Now the qual­i­ty of pic­ture and sound plays an impor­tant role. Users will not like the video if the pic­ture is dim, the objects are hard to see, and the pre­sen­ter is hard to hear. We have already talked about how to choose a good micro­phone in the blog. Let’s talk about cam­eras today. In this mate­r­i­al, we have col­lect­ed those with which you can shoot video in 4K for­mat. All prices are cur­rent at the time of writ­ing.

The qual­i­ty of shoot­ing in 4K is high­er than in Full HD and HD. There­fore, cam­eras capa­ble of shoot­ing in this qual­i­ty are very pop­u­lar. Pho­to: jconnelly.com

action cam­eras
SLR cam­eras
Nikon D500
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Mir­ror­less cam­eras
Fuji­film X‑T4
Canon EOS R5
Pana­son­ic HC-VX1
Sony FDR-AX700

action cameras

The light­est and most com­pact devices. They are designed for extreme, fast record­ing, will help to cap­ture any move­ment. This is the device that is def­i­nite­ly worth tak­ing with you on a trip. And of course, in 2022, many such gad­gets can pro­vide high-qual­i­ty shoot­ing.


The cheap­est cam­era (10,820 rubles) capa­ble of shoot­ing 4K in our rat­ing. It is com­pact (59x41x21 mm), light (66 g), mount­ed on a hel­met, arm, scoot­er or bicy­cle.

Advan­tages of the EKEN cam­era:

  • there is image sta­bi­liza­tion. It does­n’t mat­ter if you are stand­ing still or cycling through the moun­tains — the pic­ture will not shake much. Of course, for greater reli­a­bil­i­ty, it is bet­ter to buy a sta­bi­liz­er for action cam­eras. But the built-in will be enough for the pic­ture to be smoother;
  • there is a spe­cial aquabox in the kit for under­wa­ter shoot­ing. It will pro­tect the gad­get from get­ting wet;
  • You can also con­trol the cam­era using the remote con­trol (includ­ed). With it, you can start and end shoot­ing, being at a remote dis­tance from the cam­era;
  • Shoot­ing in 4K is pos­si­ble at 30 frames per sec­ond (fps). At Full HD, the frame rate can be increased up to 60 per sec­ond.
Action cam­era 4k is a small and handy device with which you can shoot video in high qual­i­ty. Pho­to: digital24.pl


A more expen­sive mod­el that can record video in FHD, 1080p, 1440p, 2K, 2.7K and 4K.

You can install an action cam­era not only on those sur­faces that EKEN H6s EIS. But also for drones. This will allow you to shoot close-ups, make videos at high alti­tude. The main thing is to pre-reg­is­ter the quad­copter (if it weighs more than 150 grams). And get per­mis­sion to fly, if need­ed. You can find this out with local author­i­ties. If you are plan­ning to buy a quad­copter, read our text on how to choose the right drone. If you already have a quad­copter, we advise you to learn how to use a quad­copter and what are the flight rules.

The GoPro HERO9 action cam­era has a spe­cial mode for night shoot­ing. Now clear video can be obtained not only in good light, but also at dusk.

SLR cameras

Look­ing for a gad­get to take cool pic­tures and record videos in 4K?

Then a DSLR is the right choice. They are often cho­sen for work, as they allow you to get a pic­ture of excel­lent qual­i­ty.

Nikon D500

Semi-pro­fes­sion­al dig­i­tal cam­era for 103,990 rubles with:

  • auto fast focus. Catch­es not only sta­t­ic, but also mov­ing objects, you can assign track­ing for them. They will be in focus while mov­ing;
  • image sta­bi­liza­tion.

The Nikon D500 can shoot in 4K for up to 30 min­utes non-stop. The device is con­nect­ed via Blue­tooth to a smart­phone. Through the pro­pri­etary Snap­Bridge appli­ca­tion, you can:

  • to con­fig­ure the cam­era;
  • imme­di­ate­ly pub­lish mate­r­i­al to social net­works;
  • change the image size and so on.

A sig­nif­i­cant advan­tage is that the body of the Nikon D500 is made of mag­ne­sium alloy and car­bon fiber. As a result, it is more durable than ear­li­er mod­els.

The best 4K DSLRs are expen­sive, but the image and video qual­i­ty is very high. Pho­to: uk.finance.yahoo.com

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Cool cam­era with light­ning-fast focus, 30-megapix­el sen­sor, fast touch­screen (good response) and user-friend­ly inter­face. There is such a SLR cam­era capa­ble of shoot­ing video in 4K, 168,890 rubles.

With this device, it will be pos­si­ble to shoot high-qual­i­ty videos even in low light. In this case, there will be no loud nois­es.


