Best bang for the buck 4K camcorder to go along with the NX500

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flip 21 Senior Member • Posts: 1,198
Best bang for the buck 4K camcorder to go along with the NX500

Hi,

The other day I needed a camera to shoot a outdoor friend's gymnastic event. I thought on using my NX mirrorless camera, but than I realized that even with a zoom lens, it was impossible to do close ups of the action. It was too fare away, where I was staying...

I pick up my "old" Panasonic TM 700, and it was a joy to use. I forgot how wonderful it was to have a camera that does it all. It was a sunny day, so the IQ was really great. I use my Rode video mic to record great sound, I used it's excellent stabilization system and after this I shoot video of me and my friends at the same event with the camera's great fully articulated screen. I also did some macro shots. Unfortunately there was a price to pay for such versatility, the TM 700 camera don't shoot 4K video.

The last years I come more acquainted with pro consumer mirrorless cameras, and not so much with camcorders, so I was wondering... today, which is the best bang for the buck 1" video camcorder? Is it worth to buy an 1 inch camcorder, or shall we say something like the Panasonic FZ 2000 or the RX100?

I got very impresses with the Sony AX700, wich also do spectacular slow mo...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jce0gLDXVuI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeCCxvb0tZc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA9wf9uI3yg

Thank you guys,

Flip

Samsung NX500 Sony RX100
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