Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 4k DSLR Cameras

1. Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Len...

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic DC-FZ80K First Impressions

"Now about this Camera."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I've had the Panasonic DC-FZ80K for about two weeks now and it's been great! I use it as a backup camera to my Canon 7D mark II. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking 4k DSLR Camera well. The different modes are useful.

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ80 4K Digital Camera, 18.1 Megapixel Video Camera, 60X Zoom DC VARIO 20-1200mm Lens, F2.8-5.9 Aperture, Power O.I.S. Stabilization, Touch Enabled 3-Inch LCD, Wi-Fi, DC-FZ80K (Black)
  • Point and Shoot Long Zoom Camera : 18.1 megapixel MOS sensor plus 60X zoom DC Vario lens (20 1220millimeter and Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) captures far off moments
  • High Resolution View Finder & LCD Display: High resolution 1,170K dot view finder and rear touch enabled 3 inch LCD Display (1040 dots) are clear even in bright sunlight.Lens:14 elements in 12 groups
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Low Light Performance : Low light capture lets you enjoy photography during your nightlife again with impressive results; Note : Refer to user manual PDF attached below in technical specification for trouble shooting steps are on page 54
  • USB Charging and WiFi Connectivity: Enjoy Travel Ready technologies like USB charging and Wi Fi connectivity to your mobile device; HDMI D (Micro), Micro USB and USB 2.0 provide additional connectivity to Your favorite devices; Max resolution:4896 x 3672
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-FZ80K
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-FZ80K Final Thoughts

"Work Horse."

No focus peaking, even in live view. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Very good camera for the size. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. Again, slim margins for a lot of money.

Overall Score
4.3


(1465 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 4k DSLR Cameras

2. D5600 DX-Format Digital SLR w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

User Ratings: 82 4

Nikon 1576 First Impressions

"It's easy to use."

So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it. This camera has paid for itself 20 times over and it keeps on giving! The pictures were clear and a came out great. First four pictures I took and they came out great! If you are a point and shoot person forget it here.

  • D5600 DX-Format Digital SLR w/AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
  • AF P DX 18 55mm f/3.5 5.6G VR Lens
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi Fi with NFC
  • ISO 100 25600 and 5 fps Shooting
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • 3.2 inches 1.037m Dot Vari Angle Touchscreen
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1576
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1576 Final Thoughts

"The camera is awesome."

The camera is highly capable and flexible. This is the best 4k DSLR Camera and I love it! Have used Nikon cameras all the way back to 35mm. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. Basically, when doing astro-photography.

Overall Score
4.6


(587 Points)

3. Panasonic Lumix G7KS 4K Mirrorless Camera, 16 Megapixel Digital Camera, 14-42 mm Lens Kit, DMC-G7KS

User Ratings: 76 5

Panasonic DMC-G7KS First Impressions

"The camera is awesome."

I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. I love the camera and the bundle is OK.

  • Panasonic Lumix G7KS 4K Mirrorless Camera, 16 Megapixel Digital Camera, 14-42 mm Lens Kit, DMC-G7KS
  • Superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs
  • Never miss a photo with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes
  • Fast and precise auto focusing tracks the subject; Focus mode AFS (single) / AFF (flexible) / AFC (continuous) / MF, AF mode face/eye detection / tracking / 49 area / custom Multi / 1 area / pinpoint
  • Class leading, ultra compact, interchangeable lens and accessory option; HDMI: microHDMI TypeD / VIERA Link,video: Auto / 4K / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p, Audio: stereo
  • Unwire your creativity with integrated Wi Fi sharing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7KS
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7KS Final Thoughts

"It is short though."

Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. This all with my Panasonic DMC-G7KS. I use it with my one year old Panasonic lens. This Panasonic DMC-G7KS takes absolutely beautiful images!

Overall Score
4.5


(472 Points)

4. Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirr...

User Ratings: 76 5

Panasonic DMC-G7KK First Impressions

"Lordy Lord!"

