Pentax for Video shooting ?

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Pentax for Video shooting ?


I shoot with Pentax K series cameras (up to K1) and the subjects have always been static - either landscape or macro or senior portrait. I never had any need to do 'real time' or continuous  focus tracking of any of my subjects. I am happy with my Pentax cameras and a dozen of DA (including Limited) and D-FA lenses.

Now, I have been asked to video shoot some private events like wedding, birthday events, ballet and music concerts. The video length may go from 30 to 45 mins continuously. I have never seen anyone shooting videos with Pentax gears in the events. Is it impossible to use Pentax to record video ? I have the need of Full HD progressive video with 60fps.    (I do not need 4K )  . I am reluctant to look at other camera brands and invest money in their system. Is it impossible to shoot the video footage of the above spec using Pentax DSLR and lens ? Does the DA 55-300 ED PLM RE help in video shooting ? How are other Pentaxians meet their video shooting requirements (if any) ?

I did some home work and come to a conclusion that if at all Pentax can not meet my needs for my video shooting assignment, I would choose either one of the below :

Panasonic Lumix G85 with 14-140 lens


Canon EOS 80D with 18-135 STM lens

What are your thoughts ? What would you if you are a Pentaxian shooting with Pentax gears for years and have got video shooting requirements ?

Note : Around $1000 plus 200 (buffer) is what I m budgeting from price point of view. No intention of growing my lens collection into either one of the above camera systems.

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