Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Anarboo

Best hybrid camera under 1000€

Recommended Posts

Hey, long time lurker here. 

I recently sold all my "old" gear (6d, fuji x-e3) to get a single camera that could do both photo and video, quality wise I think that both the canon and the fuji are great but I found myself using the x-e3 mainly for it's size. 

Now I would like to buy a single camera that I could use for everything, I don't know If I'm ready to leave the ff world, so I'm torn between the x-t3 and the a7rII.

The x-t3 has many cool video features but I'll admit that I'm not fully into videos yet, it lacks an IBIS and working with .raf raw files in lightroom it's a bit of a pain...but it's compact and so are the lenses, I also really like the film simulations.

The a7r2 it's FF, it has IBIS (I know it's not the best but it's still something) and great IQ for photos. 42mpx it's a bit overkill but it shoots videos in 4k and the quality looks nice in both ff and s35. Probably I would buy an a7III if it was less expensive but the price difference is too much. 

I don't care about video AF, and I could be happy with just a 50mm lens and a 28/35 so going for Fuji would not be cheaper.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
EOSHD Pro Color for Sony cameras EOSHD Pro LOG for Sony CamerasEOSHD C-LOG and Film Profiles for All Canon DSLRs
13 minutes ago, IronFilm said:

The best sub $1K hybrid camera for filming is:

a) if you can live without IBIS, the Fujifilm X-T3 secondhand
b) if you love IBIS, the Panasonic G9 (it's been on sale for sub $1K brand new) or a secondhand Panasonic GH5

Hi! I know that IBIS on Panasonic/Olympus is the best but I would like to avoid m43 for photography, maybe I'm just spoiled but I've tested samples from photographyblog and they are "worse" than the ones from the x-e3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Panasonic G9 is a really underrated stills camera. It gets overlooked because it's M43 but it's awesome. The IBIS is a dream! 

Perhaps look into the a6600 as well, if you're not willing to go the M43 route? It's a little over your budget but not by much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If your stills with a side of video I don't think the A7rII is a bad choice as long as your not shooting primarily in low light. Incredible sensor on that camera. Only thing is that you have to make sure to have a back up battery solution. As in make sure you have at least 2 spare batteries on you at all times or an external solution. 
 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, PannySVHS said:

@Geoff CB great colors in the wine and paintings piece. Is it your G-film settings? Great interview. Was listening all way through it. Mellow guy, lovely!

Yeah it was filmed with my GFILM settings, thought he was a great interview.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Geoff CB said:

Yeah it was filmed with my GFILM settings, thought he was a great interview.

What are you using for lighting??? I am still searching for something more affordable than aputure that isn't too loud.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd probably go with the XT3 as you don't get the low light and auto focus advantage the A73 or A7R3 give you. Plus the smaller size is really nice. I was using a Nikon Z6 yesterday, which I highly recommend for video and stills, but I was missing my tiny fuji after holding it for a couple minutes lol. The IBIS is amazing on it though. 

The XH1 is a good option too. IBIS is nice as long as you aren't doing too much movement with it, like walking. Not as good auto focus as the XT3 and of course no 10 bit or 4k 60p, but you probably don't need that as much. You'll definitely save though, they are going for really cheap these days. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Mark Romero 2 said:

What are you using for lighting??? I am still searching for something more affordable than aputure that isn't too loud.


Look around at secondhand deals, especially if you don't mind an older light (lots of people dumping them and moving to LEDs) then incredible deals are to be found. Last weekend I got a Kino Diva 400 4 Bank for sub US$200

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, IronFilm said:


Look around at secondhand deals, especially if you don't mind an older light (lots of people dumping them and moving to LEDs) then incredible deals are to be found. Last weekend I got a Kino Diva 400 4 Bank for sub US$200

Thanks for the tip.

Are they quiet?

Do fluorescent lights interfere with audio or wireless mics? I am used to fluorescent lights with a heavy and loud ballast.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Mark Romero 2 said:

What are you using for lighting??? I am still searching for something more affordable than aputure that isn't too loud.

The sharpening video was an Lowel Tota tungsten through a shower curtain and a cheap LED. Interview with the owner of the restaurant was bounced daylight with a reflector.  Funnily enough just bought at Aputure 300d.

As Ironfilm said if your willing to go with older Tungsten or Florescent lights you can get great results for cheap, you just have to deal with the drawbacks of those fixtures. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, thebrothersthre3 said:

New godox lights are pretty nice. You can also replace the fans pretty easily. I am pretty impressed with the Godox 200w video light.

Have you compared the light from the 200w to the 60w? If so are they the same quality of light? Or do they not mix together well? 

I've had this problem with other lower cost LED's. I love my 60w lights though! 

7 hours ago, Cinegain said:

I've been noticing a bunch of YouTubers putting out content regarding the Sokani X60. Seems a solid Godox SL60W (of which I have two) rival.

Seems they're quite loud, unfortunately. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, newfoundmass said:

Have you compared the light from the 200w to the 60w? If so are they the same quality of light? Or do they not mix together well? 

 

I could test it for you, what would be the best way to test a quality of the light? 

I don't own the Godox 60w though. My LED's are all mixed haha, makes for lots of fun in post. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, thebrothersthre3 said:

I could test it for you, what would be the best way to test a quality of the light? 

I don't own the Godox 60w though. My LED's are all mixed haha, makes for lots of fun in post. 

Ah, I was hoping you could do side to side with the 60w! No worries! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...