Some of the extra items are not useful. Everything was fine with the kit - great value! It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. I love the camera and the bundle is OK. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping.

  • Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black)
  • Professional photo & video : Performance: 16 megapixel micro four thirds sensor with no low pass filter to confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artifact free performance; WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz 2462 MHz (1 11 ch), Wi Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
  • 4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second moments
  • Intuitive Controls: Easily control aperture and shutter settings with the front and rear dials while making White balance and ISO adjustments on the fly; Assign favorite settings to any of the six function buttons (six on body, five on menu)
  • High Resolution Viewfinder & LCD Display: High resolution (2,360K dot) OLED live view finder and rear touch Enabled 3 inch tilt/swivel LCD display (1,040 dot) are clear even in bright sunlight.Diagonal Angle of View:75°(W)~29°(T)
  • Connectivity & Ports : 3.5 millimeter external mic port, 2.5 millimeter remote port, USB 2.0 and micro HDMI Type D; Compatible with newer BUS Class UHS I/UHS II SDXC/SDHC SD cards capable of storing high resolution 4K videos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DMC-G7KK
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DMC-G7KK Final Thoughts

"No known issues."

The extra batteries don't work all that well. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. No focus peaking, even in live view. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. I shot video of my 5 year old son riding his bike today.

Overall Score
4.5


(472 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 4k DSLR Cameras

5. Nikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Camera with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens, Black

User Ratings: 83 2

Nikon 13532 First Impressions

"Much fantastic."

He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! The difference is the excellent Nikon lens. Just buy this, you will not regret it. Basically, when doing astro-photography. I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film.

  • Nikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Camera with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens, Black
  • Class leading image quality, ISO range, image processing and metering.
  • Large 3.2” 922K dot, tilting LCD screen with touch functionality.
  • 51-point AF system with 15 cross-type sensors and group-area AF paired with up to 8 fps continuous shooting capability.
  • 4K Ultra HD and 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound, power aperture control, auto ISO, 4K UHD Time-Lapse and more.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy connectivity through the Nikon SnapBridge App.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13532
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 13532 Final Thoughts

"I love my Nikon 13532."

Camera, batteries and memory cards all top notch. The camera is highly capable and flexible. The Nikon 13532 captured the action like a pro. Sometimes I still wish I had purchased the 40D at a comparable price. Many more options than available to entry level models.

Overall Score
4.7


(404 Points)

6. Nikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Camera with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens, Black

User Ratings: 83 2

Nikon 1582 First Impressions

"Auto focus great."

But that's what this entry level camera is all about. Just what my wife needed for her travels. Have used Nikon cameras all the way back to 35mm. No focus peaking, even in live view. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package.

  • Nikon D7500 20.9MP DSLR Camera with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Lens, Black
  • Class leading image quality, ISO range, image processing and metering equivalent to the award winning D500
  • Large 3.2” 922K dot, tilting LCD screen with touch functionality
  • 51 point AF system with 15 cross type sensors and group area AF paired with up to 8 fps continuous shooting capability
  • 4K Ultra HD and 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound, power aperture control, auto ISO, 4K UHD Time Lapse and more
  • Focal length in 35 mm [135] format equivalent to approx; 1.5x that of lenses with FX format angle of view
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1582
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1582 Final Thoughts

"I love this camera!"

This camera just feels good in the hands. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. Again, slim margins for a lot of money. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on.

Overall Score
4.7


(404 Points)

7. D7500 Dual Zoom Lens kit

User Ratings: 83 2

Nikon 13543 First Impressions

"Excellent deal!"

The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. I have not used the remote yet so I can't comment on that. It sucks up way more battery life than the D7100/D7200. SD card that came with camera is fine.

