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I am an animator and image compositor looking for a point and shoot video camera to reside in my backpack.  I currently run a Pana Gx-7, which I like, but want something that shoots 4k and is possibly a little bit smaller.  I live in central Idaho mountains, I spend a lot of time outdoors doing non-photographic stuff, but I want to have a camera that I can pack easily.  Gets good stable video without a ton of external rigging, shoots 4k so I can crop later.  Basically looking for as much cinema as possible in a jacket-pocket sized camera.  Right now looking at the Panasonic LX-100 and the Sony RX-100 iv.  Anything else I should be looking at?  Anyone have experience shooting video on either of those?  Should I just get a new iPhone?

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2 hours ago, GroundtruthGeo said:

I am an animator and image compositor looking for a point and shoot video camera to reside in my backpack.  I currently run a Pana Gx-7, which I like, but want something that shoots 4k and is possibly a little bit smaller.  I live in central Idaho mountains, I spend a lot of time outdoors doing non-photographic stuff, but I want to have a camera that I can pack easily.  Gets good stable video without a ton of external rigging, shoots 4k so I can crop later.  Basically looking for as much cinema as possible in a jacket-pocket sized camera.  Right now looking at the Panasonic LX-100 and the Sony RX-100 iv.  Anything else I should be looking at?  Anyone have experience shooting video on either of those?  Should I just get a new iPhone?

Wait for Samsung S7. You will be pleasantly surprised. The S6 already does 4k Far Better than any iPhone  (or anyone else). Plus it takes superb stills for a Smartphone.

But wait for the S7. I don't want to say more. 

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8 minutes ago, Liam said:

they're still point and shoots, still small, with longer zoom ranges (by a lot), depends on what you need. but not crazy to consider those if you're asking what else to be looking at. gopro might be the smallest possible 4k camera I guess. not very "cinema" at all though

GoPro needsto seriously correct prices. Right now it's overpriced (for the 4k). 

Wait until February 21st and then take a call. 

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LX-100 is the best for your needs. Very small and shoots great cinematic 4K video. No reason to look at others unless budget doesn't fit then you could search for a true small-chip point-n-shoot that has 4K, but it won't be ''cinematic'', more like phone 4K quality. 

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OK, thanks, the LX100 is what I've had in mind...  hadn't considered the Samsungs, will check them out.  One thing I like about Panasonics is all the external manual controls.  Lots of dials.  Plus I'm familiar with them via the GX-7.  I've also been thinking about the new Sony a6300.  Not super small, but maybe a lot cinematic than the LX100?

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