Unless you are actually making *movies*, 4k video shouldnt influence you

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Unless you are actually making *movies*, 4k video shouldnt influence you

Woohoo, time for an intensive debate!

It used to be that people talked up having 4k video on the A7 series, was a huge differentiator, and for some people a major reason to buy one of the later models, rather than the earlier cheaper ones.

However... I just got myself an iphone 8plus. For $600.

With a $4 app, it lets you select, IN-APP, any combination of:

* wide angle or tele (x2) lens

* frame rate of 24/25/30/48/50/60

* codec  of 13mbps up to 120Mbps

and  if I had an iphone X instead of this older one, I would be able to get 120fps 4k.

no rolling shutter. no "crop factor" problems,. etc, etc.

So, for pure v-blogging, etc. Seems to me that A* series cameras just dont make sense.

If you're doing fancy cinematic stuff that needs zoom, and/or DOF type stuff, sure.
(or low light video!)

But otherwise.. huge waste of time, money, and convenience.
(iphone also benefits from being able to use a much lighter, easier to use gimbal!)

Anyone disagree?

 Phil Photo's gear list:Phil Photo's gear list
Sony a7 II Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Sony FE 50mm F1.8 +4 more
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