  • D7500 Dual Zoom Lens kit
  • Class leading image quality, is range, image processing and metering equivalent to the award-winning D500
  • Large 3. 2” 922K dot, tilting LCD screen with touch functionality
  • 4K Ultra HD and 1080P Full HD video with stereo sound, power aperture control, auto is, 4K UHD time-lapse and more
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy connectivity through the Nikon SnapBridge app
  • The compact and versatile AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3. 5-5. 6G VR Lens and the far-reaching AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4. 5-6. 3G ED VR Lens feature Nikon’s vibration reduction image stabilization for sharp image
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 13543
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 13543 Final Thoughts

"Love it so far!"

Got the bundle at a great price also. I love this camera a lot so far! I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. Great 4k DSLR Camera package my kids love it! I've been more than happy with this 4k DSLR Camera.

Overall Score
4.7


(404 Points)

8. Nikon D7500 DX-format Digital SLR Body

User Ratings: 83 2

Nikon 1581 First Impressions

"This was my choice."

This is an excellent camera for beginners. So overall the build quality is nice on the Nikon 1581. I would highly recommend this Nikon 1581 and bundle. Just what my wife needed for her travels. Just buy this, you will not regret it.

  • Nikon D7500 DX-format Digital SLR Body
  • Class leading image quality, ISO range, image processing and metering equivalent to the award winning D500
  • Large 3.2” 922K dot, tilting LCD screen with touch functionality. Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85 percentage or less (no condensation)
  • 51 point AF system with 15 cross type sensors and group area AF paired with up to 8 fps continuous shooting capability
  • 4K Ultra HD and 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound, power aperture control, auto ISO, 4K UHD Time Lapse and more
  • Built in Wi Fi and Bluetooth for easy connectivity through the Nikon SnapBridge App
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1581
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1581 Final Thoughts

"Photos are great."

I would highly recommend this Nikon 1581 and bundle. I've been more than happy with this 4k DSLR Camera. This Nikon 1581 is built tough. I've been more than happy with this 4k DSLR Camera. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade.

Overall Score
4.7


(404 Points)

9. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Kit

User Ratings: 83 8

Canon 1483C018 First Impressions

"Lenses are everything."

Thank you Amazon and thank you Canon! The extra batteries don't work all that well. This camera just feels good in the hands. The Canon 1483C018 captured the action like a pro. I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Kit
  • 30.4 MP full frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting
  • Up to 7.0 frames per second continuous shooting speed
  • 61 point AF system with 41 cross points for expanded vertical coverage
  • ISO range 100 32000 with 50 102400 expansion. Magnification: Approx. 0.71
  • 4K video recording at 30p or 24p and in camera still frame grab of 8.8MP images
  • Touch screen LCD monitor
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1483C018
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1483C018 Final Thoughts

"Excellent ergonomics."

Very good camera for the size. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade. I received it and it works well with my other Canon lenses. Just buy this, you will not regret it. Servo is accurate enough to keep it on.

Overall Score
4.5


(328 Points)

10. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body

User Ratings: 83 8

Canon 1483C002 First Impressions

"Really love my Canon 1483C002!"

The difference is the excellent Canon lens. First off, I did purchase this because I needed it for a class. Some of the extra items are not useful. So pleased with all the features. Just what my wife needed for her travels.

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body
  • New 30.4 Megapixel* full-frame CMOS sensor for versatile shooting in nearly any light, with ISO range 100-32000; expandable up to 50-102400 (equivalent ISO).
  • 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in- camera still frame grab** of 4K 8.8-Megapixel images; multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p.
  • Superb Dual Pixel CMOS AF for responsive and smooth AF during video or Live View shooting; LCD monitor has full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area.
  • Excellent performance - up tp 7.0 fps*** continuous shooting speed with high-performance DIGIC 6+ Image Processor for improved speed and excellent image quality.
  • 61 AF points with expanded vertical coverage with 41 cross-points, and AF possible at all 61 AF points with many lens + extender combinations effective at f/8.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1483C002
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1483C002 Final Thoughts

"Great item."

The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. I've had the Canon 1483C002 for about two weeks now and it's been great! I received it and it works well with my other Canon lenses. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. The pictures were clear and a came out great.

Overall Score
4.5


(328 Points)

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