is essential to get a correctly exposed photo. The aperture of the diaphragm is indicated in numerical values preceded by the prefix ” f / “. A low number corresponds to a very wide opening, that is a very large hole, which gives us the opportunity to have a few elements in focus. While a high number corresponds to a very small opening, which allows us to have many elements in focus.

Optical Zoom

Optical zoom also must be considered. It is the actual focal length of the lens, which is obviously fixed in the compact body. It usually extends from 24mm to 70mm, but in some cameras, it can even exceed 200mm.

Autofocus

This is a fundamental element, especially as regards videos. It allows you to keep the subject in focus or to quickly change the focus automatically when shooting.

Manual mode

The presence of a manual mode is recommended, especially for those who want to have full control of their camera. This mode allows us to do a little practice and engage in the world of photography.

Best Compact 4K Camera models

Nikon Coolpix A900

It is a compact Nikon camera characterized by an excellent quality and price ratio. It is equipped with a 1/2.3″ 20.3MP CMOS sensor. The lens is equipped with 35x optical zoom, which allows a focal length of 24-480 mm. The sensor is smaller than 1 inch, which, unfortunately, will not be able to give the best performance in low light environments. However, it behaves very well in environments with good brightness, ensuring excellent shots.

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There is a vibration reduction system (VR), which allows us to easily use the camera with the movement. SnapBridge technology allows you to switch content from the camera to our smartphone using Bluetooth. Unfortunately, it is not possible to take pictures in RAW format. It is also equipped with a display that can be turned upside down.

Panasonic Lumix ZS100

This camera has been designed to offer maximum performance in a compact form factor. Inside there is a 1″ 20.1MP MOS sensor. It is equipped with a LEICA lens with f/2.8-5.9 aperture and 10x optical zoom, which allows a focal length of 25-250 mm to be covered.

This camera is equipped with the post focus function, which allows us to change the focus after taking the picture. It also has a 3.0-inch LCD touch-screen display. It behaves very well even in low light conditions, unlike the Nikon A9000. It has an Eye-level Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) and Lens-mounted control ring brings DSLR-like exposure control to a compact point-and-shoot camera body.

Panasonic Lumix LX10

In this guide, Panasonic is the master. This model is an improved version compared to its predecessor. This camera is equipped with a 1″ 20.1MP MOS sensor. It is also equipped with the post focus function, which allows us to modify the shot in post-production. The Leica optics with f/1.4-2.8 aperture, thanks to which we will have wonderful shots even in low light conditions.

It has a 3x Optical Zoom and allows to cover a focal distance of 24-72 mm. Obviously, it also has an adjustable touchscreen display. It is undoubtedly one of the best compact cameras capable of recording videos in 4K at 30fps. It is also equipped with the Wi-Fi / NFC chip.

SONY RX100 Mark V

The Sony RX100 Mark V is undoubtedly the best compact 4K camera available on the market today. It is equipped with 1″ 20.1 MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor. This camera has a 315-point phase detection autofocus system in just 0.5 seconds, which also frightens high-end SLRs. It can also count on the integrated optics Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70 mm with f/1.8-2.8 aperture.

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Thanks to the Dual Rec function, we can take pictures while we are recording a video. It is also equipped with a 3.0-inch LCD display that can be tilted up to 180-degrees. Furthermore, we will be able to make a slow-motion video at a 960fps. Obviously, the best shots in any light condition are guaranteed. There are also Wi-Fi and NFC chips and remote control via smartphone.

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