  • shoot­ing speed 7 frames per sec­ond;
  • there is track­ing aut­o­fo­cus — even when the tar­get is active­ly mov­ing (for exam­ple, run­ning), it will remain clear;
  • you can trans­fer pic­tures direct­ly to your smart­phone (thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi mod­ule);
  • There is a con­nec­tor for a remote con­trol and an infrared receiv­er. You can con­trol the device through the remote con­trol.

The only draw­back that users note in the reviews is that the bat­tery runs out quick­ly. But it is enough to have a cou­ple of charged bat­ter­ies with you so that the prob­lem does not take you by sur­prise.

Mirrorless cameras

The cur­rent list of the best cam­eras for vlog­gers was tak­en out in a sep­a­rate arti­cle, and now let’s talk about the best mir­ror­less cam­eras for record­ing video in 4K.

Fujifilm X‑T4

A cam­era with impec­ca­ble design, high-end sen­sor and fast proces­sor. Thanks to accu­rate col­or repro­duc­tion, it does not dis­tort real shades and allows you to repro­duce the entire gamut of tones in a pic­ture or video.

There is a con­ve­nient LCD dis­play (diag­o­nal 3 inch­es), bright, with increased view­ing angles. It is con­ve­nient to fol­low the shoot­ing process from any angle.

A sig­nif­i­cant advan­tage of the mod­el is the IBIS sta­bi­liza­tion sys­tem. What is its fea­ture? Per­forms 5‑axis sta­bi­liza­tion. For this, gyro­scop­ic sen­sors and an improved shock-absorb­ing struc­ture are used. Thanks to this, the pic­ture will be clear, not blur­ry and not trem­bling even when mov­ing.

A ful­ly charged bat­tery lasts up to 85 min­utes of 4K video record­ing.

The Fuji­film X‑T4 is one of the best mir­ror­less cam­eras for shoot­ing 4K video. Pho­to: blogd7.bhphotovideo.com

Canon EOS R5

The most expen­sive mod­el from our selec­tion. It costs 385,890 rubles. This is a pro­fes­sion­al cam­era capa­ble of shoot­ing video not only in 4K qual­i­ty, but also in 8K. The frame rate at 4K is 50–60 per sec­ond, with slow motion — up to 120. At 8K, the max­i­mum frame rate is 30 frames per sec­ond.

The dis­play is liq­uid crys­tal, touch, rotary, 3.15 inch­es diag­o­nal­ly. You can turn it to almost any angle. For exam­ple, turn to your­self to take a self­ie.

The Canon EOS R5 cam­corder has hybrid in-cam­era image sta­bi­liza­tion. A new focus­ing sys­tem has also been installed, which bet­ter rec­og­nizes ani­mals (not only dogs and cats, but also birds). Ani­mal pho­tog­ra­phers will appre­ci­ate this fea­ture.


Our top small list of cam­corders com­pletes. How to choose the right one, we have already writ­ten in the blog.

Panasonic HC-VX1

A gad­get from the mid­dle price seg­ment for 60,990 rubles. Com­pact (142x77x68mm), portable, light­weight (700g). There­fore, it is suit­able for trav­el (for exam­ple, if you need to record your adven­ture). There is an image sta­bi­liz­er. Thanks to this, the pic­ture will not shake even when mov­ing or trav­el­ing in a vehi­cle.


  • high lumi­nos­i­ty.

About what it is and what it affects — they wrote in the blog;

  • aut­o­fo­cus works quick­ly, eas­i­ly catch­es even fast mov­ing objects;
  • zoom­ing while shoot­ing does not affect focus. You can make smooth rides;
  • there is a pho­to mode.

The Pana­son­ic HC-VX1 cam­corder is a good choice if you are look­ing for an inex­pen­sive cam­corder with fast aut­o­fo­cus, pow­er­ful zoom, and good image sta­bi­liza­tion.

You can buy 4K cam­corders in dif­fer­ent price ranges. There are very bud­get mod­els up to 50,000 rubles and more expen­sive ones. Pho­to: bestbuy.com

Sony FDR-AX700

A more expen­sive mod­el (from 181,140 rubles) with a wide-angle 29mm lens and high-speed focus. With it, you can eas­i­ly cap­ture even those objects that move very quick­ly in the frame. For exam­ple, a race car dri­ver.


  • The Sony FDR-AX700 cam­corder can zoom in with­out loss of qual­i­ty thanks to 24x Clear Image dig­i­tal zoom;
  • there is a rotary touch dis­play through which you can con­trol the gad­get;
  • video can be record­ed in nor­mal mode, slow and fast;
  • via WiFi, you can con­nect to a smart­phone (and con­trol the cam­era through it);
  • Includ­ed is a remote con­trol.

We hope that our mate­r­i­al will help you choose a pro­fes­sion­al or ama­teur cam­era for shoot­ing video in 4K.