Best budget camera for 1080p - gh3/gh4/g85 ?

Started Jan 17, 2018 | Discussions thread
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Bora Cyprus
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Best budget camera for 1080p - gh3/gh4/g85 ?


I am a bit confused about buying a FULL HD camera. There are many choices and all cameras are different?

For example, gh3 has better bitrates than g85 but still I read g85 is better in many places. GH3 1080 specs:

• 1920x1080 (60p/50p): 50Mbps
• 1920x1080 (30p/25p): 72Mbps (All-I)
• 1920x1080 (30p/25p): 50Mbps (IPB)
• 1920x1080 (24p): 72Mbps (All-I)
• 1920x1080 (24p): 50Mbps (IPB),

So, shooting in high bit-rate (and All-I) should give me better quality than lower bit-rate of g85. Correct?

I only need a better 1080p camera (around $700) for my video experiments. I was going for Sony a6300, but seems the 1080p is soft and worst than a6000.

Another way to ask the question  - is GH3 is a better choice (then g85) for 1080p only video in 2018?



 Bora Cyprus's gear list:Bora Cyprus's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 NEX5R Sony a7 Sony a6000 Panasonic G85 +5 more
Panasonic G85 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Sony a6000 Sony a6300
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