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Your Favorite Frugal Camera?

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  • #16
    The new Sigma FP is shoots 4K 12bit Raw DNG internally and it's about the same size as the original Pocket. EDIT - IT only does 12 bit 422 recording externally.


    • #17
      Whoops, sorry I posted before I looked it's the Sigma FP specs:
      35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS Bayer sensor with 6000 x 4000 pixels (25.38 MP / effective: 24.6 MP)
      cine mode _ internal recording: H.264
      UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
      Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
      cine mode _ external recording: 4:2:2 12-Bit
      UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
      Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/120p
      external recording to USB SSD is possible
      micro HDMI out for streaming to an external recorder
      3.15″ fixed LCD touchscreen
      Single Slot SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
      Size: (W x H x D) 4.43 x 2.75 x 1.78″ / 112.6 x 69.9 x 45.3 mm
      Weight: 14.89 oz / 422 g (Body with Battery and Memory)


      • #18
        I'm intrigued by the sigma, but don't quite get the specs, it will do Raw but only 4k, so assume its only the the super 35 portion of the sensor. It seems like they are marketing it more as I directors viewfinder that can record than as a viable production camera, but who knows where it will land. Price isn't exactly frugal either, bang for the buck, maybe need more info.


        • #19
          My frugal and travel camera is my old and trusty Sony Nex 5N.

          Last edited by EYu; 11-26-2019, 08:58 PM.


          • #20
            Originally posted by NorBro View Post
            The GX85 has always been a fave "frugal" camera ever since it dropped to less than $500. (It's funny that the bundles with a lens are cheaper than just the body at B&H.)

            If we cut it off at say $600-ish and it must shoot 4K then here are some others:

            Panasonic G7
            Fujifilm X-T20
            Olympus E-M10 Mark III
            Canon M50 ($629)

            But for a few hundred more you can get some really better cameras (in my opinion) like the Sony a6400 or Fujifilm X-T30.

            Also, an honorable mention to two nice little large-sensor HD cameras...Sony a6000 and a5100:



            And of course you have all of the first Blackmagics for less than $1K.

            The summer of 2014 had the Pocket for $499...that was sweet.
            I have used canon m50 while on Singapore Malaysia tour, we had an awesome experience.