4k technology is very widespread in the current decade, making appearances in all notable media and changing the way photos and videos are shot; most camera enthusiast know enough to understand just how large the difference in quality is between the conventional High End DSLR camera and a 4k DSLR.
And considering their relative availability, it is only natural that the interest among the public for better understanding 4k cameras and their relevance would grow.
As seen in 4k projectors and TVs, 4k technology essentially allows cameras within which it is equipped to capture highly detailed photos and videos even while utilizing the minimal resolution (typically 3840X2160).
All 4K cameras are designed with the capability to capture images with the industry standard resolution of 4096 X 2160 pixels or higher, this resulting from the powerful processors and specialized internal pixel shrinking technology that they use. It is common for 4k cameras to make use of multiple inbuilt processors specializing in rendering immensely clear resolutions, producing 4k video which can be best displayed on a 4k monitor (or UHD TV). Also, the content generated can be placed on the new upcoming standard called 4k blu ray.
There are primarily two categories of 4k cameras used today. Video production cameras are purposed for cinematic video production, be it commercials, movies, documentaries and the like. While they have the capacity to take still shots, their primary purpose is the filming of video. Not only are video production 4k cameras immensely expensive, but they are also designed primarily for use by professional cinematographers
4k DSLR and Hybrid cameras are essentially designed for the masses, used for both mundane activities and professional purposes. 4k DSLR cameras do not differ greatly from the typical quality DSLR except that they will produce imagery of far greater 4k resolution, and this isn’t even taking into account their vast array of features.
The highest quality 4k hybrid DSLR cameras are designed for use in casual situations as well as professional video productions. There are often observable differences between 4k DSLR cameras armed with quality video shooting capabilities and hybrid 4k devices capable of partaking in video productions, this including sensor size and powerful ISO settings.
Buying 4k Cameras
The considerations you make when purchasing a 4k camera will depend upon personal preference and the need at hand. If your interest is to shoot commercials of the highest quality (mimicking Hollywood style films), then you will have to invest in video production cameras.
However for those casual camera enthusiasts only interested in exploring the latest in quality shooting resolutions, 4k camcorders should do the trick. The question of need and preference is extremely important when selecting a 4k camera, impacting choices such as maximum resolution, light sensitivity, video formats and the processor.